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First Phase of Clean Slate Bill Goes into Effect in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

There’s good news for Pennsylvanians! The Clean Slate bill that was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in June of 2018 has now started to take effect. This new legislation now provides hope for anyone that has been convicted of minor misdemeanor charges in the past ten years. For those that have misdemeanors… Read More »

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Does Pennsylvania Place Caps on Damages?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

When someone in Pennsylvania is injured and it is the fault of another person, the accident victim may be able to file a lawsuit. A lawsuit can help accident victims claim compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, and even pain and suffering. While many states place a cap, or limit, on… Read More »

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How to File a Lawsuit Against the City of Philadelphia

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

When a person has been injured by another person’s reckless or careless actions, the injured individual can file a lawsuit against the person at fault for their injuries. A lawsuit can provide compensation to cover expenses such as medical bills, repairs to damaged property, and even pain and suffering when another person has been… Read More »

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What is Reasonable Doubt?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Being convicted of murder in Pennsylvania may seem like a hopeless situation. However, those that have been convicted and are currently serving time in jail just received a bit of hope, thanks to the language a judge used in a murder case. The Case of Basil Brooks The case in question was that of… Read More »

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Parking Lot Injuries Caused by Poor Maintenance

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Parking lots can be dangerous. While our initial fear may be rooted in parking lot and parking garage robberies and rapes, the main cause of injury and death is actually motor vehicle collisions. These crashes involve collisions with others cars, cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists, and they are not always the sole fault of the… Read More »

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Destructive Devices

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Destructive devices that appeared to be pipe bombs were recently sent to CNN headquarters, as well as the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and billionaire investor George Soros, as reported by CNN. All of the bombs were intercepted before they were opened by the intended recipients, and no one was hurt…. Read More »

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New Protest Laws Are Popping Up All Over the Country

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

We are living in a new age of American protests. From Women’s Marches, Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and DAPL pipeline resistance movements, to Unite the Right, various “Alt. right” or white supremacist groups, and anti-abortion groups, there are protests occurring nearly every week in every state. The right to protest is protected in the… Read More »

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Filing a Lawsuit Against a Municipality For a Traffic Collision

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In almost all personal injury cases, individuals or businesses injure other individuals. Whether it involves a traffic collision, slip and fall in a premises, or a product liability cases, the usual culprit is another individual or a company. However, this may not be the case in your scenario. Occasionally, municipalities, or even more rarely,… Read More »

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