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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Robbery

Understanding Robbery in Pennsylvania

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

A Jamestown, Pennyslvania man was arrested at the end of April on robbery charges. He drove his friend to the park before ordering him to strip naked at gunpoint. After allegedly firing a single shot around the victim, the man then took all his friend’s belongings and drove off. The man now faces several… Read More »

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Can You Really Sue Over Hot Coffee?

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

Recently, a story of hot coffee made news once again as a Philadelphia man has dropped a lawsuit alleging that Wawa’s coffee is too hot. The man did not spill the coffee on himself but a faulty dispenser in the Wawa store caused his injuries. The man has decided to not pursue his lawsuit…. Read More »

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Kidnapping is an Extremely Serious Crime in Pennsylvania

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

In late April, neighbors were shocked to hear the story of a man that kidnapped a four-year-old girl and kept her in a wooden trunk in his grandparents’ home. The girl managed to escape and was okay, but the man now faces several charges, including kidnapping. In Pennsylvania, kidnapping is considered one of the… Read More »

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What are the Laws on Product Liability in Pennsylvania?

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

In the middle of April, a woman filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that she was injured by the blender, SharkNinja. As the woman’s fiancé was assembling the appliance, a blade came loose. Unaware of what it was, the woman reached out to… Read More »

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Aggravated Assault vs. Attempted Murder Charges in Pennsylvania

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

In early March, a Pennsylvania woman was charged with attempted murder after throwing a knife at her boyfriend. The knife struck the man in the chest, perilously close to his heart. The man survived the incident, but the woman now faces serious consequences if she’s convicted. It’s unknown whether the woman was trying to… Read More »

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How do Damages for Loss of Enjoyment of Life Work in Pennsylvania?

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

In early March, a Pennsylvania appeals court upheld a man’s personal injury award for injuries he sustained in a car crash. However, that same court denied the man’s damages he was seeking for loss of enjoyment of life. The accident occurred in 2014. A government-operated bus rear-ended the vehicle the man was driving, causing… Read More »

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Personal Injury Lawsuits Involving Adults vs. Children

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

Accidents happen, and they’re often the fault of another person. These types of accidents don’t only happen to adults, though. Children are also often the victims of these accidents. When children are injured due to someone else’s negligence, parents often wonder what recourse they have, and if there is a possibility of a lawsuit…. Read More »

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