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What is Strong-Arm Robbery?

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

Recently, a man was about to walk into his home late at night when he was attacked by two men. They were after the $11,000 in cash the man had in his backpack, money that was going to be used to take his family on vacation. The man’s video surveillance system caught the whole… Read More »

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The Risk of Using Social Media After an Accident

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

Everyone is on social media these days, and it’s what many turn to when something happens in their lives. This is sometimes the case after an accident, too. Maybe you simply wanted to share news of your injuries, or maybe you wanted to post some pictures from a time before the accident. Whatever the… Read More »

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Understanding the Crime of Forgery in Pennsylvania

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

On August 14, 2019, a woman was arrested for attempting to cash a forged check at Midland States Bank. Now, she faces multiple charges including three counts of forgery. While attempting to cash a forged check may sound like a minor crime, Pennsylvania takes the crime of forgery very seriously. It comes with harsh… Read More »

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Medical Diagnostic Errors are Medical Malpractice

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

When people are sick, they visit a doctor and place a lot of trust in that physician. Patients believe that the doctor will determine what sickness they are suffering from, and quickly get them on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Millions of people are the victims of medical diagnostic errors… Read More »

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How Long Will Your Personal Injury Case Take?

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

No one relishes the thought of fighting with insurance companies or negligent parties for weeks, months, or sometimes even years. However, in personal injury lawsuits, sometimes it happens. Personal injury cases are complex and involve determining liability, collecting evidence, retaining expert testimony, and more. When clients first start pursuing a personal injury case, one… Read More »

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Understanding Simple Assault in Pennsylvania

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

Earlier this month, a Hanover, PA man was charged with assault after punching a woman in the stomach. She had recently given birth via a cesarean section and suffered significant bleeding. Now, he is facing charges of second-degree simple assault. Assault is one of the most common offenses in Pennsylvania, mainly due to the… Read More »

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Understanding Theft by Deception in Pennsylvania

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

A little-known type of theft was recently reported. That is theft by deception and a Pennsylvania couple is now facing charges after lying about the death of a child. Kaycee and Geoffrey Lang faked the birth and death of their son on July 3. It was on the same day Kaycee posted a picture… Read More »

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Are E-Commerce Websites Liable for Injuries Involving Third-Party Products?

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

A recent case involving a Pennsylvania woman has many talking about the state’s product liability laws and how they apply to e-commerce websites, such as Amazon or eBay. Heather Oberdorf had purchased a retractable dog leash off Amazon through a third-party seller. While using the leash, Oberdorf retracted it and it recoiled with such… Read More »

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