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Will Business Interruption Insurance Cover Losses Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania?

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

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has taken strict action in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. Among other things, Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining companies and organizations to close their physical locations by March 19th. As a consequence, many businesses have suffered tremendous financial… Read More »

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Did Your Business Suffer Losses Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shutdown? Here are Four Things to Know About Business Interruption Insurance

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

In an effort to control the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses. As of March 23rd, Commonwealth authorities started officially enforcing sanctions against businesses that violate the order to close their physical operations. An unfortunate consequence of the public safety regulation is that many small… Read More »

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Are There Defenses to Theft in Pennsylvania?

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

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced in late January for stealing electronics, mainly Apple products, from a Target store. The man, Akbar Aiken, and his brother Elijah used a blowtorch to open the back metal door of the store so they could enter and retrieve the products. Akbar pled guilty, showed remorse for his actions,… Read More »

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Important Safety Tips for Winter Driving

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

Although it happened approximately one month ago, few people in Pennsylvania have forgotten about the 30-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80 in mid-December. The crash was caused by a snow squall that had moved into the area, causing slippery roads and poor visibility. The crash left two people dead and at least 44 others sustained… Read More »

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In Pennsylvania, Strangulation Charges are Still All Too Common

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

A top executive at Erie Insurance, Bradley Postema, has been charged with strangulation after allegedly choking and assaulting a woman he was dating. According to the victim’s report, she was dating Postema and was at his house when he choked her and threw her to the ground. She reportedly lost consciousness for a short… Read More »

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Are Property Owners Required to Clear Snow and Ice in Pennsylvania?

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

The Supreme Court in New Jersey has recently overturned a decision in a slip and fall case that rested on the question of who is liable to clear snow on a business’ premises. Premises liability law in New Jersey is very similar to the laws in Pennsylvania, which is why all Pennsylvanians should take… Read More »

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Your Options After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident

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

In Pennsylvania, leaving the scene of a car accident is a very serious offense, and may come with criminal sentences for those convicted. However, criminal charges nor a conviction helps accident victims after a hit-and-run car accident. Even if the hit-and-run driver is found, it can take weeks or months to investigate the accident… Read More »

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Defective Drugs Cause Serious Harm, and Patients can Seek Compensation

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

In late January, United States District Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania allowed a lawsuit against drug manufacturers to proceed. Multiple pharmaceutical companies were named in the suit that centered around Injectafer, a medication used when a patient suffers from an iron deficiency. The claim against the manufacturers states that Injectafer… Read More »

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