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Pennsylvania Courts, Our Office, Your Case and COVID-19

By Nelson Levin |

Governor Wolf has declared that while law offices remain generally closed, lawyers and staff may access physical offices as necessary to render legal services that cannot practically be completed through the use of advanced communication technology and which are being rendered to comply with the court directive or deadline. What does this mean for… Read More »

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The World Today Looks Nothing Like it Did Just a Few Short Months Ago

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

The world today looks nothing like it did just a few short months ago. It goes without saying that so much has drastically changed, and that includes the legal profession. Now more than ever, measures are needed to ensure people’s safety and well-being. Fortunately, technology has intervened to help accomplish that and enable lawyers… Read More »

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Life Insurance Denials: Fraudulent Misrepresentation

By Francis O'Neill Jr. |

Life insurance companies sell their products by promising a sense of comfort and financial security. Unfortunately, most people do not realize that insurance companies can and will attempt to deny a life insurance claim after the covered individual dies, claiming that the covered person committed fraud in the application. There is nothing more devastating… Read More »

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Attorney van der Veen’s Podcast Appearance Featured in The Legal Intelligencer

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

Attorney van der Veen was featured on the VoiceAmerica – Live Internet Talk Radio podcast, “Is There Really Truth & Justice for All?” with Jeff Stein. It was a fascinating discussion on the state of our current judicial system. The appearance was featured in this The Legal Intelligencer article By Aleeza Furman on April 27, 2020:… 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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The Importance of an Estate Plan During Covid-19

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

The number of corona virus cases continues to rise on a daily basis. Especially for those persons in the most vulnerable segments of the population and workforce, it is important to have an estate plan in place which includes a Last Will and Testament, General Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney (Living… Read More »

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Is Assisted Suicide Legal in Pennsylvania?

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

Recently, The Washington Times ran a story of some of the most notable cases involving a caregiver killing their patients. One of these involved former nurse, Charles Cullen, that killed 29 patients in hospitals and nursing homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Although the Times article did not specify whether the Pennsylvania case involved… Read More »

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