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Michael T. van der Veen

After Defending Trump, van der Veen Seeks More High-Profile Cases

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

After Defending Trump, Michael T. van der Veen Seeks More High-Profile Cases “I would do it again in a heartbeat.” Learn More >>>  

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Shoplifting

Organized Retail Theft is Increasing Around the Country

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

When people think of retail theft, they typically think of teenagers that steal from stores. However, as law enforcement agencies around the country are learning, retail theft is an offense that does not have an age limit. In the past year or so, organized retail theft has been increasing around the country and for… Read More »

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How to Avoid a Slip and Fall on Your Property This Winter

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

Winter has arrived in Pennsylvania and while it is important everyone knows how to avoid becoming involved in an accident, it is just as crucial property owners know how to prevent them from occurring on their property. If someone is injured in a slip and fall accident on your property, you may be considered… Read More »

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What is the Crime of Public Drunkenness?

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

The holidays are officially over and while for most, the fallout only includes credit card bills and putting away decorations, for others it is much more serious. During the holidays, even those as unprecedented as the ones Pennsylvanians just experienced, people often enjoy cocktails and sometimes, they overindulge and then move to a public… Read More »

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The Steps You Take After a Dog Bite are Crucial for Your Claim

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

Recently, two male runners were getting ready for the Roadrunner Club’s Winter Series Jingle Bell event when they were attacked by a german shepherd. Both men sustained injuries, even though the dog was leashed at the time of the attack. The men received treatment for their injuries and were given shots for tetanus and… Read More »

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NursingHome

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After Nursing Home Abuse

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

Recently, a story regarding a wrongful death in a nursing home shone light on the negligence elders often experience in long-term care facilities. The story became well-known because the wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of a resident, who once played guard for the Steelers and went to the Super Bowl in… Read More »

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Can Parents Face Criminal Charges if a Child Uses Their Gun in Pennsylvania?

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

A sad but interesting story recently emerged in Chester County. A 15-year-old boy engaged in a slap box match with two other boys. The sparring match became much more serious when the boy pulled out a gun that belonged to his grandfather, who he lived with at the time. The boy shot one of… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Pass Bill that Will Hurt the Elderly

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

It was in September that Pennsylvania legislators introduced a bill that shielded nursing homes from liability related to COVID-19. In late November, that bill was passed and it is going to make things much more difficult for families trying to hold nursing homes accountable. The law provides nursing homes with immunity from civil liability… Read More »

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Trespass

What is Defiant Trespassing in Pennsylvania?

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

Most people in Pennsylvania are familiar with the term trespassing. The offense occurs when a person enters a property without permission. However, a person may also trespass when they have permission to enter the property, but then refuse to leave when the owner asks. This was the case in a recent story that involved… Read More »

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