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Monthly Archives: April 2021

PoliceStop

Is The Smell Of Marijuana Enough For Police To Search Your Car?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The issue surrounding when, and under what circumstances, a police officer can search a vehicle is always a complex one. Law enforcement officers must have reasonable suspicion that a crime has taken place when they pull a driver over on the road. If they believe criminal activity is taking place, they can then conduct… Read More »

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Can Black Box Technology Help Your Car Accident Case?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

When people think of black boxes, they typically think of those found on airplanes or on large trucks. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 90 percent of all new vehicles sold in the country are outfitted with black box technology. This may be helpful for some individuals after… Read More »

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What Is Corruption Of Minors In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a Youngwood man was sentenced to 19 years of probation after pleading guilty to two counts of child endangerment and two counts of corruption of minors. He was originally facing several more serious charges of aggravated indecent assault, and statutory sexual assault, among others, which would have had much harsher penalties. Still, a… Read More »

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Can You Sue Your Landlord For A Slip And Fall Accident?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Perhaps you slipped on ice in your apartment building’s parking lot. Or, maybe you have asked your landlord to repair a broken front step and after your requests went unanswered, you slipped and fell on the stairs. Whatever the cause of a slip and fall on your landlord’s property, you are likely wondering if… Read More »

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To Settle Or Not Settle Your Accident Case?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

After being hurt in an accident, you can file a claim to recover compensation from the at-fault party. At some point while filing your claim, you will likely have to consider whether you should settle with the insurance company or take your case to trial. Settling your case means reaching an agreement with the… Read More »

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When Is Bank Robbery A Federal Crime?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man that formerly lived in Erie pleaded guilty to committing two bank robberies in the City of Erie just over two years ago. The man’s case was heard in federal court and he was charged with bank robbery, armed bank robbery, and carrying a firearm during the commission of the crime. The… Read More »

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4/11 Podcast – Talk Radio 1210 WPHT/Sonny Banks/Michael van der Veen/Bruce Castor

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Does Pennsylvania Still Have the Death Penalty?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It was in the middle of November when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against one of the men that was part of the Greensburg Six. The man was part of the group that had kidnapped, tortured, and killed a mentally disabled woman in 2010. He originally pleaded guilty to the original… Read More »

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How Hospitals Fight a Malpractice Claim

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Hospitals are supposed to help patients and treat them so they can overcome an illness or injury. While Pennsylvania is home to some of the best hospitals in the country, staff members are sometimes negligent and when that occurs, patients can hold them and the hospital liable for paying compensation. Medical malpractice claims are… Read More »

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Pedestrians are More at Risk During the Winter Season

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

On New Year’s Eve, a man was fatally struck by a vehicle in East Donegal Township while he worked for Eagle Disposal Trash Company. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The story is one of many that have occurred around Pennsylvania in the last few weeks and sadly, the state will likely see… Read More »

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