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Monthly Archives: August 2021

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Can You Hold Roommates Responsible For Dog Bites?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A tragic story emerged out of Miller Township recently, in which a 60-year-old woman was mauled to death by three pitbull terriers. The victim was watching the dogs for her roommate and had been helping care for them in her home for the past month. The story has gone around Pennsylvania as it has… Read More »

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Understanding The Crime Of Perjury In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a grand jury decided that three former homicide detectives from Philadelphia should face criminal charges of perjury for their testimony in the 2016 retrial of the man charged with homicide. Grand juries are only used in federal cases, in which perjury is not an uncommon charge. Many people do not realize that many… Read More »

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Why You Should Never Sign An Arbitration Agreement With A Nursing Home

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated a lower court’s decision to send a nursing home dispute to arbitration. The case involved a facility that was defending a wrongful death claim filed by the family of a former resident. The resident’s family argued that she was not competent enough at the time of admission to… Read More »

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How To Ensure Your Pool Is Safe This Summer

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

While pools do offer a refreshing way to cool off when you want to beat the heat, they also pose a number of dangers. If someone is hurt in your pool, you could be held liable for paying damages such as their medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and more. To ensure… Read More »

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Are There Defenses To DUIs In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

No one ever wants to hear a police siren and see the flashing lights in their rearview mirror while they are on the road. The situation sometimes only becomes worse when a driver realizes law enforcement suspects them of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That was exactly the scenario several drivers… Read More »

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Recovering Damages For A Traumatic Brain Injury

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Traumatic brain injuries, commonly referred to as TBIs, are very common after car accidents, workplace accidents, and slip and falls. Despite the fact that by their very nature these injuries are classified as traumatic, many people still think they are only very minor. A recent study shows just how untrue that is. The study… Read More »

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FAQs About Megan’s Law

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a Lock Haven man was charged and now faces up to 34 years in prison for posing as a 19-year-old to meet younger girls. The man, who is 26 years old, started an online relationship with a 16-year-old and asked her to send him sexually explicit photos before arranging to meet her in… Read More »

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Everything You Should Know About Bicycle Laws In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Pennsylvania is open for business once again, and people are starting to emerge from their homes and continue on with a new normal. That means that more people are out on the streets, and that includes bicyclists. Cyclists are at great risk when they are on the road and even when wearing a helmet,… Read More »

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What Is Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man was arrested after sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a super market in York Township. The man allegedly pushed the woman into the bathroom and tried to force himself on her before running away on foot. He is now facing charges of indecent assault, attempted rape, and sexual assault…. Read More »

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