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Monthly Archives: March 2022

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What Are The Most Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a pedestrian was struck as she was crossing a street in downtown Scranton. The woman was hit near an intersection by a vehicle that was turning at the time. The woman was knocked unconscious and has now suffered a head injury. Police are currently investigating the accident, but no charges have yet been… Read More »

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What Does It Mean To Have A Conviction Set Aside In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man had his conviction set aside for a murder he was accused of committing in 1990. He was charged along with another man for the murder of a women just days before Christmas 30 years ago. The second man committed suicide while he was in prison and the first has been on… Read More »

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What Is Indecent Exposure In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Local police are currently searching for a man who exposed himself in public. In early February, the unknown man entered a discount retail store, exposing himself and inappropriately touching himself in plain view of another customer. Indecent exposure is a criminal offense in Pennsylvania, and one that many believe they understand. The law is… Read More »

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What Evidence Do You Need When Filing A Wrongful Death Claim?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Last year, a cinematographer was tragically killed on the set of a movie. The male star was holding the gun that killed her at the time, although he has stated in the past that he never pulled the trigger. Now, her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the movie star, the producers of… Read More »

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Understanding Robbery In Pennsylvania: There Is More Than One Type

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a couple was returning to their vehicle after leaving a bar in Philadelphia, when they were robbed at gun point by two men wearing ski masks. The male victim gave the robbers $500 in cash before the two suspects left the scene. During the interaction, one of the suspects had a handgun and… Read More »

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Misconceptions About Slip And Fall Cases In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

For the second time, Montgomery County apartment owners have denied liability in a slip and fall accident that caused the death of a woman. Her son had filed the lawsuit claiming his mother had stepped into a hole on the property and hurt her ankle. The fall, the lawsuit alleges, also caused her to… Read More »

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Three Common Myths About Product Liability Claims

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

An Arizona man is suing a Pennsylvania-based ladder manufacturer after he fell off a ladder and sustained serious injuries to his foot. Within the claim, the man is alleging a breach of express warranty, strict liability, inadequate warnings, and defective design. The story is an interesting one, as it showcases that injured individuals can… Read More »

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Understanding The Defense Of Insanity In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a woman was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for killing her two children. The women was being treated for depression and social anxiety prior to the two murders, and she had admitted that she did not take her medication for weeks prior to the killings. Although she was… Read More »

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Can You Sue If A Loved One Dies From A Fentanyl Overdose?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided a case in which the family members of a man who died from a fentanyl overdose sued the pharmacy where the man had bought the drug. In this specific case, the highest Court barred the case because the man had obtained the drug illegally. Due to the fact… Read More »

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There Are Defenses To Online Solicitation Of A Minor

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A man in Pennsylvania was recently charged with online solicitation of a minor. The man is 24 and in December of 2020, he asked a 16-year-old girl for sexually explicit photos during an interaction on a social media website. He has been charged with online solicitation of a minor and he is being held… Read More »

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