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Monthly Archives: April 2022

CarDoor

Carjacking Can Result In Decades In Prison

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A Philadelphia man was recently convicted to 11 years in prison for carjacking and armed robbery in the city. The sentence may seem harsh, but it is actually fairly light considering it is for two charges with carjacking being just one. In Pennsylvania, a conviction for carjacking alone can means decades spent in prison… Read More »

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Can You Recover Compensation When Another Dog Attacks Your Dog?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Dog bites are very common in Pennsylvania, but it is not always humans who are the victim. Perhaps even more common than dog attacks on people are dog attacks on other dogs. This can result in serious injuries to the pet, as one woman recently learned. The woman was outside of her own home… Read More »

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Tire

Who Is Liable when Poor Vehicle Maintenance Causes An Accident?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man was killed in South Philadelphia when a pick-up truck’s tire became unfastened and flew off the vehicle. The tire then flew over a median and struck another vehicle’s windshield, killing the 37-year-old driver within. The story is a tragic but interesting one. Local authorities have not yet said whether the pickup… Read More »

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Advocacy

Four Things To Know About Statutory Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man from Nanticoke was arrested for several child sex crimes, including multiple felony counts of statutory sexual assault. Of all the child sex crimes, this is one of the most serious, even though people may not realize it. Charges of statutory sexual assault are also largely misunderstood. If you are facing charges,… Read More »

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Stealing A Pet: Kidnapping Or Theft?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A couple were recently the victim of two separate thefts that occurred on consecutive days. The first theft occurred on January 18, when they allege someone broke into their home and stole approximately $20,000 in cash, which was stored under their mattress. The next evening, the thief returned and stole their three-month-old puppy that… Read More »

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ProductDefect

Amazon Will Now Cover Portion Of Customers’ Injuries From Defective Products

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The debate has existed almost as long as Amazon itself. When consumers purchase goods from the mega online shopping site and become injured due to a defect, is Amazon liable for paying damages, or is the third party seller at fault? It is a question that has been raised in courts time and time… Read More »

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CarAccClaim

Can You Sue Governments In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed while carrying a Port Authority bus and several vehicles. After the collapse, the bus was hanging off the bridge while several vehicles plummeted to the bottom of the ravine. Four people were taken to the hospital after the crash, and investigators say it will take anywhere between 12… Read More »

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CrimDefLawyer

The Penalties For Theft Of A Motor Vehicle Are Harsh In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

At the end of January, a local Police Department released a statement saying they are searching for a trailer that was stolen in Bucks County. The trailer was stolen from a business some time between early December and early January. Law enforcement is offering a reward to anyone who can provide information about the… Read More »

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