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Differentiating Between Residential And Commercial Burglary

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

There has recently been a string of burglaries in Montgomery County. The suspects have not been found by police and it is unclear as to whether the same suspects were involved in all burglaries. The interesting part of the story from a legal perspective is that all of the burglaries took place in commercial… Read More »

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How Long Does A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In 2016, a young woman sadly took her own life while attending a college in Philadelphia. Approximately two years later, her parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school, alleging that she was denied mental health counseling and assistance she had requested. Recently, that lawsuit was settled, four years after the case was… Read More »

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Mistakes To Avoid When Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a federal judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and a Native American Tribe. Within the lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that a section of roadway on the Native American reservation washed away and that a man and a woman unknowingly drove their vehicle into a deep culvert and… Read More »

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Making Bomb Threats Is Not A Prank, It Is A Serious Crime

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The police in West Lampeter Township are looking for a man who robbed a local bank in mid-March. The man visited the bank and pulled up to the drive-thru window. Once facing a teller, he handed them a note that stated he had a bomb and demanded money. He left with an undisclosed amount… Read More »

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Michael T. van der Veen 2022 Finalist for Attorney of the Year at the Pennsylvania Legal Awards

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The Legal Intelligencer announced their 2022 Professional Excellence Award winners and Michael T. van der Veen is a 2022 Finalist for  Attorney of the Year. The winners will be honored at an awards dinner set for June 29, 2022, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Read more below about why the founder of van der… Read More »

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What Does The Prosecution Have To Prove For Drug Distribution Resulting In Death?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The opioid epidemic continues to rage throughout Pennsylvania, and across the entire country. According to the CDC, fatal overdoses due to opioids are happening at a rate of six time more than they have since 1999. These deaths are tragic and for some, they can even result in criminal charges. That was the case… Read More »

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Claiming Compensation After A Hit And Run Accident

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Hit-and-run accidents are some of the worst seen on the road. A 23-year-old man was recently killed by a hit-and-run driver as he rode his non-motorized scooter along State Route 45. Another man recently pleaded guilty to the felony offense of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. For victims and their… Read More »

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