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To Settle Or Not Settle Your Accident Case?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, 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, O’Neill, 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, O’Neill, 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, O’Neill, 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, O’Neill, 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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Defenses to Armed Robbery in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Theft crimes are very common during the holidays and this year was no different. On Christmas Eve, two men allegedly robbed a Lebanon County business. While doing so, one waived a pistol at the cashier while the other emptied the cash register. Law enforcement still has not found the men, but if found, they… Read More »

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Winters are becoming a bit more mild every year in Pennsylvania, but the state is still subjected to the occasional Nor’easter, with the last one hitting quite recently. These snowstorms make the roads incredibly slippery, but that is no excuse when someone causes an accident. Drivers are expected to operate their vehicle in a… Read More »

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Defenses to Car Theft in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In early February, two people broke into a home, stole car keys, and then used the vehicle in the driveway to flee the property. The vehicle has not been returned and Bucks County police are asking the public for help in locating them. If found, the pair will likely be charged with burglary, for… Read More »

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In My Own Defense: Michael van der Veen Responds to Ted Schwartz Article

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

By Michael van der Veen “I do solemnly swear (or arm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity, as well to the court as to the client, that I will… Read More »

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