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Do You Have Rights if You Are a Passenger in a Car Crash?

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

At the end of February, a man was criminally charged with a DUI-by-marijuana after he lost control of his vehicle and hit two other vehicles. In addition to the DUI charges, he also faces charges of involuntary manslaughter due to the fact that he was carrying a passenger at the time that died as… Read More »

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A Recent Murder Case in PA Focuses on Little Known Legal Doctrine

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

Many people are aware that the police are not allowed to search most areas, with the exception of vehicles, without a warrant. It is a right that is guaranteed by the United States Constitution, as well as the Constitution of Pennsylvania. However, a recent murder case in Pennsylvania brings those rights into question and… Read More »

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How Daylight Savings Contributes to More Car Accidents

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

It has not been that long since daylight savings time started once again and everyone in Pennsylvania set their clocks one hour ahead. Many people think that this small change in time does not have any real consequences. After all, it happens in the middle of the night when most people are asleep and… Read More »

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Differences Between Rape and Sexual Assault in Pennsylvania

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

In late March, a man from Lancaster County was arrested for the rape and sexual assault of a girl in Berks County. Allegedly, the different offenses occurred in Reading, Pennsylvania and happened for a period of 12 years between 1997 and 2009. The story brings up a question that is very common in Pennsylvania…. Read More »

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

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

When you fall in a store, hospital, restaurant, or anywhere else, there is a good chance that you will feel embarrassed and want to call as little attention to yourself as possible. However, this is actually not the best course of action. Like any other personal injury, the steps you take immediately following an… Read More »

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Divorce in the Era of Covid-19

By Daniel Devlin |

If you are going through a divorce, planning on getting a divorce, or thinking about getting a divorce, it is not impossible to do so even during the Covid-19 pandemic. You may not even want to wait to file for a divorce, depending on your individual circumstances. In the short term, however, the manner… Read More »

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Pranksters May Face Criminal Charges for Threatening to Spread Coronavirus

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

Over the past few weeks, the warnings of coronavirus have been near constant, and the media has been flooded with ways to protect yourself. People should remain six feet apart at all times, stay home whenever possible, and cough and sneeze into their elbow. It is this last recommendation that pranksters all around the… Read More »

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People Hurt by an Intoxicated Person May be Able to Sue Under the State’s Dram Shop Laws

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

There are a number of consequences that can come from having too much to drink at a bar or other establishment. A person could get into an accident on the way home and, if the crash is severe enough, could even injure someone or kill them. When this happens, many drivers think that they… Read More »

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Will Business Interruption Insurance Cover Losses Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania?

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

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has taken strict action in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. Among other things, Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining companies and organizations to close their physical locations by March 19th. As a consequence, many businesses have suffered tremendous financial… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Courts, Our Office, Your Case and COVID-19

By Nelson Levin |

Governor Wolf has declared that while law offices remain generally closed, lawyers and staff may access physical offices as necessary to render legal services that cannot practically be completed through the use of advanced communication technology and which are being rendered to comply with the court directive or deadline. What does this mean for… Read More »

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