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What Makes a Strong Personal Injury Case?

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

After an accident, victims are dealing with severe injuries, often cannot return to work, and have a mountain of medical bills. Sometimes after these accidents there is compensation available to help accident victims, but a person needs to have a very strong case in order to claim it. So, what makes a strong personal… Read More »

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Common Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

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

In December the family of a cardiologist’s patient was awarded $6.3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. A jury made this decision after finding that a cardiologist failed to properly diagnose the patient’s heart disease, leading him to suffer a fatal heart attack while he was out jogging.  The story shows how families can,… Read More »

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Can You Use Force to Protect Your Home in Pennsylvania?

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

Just after midnight on Christmas Eve, a man was awoken by strange noises. With gun in hand, the man went to investigate and saw an unknown man in his driveway, allegedly trying to break into his home. The homeowner fired a warning shot into the air after the intruder lunged at him. That not… Read More »

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Is There a Statute of Limitations on Murder in Pennsylvania?

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

Recently, a Pennsylvania man, made headlines when he admitted to killing his wife 40 years ago. The woman, was killed in 1981 after an argument broke out between her and her husband. The case went cold, but earlier this year, the man admitted to killing his wife before dumping her body in the Delaware… Read More »

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Victims of Crime May be Able to Sue Over Negligent Security

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

On November 4, a fight broke out in a McDonald’s. The fight began when a man started making disparaging comments about a woman eating dinner with her husband.  An argument erupted and three employees, along with another woman, became involved before the fight moved outside. During the incident, the husband claims he was struck… Read More »

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Number of DUIs Down this New Year’s, but Some Drivers Still Need a Defense

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

It was not long in the days following New Year’s Eve that Pennsylvania State Police released data regarding the amount of drivers arrested for driving under the influence over the holiday. The data showed that between December 31, 2019, and January 2, 2020, the State Police arrested 279 people for driving under the influence…. Read More »

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What Does the Law Say About Animal Cruelty in Pennsylvania?

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

Animal cruelty is now a federal offense, but two teenagers in Pennsylvania are facing state charges after they posted a video depicting them injuring a deer they had shot, but not killed. One of the defendants named in the case was age 18, and another was an unidentified 17-year-old boy. It was the 17-year-old… Read More »

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Does a Recall Protect Manufacturers from Product Liability Claims?

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

Recently Almark Foods issued a recall for its hard-boiled egg products that were sold by major food retailers, including Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, ShopRite, and Costco. The eggs in these products were contaminated with listeria, and have already made people in several states ill, including right here in Pennsylvania. Although listeria infections typically do… Read More »

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What are Third Party Claims for Workplace Injuries?

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

In early November, a federal court dismissed a case against a lift manufacturer. The lawsuit was filed by family members of a worker who claimed that he died on the job due to defective equipment. He had been using the lift to replace light bulbs in a parking garage when he became crushed between… Read More »

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The Problem with Treating Opioid Overdoses as Homicides

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

There is a troubling trend in Pennsylvania. The opioid epidemic has spiraled out of control in the commonwealth, as it has all over the country. Furthermore, the state prosecution is using the high number of deaths to prosecute these deaths as homicides when someone distributes the drugs and another person dies as a result…. Read More »

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