SCRANTON DIOCESE ANNOUNCES THE “INDEPENDENT SURVIVOR COMPENSATION PROGRAM” FOR VICTIMS OF ABUSE

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A Pennsylvania Grand Jury report in August, 2018 identified more than 300 clergy accused of sexual abuse of more than 1,000 child victims over several decades.  Two hundred seventy (270) names were released to the public in that report.  Comments of Attorney Josh Shapiro, in the wake of the Grand … Read More

Neil O’Donnell Moderates PA Bar Association Seminar

Neil O’Donnell served as a moderator at the PA Bar Association Seminar on “Winning Your Case Through Depositions.”  

5 Winter Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

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Winter has arrived, and Northeast Pennsylvania is experiencing snow, ice and freezing temperatures. This past weekend, Winter Storm Harper swept through the state and other parts of the Northeast, dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow and killing 10 people. More than 23,000 Pennsylvania residents don’t have electricity, and more … Read More

Neil O’Donnell Speaks on Compensation Fund for Clergy Abuse Victims

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Neil O’Donnell was recently featured in an article by the Citizen’s Voice, a prominent local newspaper for Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Clergy abuse victims of the Diocese of Scranton now have a compensation program that can help resolve their abuse claims. However, O’Donnell and other experienced attorneys believe that the fund … Read More

Look Out! Here Come “E-SCOOTERS”

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As we know from Uber, Lift, and other services — vehicle sharing is now a part of our lives.  In fact, in larger cities, you may have noticed vehicle sharing includes “E-Scooters”. E-Scooters are pay-per-minute electric scooters.  Estimates demonstrate that since 2010, the bike-share industry has offered users more than … Read More

Driving Safety Tips for the Freezing Weather in Pennsylvania

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Some parts of Pennsylvania may experience below-freezing temperatures. With winter weather comes the increased risk of being involved in a car accident. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Prepare your vehicle. Ideally, your vehicle should already be prepared for winter weather. This means checking to make … Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court: School District May Be Held Liable For Child’s Gym Class Injuries

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In a decision issued on December 28, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held a child who sustained a concussion during gym class could maintain a lawsuit against the school district. Jarrett Brewington said he was “running too fast and couldn’t stop and I tripped and fell. . . and hit … Read More

Don’t Host a New Year’s Eve Party Without Reading This First

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New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. Many people drink heavily at New Year’s house parties and events. If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s gathering this year, or you are planning on attending one at a family member or friend’s house, … Read More

O’Donnell Law Offices Contributes to Nurse’s Pantry

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Kingston, Pennsylvania, December 5, 2018 — The team at O’Donnell Law Offices of Kingston, Pennsylvania, is helping families by contributing to the newly formed Nurse’s Pantry at State Street Elementary located in nearby Larksville, Pennsylvania. The Office discovered that there was a need at the School for some children’s clothing, … Read More

Can I Sue a Bar That Overserved the Person Who Hit My Car?

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Now that the holidays are in full swing, many people are traveling to holiday parties and events to celebrate the season. Drinking and partying also occur more often during the holiday season, specifically at bars and restaurants. Texas has a set of laws called dram shop laws that govern what … Read More