A New Court Ruling Helps Sex Abuse Victims

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a ruling issued June 11, 2019, reversed a Trial Court decision which dismissed a claim of sexual abuse as time-barred. Specifically, in the case of Renee Rice v. Diocese of Altoona-Johnston, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court allowed this clergy sexual abuse … Read More

Who is Liable for My Truck Accident?

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Previous blogs on our website discussed the devastation truck accidents cause for survivors and their family members. However, you should also know that one or more parties can be liable for damages from a truck accident. There are cases where the driver’s employer is also liable. Trucking companies could have … Read More

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

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Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 2 million people on average are injured in car accidents each year. Of those 2.5 million, 200,000 require hospitalization after their accidents. In addition to injuries, more than 32,000 people lose their lives in car … Read More

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

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Wilkes Barre Truck Accident Lawyer Explains Common Causes Trucks are the largest vehicles on the road, which also makes them among the most dangerous. Fully loaded 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and may travel at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. Commercial trucks cause massive destruction … Read More

Tiger Woods and His Restaurant Sued for Over-Serving Alcoholic Staffer

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On the heals of his smashing Masters victory, and coming into the second major of the year, a civil lawsuit has been filed against Tiger Woods and his restaurant for “over-serving” alcohol to an employee known to Woods and his restaurant manager to be suffering from alcoholism. The Estate of … Read More

Is Alexa Listening to Me?

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Recent news reports suggest that a global human team at Amazon.com listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices. The team listens to voice recordings which are transcribed, annotated and then fed back into the software. Presumably, this exercise is done to make Alexa more efficient in understanding human … Read More

Attorney Catherine R. O’Donnell Included in Prestigious Distinctive Women of 2019 List

Times Leader has chosen Attorney Catherine R. O’Donnell, associate and business manager of O’Donnell Law Offices, as one of their “Distinctive Women” of 2019. She is one of 14 women in Northeastern Pennsylvania to be chosen for this honor. Recognition by Times Leader is based on open voting (print and … Read More

Updated Pennsylvania Traffic Laws Drivers Need to Know About

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PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) and state police are urging drivers to obey recently updated Pennsylvania traffic laws. State law enforcement will use education, community outreach and social media to emphasize the importance of following traffic safety laws. 6 Updated Pennsylvania Traffic Laws to Know About PennDOT and state police … Read More

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.”