The Importance of Discovery Documents in Litigation Cases

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This post was originally published on May 23, 2016. The purpose of discovery is to acquire information from the opposing side to be used for the purpose of trial and the eventual resolution of the case. Interrogatories are part of the discovery process.  They are a list of questions modified … Read More

When a Person Is Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision, Early Investigation Is Key.

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This post was originally published on Sep 19, 2016 When a person is injured in a motor vehicle collision, due to a defective product, or the consequence of poor property maintenance, gathering evidence immediately after the injuring incident is crucial.  As one might expect, with time and human intervention, important … Read More

PRESIDENTIAL PARDON POWER – REVISITED

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As Presidential Pardons are back in the news, the topic deserves additional consideration: 1. A pardon may precede criminal charges. One not need to be charged with crime to receive a pardon for potentially criminal activity. President Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon prior to the filing of any criminal … Read More

BRACE YOURSELF SPORTS FANS: SPORTS BETTING IS COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA!

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In what could be regarded as an under-reported news story, on May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court cleared the way for individual states to legalize sports betting. Decided under a States Rights analysis, the Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA adopted the reasoning of Third Circuit Judge, the … Read More

GENETIC-BASED ANCESTRY SEARCHES MAY RELINQUISH PRIVACY RIGHTS – FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS

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Many of our friends and clients have had great enjoyment in learning about their family trees with genetic-based searches. But as is often the case — the details are in the fine print. Your genetic information remains on file. In certain instances, your DNA information can be released to insurers, … Read More

Tractor Truck Accidents Reduced with Speed Limiters

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  On average, more than 1,000 lives are lost annually to speeding Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), studies examining the relationship between travel speed and crash severity have confirmed the common-sense conclusion that the severity of a crash increases with increased travel speed. … Read More

REDUCING THE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT FROM .08 TO .05

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has found an increase in vehicular deaths — rising to 37,461 in 2016. According to NHTSA, that is a 5.6% increase. NHTSA estimates that there are in excess of 10,000 deaths per year attributed to alcohol impairment. These fatalities have been determined wholly … Read More

I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, but keep putting off doing anything

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It was a busy time.  The holidays, the visitors, the prep, and it was a busy time.  The holidays, the visitors, the prep, and the takedown, all demand so much time.  In the midst of it all, you were involved in a motor vehicle accident.  There was just no time … Read More

Drunk Driving Accidents: Bars and Taverns Must Not Serve Drunk Customers

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This is the third of a three-part series. We are all too familiar with the devastating impacts of drunk driving. DUI collisions expose drunk drivers to lawsuits for victims’ injuries or death. But “dram shop” laws in Pennsylvania also allow drunk driving victims, or their families, to hold bars, taverns, and … Read More

Drunk Driving Accidents: Injured by a Drunk Driver – Can my Insurance Help?

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This is the second of a three-part series. All too often those who are reckless enough to drive drunk are also reckless enough to carry minimal insurance needed to compensate those who are innocently injury by such conduct.  Even worse, we see many drunk drivers who simply break Pennsylvania’s mandatory automobile … Read More