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

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

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 the employee, identified as… Read More »

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Is Alexa Listening to Me?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

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 speech and responding to… Read More »

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Updated Pennsylvania Traffic Laws Drivers Need to Know About

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

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 issued important safety reminders… Read More »

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

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

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 Jury findings, emphasized the… Read More »

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Driving Safety Tips for the Freezing Weather in Pennsylvania

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

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 sure your tires are… Read More »

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Calls For Limousine Inspection and Regulatory Enforcement in the Wake of 20 Deaths

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Earlier this month, 20 people were killed when a stretch limousine barreled through a stop sign and crashed into two others celebrating a family wedding. In the subsequent investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), Nauman Hussain, the operator of the limousine company that provided the limo involved in the crash, was charged… Read More »

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CHAOS AT THE U.S. TENNIS OPEN

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In the 2018 U.S. Tennis Open final match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, tempers flared over rules violations. Umpire Carlos Ramos, during the second game of the second set, called Serena Williams for a code violation for “illegal coaching”. Setting aside the obvious — that the anti-coaching rule is outdated and needs to… Read More »

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THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY ITSELF IS DIVIDED OVER THE USE OF “TWIN 33″ TRAILERS

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In 2016, nearly 4,000 Americans died in collisions involving large trucks. Current law allows 28′ trailers to be hauled in tandem. But certain forces in the trucking industry, however, want to go to 33 foot trailers or “Twin 33’s” in all states — adding approximately 18% more capacity to tandem trailers. “Twin 33’s” are… Read More »

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Applying for a New Job? Review Your Social Media

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

We see it regularly in the news — whether it is Joy Reid of MSNBC, Guardians of Galaxy Director James Gunn, or New York Times Editorial Board Member Sarah Jeong — people can be called on to explain prior social media posts. In fact, it is quite common for companies to review online social… Read More »

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The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Last June the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt an important and justified win for injured workers in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District). The High Court determined that the impairment rating provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act are unconstitutional in their entirety. In so doing the Court wiped out a section of the… Read More »

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