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Dennis Rodman’s Contribution to Personal Injury Tax Law

Posted May 26, 2011

Outside the legal community, Dennis Rodman is well known for his ferocious defense and rebounding skill during his long career in the NBA as well as his tattoos, piercings and wild off-the-court partying lifestyle. In the legal community, Mr. Rodman is well known for causing an incident that led to a landmark tax law case, […]

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The Pennsylvania Dram Shop Law

Posted May 26, 2011

Lawsuits Against Bars and Restaurants? In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a liquor license holder, like a bar or restaurant, to serve patrons who are minors (under the age of 21) or people who are “visibly intoxicated.” If this law is violated and if injuries or damages result from a violation of the law, the […]

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Five Car Insurance Mistakes That Put Your Family in Danger

Posted May 26, 2011

Mistake One – Limited Tort Rather Than Full Tort If you choose Limited Tort, your legal rights to compensation from another driver who injures you in a car accident are limited. You can seek compensation for Economic Damages (lost wages and medical bills), but usually cannot recover Non-Economic Damages (pain and suffering, disfigurement, and negative […]

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Injured in an Accident – Who Pays My Medical Bills?

Posted May 26, 2011

If you are injured in an accident, one of the first questions you will likely have is “Who will pay my medical bills?” The answer depends on whether the accident happened at or outside of work and whether a vehicle was involved in the accident. Work Accidents If you are injured in an accident at […]

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Legal Claims from Accidental Deaths

Posted May 26, 2011

One of the most challenging problems for the American legal system to deal with is how to handle civil claims arising out of the death of a person. Valuing a human life is an impossible task, yet our legal system is required to deal with that very issue. When someone is killed as a result […]

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The Coffee Case: McDonald’s Got Lucky

Posted May 26, 2011

One of my pet peeves as a trial lawyer is the misconception that people still have, many years later, about the infamous McDonald’s Coffee case. Based on what I believe was slanted coverage by the media in favor of Big Business and against trial lawyers, the case became the poster child for the tort reform? […]

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Products Liability – What Happens When Defective Products Injure People?

Posted May 26, 2011

In Pennsylvania, sellers of defective products are held strictly liable for injuries to consumers. In simple terms, the injured consumer does not need to prove carelessness or negligence in the manufacture or sale of the product. Instead, if the product was defective and caused an injury, the seller is liable. What was the Law Prior […]

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Legal Claims from Accidental Deaths

Posted May 26, 2011

One of the most challenging problems for the American legal system to deal with is how to handle civil claims arising out of the death of a person. Valuing a human life is an impossible task, yet our legal system is required to deal with that very issue. When someone is killed as a result […]

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Client Snapshot: Trial Pivotal for Victim of Auto Accident

Posted May 17, 2011

Most Personal Injury cases can be and are settled without going to trial. Usually, at some point prior to trial, the insurance company evaluates the negligence of the defendant, the injuries of the plaintiff, and offers a fair settlement. But not always. For Erin Jones, who was injured in a car accident caused by Donald […]

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Client Spotlight: Cooler Heads Prevail in Divorce Matters

Posted May 17, 2011

Divorce is never easy and most have at least one primary battleground issue. For a prominent local businessman, the issue of child custody became the focal point in his divorce. The man’s wife was having an affair and, when filing for divorce, the wife continuously lied to the children and her attorney and even tapped […]

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