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The waiting period for a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania has recently been reduced from two years to one year. House Bill 380, which Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on October 4, 2016 will go into effect on December … Continue reading
In the recent 2016 case of Wakeley v. M.J. Bruner, Inc., the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled against an employee who had been terminated shortly after starting a new job. Katie Wakeley had been living in Texas, with her husband and … Continue reading
In the recent Superior Court case of Hill v. Slippery Rock University, a college basketball player collapsed during a late night high-intensity practice with his team. After being transported to the emergency room, he suffered cardiac arrest and passed away. … Continue reading
Pennsylvania Senate Bill No. 166 was signed into law on February 16, 2016, which seals certain criminal record information from public release. The change to the law allows a person who has been free from arrest or criminal charges for … Continue reading
In the recent Pennsylvania case of Herrera v. Baum, Gregoria Herrera was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind and suffered numerous back and knee injuries Ms. Herrera had a car insurance policy on which she elected … Continue reading
In the recent case of Wagner v. Teneyck, a Doberman got loose from its owner’s property and attacked a child in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, causing severe and permanent injuries. In most lawsuits based on negligence, the victim has to prove that … Continue reading
Thousands of individuals make their living by working in our region’s coal mines. Unfortunately, exposure to coal dust can cause significant breathing difficulties, including Black Lung disease (pneumoconiosis). The Black Lung Benefits Act provides monthly payments to miners and their … Continue reading
Police officers will be increasingly on the lookout for distracted drivers, as Pennsylvania’s new law prohibiting texting while driving goes into effect on March 8, 2012.
On June 28, 2011, Governor Corbett signed SB113, the Fair Share Act (Act 17-2011) into law in Pennsylvania. The Fair Share Act significantly changes Pennsylvania law regarding joint and several liability in most tort actions, such as actions involving negligence.
Effective January 24, 2011, significant changes were made to the existing child custody laws in Pennsylvania. This is the result of a decade-long reform process.