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Additional Identification Required at Pennsylvania Airports

The REAL ID Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, requires states to change their requirements for issuing driver licenses to meet minimum security standards.  Beginning January 22, 2018, air travelers with identification that does not meet the REAL … Continue reading

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Insurance Coverage Granted for Contamination

In a recent case, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) filed a lawsuit against Johnson Matthey, a manufacturer of metal alloys, contending its operations contaminated soil and groundwater.  In addition to denying those allegations, Johnson Matthey submitted the claim … Continue reading

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Real Estate Awarded to Buyer

In the recent case of Oliver v. Ball, 136 A.3d 162 (Pa. Super. 2016), the Superior Court ruled in favor of a buyer when the seller backed out of the sale. The buyer and seller agreed to the sale of … Continue reading

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New Pennsylvania Law Reduces No-Fault Divorce, Waiting Period to 1 Year

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

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Dangerous Pitfalls in Starting New Job

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

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Wrongful Death of College Basketball Player

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

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New Changes to Pennsylvania Criminal Records

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

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Important Decision When Buying Car Insurance

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

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Pennsylvania Dog Law

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

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Black Lung Benefits Act

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

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