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 surviving dependents in cases where coal dust exposure has caused a pulmonary disability. 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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Whether you are deciding to buy a new home or trying to sell your existing home, you are faced with many decisions and questions. It is an exciting and emotional time and you are probably focusing on the price.