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Pennsylvania’s New “Road Closed” Law Applies

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pennsylvania motorists should be careful not only of wet leaves but also a new vehicle law that you might encounter if you approach roads over the next few…

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Pennsylvania Association for Justice, President's Message

Attached is a link to the latest video message to the members of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). This is the Pennsylvania State Trial Lawyers video and brings all of the members…

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Philadelphia Sees Dramatic Drop in Filings of Mass Tort Cases

The Legal Intelligencer is reporting today about 60% drop in mass tort filings in Philadelphia Courts. Is this further proof that there is no need for changes to the venue rules of civil…

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Does Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) Owe An Apology For Ad Which Contains Lies?

Below is the Harrisburg WHP CBS-TV21 report by Christina Butler on a recent campaign AD which was pulled because of lies it contained. The Ad was clearly designed to mis-characterize one…

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Penn State Lawsuits – What are the right amounts of settlement offers?

The York Dispatch in Pennsylvania and Associated Press are reporting that Penn State is developing a process for settling civil lawsuits filed against the university by people who claim they were…

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Common Law Bad Faith Addressed By Pennsylvania Court

What are the laws in your jurisdiction on statutory and common law bad faith? What are the statutes of limitations for both?

In Katzenmoyer v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2012 WL 3764998 (E.D….

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Pennsylvania Roads Were Dangerous Over Labor Day Weekend

How do you think we can make Pennsylvania roads safer over holiday weekends? How safe were Pennsylvania roads over the holiday weekend? Unfortunately, in Harrisburg, Camp Hill and…

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Address Attorney/Expert Communications

Do you believe that all commnunicaitons, especially written, between the attorney and expert are confidential and protected?

Last Friday, in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital, No. 948 MAL…

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Remember Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law – School Safety

Do you know the Pennsylvania law when it comes to stopping for a school bus?

Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law

Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses…

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Free Pennsylvania Voter ID Cards Available Starting Today

Starting today, voters who lack verification documents needed to get a non-drivers license identification card will be able to obtain a new Department of State voter identification card for free,…