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Mar
16

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers: Smartphone Addiction Is Linked To Rising Car Insurance Premiums

WCB Blog

Drivers distracted by their smartphones are becoming more dangerous, and insurance premiums are increasing. In 2015 State Farm Automobile Insurance Company found that 36% of people surveyed admitted to texting while driving and 29% said they access the internet, compared to 31% and 13% respectively in 2009. For drivers aged 18 to 29, 64% text

Mar
14

Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Lawyers: Bank’s Advisors Prey on Elderly

WCB Blog

How your bank’s “financial advisors” and “financial consultants” prey on the elderly Did you ever get a call from someone at your bank, identifying himself as “your financial advisor” or “consultant” and offering to help you “invest” money which is sitting in your bank account?   BEWARE! An elderly man I know recently received such a call.

Mar
10

WCB Files Brief for Public Health Groups Supporting Philadelphia Soda Tax

Consumer Protection Blog

Williams Cuker Berezofsky has filed a brief for the American Heart Association and 14 other public health groups urging the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to uphold the validity of the City of Philadelphia’s recently-enacted tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, popularly known as the “soda tax.” In the case of Williams et al. v. City of Philadelphia

Mar
06

Philadelphia Litigation Lawyers Discuss Nursing Home Arbitration Contracts

WCB Blog

The Devil is in the Details When it comes to avoiding an arbitration clause in a nursing home agreement we all know the devil is in the details.  Who signed the agreement, who is bound by the agreement, and the exact language of the agreement are all looked at microscopically to determine whether an arbitration

Mar
03

Pennsylvania Water Contamination Lawyers: Contaminated Wells in Pennsylvania

WCB Blog

“PFOA” and “PFOS” are fluorinated organic chemicals that have recently shown up in alarming levels in several private wells in Buckingham, Doylestown Township, and Plumstead, Pennsylvania. Out of 280 private wells in the area investigated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), three were discovered to have triple the level deemed safe by the

Feb
28

Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Lawyers: The Student Loan Servicing House of Cards

WCB Blog

Today, the amount of outstanding student loan debt is estimated to be over $1.4 trillion, more than credit card and auto loan debt.  That debt was incurred by over 44 million people, of whom slightly more than 1 in 10 will default. Like many other consumer financial products, student loans are not as simple as

Feb
24

Philadelphia Civil Rights Lawyers: Executive Order on Immigration

WCB Blog

Public Interest Groups Fight for Class Action Rights in Case Challenging Executive Order on Immigration Many cases have been filed challenging enforcement of the President’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order that barred admission of all refugees and of persons from seven specified countries with mostly Muslim populations.  The Plaintiffs in these cases have alleged that the

Feb
23

Philadelphia Commercial Attorneys: Recent Changes To Mortgage Relief Options

Consumer Protection Blog

For a number of years now, homeowners in default on their mortgage obligations had two “lifelines” available through the federal government, the Home Affordable Modification Program, otherwise known as a HAMP modification, and the Home Affordable Refinance Program, otherwise known as a HARP loan. As many know, the HAMP modification program expired on December 30,

Feb
17

Jury Convicts State Trooper Who Kicked Activist in Face

Civil Rights Blog

The jury convicted the Pennsylvania state trooper who kicked an activist in the face during an arrest. In less than an hour on Friday, the Dauphin County jury convicted the 37-year-old state trooper from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with charges of simple assault and official oppression. During the original May 2016 incident that took place in Harrisburg,

Feb
17

Judge Rules in Favor of Victim in Violent Arrest

Civil Rights Blog

On Wednesday, a judge ruled in favor of a violent arrest victim. In April 2015, a 22-year-old man from the Germantown section of Philadelphia was illegally stopped by undercover police officers after they observed him riding his bicycle in the neighborhood. The officers, who were conducting surveillance in the area, suspected that he was involved

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