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Apr
17

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars: How Safe Are They?

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In 2015 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 35,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, the majority of those resulting from human error.   Technology promoters believe that self-driving vehicles will significantly reduce that number. Billions of dollars are being spent by automobile and technology companies to develop the technology so that

Apr
13

Killers in the Workplace: Chemical Exposure Remains an Occupational Hazard

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In her April 10, 2017 Op-ed piece, NY Times contributor Rachel Cernansky quoted OSHA’s estimation that “chemical exposure kills 50,000 American workers a year, and sickens more than 190,000.”  Worse, she cited experts who call these numbers “gross underestimates.” The numbers will shock those who may have thought that poisonous workplaces were a thing of

Apr
07

Philadelphia Business Lawyers: Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Put to Supreme Test

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The arbitration agreement war between nursing home residents and nursing home operators is being put to the supreme test.  As in the United States Supreme Court.  The United States Supreme Court heard arguments on February 22nd on the legality of arbitration arguments signed by representatives for nursing home residents.  The decision by the U.S. Supreme

Apr
04

Philadelphia Civil Right Lawyers: Civil Rights Abuses and Immigration Enforcement

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Civil Rights Abuses Are a Likely Side-Effect of Aggressive Immigration Enforcement It is not controversial to say that immigration enforcement is one of the top law enforcement priorities of the Trump administration.  When the Justice Department recently threatened to cut off federal funding from so-called “Sanctuary Cities,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused sanctuary jurisdictions of

Mar
31

Consumer Protection Lawyers: Waiving the Right to Arbitrate

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Midland Funding Waives Right to Arbitrate by Suing Consumers in Court We and others have written before about the consumer debt-buying giant Midland Funding, LLC and its incredible hypocrisy in filing tens of thousands of lawsuits against consumers in state courts every year, but then, when consumers fight back, trying to force them out of court

Mar
16

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

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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

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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
06

Philadelphia Litigation Lawyers Discuss Nursing Home Arbitration Contracts

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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

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“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

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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

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