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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

Feb
24

Philadelphia Civil Rights Lawyers: Executive Order on Immigration

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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
14

Philadelphia Civil Rights Lawyers: Title IX Lawsuits at Baylor University

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Baylor University has been under intense scrutiny recently for reports of sexual violence and the way university officials handled these allegations. While the university released a summary of an incidents review that included disturbing information about incidents of sexual assaults, the report offers little insight into the actual number of assaults reported, or how Baylor

Feb
07

Pennsylvania Environmental Lawyers: Protect Your Home From Oil Tank Overfill

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With temperatures plummeting outdoors, thousands of Pennsylvanians are staying cozy indoors with oil heat. In fact, over ten percent of all homes and business are heated with oil. It is important to note, however, that oil heat poses hidden hazards that many home and business owners will fail to consider until it is too late.

Jan
30

Philadelphia Civil Rights Lawyers: Veterans’ Benefits

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Needed:  Less Talk, More Action on Veterans’ Benefits Every four years, we hear political candidates profess their devotion to our military veterans and their needs.  We’re told that a new administration in Washington will end the callous denial of medical disability and other benefits to vets who have been injured mentally or physically in the

Jan
20

New Jersey Environmental Lawyers: New Jersey Takes Steps Toward New Guidance Level for PFNA

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We have previously posted multiple blogs about PFNA, a perfluorinated compound which has been found in many private wells in the West Deptford area.  On January 11, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it had accepted a proposal by the Drinking Water Quality Institute to establish a maximum contaminant level of

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