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May
20

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

American Motorcycle Association president Rob Dingman is alerting motorists to be aware of their driving environments, “With its warmer weather and increased riding, May is an opportune time to educate the non-riding public about the safety issues that motorcyclists face on every outing.” According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation motorcycle fatalities have been on the

May
19

Philadelphia Consumer Protection Lawyers: Dismantling Student Loan Protections

WCB Blog

Tough Times Ahead for Student Loan Borrowers Student loan debt in the United States totals over one trillion dollars.  Tens of millions of Americans owe payments on loans they took out to pursue a higher education.  These borrowers and the general public have a strong interest in there being a fair and manageable system for

May
18

Philadelphia Elder Abuse Lawyers: Testimony about Elder Abuse

WCB Blog

Finally, Finality on Issue of Testimony about Elder Abuse I have written numerous blogs on the attempt by the nursing home industry to foist arbitration agreements on unsuspecting potential residents and their families.  The fact that the United States Constitution provides for a right to trial by jury has been seen by the nursing home

May
16

Philadelphia Sues Wells Fargo for Discrimination Against African-Americans

Civil Rights Blog

The city of Philadelphia filed a claim in federal District Court against Wells Fargo on Monday. The claim alleges that the bank discriminated against African-American and Latino homebuyers by overcharging over 1000 borrowers for loans to purchase Philadelphia homes since 2004. Although Wells Fargo denies the allegations, six informants who formerly worked for the bank provided

May
16

Woman Leaves Job After Congressman Challenges Her Critique

Civil Rights Blog

A woman left her job after New Jersey Republican representative, Rodney Frelinghuysen, challenged her public critique of him. The woman was a bank executive, and one of the co-founders of the group, NJ 11th for Change, which critiqued Frelinghuysen for supporting Donald Trump, and pressured the congressman to meet with his constituents at town hall meetings.

May
10

Chemicals Found in Chincoteague Drinking Water Supply

Environmental Tort Law Blog

After water testing was conducted, chemicals used in firefighting foam were discovered in the Chincoteague, Virginia water supply. Both NASA and the town are monitoring the wells to determine if the chemicals, notably poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), found in water samples taken from the wells near the former fire training center at the NASA

May
02

Testing Finds Dangerous Vapor Exposure in California Homes

Environmental Tort Law Blog

Recent testing conducted in a El Cajon, California mobile home park showed dangerous vapor exposure permeating throughout the homes. The vapor, which came from underground pollution originating from discarded chemical waste on the former manufacturing site, infiltrated the homes. Despite contrary assumptions that the air testing back in October would deem the homes free from

Apr
25

Lead and Pesticides Discovered at Former Dumont Farm

Environmental Tort Law Blog

A recently court-ordered report showed soil samples from a former Dumont, New Jersey farm containing elevated levels of lead and evidence of banned pesticides. The property is slated to be redeveloped into nearly 150 apartments and over 20 affordable-housing units. During the most recent hearing regarding the land redevelopment, the State Superior Court Judge ordered

Apr
21

Philadelphia Consumer Protection Lawyers Discuss Decision in Pharmacy Case

Environmental Tort Law Blog

In Little Rock, Arkansas last week AllCare Specialty Pharmacy won a round in the ongoing struggle between independent pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for equitable reimbursements.  We have commented in the past (here, here, and here) about how PBMs abuse their power in dictating prices that pharmacies can charge their customers, often making more

Apr
17

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

WCB Blog

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

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