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May
31

Philadelphia Railroad Accident Lawyers: Rail Safety 

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An Increasing Concern for Workers and Communities In a recent article regarding the tragic deaths of two AMTRAK workers the Philadelphia Inquirer described numerous lapses in safety precautions that had become the “norm” at railroad sites. The concern regarding railroad safety extends to a broad array of potential problems and victims.  Railroad workers are, of

May
25

Philadelphia Civil Rights Lawyers Report on Stop and Frisk

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Stop and Frisk Progress Continues to Elude Philadelphia In 2011, the City of Philadelphia entered into a Consent Decree to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the Philadelphia Police Department was conducting pedestrian stops (known as Terry stops) based on race.  Pursuant to the Consent Decree, the City shares with the ACLU of Pennsylvania and its

May
19

Philadelphia Consumer Protection Lawyers: Dismantling Student Loan Protections

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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

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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

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

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