• October 28, 2019
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NJ Scooter Laws

This page provides an overview of New Jersey’s newest electric scooter laws, and what to do if you’re involved in a scooter accident. Electric scooters are popping up in cities everywhere across the United States. As of May 13, 2019, the state of New Jersey has jumped on the bandwagon and officially legalized the use…

The “As-Is” Clause in a Residential Lease

Is an “As-Is” clause in a residential lease in Pennsylvania enforceable? That is a question that comes up any time a tenant is injured in a rental property and attempts to sue the landlord. Landlords will commonly include an “As-Is” clause in the lease. The “As-Is” clause generally says that the tenant accepts the property…

  • October 15, 2015
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An Overview Of Pennsylvania’s Statutory Employer Doctrine

Pennsylvania’s Statutory Employer Doctrine is a common defense in construction accident cases. The original purpose of this law was to protect workers. The doctrine was established to protect employees of a subcontractor if the subcontractor did not maintain worker’s compensation insurance. In such a situation, the injured worker could seek worker’s compensation coverage from the…

  • February 11, 2014
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ZDNet.com is reporting that Comcast was hacked last week, potentially exposing subscribers’ personal information. Supposedly, a group named NullCrew FTS hacked at least 24 Comcast mail servers and then publicly posted how to infiltrate Comcast’s servers.  While Comcast has denied that subscribers’ personal information was obtained through the incident, technology websites have recommended that Philadelphia Comcast subscribers…

  • July 18, 2013
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Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law may offer civil immunity to George Zimmerman from any civil lawsuit brought by Trayvon Martin’s family. Many people have speculated that Trayvon Martin’s family will bring a civil lawsuit against Zimmerman following the end of the criminal case. In civil cases there is a lower burden of proof that is…

  • January 30, 2013
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A State Supreme Court Dismisses Doctor’s Lawsuit Against Former Patient’s Son for Defamation In an interesting case from Minnesota, the state’s Supreme Court dismissed a doctor’s lawsuit against a man who left negative feedback about the doctor on a “rate-your-doctor” website. The man was the son of the doctor’s patient.  The patient’s son was sued…

  • November 29, 2012
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Four men filed suit against a New Jersey therapy group for therapy services it offers to “cure” homosexuality. Attorney Christine Sun of the Southern Poverty Law Center represents four men suing Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (“JONAH”), which is located in New Jersey.  The men allege that JONAH’s practice of offering therapy services to…

  • November 06, 2012
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Exercise Your Rights – Vote On Election Day Today is election day across the United States.  After a long and grueling campaign, the voters of this country will finally decide the next President.  Several vital Senate races are being decided in addition to countless other elections being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and across…