• June 07, 2016
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Obtaining personal jurisdiction over a foreign defendant in Pennsylvania can be challenging. Defendants will often seek to dismiss a case at the outset if any argument can be made that the defendant does not maintain sufficient contacts with Pennsylvania to be haled into court there. Personal injury attorney John Mattiacci has extensive experience in defeating motions to…

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that occurs naturally in bundles.  It has been used for decades in thousands of different products. Asbestos was commonly used because it was a tough, versatile and cheap product that was resistant to heat, fire, and electrical damage. Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos has to been shown to cause fatal cancer and mesothelioma….

Cases involving a slip and fall on ice and snow can be difficult due to Pennsylvania’s hills and ridges doctrine. This defense can be challenging to overcome. Certain types of evidence are essential in being able to defeat the hills and ridges doctrine and to allow an injured plaintiff to recover damages. Below is a…

  • July 08, 2014
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 A roller coaster car derailed at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. Reports indicate that a tree branch derailed the first car of the Ninja roller coaster. About two dozen people were stranded on the ride for nearly three hours while 40 feet above the ground. Thankfully the injuries to passengers appear to be minor. Two riders…

  • October 02, 2013
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Researchers have published a study that fracking wastewater downstream of a plant in Western Pennsylvania is dangerously high in radioactivity, salts and metals. The study was performed over the last two years by a team led by Avner Vengosh, Ph.D., a professor at Duke University. The study measured the levels of contaminants in water and sediment both upstream and…

Anchor Your Flat Screen Televisions To Prevent Accidents People often do not realize how dangerous falling flat screen televisions can be to children. Flat screen televisions are top heavy and often tip over if they are not properly anchored to a wall. There are several reported incidents each year in which children have been injured…

  • March 15, 2013
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“Popcorn lung” is a term given to a serious lung condition that can be caused by an artificial flavoring formerly used in microwave popcorn. The chemical diacetyl is a natural chemical that was used in microwave popcorn to simulate the taste of butter. It is this chemical that has been linked to serious lung disease…

  • November 30, 2012
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A bridge crashed in Paulsboro, NJ on the morning of November 30, 2012. A bridge failure is being reported as the cause of the crash. Reports indicated 28 people are being treated for injuries, including respiratory problems associated with exposure to leaked chemicals.  Read the full story here. Several tanker cars  derailed and fell into…

Wedding Party Brawl At The Sheraton Society Hill In Philadelphia A fight between two wedding parties at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia erupted this past weekend. Reports indicate that as many as 100 people were involved in the fight. A heavy police response was called in to break up the event. While information on…