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Distracted Driving Lawsuit Filed Against Snapchat

A Georgia man injured by a distracted driver recently filed a distracted driving lawsuit against the messaging application (app) “Snapchat.” The lawsuit claims that the app promotes distracted driving and was a contributing factor in the 2015 accident that caused...

/ May 4, 2016
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Why PA Sex Abuse Victims Don’t Come Forward

Sexual assault is the most under reported crime.  According to Rape Abuse And Incest National Network at least 68% of all incidents are not reported.  There are many reasons why victims of sexual abuse don’t come forward and report the...

/ April 26, 2016
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Flavored Vapes: The Poison Apple for Children

Electronic cigarettes, also known as vapes, are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional cigarettes for adults. A recent CBS6 report suggested that hundreds of children under six are suffering vape poisoning—what’s more alarming is that this is not from second-hand...

/ April 12, 2016
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How An Uber Driver’s Personal Injury Liability Affects You

Whether or not a driver is part of Uber or Lyft can impact the personal injury claim of all parties involved in a car accident. One may worry what will happen if he or she is a passenger in an...

/ March 20, 2016
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Shocking Statistics: Nursing Home Abuse Occurs in 1 in 3 Facilities

During July 2015, ABC News revealed the results of a nursing home abuse report conducted by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee between January 1999 and January 2001. The report found that nursing home abuse occurs...

/ March 5, 2016
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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Class Action Lawsuits

In January 2016, The Supreme Court ruled that companies that are the subject of a class action lawsuit cannot settle with an individual plaintiff before a class action is established. According to a recent New York Times article, the 6-3...

/ February 21, 2016
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Eight Steps to Take After an Uber Accident

I recently read an article describing the aftermath of an Uber accident in Fortune Magazine. It was 3 a.m. The writer was headed home, when her Uber driver crashed into another vehicle. In the article, she describes the accident and...

/ February 11, 2016
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Franchise Pros and Cons: A Guide for Prospective Business Owners

Individuals who yearn for the freedom to be their own boss, but don’t have the time to experience the growing pains of a new business may want to consider a franchise. The time it takes to open a franchise business...

/ February 9, 2016
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Child Custody: What Your Child Custody Arrangement Means for Your Tax Return

Now that the holidays are over, you may be ready to start your taxes. You’ve collected your W-2, 1099’s and other documents. You have last year’s tax form for guidance. But, if you’ve gotten divorced in the last year, this...

/ January 8, 2016
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What a Child Won’t Tell: Recognizing the Signs of Sex Abuse in Children

Each year, U.S. police departments receive as many as 80,000 reports of sexual abuse against children. However, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry reports that this number is an underestimate. Many children who are abused are afraid to...

/ January 5, 2016