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Update: GDPR and Your Customers’ Privacy

Following the EU’s lead, Canada and California have also legislated new data collection and breach legislation. Earlier this year, Partner Keith Leonard explained some of the significant provisions of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, and its effects on U.S. businesses, in his July/August column for ACtion Magazine. Learn more by reading his full Read More

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Pain and Suffering Compensation for Accident Victims

If you are involved in an auto accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania – or suffering other forms of personal injury caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person– you can file suit for pain and suffering. Also known as non-economic damages, these are meant to compensate accident victims for less tangible results of Read More

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Year End Estate Planning Review

The end of the year brings not only the holiday season, but thoughts of things financial for some. With the calendar year end approaching, the astute individual will want to perform a year end review of their estate with a planning professional to ensure that they are on track to meet long term financial objectives. Read More

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Auto Insurance Provides Medical Benefits for Cyclists

Your car insurance does more than protect you as a driver and a passenger. It can also protect you if you are a bicyclist injured in a collision with a vehicle. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are both no-fault states. This means that policy holders will receive medical benefits regardless of who is at fault for Read More

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Christmas Trees and Driving Safety

Be sure to properly secure your Christmas tree to your car when you transport it from the lot or farm this year – improperly securing it could result in damage to your car, and injury to yourself or other individuals. A Christmas tree can scratch paint and damage the windows on your car to the Read More

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Made in America?

In his recent ACtion Magazine column, partner Keith Leonard sets out various highlights of the developing trade agreement intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mr. Leonard’s column was sent to press while negotiations with Canada were ongoing (dairy products were a sticking point), but the United States, Canada, and Mexico have Read More

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

November 4, 2018 through November 11, 2018 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The National Sleep Foundation sponsors the public awareness event. 70 million people suffer from sleep disorders or are sleep deprived. As a result, the National Sleep Foundation says drowsy driving contributes greatly to car crashes. The organization advises adults to get seven to Read More

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Landmark ruling for firefighters suffering cancer

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling that lessens the burden of proof for a firefighter when making a cancer-related workers’ compensation claim. “The brave men and women who serve as firefighters are placed in danger on a daily basis in their efforts to help others. By its very nature, the occupation of firefighting exposes Read More

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Halloween Pedestrian Safety

Choosing a costume, trick-or-treating – Halloween is an exciting time for kids. But there are certain safety concerns that parents should know about. In addition to basic “stranger danger” concerns, parents and kids need to be cautious while travelling between houses. Children are twice more likely to be hit and killed by a car while Read More

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Worn treads increase chance of accidents

Rainy weather can increase the likelihood of a car accident. Add worn tire treads into the mix, and the chance of an accident becomes even higher. AAA research found that driving on wet highways with worn treads can increase stopping distances by 43% when compared with new tires. This study was done on treads worn Read More

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