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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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Provide protections for your pet after your death

You may think you have considered everything when it comes to your estate planning, but if you own any animals, what will happen to them in the event of your death? One option in New Jersey and Pennsylvania is to establish an animal trust. An animal trust in Pennsylvania can be put in place while Read More

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Partner Keith Leonard to present at NBI seminar

Partner Keith Leonard is scheduled to give two presentations at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) course, “Human Resource Law Boot Camp.” Mr. Leonard’s presentations will cover the use of handbooks to protect against legal liability, and the legal ins and outs of hiring and firing. The seminar is geared toward (and will provide credits for) Read More

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Escalating Trade War

Partner Keith Leonard wrote a follow-up column for ACtion Magazine about the continuing escalation in what is becoming a trade war spurred by tariffs. Other countries around the world react swiftly in retaliation for tariffs imposed on their goods being sold in the United States. The direct impact of tariffs on the automotive industry is explored Read More

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PA Insurance Requirements for Uber, Lyft

Pennsylvania regulations for Uber, Lyft and other ride share companies provide insurance requirements for vehicles operating through an app-based transportation service. App-based transportation services are subject to two different requirements for insurance (minimum levels of coverage) based on the status of the driver: one for if they are logged into the network and able to Read More

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Aretha Franklin Highlights Importance of Wills

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died on August 16, 2018 without a will. According to Michigan law, Franklin’s four sons will divide her large estate equally. The AP reports no conflicts have arisen among her family members, but it is expected to take years to establish the value of her estate. Two years after his Read More

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