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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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Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney at the Time of an Accident is a Prudent Action

You’ve probably seen or heard advertisements saying that it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney at the time of an accident. You also might have thought that this was just another hard sell tactic. Not necessarily. There are solid reasons to take this immediate action. Say you’ve been in an accident of some kind–– Read More

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PHRC Increases LGBT Protections

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) will now accept complaints from those who feel that they were discriminated against as a result of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The PHRC is a state organization that investigates discrimination complaints in housing, education, and employment. Previously, the PHRC would not investigate discrimination complaints relating to sexual Read More

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The Importance of Hiring Legal Counsel for a New Business

It is more tempting than ever to handle the legal set up of a new business yourself. Online forms. Web-based business entity registration. You have enough startup costs, so why not save money on legal fees now when your business is small. You can always hire a lawyer later to fine tune the details—right? Wrong. Read More

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GDPR and Your Customers’ Privacy

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into full effect on May 25, 2018, with a focus on the personally identifiable information (PII) being collected when you receive an offer for a product or service. While directed at protecting the PII of EU citizens, companies around the world can be found to be Read More

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