Legal News Affecting You

You May Be Held Liable For Texting With Someone Who Is Driving A Car

May 5th, 2016, 5:05 PM

A recent Pennsylvania court decision opens the door for claims against those who knowingly send text messages to someone who is driving a motor vehicle.

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Pennsylvania Enacts the Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act

July 6th, 2015, 4:32 PM

A new Pennsylvania law provides additional protection to victims of sexual violence or intimidation in Pennsylvania.  Victims may now seek a court order requiring an offender, even if not a spouse or family member, to stay away from them.

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Are YOU a Distracted Driver?

April 6th, 2015, 10:40 AM

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Studies show that nearly 6 out of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions such as interactions with passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.  Read further to see how you can avoid distractions that may lead to an accident.

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With Spring Come the Bicycles: Remember to Provide "Cushion of Safety"

May 1st, 2014, 8:57 AM

With the Spring weather inviting more bicyclists onto the highways, automobile drivers must be careful in sharing the road.  It's a good time to brush up on the safety rules regarding bicycles.  One such rule is the law requiring motorists to leave a four-foot "cushion of safety" when passing a bicyclist.

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Governor Corbett Announces New Veterans Designation on Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

March 4th, 2014, 2:37 PM

A new veterans designation for Pennsylvania driver's licenses and identification cards, with an American flag with the word "Veteran" beneath it, is now available.

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Statewide Campaign Commenced to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Road

December 23rd, 2013, 4:50 PM

The Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT and the Liquor Control Board today announced a new, statewide campaign to promote designated driving in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road.

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More Personal Bankruptcy Filings on Horizon?

July 8th, 2013, 9:50 AM

October, 2013 will be the 8th anniversary of the Bankruptcy Reform Act.  Those who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions in 2005 will be eligible to re-file and obtain another discharge of debts later this year.

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Latest Court Statistics Show Nearly 45% Statewide Decline In Medical Malpractice Fililngs

June 10th, 2013, 10:56 AM

Pennsylvania Court statistics show almost 45% decline in medical malpractice filings since "base years" of 2000-2002.

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Governor Corbett Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 3rd, 2013, 4:16 PM

With the increasing popularity of motorcycling in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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PennDOT Announces Highway Deaths in 2012 Third-Lowest on Record

April 1st, 2013, 3:37 PM

Crashes on Pennsylvania Highways Decrease

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