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AWARDS: $2,350,000 award to automobile accident wrongful death plaintiffs • jury acquittal – double criminal homicide • $1,000,000 award to motorcycle accident wrongful death plaintiffs • jury acquittal – criminal homicide • $465,000 award to medical malpractice plaintiff • jury acquittal – criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person, neglect of a care dependent person • $325,000 federal jury verdict, UIM and insurance bad faith award to automobile accident plaintiffs • jury acquittal – attempted criminal homicide • $300,000 award to medical malpractice plaintiff • jury acquittal- attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon • $300,000 award to automobile accident/ products liability plaintiffs • jury acquittal – homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle DUI, aggravate assault by vehicle • $115,000 award to truck accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – murder, rape • $100,000 non-jury trial verdict to facial laceration plaintiff • jury acquittal – 1st degree Murder (capital case) • $90,000 award to premises liability/slip-and-fall plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI, terroristic threats, carrying firearms without a license • $440,000 award to civil rights violation plaintiff • jury acquittal – theft, receiving stolen property • $135,000 award to civil rights violation plaintiff • jury acquittal – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (PWI) • $636,000 jury verdict in plaintiffs’ medical malpractice case • jury acquittal – indecent assault, indecent exposure • $550,000 award in plaintiffs’ personal injury case • juvenile case acquittal- solicitation to commit aggravated assault, aggravated assault of unborn child • $250,000 award to mass transit accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy • $130,000 award to premises liability/slip-and-fall plaintiffs • court-appointed appellate counsel – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reversal of rape conviction • $465,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – aggravated assault • $125,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI • non-jury acquittal – dismissal of armed robbery charges • $170,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • successful jury verdict in defense of attorney charged with legal malpractice in professional liability case • $140,000 award to injured bicyclist plaintiff • non-jury acquittal – dismissal of 2 counts of criminal homicide • $180,000 award to employment discrimination plaintiff • jury acquittal – indecent exposure • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to paternal grandparents over natural mother • juvenile decertification petition granted to criminal homicide charges – release at age 21 • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to father • jury acquittal – DUI • $90,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to mother • $50,000 jury verdict for plaintiff- passenger in automobile accident case • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to father • hung jury – Arson trial (no criminal punishment imposed) • $265,000 award to premises liability plaintiff • jury acquittal – delivery of a controlled substance • $125,000 award to premises liability plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI • $190,000 award to products liability plaintiff • $150,000 award to premises liability/construction accident plaintiff • $750,000 award to prison medical malpractice and civil rights violation plaintiff • $90,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • $108,500 award to automobile accident plaintiff • $80,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • $150,000 award to truck accident plaintiffs.

Protecting Employees Who Cry “Foul” – The Role of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

Discrimination in the workplace is against public policy and violates the law in Pennsylvania. However, individuals might understandably be reluctant to voice their objections to discriminatory practices engaged in by their employers. Fortunately, employees willing to stand up and cry “foul,” can look to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to protect them against retaliation.

Establishing Probable Cause for a DUI Arrest

Police enforcement of Pennsylvania laws prohibiting driving while under the influence of alcohol has resulted in a record number of arrests. The Pennsylvania State Police reported 19,518 DUI arrests by their officers last year. Stopping a vehicle and arresting its driver for DUI cannot be done unless the police officer has probable cause to believe the motorist has violated the law. An arrest made without probable cause violates the U.S. Constitution and Pennsylvania laws.

The Importance of Noncompetition Clauses in Employment Contracts

Noncompetition or noncompete clauses are common additions to most Pennsylvania employment contracts. They restrict the ability of workers from using the training or proprietary information acquired at their jobs to unfairly compete against their former employers. The U.S. Treasury reports that approximately 30 million American workers, representing 18 percent of the total workforce, are covered by noncompetition clauses.

Owner Liability For Injuries Caused by Drones

The popularity of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones as they are commonly called, has exploded in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in recent years. The Federal Aviation Administration has registered 670,000 of them so far and expects up to 7 million of them to be sold for recreational and commercial uses by 2020. As the number of drones being flown increases, the injuries caused by them crashing into people or coming into contact with the blades that propel them raises legal issues about the liability of drone owners.

Distracted Driving Can Kill You

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 people die and almost 1,200 are injured every day due to distracted driving. Laws restricting the use of cellphones for making calls and prohibiting their use for texting have focused attention on those activities, but the causes of distracted driving are not limited to cellphone use.

The Role of Expert Witnesses To Prove Liability in Personal Injury Cases

If you watch enough courtroom dramas on TV, you might not appreciate the importance of the role expert witnesses play in personal injury cases. Eyewitness can only testify about what they observed through the use of the five senses, but an expert can offer an opinion based upon the expert’s superior proficiency in a particular field.

ARD Offers Alternatives to Punishment for Pennsylvania DUI Arrests

Pennsylvania is tough on motorists caught driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs with imprisonment, hefty fines and loss of driving privileges being only a few of the penalties associated with a conviction. Another consequence is the long-term effect of having a criminal record, but there is a special program that enables eligible drivers to avoid the stigma of a criminal conviction.

The Role of Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Accident Victims Obtain Compensation

When someone is injured by the careless or intentional acts of another party, it is a personal injury attorney who uses state laws and the civil courts to force the responsible party to pay compensation to the victim. Attorneys practicing in the area of personal injury law or torts must be skilled litigators capable of presenting evidence in court to convince judges and jurors to award damages to the victims.