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What is a Class Action?

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a procedural device by which one or more individuals (class representatives) may bring a lawsuit on behalf of a large number of individuals (class members) who have the same or substantially similar claims against the same defendant or group of defendants.  While there is no strict...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopts Civil Procedure Rules Committee’

Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopts Civil Procedure Rules Committee’

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has returned Pennsylvania’s venue rules: PA.R.Civ.P 1006 (individuals), 2130 (partnerships), 2156 (associations) and 2179 (corporations) to its pre 2003 status when medical malpractice defendants were subject to the same venue rules as all other non-governmental defendants. In 2002, many held the view that Pennsylvania was embroiled...

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What is a Personal Injury Attorney?

What is a Personal Injury Attorney?

There are many types of attorneys out there. Some attorneys restrict their practice to a specialty, while others practice various types of law. At the end of the day, when looking for an attorney you want to make sure that the attorney has experience in the area of the law...

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The EPA is Finally Looking to Take Action on Forever Chemicals

The EPA is Finally Looking to Take Action on Forever Chemicals

America has become widely contaminated with “forever chemicals,” per- and polyflouroalkyl substances that don’t break down and persist indefinitely in the environment. These chemicals come in a legion of varieties, a huge number of which haven’t even been studied, but they are already associated with causing a host of different...

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Risks to Consider When Driving in the Rain

Risks to Consider When Driving in the Rain

There are many risks to consider when driving in the rain. Some risks are obvious; others are not. It is important that one understands the major specific dangers that one may face when operating a motor vehicle in sub-prime conditions. The more familiar one is with the risks the better,...

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History of Labor Day

History of Labor Day

Labor Day was proposed in 1882. It is not clear who proposed Labor Day to the government. However, it has been determined that it was either Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor or Matthew Maguire,...

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Do I Have a Toxic Tort Claim? – What You Need to Know

Do I Have a Toxic Tort Claim? – What You Need to Know

Toxic tort is a type of civil lawsuit that can take a variety of forms. The word “tort” simply means a civil wrongdoing that can legally subject the wrongdoer to the payment of money damages. Toxic just means that the actionable wrongdoing involved damage from exposure to a harmful substance....

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The Pumpkin Season Has Arrived

The Pumpkin Season Has Arrived

Although the official first day of fall isn’t until September 22, some may be celebrating early with the recent return of all things pumpkin hitting the shelves at grocery stores and coffee shops. I am personally a huge fan of pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie, if it says the word...

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The Importance of Good Body Language and Eye Contact

The Importance of Good Body Language and Eye Contact

At one point in our lives we’ve all have been told good body language and eye contact is important. Why is that? Why is making sure you look someone in the eye and maintaining solid posture imperative to human beings in connecting? Well, there are many reasons why body language...

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What Happens During a Civil Lawsuit?

What Happens During a Civil Lawsuit?

You have probably heard of hearings in connection with court cases, but may not fully understand what they are or what happens during a hearing. Hearings are a typical part of every kind of legal case and are formal proceedings in front of the judge who is presiding over your...

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