Blog Posts in October, 2009

  • Scranton Theft Attorney

    || 30-Oct-2009

    It's Halloween, and if the pumpkins and goblins don't help you remember, then an article in today's Times-Tribune might make it difficult for you to forget. The article deals with the age-old issue of grave robberies, and the fact that, nationwide, guards and police are on high alert for potential offenders on Halloween night. Talk about needing a Scranton theft attorney, right? Can ...
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  • Scranton Premises Liability

    || 30-Oct-2009

    We've all seen them, right? I'm talking about the warnings on lighters or fuel containers saying, "Caution: Flammable," or on household cleaners saying, "Caution: Do not spray in eyes." Really? Thanks. Accident averted - that was close. I'm sure you have your own favorites. And don't think that my being a lawyer prevents me from hearing all the lawyer jokes and ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injury

    || 28-Oct-2009

    Today's Times-Tribune reports recent polls showing that a majority of Pennsylvanians believe our state is on the wrong track, with nearly three quarters of us rating our state government as fair or poor, and only about one quarter rating it as good. Pennsylvanians' low confidence in politicians at both the state and federal level apparently is yielding widespread pessimism and skepticism ...
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  • Luzerne County Personal Injury

    || 28-Oct-2009

    Today's Times Leader informed readers about a strange series of events that allegedly included a man's taking an unwilling passenger on a high-speed drive, his forcing the passenger to jump from a moving van, and his setting the van on fire outside a Plains Township car dealership. The events had "Luzerne County personal injury " written all over them. The man was charged with ...
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  • Scranton Medical Malpractice

    || 24-Oct-2009

    As swine flu becomes a national health emergency and as families continue to wait for vaccines to become available, the Times-Tribune reports that absentee rates in our local schools are on the rise, and increasing numbers of people are reaching out to their doctors. But what happens when your doctor, the one you trust with your health and even your life, fails you? Doctors, physicians, nurses and ...
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  • Scranton White Collar Crime

    || 24-Oct-2009

    Much like mafia families having been glamorized on TV and in the movies, white collar criminals have sometimes been depicted in enticing ways by the entertainment industry. A brand new show on the USA Network called White Collar does just this, playing up a white collar criminal's charm, intelligence and sophistication. In real life, however, white collar crime is seldom entertaining. ...
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  • Pike County Child Pornography

    || 24-Oct-2009

    A local Roman Catholic priest is facing Pike County child pornography charges. The man, who served as an assistant pastor in different parishes and taught in several local Catholic schools, has worked in the diocese of Scranton since 1992. In the state of Pennsylvania, child pornography is a very serious sex crime. Pike county child pornography charges require the expertise of a skilled Milford ...
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  • Seriously Injured in an Accident in Scranton

    || 14-Oct-2009

    You may have heard or read reports over the last several months about a young woman who was seriously injured in an accident in Scranton : Riding her bicycle home from a nighttime event, it seems she hit uneven ground and flew off her bike, hitting her head. The young woman is a friend of my niece's, so I have followed her story. She is recovering well, and the community has shown amazing ...
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  • Stroudsburg DUI

    || 12-Oct-2009

    Monroe County and state police mean business when it comes to Stroudsburg DUI. Just a couple days ago, the Pocono Record reported that the Monroe County Sheriff's Office was seeking help from the public in finding a local man who failed to show up for his arraignment on charges including DUI. Another recent article discussed local state troopers' participation in a statewide program ...
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  • DUI Lawyer Scranton

    || 12-Oct-2009

    Driving under the influence of alcohol - DUI - remains a pervasive problem in our area and throughout our state. For this reason, Pennsylvania legislators have proposed that judicial districts, with support from a statewide, court-appointed DUI court coordinator and an advisory committee, be permitted to establish DUI courts as a special criminal docket that admits defendants into alcohol ...
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  • Luzerne County Bribery

    || 8-Oct-2009

    The Times-Tribune ran a story today about a Luzerne County bribery case in which a former Pittston area school superintendent was sentenced to thirteen months in prison for accepting bribes. Luzerne County bribery charges are serious business. Any time a person offers or accepts something of value in exchange for influence on a government official or public employee he can be charged with bribery. ...
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  • Pocono DUI Charges

    || 8-Oct-2009

    You don't have to look very far to see how negatively drunk driving affects people's lives. From the victims of drunk driving accidents and the families of those victims, to the families of drunk drivers and the drivers themselves, DUI hurts everyone involved. A recent article in the Pocono Record brought this point home. A man in his fifties - a guy who had never had legal problems, a guy ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre DUI

    || 8-Oct-2009

    Wilkes University students publish a student newspaper, The Beacon, which recently made an excellent case in favor of Wilkes-Barre's need for establishing more DUI checkpoints near Public Square. Citing accident reports and local and national statistics, an opinion piece in the paper argued that checkpoints set up every weekend in the vicinity of the square would deter drunk drivers and, ...
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  • Luzerne County White Collar Crime

    || 8-Oct-2009

    In Luzerne County, white collar crime is investigated by the Detective Division of the Luzerne County District Attorney's office. The ten detectives who make up this division have been specially trained by the FBI, the Pennsylvania State Police and other outside organizations to bring the county's full resources to bear on suspected criminals. Investigations of Luzerne County white collar ...
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  • Scranton Fraud Charges

    || 4-Oct-2009

    In the coming months, we may see a new category of Scranton fraud charges emerge. This past September, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) introduced a bill - S. 1551, The Liability for Aiding and Abetting Securities Violations Act of 2009 - that amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to make third parties to securities fraud lawsuits responsible to investors. Under current legislation, in many ...
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  • Schuylkill County DUI Homicide

    || 1-Oct-2009

    The Times Leader reports that police arrested a Schuylkill County man this past Tuesday and charged him with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence (DUI), accidents involving death, failure to notify law enforcement authorities of an accident, two counts of driving under the influence and several traffic violations. When drunk drivers become involved with accidents that result in ...
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