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  • Can I get a DUI for Smoking Pot?

    || 12-Dec-2013

    YES! Under Pennsylvania law, if you are driving a vehicle and if you get pulled over, then a police officer may request that you submit to a blood or urine test if he reasonably suspects you are impaired or if he has reasonable suspicion that you may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If the blood or urine test comes back positive for marijuana (any amount above 1ng/mL), then you are ...
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  • How Much is a Medical Malpractice Claim Worth in PA?

    || 11-Nov-2013

    Every medical malpractice case is different and the amount settled on varies according to the elements of the unique case. A claim may involve both economic and non-economic damages that play a part in determining how much a case may be worth. When it comes to economic damages, you may pursue compensation for all of the following: Medical expenses (past and future) Therapy costs Surgical costs ...
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  • A Lack of Government Transparency

    || 11-Oct-2013

    Government Transparency and the Sunshine Act Citizens from across the nation have been calling for more accountability and transparency in the functioning and decision-making process of all forms of governing bodies. As recently as this summer, former NSA employee, Eric Snowden, released a massive wave of information revealing our federal government's involvement in "spying" on ...
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  • Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Conclusions

    || 5-Apr-2013

    Advisory Opinions to Municipalities Since the Robinson Township decision, municipal governments are left with countless questions and concerns regarding their local ordinances which may or may not be upheld pending the PA Supreme Court decision. ACT 13 states that a municipality can petition for an advisory opinion from the PUC to determine if their zoning ordinance complies with ACT 13. If the ...
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  • Genesis of ACT 13 – Pennsylvania's Comprehensive Oil and Gas Law Consolidation Several years after the "Renz" well was drilled and countless municipalities fought to deny gas drilling companies on their land; the political pressure and public outcry had reached a boiling point. The Huntley, Range Resources, muddied the waters of the Oil and Gas Act and new legislation was ...
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  • Methane Leak in Bradford County - Natural Gas Drilling

    || 13-Jul-2012

    Methane may have leaked into drinking water in Bradford County! According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a letter stating that the methane gas likley leaked out of a drilling station. Local streams and drinking wells were reportedly bubbling from gas that had leaked into the water. If you are concerned that you may be at ...
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  • I was happy to read in today's Times-Tribune about an inventive new way to get middle school students in Abington Heights School District excited about an anti-bullying campaign. According to the article, a Road Scholar Transport rig "emblazoned with an enormous red stop sign and the words 'Stop Bullying' on the trailer had dozens of fifth-graders shouting the message moments ...
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  • Serious Injury Attorney for NEPA

    || 25-Jan-2011

    Over the past few weeks, I, like most Americans, have been following with interest the story of the Tucson shooting. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot during a townhall meeting outside a Safeway grocery store on January 8, has enthralled the nation with her fighter's spirit and compelling will to make a recovery, but for each positive milestone she reaches in her recuperation, we ...
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  • Worries over Marcellus Shale for Area Residents

    || 25-Jan-2011

    More and more families in our area are being notified that land adjacent to their property will be used as a planned site for water withdrawal for potential gas drilling. Saturday's Times-Tribune reports that nine additional NEPA families living in the Marcellus Shale region will be impacted by gas drilling and hydrofracturing, or fracking. For residents whose property borders land owned by ...
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  • Winter Driving in NEPA

    || 12-Jan-2011

    Winter driving season is well underway in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Snow blanketed NEPA Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, causing travel to quickly become hazardous for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre drivers for the second time in less than a week. We're all busy, and roadways are full of motorists trying to get where they need to go, even with slick conditions. But when the negligence of ...
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  • Natural Gas Drilling in NEPA

    || 30-Oct-2010

    The ongoing debate about natural gas drilling in NEPA continues to make headlines throughout our region. When creating natural gas wells, a process called fracturing is used. In this process, hundreds of chemicals are combined with thousands of gallons of water and injected into the earth. The Times Leader reports that HBO's Gasland creator pushes for a one-year moratorium on Pennsylvania ...
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  • Birth Injury Lawyer in Scranton

    || 30-Oct-2010

    The anticipation of the birth of a baby is a time of excitement, joy, and wonder. Expectant parents dream about the moment they will first hold their child, the moment the baby learns to sit up, to walk, and to talk. Most new moms and dads will say that the only thing that matters to them is that the baby is healthy. When a baby suffers birth injuries due to the negligence of the attending ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injury Lawyer

    || 19-Oct-2010

    The hospitals and emergency rooms of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties are filled with people who have sustained serious injuries and will, undoubtedly, be stuck with a mountain of medical bills for their treatment. An ordinary day can quickly turn into an unexpected disaster, and during a time like this, the last thing you want to deal with is the stress and confusion of medical bills. Injuries ...
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  • Marcellus Shale Attorney: Stay Informed of Your Rights!

    || 11-Oct-2010

    If you are living in Northeastern Pennsylvania, chances are that you have heard a lot of talk lately about natural gas drilling in the Marchellus Shale. Proponents of both sides of this issue feel passionately about their arguments, and most residents of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties are aware that fracking will play a significant role in the future of our region. While talk about fracking and ...
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  • If you have been injured in Scranton, but don't know whether you have a solid case against the party that caused your injuries, then you should speak with a Scranton personal injury lawyer. An experienced Scranton personal injury attorney will tell you that establishing legal responsibility, or liability, is among the first tasks you and your attorney will need to tackle. There are really ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injuries Attorney

    || 29-Jun-2010

    Accidents caused by a negligent party unfortunately happen all the time. Walk into any local emergency room, and you are likely to meet someone whose injuries were sustained as a result of such an accident. Some injuries are particularly grievous. Serious injuries, also known as catastrophic injuries or critical injuries, are those which hinder a person's ability to function as normal or to ...
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  • Scranton Drunk Driving Accidents

    || 13-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports this morning on a problem law enforcement officers are facing here in NEPA and nationwide - DUI offenders who are arrested, processed and released, only to immediately commit the same crime. There have been three of these kinds of cases in our area just this year. Repeat DUIs present a major threat to public safety, as do all drunk drivers, who cause injury and death to ...
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  • Scranton Car Accident Attorney

    || 13-Jun-2010

    Scranton motor vehicle accidents are so commonplace in NEPA that we almost don't notice them unless they touch us personally, but car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents and drunk driving accidents have the potential to profoundly impact each of our lives. If you have been injured in a Scranton auto accident or any kind ...
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  • The Times-Tribune reports that as drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation becomes a reality throughout much of our region, the Delaware River Basin Commission, which regulates activities impacting the watershed and which makes up most of Wayne County, is developing its own standards for natural gas drilling. Though exploration may continue, no production will happen until the ...
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  • Wayne County Personal Injury Lawyer

    || 13-May-2010

    With warm weather arriving, I am thinking about summer and the delicious foods that come along with it. Foods that I used to take for granted, though, I have recently begun to reconsider after watching a few films and doing some reading about the food industry, factory farms, sustainable agriculture and what it means to "keep it local." A great place to start if you're interested in ...
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  • CMC Accused of Wrongful Death, Failure to Diagnose

    || 2-May-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Community Medical Center (CMC) in Scranton and one of its emergency room doctors are facing accusations of wrongful death for failing to diagnose the life-threatening symptoms of a man who sought treatment at the hospital but was released rather than hospitalized for his injuries. Hours after his release, he died in a car accident after losing control of his vehicle. ...
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  • Scranton, Pennsylvania Injury Attorney

    || 16-Apr-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit (NEIU), Abington Heights School District and a former teacher have agreed to pay seven families $5 million to settle a lawsuit which alleges that the teacher repeatedly abused autistic children in her care. A judge has not yet signed the agreement, so details on where the money will come from remain unclear, though ...
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer Scranton, PA

    || 25-Mar-2010

    As a personal injury lawyer in Scranton, PA, one of my main professional objectives is to help clients who have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence to recover the money they need to rebuild their lives and to recover physically, emotionally and financially. Though putting money at the beginning and ending of that equation may seem crude to someone who has never been ...
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  • Injury Lawyer Scranton

    || 25-Mar-2010

    Today, looking through my nephew's library books, I read some words that captured my attention. They are from Maya Angelou, and they go like this: "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, and if faced with courage, need not be lived again." In the context of the book, the words refer to the system of apartheid that existed in South Africa for the majority for most of ...
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  • Montrose, PA Auto Accident

    || 18-Mar-2010

    If you live in or near the town of Montrose in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, then you might associate the town with the Montrose Blueberry Festival, Chocolate & Wine Festival, excellent arts and crafts venues, renowned bluestone quarries, or The Montrose Club, a historic country club that is home to one of our nation's oldest golf courses. Or maybe you just think of home. But if you ...
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