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Pennsylvania Considers Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms Without Licenses

Legislation now moving through the state House of Representatives and Senate would make it easier for qualified Pennsylvanians to carry concealed firearms. Under current law, individuals must go through a background Read More

Bill Would Restore Mandatory Minimum Gun Sentences in Pennsylvania

In 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mandatory minimum sentences for most offenses, including those relating to firearms possession, are unconstitutional. However, a proposal by a freshman representative from Read More

Pros and Cons of Living Trusts vs. Wills

Every adult, whether wealthy or not, should have a will or a living trust so that they can make clear how they want their estate distributed when they die. There Read More

Pennsylvania's Expanded "Move Over" Law: Potential Penalties and Liabilities

Like many states, Pennsylvania has a law in effect that requires drivers to slow down or move over one lane when vehicles are stopped on the side of the road. Read More

Self-Defense Argument Leads to Dismissal of Assault Charges in Bedford County Activist Shooting

A recent case in Bedford County, Pennsylvania shows the effectiveness of a justification defense in a criminal assault prosecution. My firm won dismissal of the most serious charges faced by Read More

In Medical Malpractice Cases, Insurers Pay — Doctors Don’t

For people who have been injured or who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, an important question that arises is how to recover the monetary damages that Read More

Be Careful What You Post! Understanding Defamation, Slander and Libel

In the 30 years since it was first launched to the public, the World Wide Web has given people an unlimited forum to air information and opinions publicly to wide Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Restricts Vehicle Searches by Police

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision limits the power of police to search vehicles after pulling them over. Unless they have a warrant, officers must demonstrate both probable cause and Read More

Is Pennsylvania on the Cusp of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana?

It’s been less than five years since Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill that legalized medical marijuana and just over two years since the first Pennsylvania dispensaries opened. In that Read More

Bill Cosby Case Focuses on Admissibility of “Prior Bad Acts” Testimony

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is deciding whether five witnesses in Bill Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault trial should have been barred from testifying about “prior bad acts” that may have influenced Read More

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