Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill; Expert Testimony in Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking Cases

Posted on September 28th, 2020 in Family Law

In mid-September, Senate Bill 1170 passed, amending the Judicial Code that permits expert witnesses to testify in court cases involving domestic violence and human trafficking in order to provide insight into the crime and how it impacts victims’ behavior following the crime. Previous code only permitted expert witnesses to testify in cases of sexual violence […]

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Horrific Child Abuse Case Ends in Death; Reporting Child Abuse in PA

Posted on September 22nd, 2020 in Family Law

Twelve-year-old Max Schollenberger from Lebanon County was reported dead after suffering horrific abuse at the hands of his father and stepmother. Representative Frank Ryan of Lebanon told Local 21 News that, “I can’t imagine what this young boy has gone through his entire life,” after authorities had discovered Schollenberger’s lifeless body, covered in human waste, […]

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Domestic Abusers Utilize Tech in Coronavirus Era

Posted on September 15th, 2020 in Family Law

Parts of Pennsylvania faced stay-at-home orders under Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mandates from mid-March through June, leaving many of the most vulnerable in the Keystone State to endure fear and abuse. During the months-long orders, many survivors of abuse did not have the means to report violence as social services across the state saw a […]

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Stops and Searches: Know Your Rights

Posted on September 8th, 2020 in Civil Right

Stops and searches by police can sometimes be frightening–especially if you believe your civil rights are being violated. Whether it is discriminatory conduct or unlawful practices, you are guaranteed constitutional protections both under federal and state law. Attorney Craig Kalinoski has experience both as an attorney and as a police officer, and he will work […]

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Labor Day Boating Accidents

Posted on September 1st, 2020 in Personal Injury

In 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard found that more than 100 of the 633 boating fatalities across the country were alcohol-related, and impairment was the leading contributor to deaths. In Pennsylvania, statistics were similar, with 3 out of 14 of boating-related fatalities being alcohol or drug impairment-related. With the 2020 Labor Day holiday weekend days […]

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Students Forced to Sign COVID-19 Liability Waivers: Is it Legal?

Posted on August 25th, 2020 in Civil Right

Pennsylvania State University faced backlash from students and parents after requiring students to sign a liability agreement and assume all risk of COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for the fall semester. Now the university has taken a step back and will provide students an alternate legal agreement regarding coronavirus. The original agreement stated, “I […]

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Can I be forced to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Posted on August 18th, 2020 in Civil Right

As the world prepares for a potential end to the novel coronavirus with a vaccine, it’s no surprise that many Americans are skeptical about receiving a vaccine this quickly. In fact, reports suggest that only two-thirds of adults would willingly get the vaccine. While that may or may not protect them from COVID-19, that is […]

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Can Teachers Sue for Personal Injury Due to COVID-19?

Posted on August 12th, 2020 in Personal Injury

The more than 120,000 public school teachers in Pennsylvania are preparing for a return to the classroom, which will be a bit different in the COVID-19 era. However, many are concerned that in-person instruction can lead to health complications not just for the students, but teachers and staff as well. Studies suggest children are faring […]

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When You Are Refused Service

Posted on August 4th, 2020 in Civil Right

You’ve likely seen the signs in storefront windows reading, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service.” While that has been accepted as the societal norm of proper conduct inside public establishments, many wonder when does a common sense refusal of service become an infringement of personal rights? Here’s what you need to know when you are […]

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Helping Your Child Through The Divorce

Posted on July 28th, 2020 in Divorce

When we talk about divorce, we often focus on the financial and emotional ramifications it has on the separating couple. However, one of the biggest victims in a divorce are children who are involved. While we discuss the importance of child custody plans and support payments, knowing the emotional toll a divorce can have on […]

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