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Trouble at Johnson & Johnson

Trouble at Johnson & Johnson

By | Personal Injury

In December 2018, Johnson & Johnson lost its motion to overturn a jury verdict that resulted in one of the largest personal injury awards on record.  The plaintiffs in this case were 22 women who attributed their ovarian cancer to asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and other…

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Small Business Bankruptcy

Small Business Bankruptcy

By | Bankruptcy & Debt Relief

80 to 90 percent of business bankruptcy filings come from small businesses.  Under new bipartisan legislation set for consideration in 2019, small businesses with less than $2.5 million in debt would be able to file bankruptcy more cheaply and quickly. The proposed bill would add a subchapter to the Bankruptcy…

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Drone Protection

Drone Protection

By | Firm News

Drones, once limited to science fiction, are now everywhere.  People enjoy them recreationally, and some companies use them to deliver packages.  But drones equipped with cameras pose risks to privacy and security for unsuspecting individuals. In October 2017, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that provides warranted…

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Fired After Cancer Surgery

Fired After Cancer Surgery

By | Firm News

Troy Coachman had worked for a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Seattle for fourteen years when he received a cancer diagnosis and underwent a laryngectomy at the end of 2014.  In early 2015, he was cleared by his doctors to return to work as finance director for the dealership. As a result…

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Five Month Waiting Period

Five Month Waiting Period

By | Social Security Disability

There are two types of disability benefits available to disabled Americans through the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to Americans who used to be able to work and paid into Social Security during their working years but who are now disabled and are no…

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Liable When It’s Not Your Fault?

Liable When It’s Not Your Fault?

By | Personal Injury

Personal injury lawsuits represent a large portion of claims filed in federal and state courts.  As injuries become more nuanced, and the ways in which people can get hurt continues to grow, it is becoming harder to both pursue and defend against personal injury claims. Trip and fall accidents on…

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Trouble in Guam

Trouble in Guam

By | Social Security Disability

Katrina and Leslie Schaller are twins.  They are both United States citizens. They both suffer from myotonic dystrophy, which is a degenerative, debilitating genetic disorder that inhibits muscle function severely.  Only one of them, however, receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. Why? Because Leslie lives in Pennsylvania, and Katrina…

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CVS “Burden”

CVS “Burden”

By | Employment Discrimination

Dana Paladino has worked for CVS for years.  She suffers from cerebral palsy, but that never stopped her from getting perfect reviews for the past fifteen years that she has worked in CVS’s pharmacy department. Paladino’s physical limitations did not pose any problems to her ability to perform her work…

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