Tragic Death in Harrisburg, PA, Marks the First Fatality Linked to Hoverboard Fires

According to a PennLive report, a major fire on the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue in Harrisburg, PA, resulted in the death of a four-year old girl named Ashanti Hughes who fell while fleeing the scene. Her two sisters were in critical condition as they were sent from the burning building to Lehigh Valley Health […]

VW Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Emissions Scandal

On March 10, 2017, Volkswagen AG (VW) pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with the emissions scandal that is said to be the auto industry’s most expensive scandal in history. The company has agreed to pay $10 billion to buy back 500,000 vehicles and to pay $5,100 in additional compensation to each owner. In […]

FTC Sued for Allowing Dealers to Sell Cars with Deadly Defects

When you go to the dealership and see that a car has been certified as safe or has been subject to a “rigorous inspection”, you assume that any recall issues have been taken care of. In fact, even without the safety claims, you probably assume that dealerships are not allowed to sell vehicles with unfixed […]

Seeking Damages for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome After an Accident

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a debilitating and painful condition for which there is no cure. CRPS can stem from an injury so minor that you didn’t even realize you were injured when the accident occurred. It happens when the immune system and nervous system respond […]

Oklahoma Drill: High School Football, Concussions, and PTSD

A former Pennsylvania high school football player is suing his old school district for injuries he says were caused while performing the Oklahoma Drill in 2009. During the head-to-head maneuver, Shane Skillpa was slammed so hard that his helmet shattered. Even though he was showing signs of concussion, he was returned to practice. Now he […]

The “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017” Is Only Fair for Business Defendants

On February 9th, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced HR 985, or the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017,” a bill that Howard M. Erichson of Fordham University said is “slapped together without any nuanced understanding of the law of class actions.” Section 1717 According to John C. Coffee, […]

How to Gain Compensation For a Back Injury: When You Can and Can’t Sue

Back injuries are among the most debilitating injuries anyone can sustain. Whether your injury is a ruptured disk or a fractured vertebrae, it is likely that you will suffer from pain, restricted movement and expensive medical treatment. For that reason, it is important to understand when and how you can determine if you are owed […]

Civil Justice Bills Pose Major Threat to Civil Litigation Process

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, House Republicans introduced several bills that amount to one of the greatest affronts to tort and class action law since 2005. But what exactly does the GOP intend to do with these bills? While “The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017” (HR 985) touches on nearly all […]

Liability for a Vehicle Mishap on the Road – What You Need to Know

In car crashes, most car accident attorneys look at the liability that falls almost only on the drivers, private individuals. In consequence, insurance companies settle up. Some states have no-fault systems. In the rest of the states, damages depend on how much insurance the at-fault driver has. It’s rare that a component of the car […]