By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on December 10th, 2017
This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Rosalyn Forbes of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, about why she decided to work with the homeless, what services they provide and what people can do to help. Later, Dean answers legal questions from callers.
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on December 8th, 2017
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is again publicizing its massive 2016 recall of some 17.3 million dressers and chests after another child was killed this year by one of the pieces of furniture after it toppled over onto the victim. The recall, which was first established in June 2016 after the deaths of seven other children, is being re-announced by IKEA to again publicize the large recall as the company is trying to remind customers to...
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on November 30th, 2017
With the December holidays here, from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Christmas and more, it’s a good time to talk about holiday parties, social drinking and potential legal liabilities affecting party hosts when enjoying the season and serving alcoholic beverages to friends, family and colleagues. In Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth doesn't recognize the legal concept of social host liability, which is when a host serves a visibly intoxicated person and that person subsequently injures himself or someone...
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on November 22nd, 2017
American consumers should be outraged by the latest late-night shenanigans from the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress, which recently struck down an Obama-era rule that would have given consumers the right to band together to sue banks and other financial institutions for irresponsible behavior. The rule, which was created under the Obama administration in response to the 2008 U.S. economic and banking crisis, would have allowed consumers to sue banks using class actions under certain circumstances, which...
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on November 19th, 2017
This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks to Rep. Jordan Harris about criminal justice reform. Later, Dean speaks to Devrin Washington and Candace McKinley of the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund about bail reform and the inequities of using cash bail. [powerpress]