Holiday Parties, Drinking, Driving and Your Legal Responsibilities

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...

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Court Radio: Current Legal Issues

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer answer legal questions from callers and interview doctors from Forever Young Spa.

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Shafted: Congress Strips Consumers of Their Rights to Sue Banks

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...

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Court Radio: Bail Reform

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]

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Court Radio: Forever Young Med Spa

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer answer legal questions from callers, and later speaks to the owners of Forever Young Med Spa about his "sculpture" procedure. [powerpress]

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$17M Settlement for Worker Paralyzed in Construction Site Incident

A former masonry company truck driver who was severely injured as he was making a delivery at a N.J. construction site in 2015 has reached a $17 million settlement with the manufacturer, the owner and the seller of a boom lift which broke suddenly and caused his injuries. Brian Smith, who was 42 at the time of the incident, was hurt in January 2015 as he was delivering a load of concrete blocks to a...

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$9M Settlement to Woman Hurt in Crash with a Distracted Truck Driver

A 44-year-old woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2015 when her vehicle was struck by a truck whose driver was distracted and falling asleep has reached a $9 million settlement with the company that owned the truck. The plaintiff, Deanne Crews, alleged in her lawsuit against Advanced Drainage Systems that its driver, 71-year-old David Cole, was distracted and falling asleep as he drove in Logan Township, N.J., on Aug. 18, 2015, and veered...

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