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Court Radio: Police Gas Philadelphia Protesters

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to civil rights lawyer Kevin Mincey, who is council to over 100 protesters suing the city of Philadelphia, about protesters being pinned against an embankment, suffocating in clouds of smoke and gas, and whether the police used excessive force against these protesters.

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Personal Injury Lawyer Wins $3.7M Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim after Fall from a Boat Ladder

A $3.7 million settlement was reached by a personal injury lawyer on behalf of a 48-year-old New Jersey woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she fell from a boat ladder at a marina in 2014. The victim, Jennifer Brashears, was aboard a boat as it was being lifted out of the Hudson River on a hoist at Edgewater Marina in Edgewater, N.J., on July 22, 2014, and she fell as she tried to...

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Court Radio: Is This Unconstitutional? Foreign Students Being Forced to Leave U.S.

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to immigration attorney Ricky Palladino about Federal immigration authorities (ICE) forcing foreign students to leave the U.S. abruptly if universities offers Fall classes entirely online due to COVID-19. Dean and Ricky talk about the abrupt order issued on July 5, discuss whether these students have rights, if this order can be overturned in less than 30 days before fall semester, and hear from students impacted...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $650K Settlement for Injured Driver After Ambulance Rear-ends His Car

A New Jersey driver who was hurt in 2017 when his car was rear-ended by an ambulance as he waited for a deer to cross a roadway is receiving a $650,000 settlement in the case. The driver, Peter Feld, had stopped on Siloam Road in Freehold, N.J., on Jan. 28, 2017, when he came upon the deer in the road, according to a June 19 story by The New Jersey Law Journal and Law.com. As...

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Here’s What Bayer’s $11 Billion Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Fund Means for Plaintiffs

The owners of Roundup weed killer recently created an almost $11 billion fund to pay plaintiffs in about 125,000 pending and future lawsuits cases related to cancers blamed on the chemical. So what does the settlement fund mean for existing Roundup cancer plaintiffs and for victims who have not yet filed their cases? To help clients learn what they need to know, we here at MyPhillyLawyer are providing this guide to what they need to...

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If You Took Zantac and Have Cancer, Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights from MyPhillyLawyer

Cancer lawsuits against the makers of heartburn and acid reflux medication Zantac are soaring, especially since April 1 when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to voluntarily and immediately withdraw Zantac from the market. The FDA order includes all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms of the drug, which is known by its generic name as ranitidine. In September of 2019, the FDA announced that low levels of an environmental contaminant known as...

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose Several Bills Intended to Help Philadelphia Business Owners Obtain Benefits through Business Interruption Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state and local government’s efforts to combat the rapid spread of the virus, has resulted in many Philadelphia businesses suddenly finding that their income stream has completely shut off. Governor Wolf declared a state of emergency on march 6, 2020, and less than two week later he signed an executive order closing schools, many government offices and all non-essential businesses. While some businesses have been able to slowly...

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