Give quarterback Michael Vick a second chance — he’s paid for his crimes

Everybody deserves a second chance under our American legal system.  You do the crime, you do the time, and then you go back into society and try to make something of yourself.  That's what former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is trying to do.  So why are so many people on his case? Public reaction has been mixed after the Philadelphia Eagles announced yesterday that the team signed Vick to a one-year contract,  according to a...

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Why Judge Sotomayor and the Supreme Court Should Mean Something To You

As the U.S. Senate continues its final debate on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court, it's the perfect time to remember why this vetting process is so important for all of us to observe. Judge Sotomayor has been in the news since she was named by President Barack Obama as his pick for the nation's highest court this past May. So why should all of us as Americans bother paying...

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Tanning beds, cancer risks and you — know your rights

Well, it's official -- the use of UV tanning beds that are popular in tanning salons, health clubs and even in homes is now being labeled as cancer-causing to humans by a group of 20 researchers with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The group, which is part of the World Health Organization, met in June to "to reassess the carcinogenicity of the types of radiation previously classified as 'carcinogenic to humans,'" including...

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Is your child “sexting?” A guide for parents

Among teens today, the recent phenomenon of "sexting" -- taking nude photos of themselves or other teens and e-mailing them to others -- is getting lots of attention from parents and law enforcement officials. So what's it mean to you as a parent? And what does it mean if your child is sexting using a cell phone that you have given them? Well, that depends, but it's something that you need to be aware of...

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Video Blog: Torts

The difference between full tort and limited tort auto insurance coverage is widely misunderstood, but vitally important. Limited tort coverage limits your right to recover compensation after being injured in an accident. It’s a choice that can save you a little money on your insurance premiums, but cost you tens of thousands of dollars should you sustain a serious injury in a car accident. What’s a tort? What’s the difference between full tort coverage and...

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U.S. Congress has some explaining to do about cell phone driving safety

This is a public service announcement on British television, highlighting the dangers of driving while texting.   Caution: The images in this clip are very graphic and disturbing.                  Video Credit: YouTube.com How many people have died needlessly on U.S. roads in the last six years because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was too afraid of Congress to do a formal, detailed study to look at how mobile phones and texting devices were affecting driving across...

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Pennsylvania Taking Baby Steps On The Cell Phone Front…

Driving while texting: proposed Pa. law would levy $100 fine Tired of seeing drivers texting from cellphones and PDAs while they’re behind the wheel of their cars, minivans and trucks? So are we, as is every other rational person who doesn’t want to get hurt in a vehicle accident due to someone else’s carelessness. Well, some good news came out of the Pennsylvania State Senate yesterday – a bill passed the Senate by a 44...

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Auto Accident Checklist from MyPhillyLawyer

If you have ever been involved in a car accident, even one that is minor, you know that the aftermath can be very hectic and chaotic. If you have serious injuries or property damage, you will definitely want to document as much information as possible about the accident, the drivers, the vehicles and objects involved. MyPhillyLawyer provides a helpful Auto Accident Checklist as well as six critical steps you should follow immediately after an accident....

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GM Bankruptcy Amended to Address Some Concerns

Since the announcement of Chrysler’s bankruptcy plan nearly a month ago, opponents have gathered to express outrage at the injustice of this plan. As we discussed previously, the Chrysler bankruptcy plan leaves people who are injured as the result of defective Chrysler vehicles without legal claims against the “new” emerging company. This outrage did little to alter the fate of Chrysler; the bankruptcy was approved with minimal interruptions. Chrysler has emerged from bankruptcy without liability...

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