A Lesson From President Obama’s “Back-to-School” Speech

Tuesday, September 8, was the first day of school for many children across the country. As the excitement of the new school year began, children from kindergarten to senior high had the opportunity to hear President Barack Obama speak on something important to us all ¾ education. Unfortunately, not all schools and parents agreed that the message in Obama's speech was beneficial to the younger generation, that it gave hope and inspired our children. Rather...

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Toyota sued over allegedly withholding evidence in rollover cases: Here’s how it could affect you

Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/ruchos If you have been injured in a vehicle crash involving a Toyota car or truck in the last few years, pay special note – the company has just been sued by a former corporate attorney who alleges that Toyota illegally withheld critical information about hundreds of rollover crashes involving injuries and deaths. In a report posted on CBSNews.com, the former attorney, Dimitrios P. Biller, the former managing counsel for Toyota Motor...

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Video Blog: Auto Insurance

Pennsylvania requires motorists to have minimum auto insurance coverage. Extra coverage—such as uninsured motorist coverage—can help protect you if injured in an accident not covered by the standard insurance plan. In this video blog, attorney Dean Weitzman explains the role of auto insurance in car accident cases, the importance of hiring a lawyer who understands insurance coverage, and how to recover maximum compensation if you or the negligent driver are uninsured.

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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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