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Cracking Down on Hazing in Pennsylvania Schools

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rest of the country were shaken when a 19-year-old engineering student at Penn State University died during an alcohol-fueled fraternity initiation rite in February 2017. Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey, died of head and spleen injuries suffered while drunkenly falling multiple times, including twice down a flight of […]

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With Winter Weather On The Way, Be Careful With Slip and Falls at Work

Winter weather is in our forecast.  Some areas of Central Pennsylvania could see between 5 and 8 inches of snow this week, mainly on Thursday.   With snow and ice here, drive ways, parking lots, and sidewalks become very slippery.  Take extra time and be careful. What happens if you slip and fall at work on […]

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Changes To Pennsylvania DUI Driver’s License Suspensions Have Taken Effect

Since last year, the way PennDOT has handled the suspension of operating privileges of those convicted of a DUI offense has been changing. Previously, the use of an ignition interlock device, (sometimes referred to as a “blow and go”) was reserved for those convicted of second and subsequent DUI offenses and the use of the […]

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Social Security recipients will receive a 2.8% increase in 2019

Social Security recipients will be receiving a 2.8% cost of living adjustment in 2019. It is the largest increase in seven years. In terms of dollars, the average Social Security benefit should rise by $39 a month to $1,461 per month in 2019. For a retired couple, the average social security benefit will rise by […]

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Explaining the differences in Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Chapters and Options for You

I recently met with a couple that had heard Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the one “that the Trustee finds out how much you make and then takes all your income.”  This was, of course, wrong. The purpose of this article is to explain the differences between the bankruptcy options.  One bankruptcy remedy may work better […]

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Mooney Law: Pennsylvania’s Childline and Abuse Registry

Most people are aware of Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) commonly known as Megan’s Law. A person can be placed on this registry only after a criminal conviction of certain enumerated offenses outlined in the SORNA statute. This registry is open to and easily accessible by the public. The registry is maintained […]

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Mooney Law: Your Pennsylvania Disability Law Practice

Mooney Law represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and is a full Pennsylvania Disability Law practice. What do we mean by that? At Mooney Law, we represent disabled clients in the following areas: Pennsylvania Workers Compensation: We represent injured workers throughout Pennsylvania. We have a full workers compensation litigation practice, from litigating denied injuries, to defending against […]

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PA Elder Law: Nursing Home costs From Losing $120,000 Yearly to Saving a Legacy

Many spouses are confronted with the sudden realization that their other half will remain indefinitely in a long term care facility. Overwhelmed by guilt and grief, they are propelled through a harsh system of Medicaid rules regarding long term care and with little guidance on their options. To not fault of their own, spouse’s rely […]

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Pennsylvania Workers Comp: What’s my case worth?

It is a question that nearly every injured worker at some point asks — what is my case worth? The simple answer is — it depends. And it really does depend on several factors. So what are those factors? Are you currently receiving wage loss benefits? That is a big factor. Why? When an insurance […]

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