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Read our blog articles on a variety of legal subject matters written by the experienced, proven, and trusted attorneys of Mooney Law. We are experienced in most practice areas of law within Pennsylvania, Maryland and beyond.

The Three Main forms in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

When a worker is injured at work in Pennsylvania, the employer/insurance carrier, herein referred to as ‘employer’, is required to accept or deny the claim within 21 days of the report of a work injury.  Failure to do so can lead to penalties against the employer. When you report an injury, the employer can issue […]

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How OSHA and Federal Vaccine Mandates Effect Your Employment or Business

As the battle continues to surge in the Country against COVID-19 and its variants, many Americans are being thrust into unknown territory regarding employment, school district policies, and healthcare. In July 2021, President Biden implemented a COVID-19 Action Plan, (the “Plan”), which would create a six-pronged, national strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19.  These […]

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Criminal Law

PA Superior Court Overturns 40 Years of Sentencing Practice and Procedure

Recently in the case of Commonwealth v. Simmons the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that criminal defendants facing violation of parole of proceedings cannot be resentenced on probationary sentences that haven’t begun. While this may sound confusing, the end result is that there could be hundreds, if not thousands, of incarcerated individuals in Pennsylvania who are […]

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In Workers Comp, what is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

After medically treating for an extended period of time or being on workers compensation wage loss benefits for a period of time, your doctor may discuss with you the possibility of undergoing a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). That brings confusion for injured workers. What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation? How does it impact your workers’ […]

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CHRIA Discrimination: Employer’s Use of Background Checks & Criminal History

For many, one of the first steps in the hiring process is the background check.  Background checks generally provide an array of information to the employer, such as but not limited to: a person’s work history, education, credit history, motor vehicle reports (MVR’s), medical history, use of social media, drug screenings, and, criminal history. Specifically […]

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Bitcoin and Bankruptcy: Applying An Analog Law to the Digital Frontier

. Some profited, some broke even, and some suffered losses. If you have dabbled in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and are considering filing for Bankruptcy protection, you likely wonder how the tried-and-true analog Bankruptcy Code

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PA SUPREME COURT ADDRESSES LEGALITY OF CERTAIN SENTENCES FOR DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE

There is never a good time to get a DUI. In addition to possible jail time, probation, fines, community service, Drug and Alcohol evaluations and ever-growing court costs, there is the collateral consequence of having your driving privileges suspended. If you get caught driving while your license is suspended for a DUI and convicted of […]

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Central Pennsylvania fork lift accidents on the rise

The Interstate 81 Corridor from Hagerstown Maryland, to Greencastle, to Chambersburg, to Shippensburg, and to Carlisle continues to see growth and expansion in the distribution/warehouse sector. Shippensburg has seen growth on both Exits 24 and 29. With that expansion comes more distribution jobs and the need for forklift and pallet jack operators. One of the […]

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Mooney Law welcomes Makayla Gilchrist as an Associate Attorney

Mooney Law is pleased to announce that Makayla Gilchrist has joined Mooney Law as an Associate Attorney.  Attorney Gilchrist joins Mooney Law after serving as a Law Clerk with the firm.  She will handle matters that include Family Law, Divorce/Custody, Criminal Defense, and Civil Litigation. Attorney Gilchrist is a native of Lancaster and will work […]

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