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PA Supreme Court Upends Preliminary Hearings in Pennsylvania

In a very important decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court changed the nature of preliminary hearings throughout the Commonwealth by holding that the prosecution can no longer simply rely on hearsay evidence alone to hold a criminal defendant over for trial. This decision expressly overrules previous decisions of the Superior Court, and much to the chagrin […]

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Maryland Workers Comp and Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)

At some point in your Maryland work injury claim, you may here your doctor talk to you about maximum medical improvement.  Maryland injured workers may be entitled to total or partial wage loss benefits and medical benefits during the pendancy of the claim.  Entitlement to wage loss benefits, may continue until the injured worker reaches […]

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In Pennsylvania Workers Comp, What Happens if I Have Permanent Work Restrictions?

Permanent work restrictions are an unfortunately reality for many injured workers in Pennsylvania.  They usually are provided by the injured worker’s treating physician and provided after some type of surgery.  What permanent work restrictions means is that your doctor does not believe you can perform unrestricted work any longer due to the work injury. What […]

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PA Supreme Court Rules That Those On Probation May Not Be Prevented From Using Medical Marijuana

On October 30, 2019, using it’s extraordinary King’s Bench power, The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a ruling temporarily preventing probation departments from enforcing policies that prohibit the use of medical marijuana by those under their supervision. On June 18, 2020, the Court made that ruling permanent. The matter concerned a challenge to a Lebanon […]

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Attorney Shawn Stottlemyer selected as Rising Star in Pennsylvania

Mooney Law is proud to announce attorney and firm partner Shawn Stottlemyer has been named a “Rising Star of Pennsylvania” and “Super Lawyer” for his outstanding work in Criminal Defense.  Only 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania are designated “Super Lawyers” and even less, 2.5%, are named “Rising Stars.” Attorney Jason Imler, one of the firm’s […]

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Mooney Law Office Openings on Friday

Mooney Law offices in Cumberland County (Shippensburg and Carlisle offices), Adams County (Gettysburg office), and York County (Hanover and York offices) will be open to the public beginning on Friday June 12, 2020.  This is in accordance with the Governor’s shifting of those three counties to the ‘green phase’.   The offices will resume regular office […]

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Mooney Law Attorney Roberto Ugarte named to the PA Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute

Mooney Law is proud to announce that Attorney Roberto D. Ugarte has been named to the Pennsylvania Bar Associations’ Bar Leadership Institute in the Class of 2020-2021.  In this role, Attorney Ugarte will assist in planning and attending networking events, assist with mock trial programs, and serve as a mentor for law students and young […]

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Are furloughed Pennsylvania injured workers eligible for workers comp wage loss benefits?

Pennsylvania injured workers who are furloughed or laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for reinstatement of workers’ compensation wage loss benefits.  Although the terms furloughed and laid off mean something different in employment law, for purposes of entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits, there is no distinction.  Many Pennsylvanians have been laid […]

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Maryland Workers Comp Commission moving forward with in-person hearings effective June 8

The Maryland Workers Compensation Commission announced yesterday that they would be moving forward with in-person workers compensation proceedings beginning June 8, 2020.  The Commission recognized that some injured workers may be hesitant to appear in person for hearings and allows for requests for continued video proceedings. The Commission announces that we may be resuming in-person […]

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