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I Missed Work Because of My Car Accident: Does Somebody Have to Pay for That?

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After you’ve been in a car accident, there are a lot of details to figure out. In addition to payment for medical bills, surgeries, rehab and so many other things, many victims of injuries find themselves asking, “Who’s going to pay…
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Breach of Contract Damages

Whenever you sign a contract, you hope that the other party will fulfill their obligations that they’ve agreed to. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. So, when someone else breaches a contract, what are your rights if you decide…
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Civil Forfeiture Can Lead to Injustice

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A recent article in WITF, a central Pennsylvania news organization, addressed a growing issue in Pennsylvania - asset forfeiture abuse. Cornerstone Law Firm Attorney Joel Ready was interviewed in the WITF article: Berks County defense lawyer…
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How Much Time Do I Have to Answer a Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

If you’ve been served with a lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court, you generally have about 30 days to respond to the Complaint (more on that below). You have only 21 days if you are sued in federal court. The first documents that…
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Injured as a Pedestrian

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Every day, throughout the United States, pedestrians are injured by cars, trucks, buses and other automobiles. For purposes of the discussion below, it doesn’t matter what type of vehicle hit you, nor does it matter what you were doing when…
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Sued for Credit Card Debt in the MDJ

If you’ve been served with a lawsuit by a credit card company in a Pennsylvania Magisterial District Court, it’s important for you to act fast. Credit card companies often sell their outstanding balances to investment companies, which…
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What is Litigation?

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What is litigation? What does it mean when a lawyer says that he or she is a litigator? A litigator is someone that represents individuals or companies in lawsuits. This includes the entire process from filing a lawsuit all the way through…
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Passing a Stopped School Bus in Pennsylvania

One of the most terrifying traffic tickets to receive in Pennsylvania is a traffic ticket for passing a stopped school bus with its stop sign extended. Sometimes, especially on sunny days, or on curvy roads, a motorist can drive right by a school…
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Preliminary Arraignment

A preliminary arraignment is the first step in the criminal procedure process in Pennsylvania. When you’ve been charged with a crime, the preliminary arraignment is the first hearing that you’ll be notified of by the Magisterial District…
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Statement Under Penalty Charges at Cabela’s

Since Cabela’s opened its store in Tilden Township, Berks County, it has become a virtual tourist attraction bringing people from all over the country to visit the store and check out its massive displays of merchandise, stuffed wildlife,…