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Record-Low Traffic Deaths Reported in Pennsylvania During 2016

While the U.S. suffered one of the deadliest years on record for traffic deaths, the fatality rate in Pennsylvania dropped to a new low. In 2016, reported deaths caused by traffic accidents fell to 1,188, seven less than the number of fatalities recorded… Read More

Liquor Licensee's Good-Faith Effort Prevents Automatic Revocation

Ben Seal, The Legal Intelligencer A liquor license held in safekeeping for more than the allotted three years should not be revoked if its owner makes a good-faith effort to reinstate the license but fails, the Commonwealth Court has ruled. In a unanimous… Read More

Schmidt Kramer Hosts April Food Drive

Schmidt Kramer is proud to announce that we are hosting a food drive from April 17-28 to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Participants can drop off donations to our Harrisburg office. While most grocery products are welcomed, we recommend… Read More

How Pennsylvania's Choice No-Fault Insurance Laws Affect Your Car Accident Claim

Pennsylvania’s auto insurance policies differ from most other states and can significantly affect your claim depending on the coverage you have chosen. It is important that you have an understanding of the state’s insurance laws and requirements in the… Read More

A Beverage Tax is the Wrong Way to Fund Universal Pre-K

By Daniel H. Grace and Scott B. Cooper As Pittsburgh examines options for expanding access to quality pre-K programs across the city, we hope that Mayor Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council avoid the serious pitfalls Philadelphia has fallen into. Growing… Read More

Components of a Medical Malpractice Case

If you have suffered an injury due to a doctor or medical professional’s negligence, you may have the option to pursue a medical malpractice claim. However, there are several elements of a medical malpractice claim that you must be able to prove in order… Read More

Most Americans Are Uncomfortable with Self-Driving Cars

While many Americans are open to some form of autonomous technology in their next vehicle, most still fear vehicles with self-driving capabilities, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Vehicles with autonomous capabilities like self-braking… Read More

Hoverboard Fire in Harrisburg Kills Three-Year-Old Girl

A three-year-old girl died Saturday from a fire caused by a charging hoverboard scooter that exploded in her family’s three-story home in Harrisburg. This is the first death attributed to a fire caused by a hoverboard. The fire, which started shortly… Read More

Work Credits and Disability Benefits

One of the several qualifications the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to decide if an applicant can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is the number of work credits he or she has. Work credits are a conversion of the amount… Read More

Scott Cooper Op-Ed Rejects Claims of Frivolous Lawsuits

In an op-Ed on, Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper offers a rebuttal to the claim that the justice system is inundated with “frivolous lawsuits” that delay justice for those who truly deserve it. His article is a response to a Feb. 14 op-Ed… Read More