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Court Agrees to Have Expanded Panel of Judges Reconsider Verdict in Kraft Factory Shooting Case

The state Superior Court has withdrawn a decision that tossed $38 million in punitive damages awarded over a fatal shooting at a Kraft factory, and decided that an expanded panel of judges should reconsider the case. The intermediate court, late last… Read More

Eight Fraternity Brothers Charged with Manslaughter in Hazing Death

A fatal hazing ritual at a Pennsylvania State University fraternity in February led to the death of 19-year-old, Tim Piazza and eight arrests for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. Eighteen members of the Penn State chapter of Beta Theta… Read More

Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania law defines wrongful death as an avoidable event caused by unlawful actions, recklessness or negligence by a person or business. Certain parties directly related to or dependent on the deceased individual may be entitled to seek damages… Read More

Common Questions about Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When a loved one dies due to a personal injury issue like medical malpractice or a fatal motor vehicle accident, you may wonder if you can file a lawsuit. In Pennsylvania, a wrongful death claim may be filed within two years of the date of the deceased… Read More

Derry Township Single Car Pennsylvania Accident Fatality Under Investigation - Witnesses Sought

Derry Township police are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a single vehicle accident earlier today. One person was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle Pennsylvania car crash that occurred just after midnight in Derry Township,… Read More

Death on the Job: Claims Against Third Parties

Related Links: Have You Given Up Your Rights to a Third-Party Claim for a Job Injury? My Husband Was Killed in a Work-Related Accident in Carlisle. How Will His Death Benefits Be Paid? Pennsylvania is no stranger to the risks people take on… Read More

Death on the Job: The Role of Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

Related Links: Understanding the Value of Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Claim If I Died on the Job, Could My Family Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?   The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation program is designed to provide relief for… Read More

Will Penn State Make A Good Faith Effort To Try And Settle Civil Lawsuits?

Now that the Freeh Report has been released, there is speculation about whether Penn State will try to settle any civil lawsuits.  What do you think?  Below is an article in the July 16, 2012 Legal Intelligencer. Penn State's board of trustees admitted… Read More