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Can You Sue a Bar for Over-Serving?

Can You Sue a Bar for Over-Serving?

Updated 10/18/2022 Are bars liable for accidents involving drunk drivers? The short answer is yes. Many states have “dram shop” laws that provide relief to those harmed when a bar or restaurant or social host was negligent in serving or over-serving alcohol to someone who is already impaired, causing a...

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Zantac Lawsuit & Claims

Zantac is one of the most popular over-the-counter medications in the country, with millions of people using it to relieve heartburn symptoms and chest pain. It’s also a potential cancer risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a recall of Zantac along with all other medications using...

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Since 1971, more than 20 studies have linked talc powder to ovarian cancer, and, in 2003, an analysis of 16 of these studies found that women using talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer. It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, the maker of popular...

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JUST LAUNCHED: 2022 America’s Most Honored Lawyers

JUST LAUNCHED: 2022 America’s Most Honored Lawyers

Congratulations James C. Haggerty on your Americas Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% 2022 Just announced, you have made it to the top, Americas Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% 2022. The American Registry has cataloged the largest repository of professional ratings and awards…and your excellence stands out. You’re among...

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5 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

5 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Millions of Americans find themselves seeking medical care in emergency rooms each year. Unfortunately, many of us suffer avoidable injuries caused by the negligent or unintentional acts of others. You deserve maximum compensation whenever an unintentional injury interrupts or alters your life. Seeking compensation by yourself can be challenging and...

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Can A Concussion Lawyer help me Claim Workers’ Compensation?

Can A Concussion Lawyer help me Claim Workers’ Compensation?

Know Your Rights: Concussion Related Workers’ Compensation in Philadelphia, PA Individuals who are hurt on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, especially if they have suffered any type of head injury or brain injury like a concussion. This is because Pennsylvania has a no-fault system of benefits...

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Is It Worth Getting a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

Is It Worth Getting a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

Is Getting a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident Worth It? If you have been involved in a minor car wreck, the first question you may have is whether you need a car accident lawyer to help you. After all, it appears that the collision is just a fender bender...

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What happens if you get in an accident without insurance

What happens if you get in an accident without insurance

Understanding Your Rights if an At-Fault Driver Doesn’t Have Auto Insurance, Explained by Our Philadelphia, PA Auto Accident Lawyers One of the most basic requirements for a motor vehicle is auto insurance. Having valid auto insurance is the law throughout almost all states in the US, including Pennsylvania. While most...

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Can you claim workers comp for stress?

Can you claim workers comp for stress?

Understanding WC Benefits for Mental Illnesses: Workers’ Comp Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA Explains When we think of a workplace injury or illness, we typically think of injuries caused by a fall, machine accident, mold exposure, or other types of physical injury. While these are certainly the most common types of...

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Can I sue insurance company for denying claim?

Can I sue insurance company for denying claim?

Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer in Philadelphia Explains How to Handle an Unfair Insurance Company You have faithfully paid those insurance premiums month after month, year after year, without ever needing to make a claim. And then tragedy strikes, usually due to the reckless, careless, or negligent conduct of another person....

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Can I Sue My Employer for Denying Workers’ Comp?

Can I Sue My Employer for Denying Workers’ Comp?

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Explains When You Can Sue Your Employer for Denying WC You have been injured on the job and know that Pennsylvania uses a “no fault” system of benefits under the law called workers’ compensation. Whether you are hurt working for the City of Philadelphia (one of...

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Car Accident Lawyer FAQs

Car Accident Lawyer FAQs

Q: Do I have to hire a lawyer if I’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle crash? A: While you are not required to hire a car accident lawyer, it is an excellent idea to do so. Even if you have handled a property damage claim before, whenever someone suffers...

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How To Handle A Low Settlement Offer

How To Handle A Low Settlement Offer

You’ve been in a car accident, and although you have been injured, in the weeks and months since then you’ve had to fill out a ton of paperwork and respond to numerous requests for information and documentation. Despite your cooperation and patience, the auto insurance company offered you a settlement...

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Pre-Existing Conditions?

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Pre-Existing Conditions?

That’s right. It is possible to get workers’ compensation if you had a pre-existing condition that was exacerbated or made worse by workplace conditions or a workplace accident. You could be entitled to lost wages, medical expenses, and perhaps compensation for partial or total temporary or permanent disability. Having a...

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COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS BEGIN

COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS BEGIN

The IRS has begun issuing the first wave of Economic Impact Payments! These first checks will be directed to US Citizens (including resident aliens with a valid Social Security Number who filed a federal tax return for 2018 or 2019, received Social Security Retirement, Disability or Survivor benefits or Railroad...

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COMENZARON LOS PAGOS DE IMPACTO ECONÓMICO DE COVID-19

COMENZARON LOS PAGOS DE IMPACTO ECONÓMICO DE COVID-19

¡El IRS ha comenzado a emitir la primera ola de pagos de impacto económico! Estos primeros cheques serán dirigidos a ciudadanos de Estados Unidos (Incluyendo a extranjeros residentes con un Número de Seguro Social válido que presentaron una declaración de impuestos federales para 2018 o 2019, recibieron beneficios de Retiro...

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COVID-19 y Su Empleo

COVID-19 y Su Empleo

Cambios a la Compensación de Desempleo El Gobierno Federal acaba de aprobar un histórico paquete de estímulo de $2 trillones. Dentro de la legislación, hubo cambios significativos en los pagos de beneficios de compensación por desempleo que es importante que usted sepa. 1-Se agregaron 13 semanas adicionales de beneficios al...

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COVID-19 and Workers Compensation

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation

Changes to Unemployment Compensation Benefits Our Federal Government just passed a historic $2 trillion stimulus package. Within the legislation, there were significant changes to Unemployment Compensation Philadelphia benefit payments that are important for you to know. An additional 13 weeks of benefits to the total benefit period were added. In...

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Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resources

Unemployment https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx Eligibility requirements have changed Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19 Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19 You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19 You have been told to quarantine or...

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Can I Sue a Restaurant for Food Allergies?

Can I Sue a Restaurant for Food Allergies?

Updated: 4/18/2024 Although a food allergy lawsuit can be a tough nut to crack (pardon the pun), our attorneys have successfully sued restaurants for failure to warn of potential allergens in their food. A large percentage of the population must carefully monitor what they eat because they are highly allergic...

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Why You Need an Auto Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA

Why You Need an Auto Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA

Whether you’re in an accident while driving to work, dropping your kids off at school, or traveling on a lengthy road trip with your family, chances are you didn’t plan to get into a motor vehicle collision. Dealing with a car accident can be an incredibly stressful and overwhelming experience,...

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Is PA a No Fault State?

When it comes to car insurance laws, fault and no-fault refers to the states’ rules on how a car accident victim must pursue the claims-filing process. In the U.S., most states abide by fault-based laws; however, 13 states actually mandate no-fault insurance policies. The state of Pennsylvania is unique in...

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Pa. Rulings Favoring Insureds in UM/UIM Coverage Disputes Are ‘Stacking’ Up

Pa. Rulings Favoring Insureds in UM/UIM Coverage Disputes Are ‘Stacking’ Up

*Article published by Zack Needles with The Legal Intelligencer at Law.Com Disputes over the extent of consumers’ ability to stack underinsured and uninsured motorist insurance coverage keep popping up in Pennsylvania—and courts keep siding with the insureds. “Disputes over the extent of consumers’ ability to stack underinsured and uninsured motorist...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims

Frequently Asked Questions About Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania are paid for by the employer and not by the employee. In Pennsylvania, employers are required by state law to obtain Workers’ compensation insurance for the employees of the company. Workers’ Comp insurance is typically used after a work-related injury claim has been filed. The...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims

Frequently Asked Questions About Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania are paid for by the employer and not by the employee. In Pennsylvania, employers are required by state law to obtain Workers’ compensation insurance for the employees of the company. Workers’ Comp insurance is typically used after a work-related injury claim has been filed. The...

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PA Workers’ Compensation: Verdicts And Settlements for HGSK Lawyers

PA Workers’ Compensation: Verdicts And Settlements for HGSK Lawyers

The personal Injury Law Firm of HGSK represents injured workers and victims of negligence from 9 offices in PA. They aggressively and relentlessly win in PA. The personal Injury Law Firm of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. represents injured workers and victims of negligence throughout Pennsylvania. With nine offices...

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What You Need to Know About PA Bicycle Law

What You Need to Know About PA Bicycle Law

Pennsylvania has some of the toughest laws regarding distances that cars must provide bikes when driving. Bicycle safety is paramount when traveling around cities and towns. As the roads become more congested, many more people are turning to bicycling rather than public transportation or the typical motor vehicle. Bike lanes...

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HGSK Files Auto Consumer Class Actions

HGSK filed a series of class actions against major insurers in Pennsylvania for wrongfully withholding uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits to drivers. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has filed a series of class actions against major insurers in Pennsylvania for wrongfully withholding uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits to Pennsylvania...

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HGSK Files Auto Consumer Class Actions

HGSK filed a series of class actions against major insurers in Pennsylvania for wrongfully withholding uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits to drivers. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has filed a series of class actions against major insurers in Pennsylvania for wrongfully withholding uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits to Pennsylvania...

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PA Hugs PR Charity Event Supported by HGSK – You Can Help, Too!

PA Hugs PR Charity Event Supported by HGSK – You Can Help, Too!

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Puerto Rico is currently facing widespread devastation due to Hurricane Maria. The majority of the island is still struggling to restore power, provide clean water, and collect ample food stores. More charity work will be needed to help those in need get...

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James Haggerty Writes Article for The Legal Intelligencer

James Haggerty Writes Article for The Legal Intelligencer

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is proud to announce that our own James C. Haggerty was recently featured in The Legal Intelligencer. In an article called “Stacking of UM/UIM Coverages for Newly Acquired Vehicles,” Attorney James Haggerty discusses Pennsylvania auto policy,...

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HGSK Sponsors Upcoming Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Gala

HGSK Sponsors Upcoming Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Gala

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C – more commonly called HGSK by locals and peers – is known for interacting with and supporting the people in our communities and from all walks of life. We are proud to announce that we are...

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The Men in Pink

The Men in Pink

Posted By Bethany Brooks, Esq. “Why are all of the players wearing pink?” I remember asking my father about a decade ago. I was watching the National Football League as usual, but my appreciation for my favorite sport grew immensely that October afternoon. Like so many other organizations, charities, and...

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HGSK Attorneys Sponsor & Present 'Know Your Rights' Legal Workshop

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is known throughout Pennsylvania for being a personal injury law firm that makes genuine connections with its communities. We are proudly continuing this trend by presenting during the upcoming “Know Your Rights” legal workshop, part of...

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HGSK Helps Secure $2M Settlement for Poconos Deck Collapse Case

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. A dozen people were injured while vacationing in the Poconos when a deck collapsed without warning. The resulting personal injury claim filed for the 12 people named a total of six defendants, including construction crews and a realty company, making for a...

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Tragedy & Workers’ Comp

Tragedy can strike at the most unexpected moments, and we never know when a loved one might leave home for work and never return. We have all seen and heard tragic stories on the news: a crane accident, a kitchen explosion, a fatal car crash, etc. While work place injuries...

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HGSK Hosted Fundraiser For Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. On Thursday, July 12th HGSK hosted a fundraiser for Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, the first Latina elected to statewide office in New England. Nellie is a proven leader and effective advocate for Latino issues. Many friends were in attendance...

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What is Bad Faith Insurance?

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Insurance bad faith is a type of tort claim that an insured individual may bring against their insurer for a number of reasons. Insurance companies have a duty to act in good faith when dealing with those they insure, which means that...

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Super Lawyers® 2018 List Includes Personal Injury Attorney James Haggerty

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Super Lawyers® has long been known as a leading nationwide organization that rates, reviews, and recognizes incredible legal professionals. Every year, it uses a rigorous selection process to determine who deserves annual membership. In order to gain membership again, an attorney has...

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YWCA Bethlehem Hosts 43rd Annual Women and Teens Ceremony

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. YWCA Bethlehem celebrated the accomplishments of local women and teens at our 43rd Annual Women and Teens Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, 2018. This beautiful evening honored special women and girls who truly give of themselves to enrich the lives of others....

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Attorney James Haggerty Helps His Client Win Nearly $800K in UIM Claim

Attorney James Haggerty Helps His Client Win Nearly $800K in UIM Claim

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. On November 30, 2017, an arbitrator awarded the plaintiff in the case of Page v. CNA Insurance $797,400 for injuries he suffered after he was rear-ended while driving his employer’s vehicle. Dion Page sued his employer’s insurance company, Valley Forge Insurance Co.,...

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Bethlehem Community News

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. On February 20, 2018, Stephanie Hnatiw and Virginia Oskin of the Bethlehem YWCA named Councilwoman Olga Negron YWCA’s Public Servant of the Year. Councilwoman Negron will be formally honored on April 12 during a dinner at the event center at Blue in...

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James C. Haggerty Re-Appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. James C. Haggerty was recently re-appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to a new three year term on the Disciplinary Board. This Board, comprised of 13 individuals in the state, is charge with the responsibility of administering and recommending discipline to...

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We Are Proud Partners of Women Against Abuse!

We Are Proud Partners of Women Against Abuse!

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. At Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., we understand how devastating domestic violence can be on a home, and that’s why we’ve made it our mission to fight back against this problem however possible. Most recently, this included partnering with Women Against...

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Julianna Merback’s Recent Settlement

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Julianna Merback Burdo and the Medical Malpractice team achieve results beyond financial compensation. In a recent settlement involving delayed diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, Julianna successfully fought to have the defendant Hospital modify its Hospital Policies regarding the protocol for the number...

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HGSK Hosts 25th Anniversary Party with El Palo Magazine

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Our firm, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., is thrilled to announce we recently celebrated our 25th year anniversary in a joint celebration with El Palo Magazine. We were joined by friends, business partners, colleagues, as well as our irreplaceable community. This...

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HGSK Participates in Planning Committee for Amigos & Amigas LCH Dinner

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Our firm, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., is thrilled to announce our participation in the Planning Committee for the Amigos and Amigas of LCH Dinner, an important cornerstone in our community. For over 40 years, La Comunidad Hispana has been at...

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Attorney Mark Kogan of HGSK Awarded at 4th Annual HOPE Ministries Gala

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HOPE Ministries in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities held its 4th Annual HOPE Ministries Gala last weekend. Attorney Mark Kogan of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C in Philadelphia was awarded the Community Service Excellence Award and allowed to give an...

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Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Sponsors 4th Annual Spartan Spring 5k Run/Walk for Northampton Community College

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Our firm, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is honored to announce we are the leadership sponsors of the 4th Annual Spartan Spring 5k Run/Walk for Northampton Community College Spartan Aid. Working in collaboration with NCC’s Wellness Warriors, we are thrilled to...

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Attorney Schleifer Promoted

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Recently, one of our founding attorneys, Charles J. Schleifer, was just promoted from a New Member to an Experienced Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The goal of the Disciplinary Board is to protect the public, maintain...

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A. Harold Datz Passes at Age 69

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Our HGSK family was saddened to learn of the passing of A. Harold Datz, one of our esteemed colleagues. Attorney Datz of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, born in 1948, passed away on August 25, 2017, of complications from cancer at Abington Hospice...

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HGSK Sends Birthday Card to Terminally Ill Teen in Arizona

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has always been known for being supportive of our clients, communities, and people in need all around the world. We recently were able to keep up this proud tradition by sending a birthday card to an...

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HGSK Diversity Mixer is a Hit – We Have Another One Planned Soon!

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. If you know our team at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., then you know that we love participating in, sponsoring, and planning community-building events. We recently hosted a Diversity Mixer at El Norteño Restaurant — Thank you to everyone at El...

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HGSK Sponsors & Attends Hispanic Cultural Festival of Easton

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. The people of our communities know that Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. and our team of Philadelphia personal injury attorneys and paralegals love to give back to those that support us and depend on us for legal counsel. We are always...

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When Filing an Injury Claim, Do Not Forget About Your Medical Bills

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. After getting into an accident that requires hospitalization or other forms of medical attention, it might not be simple to shift gears immediately and start thinking about your personal injury claim to follow. However, if you want to maximize your chances of...

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HGSK Supports Hope for Veterans & Homeless Vets

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. recent donated a basket for the Red, White & Blue Fundraiser Mixer to support homeless veterans. The event, held on Thursday, July 13, was organized by Lehigh Valley Business Group in support of Hope for Veterans,...

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HGSK Supports United Way Volunteer Event, Lehigh Valley Multi-Cultural Fest

HGSK Supports United Way Volunteer Event, Lehigh Valley Multi-Cultural Fest

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. As a law firm committed to bringing justice to residents throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. values the trust local residents place in our firm during their times of need. Aside from advocating on behalf of clients, our legal...

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Attorney Hagstotz Hosts Free Legal Clinic with Councilwoman Negron

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Attorney Michael Hagstotz of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C was joined by Councilwoman Olga Negron at the Hispanic American Organization for a free legal clinic. The event took place on June 13th, 2017 at the Hispanic American Organization’s Allentown headquarters. Attorney...

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Upcoming Events Involving Our Pennsylvania Firm

Upcoming Events Involving Our Pennsylvania Firm

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. As Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. prides ourselves on being true members of the community. We like getting involved outside of work hours, providing people with the resources and support they need. That’s what today’s blog is...

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Joseph P. Bradica Joins the Team

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is excited to announce the addition of a new team member. Attorney Joseph P. Bradica just joined as an experienced trial attorney who has represented people suffering from catastrophic injury or loss. Previously, his work revolved...

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Olga Negrón Wins 2017 Community Achievement Award

Olga Negrón Wins 2017 Community Achievement Award

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. We are proud to announce that our Community Liaison, Bethlehem City Councilwoman Olga Negrón, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Community Achievement Award by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her selection for this award is truly a testament to the...

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What to Do After an Accident with an Underinsured Driver

Being involved in an auto accident can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you suffer injuries. Thankfully, victims who suffer harm in car wrecks caused by the negligence of another have the legal right to file personal injury lawsuits against the at-fault party and seek financial compensation for their damages,...

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Increase in Highway Deaths Prompts Call for Cell Phone Ban

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. It is well known that distracted driving has become one of the most prominent dangers on our public roads and highways. In fact, driver distraction has become such a pervasive problem that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has gone as...

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Jim Haggerty to Speak at BALC Lunch & Learn Seminar

Jim Haggerty to Speak at BALC Lunch & Learn Seminar

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Attorney James C. Haggerty, Esq. of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. will be speaking at the upcoming Lunch & Learn Seminar presented by the Bar Association of Lehigh County. This special two-hour training session will take place at 12:15 PM on...

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HGSK Attorneys Attend 2017 GRIP Summit

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Attorney Beth Bowers of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. will be attending the 2017 Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) Immigration Summit, which will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the McGlinn Conference Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. GRIP is a...

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Is It Illegal to Drive in Flip Flops?

Updated: 4/14/2024 The road can be a dangerous place where drivers must navigate a variety of hazards. For example, a motorist may be required to take evasive maneuvers if a car suddenly turns into their lane. The point is that when it comes to safe driving, every little bit counts....

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Who Is Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?

Who Is Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?

While it is no big secret that driving under the influence (DUI) can be deadly, it is still a major issue on the road. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around one in every three traffic-related deaths in the U.S. involves an intoxicated motorist....

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HGSK Lawyers Attend Network Magazine Winter 2017 Launch Party

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Network Magazine recently hosted its Winter 2017 Issue Launch Party at Queen City BBQ, a popular eatery in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. As the name suggests, the event and the magazine is all about networking, bringing professionals together, and enhancing communities as a...

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Easy New Year’s Resolution: Review Your Auto Insurance Policy

Easy New Year’s Resolution: Review Your Auto Insurance Policy

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. We are a few weeks in 2017 and, if you are like most people, some of your New Year’s Resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. There’s no need for shame or embarrassment, but you might want to tack on one more...

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How far away should you be from the steering wheel?

Updated:11/14/2022 Most often, individuals do not consider the position in which they sit when driving their vehicle. But, take a moment to ask yourself, “How far away do I sit from the steering wheel? Am I too close? If the airbag deploys, will I be injured more from the airbag’s...

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Attorney Jim Haggerty Achieves AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Our legal team of Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Jim Haggerty has achieved the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®. Due to his...

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Food Allergy Lawsuits Can Be a Tough Nut to Crack

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. When you go to a restaurant or out to eat, the last thing you probably consider is something going wrong. However, there are people who have to worry about what they’re eating, especially when certain ingredients are not listed. Unfortunately, this is...

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HGSK Involvement in Amicus Briefs

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. The Pennsylvania Courts allow the filing of amicus briefs (literally “friend of court” briefs) by persons outside of a case with interest and experience on a particular issue. These briefs can provide valuable insight and information about legal arguments, as well as...

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Charles J. Schleifer, Esq. Appointed as a Hearing Officer

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Charles J. Schleifer, Esq. has been appointed by the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board as a Hearing Officer. Hearing Officers, also known as administrative law judges, adjudicate all claims where Complaints have...

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HGSK Supports Latino Faith-Based Leaders Summit

HGSK Supports Latino Faith-Based Leaders Summit

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Please click here to download the agenda for the event. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. proudly supports the Latino Faith-Based Leaders Summit, a free event that will address important topics impacting Latino faith-based leaders. This growth and management event will address...

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Attorney James C. Haggerty Speaks at Personal Injury Potpourri Seminar

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Recently, Attorney James C. Haggerty of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. was asked to speak at the Dispute Resolution Institute’s 18th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri Seminar, which was held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on April 12. During his presentation, which...

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Reconsideration of Credits in UIM Claims Under Fair Share Act

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. James C. Haggerty, Esq. and Suzanne Tighe, Esq. recently authored an article entitled “Credits in UIM Claims Under Fair Share Act.” This article addresses the issue of potential recovery of motor vehicle accident victims in Pennsylvania who are pursuing underinsured motorist claims...

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HGSK Wins $370K Settlement in Slip & Fall Case

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Attorney Scott Schleifer of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. recently secured a $370,000 settlement for an 83-year-old New Jersey resident. The man had suffered a fractured ankle when he slipped and fell on ice at the edge of a parking lot....

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Join HGSK at the 3rd Annual Walk for Mental Wellness

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. invites you to join us at the third annual Walk for Mental Wellness presented by the Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance. The walk will take place on May 15, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M....

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HGSK Partnership Provides Scholarships for Latino Students

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. In partnership with La Ola Radio, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has organized the “Networking with a Vision Fundraiser for Latino Scholarships” to benefit our community. This fundraiser is part of our firm’s mission to support the efforts of the non-profit...

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Stay Connected With HGSK

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is proud to serve victims, workers, and families throughout Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania – our lawyers have been doing it for more than 100 combined years. During our time fighting on behalf of the working men...

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Our Firm is Hosting a Radio Show Called, 'Know Your Rights'

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. We are excited to announce that our firm will be hosting a new program called, “Know Your Rights” on La Ola Radio. The show will be hosted by Attorney John Beichert of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer, & Kupersmith, P.C. and Olga Negrón-Dipiní. “Know...

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Attorney Jason Weiss: 'Keyboard Over Mouse!'

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Holland personal injury attorney Jason Weiss of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. recently had an article published in the Winter 2016 Bucks County Bar Association magazine. The article, entitled “Tech Tips from a Recovering Geek: Keyboard Over Mouse,” shares his experience...

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HGSK Sponsors Leadership Breakfast

HGSK Sponsors Leadership Breakfast

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. On Friday, January 29, 2016, HGSK partner and Reading Managing Attorney John Beichert addressed a group of community leaders at a Berks County United Way “Blueprint for Leadership” breakfast. Mr. Beichert discussed the value of community involvement and congratulated the recent graduates...

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HGSK Welcomes Olga Negrón-Dipiní

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is pleased to announce a new member of our greater Lehigh Valley team! Join us in welcoming Olga Negrón-Dipiní, our firm’s new Community Liaison. Recently elected as the first Latina to Bethlehem City Council, Olga has...

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HGSK partner, Mark Kogan in Telekaribe

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK partner, Mark Kogan, will appear as a guest on the live TV talk show hosted by Max Garcia, Director of Telekaribe, on Monday January 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. This show is broadcast on Service Electric Cable. The show is also...

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A. Harold Datz to be Honored Dec. 8

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. A. Harold Datz, who is Of Counsel to Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer, & Kupersmith, P.C., will be presented with the PNC Achievement Award at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The PNC Achievement...

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Commission on Judicial Selection & Retention Chair Thanks 2015 Commission

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. The Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention of the Philadelphia Bar Association biennially evaluates judicial candidates in a concerted effort to inform voters on those running for judicial office. The evaluation of the Commission are based on a number of factors, including...

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2015 Rising Stars And 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK proudly congratulates Robin Schleifer Weiss and Christine Benedum on their selection as 2015 Rising Stars and our attorneys selected to 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: James C. Haggerty (Pennsylvania Top 100 and Philadelphia Top 100), Charles J. Schleifer, Richard T. Kupersmith, John...

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Christine Flynn Is The 2015 Paralegal Of The Year

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is pleased to announce that our senior litigation paralegal, Christine Flynn, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Paralegal of the Year Award presented by Advocate Capital, Inc. / AAJ. Ms. Flynn was selected from numerous...

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2015 AMIGO AWARD ANNUAL GALA

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK is a proud sponsor of the Centro Hispano Daniel Torres 2015 AMIGO AWARD ANNUAL GALA, scheduled to take place on Friday, June 26, 2015, HGSK attorneys and staff including, Chuck Schleifer, Julie Burdo, Terry Goldberg, Bernardo Carbajal, Gladys Huembes, Nancy Colon,...

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Mutual Benefit V. Politsopoulos

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Recently, in Mutual Benefit V. Politsopoulos the Supreme Court found in favor of the claimants, limiting the insurance company’s use of a coverage exclusion. In that case, the insurance company attempted to use an Employer’s Liability Exclusion to deny coverage to an...

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YWCA’s 24th Annual Salute To Women

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK is a proud sponsor of the YWCA’s 24th Annual Salute to Women Who Make a Difference Awards Dinner. This event is being held on Thursday, May 14th at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, PA. Each year, the YWCA Salute...

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GPASS-NAC Community Meeting

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. A. Harold Datz, Esquire, of Counsel to Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P. C., will be addressing a meeting of GPASS-NAC Community (Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Mr. Datz will be speaking about the...

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HGSK Law Firm- HCCLV 'Conversacion con Secretario Cortes' Gold Sponsorship

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK was a proud sponsor of The Hispanic Chamber “Conversacion con Secretario Cortes” on Friday, March 27, 2015 in Easton, PA. Pictured- HGSK partners John Beichert and Charles Schleifer, with Pina Ugliuzza, Secretary Cortes and Carol Obando- Derstine, a representative from Senator...

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Favorable Supreme Court Decision

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. James C. Haggerty, Esquire of HGSK filed an Amicus (Friend of the Court) Brief on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (“PAJ”) with the Supreme Court in Allstate Insurance Company v. Wolfe. In that case, an important legal question of first...

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Argument in Superior Court

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Jim Haggerty of HGSK presented oral argument before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in the claim of an individual seeking to recover the full amount of his damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. In that case, the plaintiff sustained...

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Argument for a New Trial

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Jim Haggerty of HGSK recently presented an argument to the Superior Court seeking to obtain a new trial for an individual who was wrongfully deprived of recovery at trial. In that case, the plaintiff sued the defendant for serious injuries arising from...

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HGSK Secures Consumer Protection Law Decision

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. In Grimes v. Enterprise Leasing Company, Jim Haggerty of HGSK represented the plaintiff in a consumer protection law claim against Enterprise Leasing. In that case, Christina Grimes had leased a car for the weekend from Enterprise Leasing. The total costs associated with...

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A. Harold Datz Appointed Chairperson of Philadelphia Bar Association Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. PHILADELPHIA, PA: A. Harold Datz, Of Counsel to the Philadelphia law firm Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has been appointed Chairperson of Philadelphia Bar Association Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. The Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention evaluates persons...

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Injured While Lifting Heavy Furniture At His Job

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK partner, Mark J. Kogan, resolved a case by way of a full Compromise and Release for $190,000.00. Our client was injured while lifting heavy furniture at his job. His injury required multiple surgeries to his shoulder and neck. This was a...

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21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. James C. Haggerty has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of insurance law.

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Update On Immigration

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Back in 2008, the president promised that immigration reform was overdue and that it was time to address the problem. Unfortunately, because of the lack of efficiency shown by Congress, comprehensive immigration reform has yet to be passed. The President instead has...

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HGSK: Raising Breast Cancer Awareness In Women And Health Care Providers

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK actively supported Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month of October, 2014, and participated in the National campaign to raise awareness of the disease. A hallmark aspect of the Awareness Campaign has been and remains the ‘early detection’ of breast cancer. Given...

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21st Edition Of Best Lawyers In America

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK attorney, James C. Haggerty, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Insurance Law.

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Mark Kogan Recently Resolved a Complicated Case

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK attorney Mark Kogan recently resolved a complicated case involving the death of a Philadelphia County prison guard for $175,000.00. The client had been assaulted by a prisoner and had been permanently disabled from the altercation. While recovering from the injury, he...

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Wolfe v. Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Company

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK is active in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, an organization of trial lawyers in Pennsylvania dedicated to the rights of injured persons. In this regard, working with Scott Cooper, Esquire of Schmidt & Kramer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, James C. Haggerty and...

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PA’s Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Stacking Rules Clarified

Pennsylvania’s UM and UIM Stacking Rules Clarified Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Editor’s note: The author represented Nationwide in the Sackett cases, filed the amicus brief for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice in Bumbarger and represents the plaintiff in Seiple. In Pennsylvania, questions exist as to whether...

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Judge OKs Punitives Claim For Cellphone Use In Crash Case

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. A Philadelphia trial judge has allowed three plaintiffs in a personal injury case to seek punitive damages against a truck driver they claim was talking on his cellphone when he collided with their vehicle. On June 6, in Simmons v. Lantry, Philadelphia...

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HGSK Litigation Paralegal Publishes Articles in Legal Intelligencer

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. Christine M. Flynn, litigation paralegal with HGSK, with more than 24 years of experience in the legal field, has published two articles in The Legal Intelligencer. Her most recent article is, “Effective Writing Skills Fundamental for Paralegals.” This followed her February article...

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A. Harold Datz Re-Appointed To Pennsylvania Bar Association House Of Delegates

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. A. Harold Datz, Of Counsel to the Philadelphia law firm Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has been re-appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. The House of Delegates is an entity that establishes policies for the Pennsylvania Bar Association....

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HGSK On Univision

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK has begun airing its first television spot on Spanish-language channel Univision. HGSK has long been recognized as an integral contributor in the Latino community, known as Los Abogados de Nuestra Comunidad (The Lawyers of Our Community). HGSK’s ongoing partnership with Latino...

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HGSK Attorney Bernardo Carbajal Appointed To Reading School Board

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. HGSK attorney Bernardo Carbajal was appointed yesterday to fill one of two vacancies on the Reading School Board by the current members of the board. The vacancies resulted because two members resigned. The school board asked for applications to fill the vacant...

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Supreme Court Decision Rendered

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently issued its decision in AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Company v. Ryan, a case in which HGSK partner Jim Haggerty had filed an Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. The Pennsylvania Association for...

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Lawyers’ Club Of Philadelphia

Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. James C. Haggerty, Esquire has been elected to a three-year term of the Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia. The Lawyers’ Club began in 1982 as an organization to promote collegiality among attorneys and the prompt and fair administration of justice in the court...

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