Category Archives: General News

General news, including local and national news stories, involve many of the practice areas that our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide law firm handles on a daily basis.

Can the CFPB’s Rule on Arbitration Agreements Be Saved?

Last year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a new rule that would have prevented financial institutions from using forced arbitration clauses to block consumers from filing class-action lawsuits. Forced arbitration clauses, which are often hidden within lengthy and complicated financial services contracts, keep consumers from filing class-action lawsuits when they have been defrauded by these businesses. Consumers can file individual lawsuits against financial services providers, but the amount…
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2 Fatalities, 1 Injured in Feltonville Crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

A deadly truck accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Eyewitnesses report that an SUV rear-ended a tractor trailer, causing the Feltonville crash, which resulted in the closure of all northbound lanes on Roosevelt Boulevard. Authorities have reported that two individuals had suffered fatalities and one was seriously injured in the Feltonville crash, though it is not clear what vehicles they were operating at the time….
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Takata Air Bags Prompt Massive Toyota Recall

On Thursday, Toyota announced a recall due to the presence of defective Takata air bags. Almost three million cars are covered in the recall, with over one million cars sold in the regions of Oceania and the Middle East; about 750,000 cars in Japan; about 650,000 cars in China; and around 350,000 cars in Europe. This includes the following models: Auris, RAV4, Corolla Axio, and several others. Considered one of…
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Fentanyl Use Fatality Stemmed from Drug Rep Push in Cherry Hill

A lawsuit has been filed regarding a woman’s fatality that allegedly stemmed from prescribed fentanyl use. The 32-year-old woman started using Subsys, a fast-acting form of fentanyl, which is only prescribed for severe cancer pain, after her Cherry Hill, New Jersey doctor, prescribed the drug for chronic pain relief. Two serious car accidents left the Stratford, New Jersey woman with severe neck and head pain that forced her to leave…
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Several Injured in Summit Township Tractor-Trailer Accident

On Monday evening, a tractor-trailer accident with a car injured several individuals. The collision occurred around 4:30 pm in Summit Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of Route 422 and Bonniebrook Road. Although the condition of the victims and cause of the crash are unknown, at least three people were taken via helicopter from the scene of the tractor-trailer accident. Many factors come into play to cause tractor-trailer accidents….
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Six Individuals Hospitalized After Cecil Township Car Fire

Six individuals were sent to the hospital after a car fire on Sunday night. The fire started in Cecil Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania near the corner of Chartiers Run Road and O’Hare Road. There is no word yet on the severity of the victims’ injuries or what may have caused the fire. When a car fire occurs, it is possible that the origin of the fire stems from a defective…
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Student Hospitalized After School Bus Crash in Cherry Hill

A student was hospitalized after a school bus and SUV collided at the ramp on Exit 32 on Interstate 295 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. On Friday afternoon around 12:30 pm, the two vehicles collided, sending the only student occupying the bus to the hospital for treatment. During the accident, the SUV rolled over. No other parties sustained personal injuries in the crash. An investigation will determine the cause of…
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Interstate 76 Reopens After Route 1 Deadly Crash in Philadelphia

Interstate 76 reopened after a deadly crash occurred on the ramp from the Schuylkill Expressway West to Route 1 North in Philadelphia. The fatal multi-vehicle accident took place around 4 am on Friday morning, and involved three cars. One car caught on fire and trapped the occupants, causing one individual a fatal injury, and shutting down the road for several hours. Crashes involving more than two vehicles not only clog…
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