Let’s imagine that your Zoom deposition is going to take place a few weeks from today.  This is great news, because it means that not only will you will finally get to tell your side of the incident, but your case is also that much closer to being resolved. Remember to always remain truthful in your deposition.

So what will the defense attorney ask you during the deposition? Most likely the defense attorney will cover the following three areas in this order: Biographical; Day of the Incident; and “So What?”

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Today, my attorney’s office called and said my Zoom deposition is scheduled for next month. Initially I was worried, but then I remembered I didn’t do anything wrong; the other person did. Also, as long as I tell the truth, everything will be fine.
So what is a Zoom deposition, how does it work, and what should I do to prepare?

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On June 8, Governor Wolf announced a $225 million statewide grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will distribute the funds to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which will then administer the funding in the form of grants. The DCED will issue further guidance regarding the grants later this week.

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During these unprecedented times, more and more of us are getting our exercise by riding our bikes. Even though it’s a law in Pennsylvania, not all motorists “share the road”.

All too often, this leads to the worst-case scenario: bicycle crashes where someone is injured. If you or someone you care about has been seriously hurt in a bicycle accident, you probably have some questions. One of the first questions that people usually ask us is: “Who will pay for my medical bills?”

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You may be a responsible driver and abide by the state’s auto insurance laws, however not everyone else does. Interestingly, Pennsylvania has one of the lowest rates of uninsured drivers in the nation. However, the City of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have many uninsured and underinsured drivers. To be an insured driver in Pennsylvania, you only need $15,000 of coverage. This amount is usually not enough to cover someone’s injuries.

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Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed an Order staying evictions that would require compliance with the Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act for 60 days, until July 10, 2020. The Order provides that the timelines necessary to start an eviction action are tolled until July 10, 2020. The Order also puts foreclosures requiring compliance with Act 6 and Act 91 on hold for the same 60 day period.

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Pedestrians who are hit by cars, trucks or buses in Philadelphia have rights when it comes to being compensated. They are entitled to recover all of their damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. This is also true for bike riders.

It is well settled by Pennsylvania case law that a pedestrian’s right to non-economic recovery is not restricted by their election of limited tort on their car insurance policy. The tort option only applies when a person is occupying a motor vehicle when injured.

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Evictions are currently prohibited in Pennsylvania through April 30, 2020. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s April 1, 2020 Second Supplemental Order prohibits evictions, ejectments, or other displacements from a residence for non-payment of rent or taxes, or a mortgage foreclosure.

Despite the ban, landlords are permitted to send termination notices during the moratorium period. Once the eviction ban is lifted, if a tenant remains in breach of the terms of their lease, a landlord will then be able to file an eviction or ejectment action.

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