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Protect American workers and consumers, not corporations

Protect American workers and consumers, not corporations

August 2020: Corporations are demanding sweeping immunity when they expose their workers or customers to COVID-19—allowing them to evade responsibility when they fail to protect our health and safety. Corporations are grossly overstating their fears of liability—which...

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Monahan Law insights on COVID-19 and beyond

Monahan Law insights on COVID-19 and beyond

Summer, 2020 NEWSLETTER: COVID-19 and Beyond. How we can help: You may have concerns or questions on a wide variety of issues affecting your family or business raised by new COVID 19 laws or circumstances. I am working with a team of lawyers outside my firm who may be...

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Justice Prevails. Ex-priest gets prison for sex assaults

Justice Prevails. Ex-priest gets prison for sex assaults

July, 2020: Bucks County Judge Jeffrey Finley sentenced Trauger to 18-36 months in prison In 2012 a civil lawsuit was filed by Dan Monahan against Francis Trauger for abusing a young boy in Bucks County.  Unfortunately, the lawsuit was eventually dismissed when the...

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Deadline Set for Harrisburg Diocese Clergy Abuse Claims

Deadline Set for Harrisburg Diocese Clergy Abuse Claims

May 19, 2020: Bankruptcy Judge Sets November 13, 2020 Deadline for Harrisburg Diocese Clergy Abuse Claims. In an order signed by Chief Bankruptcy Judge Henry Van Eck, survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in the Harrisburg Diocese have until November 13, 2020 to file a...

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Harrisburg Diocese Files for Bankruptcy

Harrisburg Diocese Files for Bankruptcy

February 19, 2020: The Diocese of Harrisburg filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the aftermath of its Reconciliation Program to voluntarily compensate sexual abuse survivors. The Diocese of Harrisburg is believed to be the 26th Catholic diocese or religious order to file...

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PA Supreme Court Considers Statute of Limitations Reform

PA Supreme Court Considers Statute of Limitations Reform

PA Supreme Court Tolling  August 14, 2020: PA Supreme Court Considers New Argument that the Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Cases is tolled by the Fraudulent Concealment of Predators’ Identity by the various Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania. In a novel...

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$300,000 Verdict for Mild Brain Injury

$300,000 Verdict for Mild Brain Injury

Jury Awards Client $300,000 for Pain and Suffering Claim Only After a four day trial in Monroe County Pennsylvania, a jury of 12 found in favor of our client in the amount of $300,000 which was three times the highest offer by the defendants before the verdict. Our...

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Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy

Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy

February 18, 2020: Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy. What you should do if you are the survivor of predatory sexual abuse by a Boy Scout leader. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed bankruptcy as the number of sexual abuse claims against the organization...

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