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The HGSK Law Firm's Newsletter - Spring Issue 2014 - Issue #9

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

  • HGSK Offices / More than 30 Years of Service 1
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for Injured, Undocumented Worker 2
  • New Address for Kennett Square Office 2
  • Medical Malpractice 3
  • HGSK Celebrates Chinese New Year in Philadelphia 3
  • Social Security Disability 4
  • HGSK Attorney Appointed to Reading School District Board of School Directors 4

A Mission To Serve

For more than 30 years, the lawyers at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith have stood for the foundational principle of serving the people and the communities of which we are a part. Our firm is proud to offer eight locations throughout Pennsylvania to make it convenient for residents all across the state. We do not represent any corporations, insurance carriers or employers. It is with this philosophy that we are able to aggressively represent each client and their families without any conflict of interest. We help our clients obtain the compensation they need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, costs associated with disabilities, future expenses resulting from their injury, and much more. From the beginning of your case to the end, we will stand by your side, fight for your rights and help return a sense of normalcy and stability to your life.

HGSK - The Attorneys Of Your Community

Our firm is very proud to offer 8 locations throughout Pennsylvania to make it convenient for residents all across the state. We do not represent any corporations, insurance carriers or employers of any kind. It is with this philosophy that we are able to aggressively represent each client and their families without any conflict of interest.

We help our clients recover the compensation they need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, costs associated with disabilities, any future costs as a result of an injury and much more. From the beginning of your case to the end… we will stand by your side, fight for your rights and help return a sense of normalcy and stability to your life.

No Fees Unless You Win

Many of our clients are surprised when we tell them that there are no up-front costs to hire our firm. If we accept your case, we will provide all of the resources to file your lawsuit, hire expert witnesses, take depositions, and all other associated expenses. We only get paid if you win your case. This way you can be assured we are acting in your best interest at all times. We pride ourselves in making sure you get the proper compensation you deserve.

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  • Rules of the Road - Fundamentals of Auto Litigation

    July 23, 2014

    HGSK Attorney, Suzanne Tighe, is serving as Course Planner and Faculty at the upcoming "Rules of the Road- Fundamentals of Auto Litigation" seminar presented by...

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  • HGSK-HACC Latino Education Scholarship
    Fundraiser Reception

    July 22, 2014

    HGSK will be hosting a Friends of HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College) Latino Education Scholarship fundraiser...

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  • HGSK Litigation Paralegal, Christine Flynn

    July 18, 2014

    HGSK Litigation Paralegal, Christine Flynn, is travelling to Chicago to attend the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service summer meeting...

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  • Learning the Art of Negotiation

    July 11, 2014

    HGSK Attorney, Jim Haggerty, is scheduled to present "Learning the Art of Negotiation" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on July 16, 2014 in Philadelphia...

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  • 27th Annual Civil Litigation Update

    July 11, 2014

    HGSK Attorney, Jim Haggerty, is scheduled to present at the 27th Annual Civil Litigation Update at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on July 15, 2014 in Philadelphia...

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  • Distracted Driving - the Criminal,
    Civil and Social Consequences

    July 11, 2014

    HGSK Attorney, Robin D. Schleifer, is scheduled to present a session at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's upcoming CLE entitled "Distracted Driving...

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  • Your Legal Rights If You Are Involved in
    a Motorcycle or Auto Accident

    July 10, 2014

    On July 14, 2014 HGSK attorney Jim Haggerty will present a legal workshop entitled "Your Legal Rights If You Are Involved in a Motorcycle or Auto Accident"...

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  • Wolfe v. Allstate Property &
    Casualty Insurance Company

    July 9, 2014

    HGSK is active in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, an organization of trial lawyers in Pennsylvania dedicated to the rights of injured persons.

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  • July 2014 Eblast

    July 2014

    1835 Market Street
    Suite 2700 Philadelphia, PA 19103

     

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  • Pennsylvania's UM and UIM
    Stacking Rules Clarified

    June 17, 2014

    In Pennsylvania, questions exist as to whether and when insurers need to obtain new stacking waivers when new vehicles are added to existing policies providing unstacked uninsured and underinsured motorist coverages.

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  • Judge OKs Punitives Claim For
    Cellphone Use In Crash Case

    June 13, 2014

    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.

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  • La Voz Latina Central June Issue is Here!

    June 11, 2014

    Thank you all for your interest in our paper for the month of June. We come to you with our Legal issue where we teach our local community about lawyers and law. This issue is also bigger with more editorial! Enjoy your read.

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  • Congratulations To HGSK Attorney, Mark Kogan

    June 11, 2014

    Congratulations to HGSK attorney, Mark Kogan, who is featured in the June 2014 edition of La Voz Latino Central. Mark authored an excellent article entitled "Choosing and Working With Your Lawyer"...

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  • James C. Haggerty, Esquire Recently Assisted In Obtaining A Favorable Decision For All Motor Vehicle Accident Victims In Pennsylvania

    June 11, 2014

    James C. Haggerty, Esquire Recently Assisted In Obtaining A Favorable Decision For All Motor Vehicle Accident Victims In Pennsylvania. In Bumbarger v. Peerless, the en banc Superior Court held that the addition of a new vehicle to an existing unstacked policy required a new stacking waiver where the vehicle was added to the policy pursuant to a finite newly acquired vehicle clause...

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  • James C. Haggerty, Esquire Recently Obtained A Successful Underinsured Motorist And Bad Faith Settlement On Behalf Of A Client

    June 11, 2014

    James C. Haggerty, Esquire Recently Obtained A Successful Underinsured Motorist And Bad Faith Settlement On Behalf Of A Client. The insurer had refused to make payment of underinsured motorist benefits...

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  • Jim Haggerty Comments On The Largest-Ever UM Post-Koken Verdict In Philadelphia In Friday's Legal Intelligencer

    June 7, 2014

    In what several attorneys say is the largest reported verdict in a Pennsylvania uninsured motorist case since the state Supreme Court's gae-changing 2005 ru…

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  • June 6, 2014

    HGSK associate Jim Alexander has settled a "limited tort" case in which the client was struck in the rear. There was minor damage to the client's vehicle and no visible damage to the tortfeasor's vehicle.

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  • May 30, 2014

    Jim Haggerty, who was recently selected for the 10th year to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) 32nd Annual Auto Law update at the Pennsylvania Convention Center yesterday. Jim discussed various updates in Pennsylvania law with respect to UM/UIM and bad faith.

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  • May 29, 2014

    Congratulations to James Haggerty, Charles Schleifer, Richard Kupersmith, Mark Kogan and John Beichert who were recently selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

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  • HGSK Presents Law And Faith Seminar At CFTM

    May 3, 2014

    HGSK partner Pedro Cortés was a key presenter at the Law and Faith Seminar held on the campus of Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster...

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  • HGSK Partner Publishes Article In Legal Intelligencer On The Value Of Mentorship

    May 1, 2014

    HGSK partner Julie Burdo has just published an article in the Legal Intelligencer counseling associates to recognize the hidden value of senior mentors in helping build experience. In life, an influential senior supporter can help shape your self-perception and approach to others...

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  • Pedro Cortés Featured Speaker at the York County Bar Association and Foundation 2014 Law Day

    May 1, 2014

    HGSK partner Pedro Cortés will be speaking at the York County Bar Association and Foundation's 2014 Law Day on May 1st.....

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  • CONNECTIONS
    The HGSK Law Firm's Newsletter

    Spring Issue 2014 - Issue #9

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
    *HGSK Offices / More than 30 Years
    of Service 1
    *$1,000,000 Settlement for Injured, Undocumented Worker 2

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  • CONEXIONES
    El Boletín Informativo de HGSK

    Primeaver 2014 - Edición #9

    EN ESTA EDICIÓN:
    *Oficinas de HGSK / Más de 30 años
    de servicio 1
    *Acuerdo de $1,000,000 para trabajador indocumentado lesionado 2

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  • HGSK Litigation Paralegal Publishes Articles in Legal Intelligencer

    April 17, 2014

    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...

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  • Training Session For The Independent National Electoral Commission Of Nigeria

    March 17, 2014

    HGSK Partner Pedro Cortés, the former Pennsylvania Secretary of State and Chief Elections Official, was among a selected group of elections experts...

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  • Cortes To Serve As Keynote Speaker At EUP 5th Annual Tribute And Scholarship Fundraising Dinner

    May 3, 2014

    Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania (EUP) will be hosting its 5th annual Our Community, Our Leaders Tribute and Scholarship Fundraising Dinner on beginning at 6:00 p.m. The tribute will...

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

    March 20, 2014

    A. Harold Datz, Of Counsel to the Philadelphia law firm Haggerty, Goldberg, Schliefer & Kupersmith, P.C. has been re-appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates...

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  • Cortés to Serve as Honorary Co-chair of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee

    March 4, 2014

    HGSK Partner Pedro Cortés, a former HACC Board Trustee, joins international opera singer Dorothy Byrne '73, American Water General Counsel Velma Redmond, and former State Representative Pete Wambach '66 as a co-chair of...

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  • Significant Workers Compensation Settlement Reached

    February 19, 2014

    HGSK attorney Michael F. Hagstotz settled a Bucks County workers' compensation matter for $260,000.00. This covered the injured worker's disability wage loss. The client was a Teamster Union truck driver who was struck in...

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  • Insurance Bad Faith Resurgence,
    Philadelphia Association Of Defense Counsel

    February 18, 2014

    HGSK partner Jim Haggerty spoke at the monthly meeting of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel on the topic, "Insurance Bad Faith Resurgence." For over 32 years, Jim Haggerty represented insurers in Pennsylvania on various matters,...

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  • HGSK On Univision

    February 17, 2014

    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)...

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  • Connections
    The HGSK Law Firm's Newsletter

    Winter 2014 - Issue #8

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
    *HGSK Offices / Services
    *The Affordable Care Act

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  • Conexiones
    El Boletín Informativo de HGSK

    Invierno 2014 - Edición #8

    DENTRO DE ESTA EDICIÓN:
    *Oficinas de HGSK / Servicios
    *Ley de Asistencia Asequible

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  • A. Harold Datz Appointed to Philadelphia Bar Association Judicial Commission Task Force

    February 12, 2014

    A. Harold Datz, Of Counsel to the law firm Haggerty, Goldberg, Schliefer & Kupersmith, P.C. has been appointed to the...

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  • The Month Of Love, Engagements And Marriages

    February 5, 2014

    As Valentine's Day falls on February 14th each year, the month of February is often associated with romance, love and marriage. Thinking about getting married...

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  • HGSK Attorney Bernardo Carbajal
    Appointed To Reading School Board

    January 28, 2014

    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...

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  • Supreme Court Decision Rendered

    January 21, 2014

    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...

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  • An Interesting Result

    January 17, 2014

    Jim Haggerty of HGSK was recently contacted by another attorney who was pursuing an underinsured motorist and bad faith claim against an insurance company...

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  • Underinsured Motorist Claim Resolved
    On Behalf Of HGSK Client

    January 13, 2014

    HGSK partner Jim Haggerty has just favorably resolved an underinsured motorist claim on behalf of an HGSK client. The client, while a student at Penn State, suffered a bimalleolar fracture of the ankle when struck by...

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  • Lawyers' Club Of Philadelphia

    January 13, 2014

    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...

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  • HGSK attorney Scott J. Schleifer

    January 9, 2014

    A trial verdict recently secured by HGSK attorney Scott J. Schleifer was featured in the...

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  • Cortes Invited To Be Guest Commissioner For The National Commission On Voting Rights' Pennsylvania Hearing

    January 6, 2014

    The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law invited HGSK Partner Pedro Cortés to be a Guest Commissioner at the Pennsylvania hearing for the non-partisan National Commission on Voting Rights.

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  • HGSK Continues Protecting The Rights Of The Injured

    January 4, 2014

    HGSK continues protecting the rights of the injured! Attorney Dory Sater has reached two favorable settlements on behalf of.

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  • HGSK Strives To Cover All The Bases
    In Handling Matters For Our Clients

    January 2, 2014

    HGSK strives to cover all the bases in handling matters for our clients. In a recent case, our client was struck while operating his motorcycle.

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  • Finalized A Settlement Agreement

    December 28, 2013

    HGSK Attorney Robin Schleifer, and HGSK partner Richard Kupersmith, have just finalized a settlement agreement in a case where our client was.

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  • Author Of "Pennsylvania Motions In Limine,"

    December 20, 2013

    HGSK attorney Mimi Newman is the author of "Pennsylvania Motions in Limine," a legal book regarding the admission and preclusion of evidence in court.

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  • 10 Year Old Who Slipped And Fell On A Liquid Substance On The Floor

    December 18, 2013

    Mimi Newman, personal injury attorney of #HGSK, and HGSK partner Chuck Schleifer, recently settled a premises liability action involving a minor.

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  • Aspira Leaders Retreat

    December 7, 2013

    Partner Pedro Cortés joined 35 Aspira Leaders from various middle and high schools at their annual retreat in Stevens, Lancaster County.

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  • Jim Alexander Of HGSK Recently Settled
    A Premises Liability Action For $200,000.00

    November 27, 2013

    The matter involved a slip and fall on icy conditions on a sidewalk adjacent to a nationally known drug store. One of the major difficulties in the case was liability.

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  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Honors the 65th Infantry Regiment, The Borinqueneers

    October 1, 2013

    Pedro Cortés was invited to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ceremony to honor the 65th Infantry, a U.S. Army regiment made up almost exclusively of Puerto Rican soldiers.

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  • Widener University School of Law Latin American Law Student Association Speaker Series

    October 2, 2013

    Pedro Cortés, honorary Widener Law Alum Class of 2010, addressed members of the Latin American Law Student Association.

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  • Mayor's Office of Constituent Services
    at HGSK Allentown

    September 18, 2013

    City of Allentown Mayor's Special Assistant Ismael Arcelay extended office hours to city residents at the HGSK Allentown location.

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  • HGSK Partner Pedro Cortés Featured
    in PALO Magazine

    September 15, 2013

    HGSK Partner Pedro Cortés work in the Latino community was highlighted in PALO Magazine's September issue.

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  • HGSK Becomes a Collaborative Partner of
    Lebanon County LINK to Aging and
    Disability Resources

    September 3, 2013

    HGSK was invited to join the Lebanon County LINK, a network of resources and advocacy for elderly and disable residents. In addition to Lebanon.

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  • Paralegals Should Recognize Contributions
    Of All Members On The Legal Team

    By: Christine M. Flynn, Special to the Legal

    Teamwork is defined as the cooperative effort by the members of a group to achieve a common goal. Whether in a law firm, corporate or governmental.

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  • Allentown Puerto Rican Parade & Festival

    Sunday, August 18, 2013

    HGSK's Pedro Cortés shared in the festivities of the 2013 Allentown Puerto Rican Parade and Festival as the event Grand Marshal.

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  • Hazleton YMCA/YWCA Kids
    Pool Trip Announcement

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    HGSK partners with Hazleton Chief of Police Frank DeAndrea and Lauren Vito of Frankie's Pizza to make possible YMCA/YWCA kids trip to pool.

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  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE
    INITIAL CLIENT INTAKE

    By: Christine M. Flynn, Special to the Legal

    In my previous life- that is- the one of an insurance defense paralegal, it was rare to conduct any type of initial client intake in a case.

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  • 2014 Best Lawyers in America - Embargo Lifted

    James C. Haggerty

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  • Colombian Festival, Reading

    July 14, 2013

    HGSK attorneys and staff participated in the 2013 Reading Colombian Festival. The festival provided a forum to unite the community and celebrate Colombia's Independence Day...

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  • 4th Annual Hazleton Latin Festival

    Saturday, July 13, 2013

    Attorneys Mark Kogan and Pedro Cortés represented HGSK at the 4th Annual Hazleton Latin Festival...

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  • Diverse Leaders Overcame Obstacles

    By: Lauren Strebel

    Four Of The Philadelphia Bar Association's young leaders talked about diversity, leadership, and what it takes to be....

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  • FOLLOW-UP IS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF A PARALEGAL'S DUTIES

    By: Christine M. Flynn, Special to the Legal Intelligencer

    Attorneys, educators and students often ask the question: "What qualities make for a good paralegal? Attorneys...

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  • SACA COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    SACA, invites you to its Spring Community Fair. This event will provide community resources and address health disparities that impact the lives of individuals in Lancaster County...

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  • Ministerial Theological Training College Graduation Ceremony,

    Saturday, June 1, 2013

    Pedro Cortés delivered the commencement address at the Ministerial Theological Training College (Colegio de Formación Teológica Ministerial - CFTM) in Lancaster. Students from...

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  • Christian Sunset Radio Show,

    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    Pebanon community leader Luis Torres invited Pedro Cortes to be a guest in his radio show Christian Sunset (Atardecer Cristiano). Torres' program has been in the air for 30 years. Cortes and Torres first met in 1993 when Cortes was...

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  • HGSK Latino Faith-Based Leaders Summit,

    Friday, June 7, 2013 2013

    HGSK to host a Summit for Latino Faith-Based Leaders from Pennsylvania. More than 50 pastors and other church representatives from Allentown, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and Reading will convene at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in ...

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  • A Decade of Fairness, 10th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System Report

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Attorneys Pedro Cortés and Bernardo Carbajal to attend special reception commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial...

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  • May An Undocumented Worker Sue In Court?

    By James Alexander, Esq.

    Despite the debate on immigration raging throughout the United States, countless people continue to enter this country without obtaining the proper paperwork...

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  • HGSK Proudly Sponsored
    The Centro Hispano Annual Gala
    "Investing In Our Future"

    On May 3, 2013

    HGSK proudly sponsored the Centro Hispano Annual Gala "Investing in Our Future" on May 3, 2013 at the...

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  • Understanding Why We Pay Taxes

    By Mark J. Kogan Esq.

    Everyone pays taxes in one form or another - mostly income and sales taxes. But why do we need to pay taxes...

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  • Racial Profiling

    By Mark J. Kogan Esq.

    Have you ever heard the term racial profiling? What does it mean? Racial profiling refers to the practice followed by law-enforcement officers of using...

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  • SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY REFERENCE GUIDE

    By Mark J. Kogan Esq.

    For this issue related to health, I felt it was appropriate to share my legal knowledge about Social Security benefits...

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  • PARALEGALS SHOULD GOTHE EXTRA MILE IN REVIEWING MEDICAL RECORDS

    By: Christine M. Flynn, Special to The Legal Intelligencer

    One of the key duties of a paralegalin the area of personal injury litigation is reviewing an individual's medical records...

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  • THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER:
    The Case for Diversity in the Legal Profession: Business, Moral and Political Imperatives

    By Pedro A. Cortés & Teresa Rodriguez

    Our nation is rapidly becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. According to the 2010 decennial census...

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  • SEN. TOOMEY MEETS WITH REGIONAL HISPANIC BUSINESS LEADERS

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) hosted a roundtable discussion with regional Hispanic business leaders yesterday afternoon at the Greater Reading Chamber for Business Excellence in Wyomissing...

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  • HISPANIC BAR OF PENNSYLVANIA TO HONOR TERESA RODRIGUEZ WITH LA JUSTICIA AWARD

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    On Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania will recognize Teresa M. Rodriguez, Esq. for her dedication to justice by...

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  • REAR-END MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED IN KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    HGSK attorney Jim Alexander recently successfully handled a case for his client who sustained injuries as a result of...

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  • DETAILS ABOUT JUNIATA COUNTY PRESENTATION

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    HGSK attorneys Pedro A. Cortés, Bernardo Carbajal and Teresa Rodriguez presented an overview of worker's compensation and...

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  • TERESA M. RODRIGUEZ, ESQ.

    Recipient of the 2013 La Justicia Award

    Congratulations to HGSK attorney- Teresa M. Rodriguez, the Recipient of the 2013 La Justicia Award. Teresa will be honored by...

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  • ROUNDTABLE WITH SENATOR TOOMEY IN READING

    HGSK attorney Pedro A. Cortés has been invited to attend a Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce Roundtable program with U.S...

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  • HGSK ATTORNEYS FEATURED ON PUERTO RICAN PANORAMA

    HGSK attorneys Pedro A. Cortés and Teresa Rodriguez will be featured on Diego Castellanos' show Puerto Rican Panorama. The show will...

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  • INJECTIONS & INFORMED CONSENT

    By: Julianna Burdo, Esquire

    In early stages of pregnancy, Methotrexate is typically administered to a female by injection. Abbreviated as MTX, Methotrexate...

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  • Advantages Of Utilizing A Working Copy

    BY: Christine M. Flynn, Special to the Legal

    The definition of "original document" in the Macmillan Dictionary states "existing at the beginning of a period or process...

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  • HGSK LAWYERS SELECTED TO TOP 100

    Chuck Schleifer and Jim Haggerty have been selected to the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia by...

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  • JIM HAGGERTY SPEAKS AT STATEWIDE SEMINAR

    Recently, Jim Haggerty spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Civil Litigation Update on the topic of Motor Vehicle Law Update...

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  • JIM ALEXANDER WINS IN SUPERIOR COURT

    Recently, Jim Alexander presented oral argument in the Superior Court on behalf of an individual who claimed to have been wronged by a car rental company...

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  • JIM HAGGERTY SELECTED AS TOP LATERAL

    The Legal Intelligencer recognizes the Top Laterals each year. These attorneys are recognized as being the top attorneys in their fields who have changed firms...

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  • FAITH-BASED LEADERS & HGSK LAW OFFICE, ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST MEETING

    March 2, 2013

    Faith-based Leaders & HGSK Law Office, Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, March 2, 2013...

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  • Welcome To Our Team
    PEDRO A. CORTES

    It is a privilege to be a part of the HGSK team given the Firm's proven record of outstanding legal representation, corporate...

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  • HGSK Attorney Jim Haggerty Recently
    Successfully Handled A Difficult
    Uninsured Motorist Claim

    HGSK attorney Jim Haggerty recently successfully handled a difficult uninsured motorist claim on behalf of his client. The HGSK client sustained injury when run off the road at 2:30 a.m...

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  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS NEEDED FOR WORKING ON EITHER SIDE

    By: Christine M. Flynn, Special to the Legal
    Published: December 20, 2012

    "Are you plaintiff or defense?" How many times have you been at an event and been asked that very question? After working on the defense side for over 20 years, I recently "crossed over" to the newly formed plaintiff firm of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith....

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  • Client Testimonial to Julianna Burdo

    It is with extreme gratitude that I write to you to inform you of how pleased I was with the professionalism and legal expertise of Ms. Julie Burdo...

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  • HGSK partner, Richard Kupersmith
    settled a motor vehicle case

    Recently, HGSK partner, Richard Kupersmith settled a motor vehicle case for the six figure limit of coverage before trial. The State Farm Insurance Company aggressively...

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  • The Legal's Top 10 Lateral Hires of 2012

    By: Ben Seal Of the Legal Staff

    Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year...

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  • HGSK associate James M. Alexander has been admitted to the New Jersey State Bar

    HGSK associate James M. Alexander has been admitted to the New Jersey State Bar as well as the United States District Court for the state of New Jersey...

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  • 2012 Saw Midsized Firms Open Out-of-State Offices

    By: Zack Needles

    Following an active 2011, 2012 was relatively quiet, particularly with regard to lateral movement between midsized Pennsylvania firms...

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  • Former PA Secretary of State Joins HGSK
    State and National Leader
    Pedro A. Cortés, Esq.

    PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 1, 2013) – The law firm Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith (HGSK) announced today that former PA secretary of state Pedro A. Cortés has joined its firm as of counsel...

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  • Limited Tort Plaintiff's Verdict In
    Montgomery County, Pa

    $79,433.28 verdict for driver of vehicle whose insurance coverage conditioned his right to recover non-economic losses to whether or not the jury found he had satisfied Pennsylvania's limited tort threshold requirement of proving 'serious impairment of bodily function'...

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  • Career Defense Guru Haggerty Joins
    New Plaintiffs Law Firm

    James C. Haggerty, a 30-year veteran of the defense bar and arguably one of the most well-known motor vehicle insurance defense attorneys in the state, is about to become a plaintiffs lawyer....

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  • HGSK Associate, Jim Alexander

    "Limited Tort"

    HGSK Associate, Jim Alexander, recently secured a policy limits tender in a "limited tort" case in which the defendant maintained he had a seizure immediately prior to this rear end accident...

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  • James C. Haggerty, Esquire
    presented Oral Argument

    On December 5, 2012, James C. Haggerty, Esquire presented Oral Argument before the Superior Court with respect to the enforceability and validity of an employers liability exclusion in a commercial auto policy. Jim Haggerty had filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice in this case...

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  • Worker's Compensation:
    Know Your Rights

    One of the most frequent questions an attorney will hear from a prospective client is "how do I protect myself if I am hurt at work?" In today's economy, workers are correctly concerned that reporting an injury may lead to undesired consequences...

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  • La Belleza de Nuestra Salud IV:
    A Latina Women Effort

    READING: On Saturday, October 13, HGSK lawyer Bernardo Carbajal, Director of Regional Development Pina Ugliuzza and Legal Assistant Gladys M. Huembes participated at the "La Belleza de Nuestra Salud 4" (The Beauty of our Health IV) hosted at the Reading Area Community College...

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  • HGSK Open House:
    Allentown Office on October 10

    Welcome Reception for New
    Bilingual Attorney Teresa Rodríguez

    ALLENTOWN: More than just a welcome reception and open house, this night was a celebration of the many partnerships and collaborative efforts in which HGSK has participated through the years in the Lehigh Valley Region...

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  • HGSK Employee Spotlight:
    Pina Ugliuzza

    Making a difference in her community

    Her story is one of compassion, community involvement and civic responsibility. Pina Ugliuzza's story started in Venitico Marina, Sicily. Her mother and father, Grazia and Nino Brigandi, moved the family to South Sixth Street, Reading in 1968...

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  • HGSK in the Community

    HGSK Sponsored PA National Hispanic Heritage Month at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on September 15.

    The Daniel Torres Hispanic Center's ninth annual Sabor Latino Festival at First Energy Stadium in Reading on September 29.

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  • HGSK recently successfully resolved a complex underinsured motorist claim

    HGSK recently successfully resolved a complex underinsured motorist claim on behalf of an individual injured in an accident occurring on I-95 in Maryland. The plaintiff sustained serious and permanent injuries in the accident to his back and shoulder, preventing him from engaging in his line of work...

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  • HGSK Law Firm's Medical Malpractice Department achieved several recent significant settlements

    The Firm's medical malpractice department achieved several recent significant settlements. The first involved claims for wrongful death of an 11-year girl who was neglected by an at-home nurse. Due to a congenital condition at birth, the minor plaintiff had a tracheostomy...

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  • HGSK Lawyers to help launch new TV show to help Latinos

    Airing at 11:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 2, 2012, Estado Latino, hosted by Norman Bristól Colon, will be aimed at positively impacting the Latino community in the areas of business and economic development, health, civic participation, and education.

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  • Attorney Bernardo Carbajal appointed to The Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial & Ethnic Fairness by the Pennsylvania Senate

    Mr. Carbajal was appointed to a two-year term by Senator Jay Costa on March 15, 2012. For more information on this Commission, its responsibilities, and other members.

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  • Regional Offices Manager Pina Ugliuzza Receives Community Leadership Award

    HGSK Regional offices manager Pina Ugliuzza is a proud recipient of the 2011 Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce Community Partner of the Year award, which is given in recognition of individuals and organizations whose long-term achievements have made a significant impact upon Berks County communities.

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  • HGSK Proudly Opens New And Improved Allentown Office

    After many years of proudly serving the Lehigh Valley Latino Community, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith (HGSK lawyers) is pleased to announce the opening of their new and improved Allentown office location. The new office is located at 1136 Hamilton Street, Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18101.

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  • Regional Offices Manager Pina Ugliuzza Receives Women For Diversity Award

    Regional offices manager Pina Ugliuzza recently received the 2010 Coretta Scott King Women for Diversity Award. Her story of helping those within the Italian and Latino communities is shared in the Spring 2010 issue of Women Connect, a diversity publication celebrating dynamic women.

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