RJ&G Employee Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts

An employee at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald’s Wilkes-Barre office was recognized yesterday for her efforts in sustaining the lives of four individuals following an accident last July.

Lynette Van Fleet-Millet, an administrative assistant with the firm, was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the American Red Cross for her role in aiding four motorcycle accident victims on July 25, 2005.
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Focus Magazine Highlights RJ&G’s Philanthropic Roots in Feature Story

Focus Magazine, April 2004 – Law with Heart: Giving Back at RJG

By: Phoebe Sharp

The law firm of Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this May. It is the largest and oldest law firm in NEPA. It has expanded beyond its original Wilkes-Barre location to include offices in Hazleton, Scranton and Milford. Yet, somehow, it continues to keep a firm grip on the values and ethics of its founders.
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Uninsured Motorist Claims in Pennsylvania and Judicial Corruption

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently reinstated a controversial ruling that had been issued by corrupt former Luzerne County judge Michael Conahan. The new ruling was issued in the Forester Vanderhoff v. Harleysville Insurance case, and it restored a 2004 decision by Conahan that allowed the case to be brought to arbitration. The case involved claims of a so-called “phantom vehicle” causing a car crash when a truck driver rear-ended a car in Hanover Township.
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Teenage Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania and House Bill 67

Distracted driving is not unique to teenagers. Adults also talk on cell phones, sip coffee, change CDs and do all sorts of other things that take their eyes off the road.

But the problem of distracted driving is especially challenging for teenagers because they are still learning to drive. Teens seem to know this, too. A recent poll conducted by AAA and Seventeen magazine showed that although 84 percent of teens know it’s dangerous to drive while distracted, 86 percent of them admit to having done so.
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More Public Awareness Needed in Pennsylvania on Motorcyclists’ Rights

Pennsylvania has had a motorcycle safety program for riders for over 25 years. But with increased motorcycle ownership and ridership statewide, there is a need for better safety awareness among drivers of all types of vehicles that share the road – not only motorcycles, but also cars, trucks and other vehicles.
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Pennsylvania Truck Accidents and the New Federal Safety Initiative

A number of accidents last summer involving tractor-trailers in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, showed what a serious problem truck accidents still are – and how important it is to improve safety regulation.

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association suggests that such accidents are commonly caused by motorists who fail to drive safely around tractor trailers.
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Improving Government Oversight to Prevent Industrial Accidents

Workers should not have to lose their lives before government regulators take effective action to penalize companies that repeatedly put safety at risk. Yet such disasters as the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Massey Energy coalmine explosion point to breakdowns in the regulatory system designed to prevent industrial accidents. With proper attention to safety records, both the companies themselves and regulators could have seen catastrophic consequences coming. But neither government nor industry took effective action to prevent them.
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