Archive for March, 2014

Rt. 309 Road Rage Defendant Caught

Posted on: March 26th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

A March 20, 2014 article from Allentown’s Morning Call detailed a recent serious case of road rage on Route 309 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County. A driver contacted police after he claims a man in a pick-up truck had brandished a pistol near the Souderton exit of Route 309.


Police quickly responded to a 911 call and a Hatfield, PA driver was quickly apprehended and charged with simple assault & reckless endangerment. Fortunately, the defendant did not fire any shots. Attorney Newell always advises avoidance vs. confrontation.

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Maryland Legislation to Protect Dog Bite Victims One Step Closer to Fruition

Posted on: March 18th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

On March 12, 2014, the MD House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide significant legal support for dog attack victims in Maryland. If signed into law by Gov. O’Malley, dog owners would be strictly liable for injuries their dog inflicted upon an innocent dog bite victim.


According to, an amendment to the bill was approved which will hold the dog owner liable anytime a dog bites someone while it is running at large. Exceptions to liability would occur if the victim was trespassing or provoked the dog. The legislation was adopted after a brutal pit bull attack led Maryland’s Court of Appeals to issue an April 2012 landmark ruling in the case of Tracey v. Solesky.

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