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Attorney Kevin C Quinn Earns 5 Star Rating From Martindale Hubbell

HKQ Law is proud to announce that Attorney Kevin C. Quinn has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating in Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury. With that rating, Attorney Quinn achieved AV Preeminent® status, the highest level of professional excellence.


An Attorney Can Help You When Buying or Selling a Home

For most people, purchasing a home is one of the largest and most important investments they will make in their lifetime. It can be a daunting undertaking with its complicated procedures and complex legal documents. Fortunately, Joseph E. Kluger, Attorney at HKQ Law points out, “An attorney can help simplify the process, and protect your interests.” While real estate brokers/agents and lenders have a vested interest in closing the sale, they are not permitted to provide legal counsel.


Six HKQ Law Attorneys Named to 2017 Super Lawyers List

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn PC is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s Lawyers have been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers® List. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are selected by Super Lawyers.


ATTORNEY ALLAN M. KLUGER TO BE HONORED BY THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION

The Luzerne Foundation will honor Attorney Allan M. Kluger, President and Senior Partner of HKQ Law on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at their Annual Meeting. Attorney Kluger will be presented with the Mary Bevevino Community Service Award.


Hard work earns Readers’ Voice Award For HKQ Law.

HKQ's hard work is one of the reasons for the firm being recognized as “Best Attorney – Personal Injury” in the Citizens’ Voice 2017 Readers’ Voice Awards.


HKQ Law’s Richard Goldberg Rated Preeminent Lawyer for 15th Straight Year

Attorney Richard Goldberg, a principal in HKQ Law’s Business Team, has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® Lawyer Rating, which is “a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence”.


Attorney Joseph A. Quinn Jr. to Speak at Committee For Justice For All Seminar

Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr. will speak at a seminar sponsored by The Committee for Justice for All on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, PA.


TAKATA Update: GUILTY

Recently, the Japanese auto parts maker has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge and agreed to pay $1 billion for a scheme to conceal a deadly defect in millions of its air bag inflators.


EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF TRUSTS

Trusts are a complicated subject matter. Creating a trust could be a daunting process. It’s not your typical do-it-yourself project. “Trusts are best handled by a qualified, experienced attorney,” notes HKQ Law’s trust attorney Richard Bishop.


ATTORNEY JANE SMEDLEY ANZALONE TO PRESENT AT 2-DAY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Attorney Jane Smedley Anzalone will be a panelist at a Women and Gender Studies Conference being held on Monday, April 10th and April 11th, 2017.


MAKING PROPERTY TAXES MORE APPEALING

Property taxes can be very costly, especially for commercial and industrial properties. “If those taxes are based on inaccurate assessments, you could be paying thousands of dollars more than you should be,” says Attorney Brian Stahl, HKQ Law.


Injuries, recalls related to nursery products on the rise

A new report shows that injuries related to nursery products such as cribs and baby carriers are on the rise, and that the items are recalled more than any other children’s product category.


Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List

The Safety Institute recently published its Quarterly Safety Watch List, which tracks 15 top potential vehicle defects to watch.


Jane Smedley Anzalone Reads Dr. Seuss

Jane Smedley Anzalone recently participated in Read Across America on March 1, 2017 at the Dan Flood Elementary School in Wilkes Barre, PA.


TORT REFORM OR RIGHTS REPEAL?

A tort is civil wrong for which a remedy may be obtained, usually in the form of damages. Tortious conduct could be an act or a failure to act. The purpose of tort law is to compensate the harmed individual and, in some cases, enjoin continuing misconduct.


The Babysitter That Parents Trust

Keeping with our mission to create a safer future for children in Northeastern PA, HKQ Kids will offer a free baby-sitter training seminar for area youths, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, on May 6th at the ARC headquarters in Wilkes-Barre.


When Irish Eyes are Smiling - Celebrate Safe, Don't Drink and Drive

The tradition of celebrating the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is right upon us – as Spring is right around the corner, days are getting a little longer, and the weather is starting to improve, thousands of residents in our area will celebrate on Parade Day.


STAYING IN THE PINK AND BATTLING THE BLUES

Winter brings with it more than snow and cold. It brings health issues that don’t occur in other seasons, or aren’t as prevalent – such as colds, flu, hypothermia and Seasonal Affective Disorder.


REMOVING SNOW AND THE RISK OF INJURY

On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. Given that winter ends on March 20th, that seems like a pretty accurate prognostication, especially in light of our recent snowfall. If you don’t use a snow blower for snow removal, HKQ Law wants to offer you some tips for safe shoveling.


ARE YOU PLANNING TO PROTECT YOUR ESTATE FOR YOUR FAMILY?

Estate planning is strategy and documentation for management and transfer of a person's assets during that person's life and at and after death.


DRIVING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND

Winter can be a time of immense beauty. A fresh layer of snow clinging to trees can create a splendid landscape. But winter’s paintbrush can also be deadly.


New Peanut Allergy Guidance

Parents worried about peanut allergies now have some surprising new guidance: Give some peanut to your babies.


Celebrate Responsibly. Don't Drink and Drive.

he tradition of celebrating the end of one year and ringing in the new year is right upon us – holiday plans are in high gear, and a fresh start to 2017 is just a few days away. How you choose to celebrate can make a difference in how your New Year begins.


Getting a grip on the best tires for winter.

Back in the day, there were two basic types of tires for a vehicle - summer tires and winter tires. Then in 1977, Goodyear rolled out the first all-season tires. Designed to be used year-round, they provided the convenience of not having to switch between summer and winter tires.


Attorney Lars Anderson Speaks About the New Overtime Law

What can employers do now that an injunction has been placed on the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemptions law?


HKQ Attorneys Kluger & Smedley-Anzalone Hold Estate Planning Session

On November 17, 2016, Attorneys Joseph Kluger and Jane Smedley Anzalone presented an informational session on estate planning, special needs trusts and guardianships as part of a parent outreach program of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18.


Oh, you better watch out: Online shopping

Online shopping offers many benefits. Such as convenience, better selection, and great deals. There are, however, risks – namely identity theft and financial fraud. Fortunately, Jim Shoemaker, Attorney at HKQ Law notes that “there are steps you can take to protect yourself when shopping online”.


No recall for glass found in vaccines made in Monroe County

Sanofi Pasteur, one the world's leading vaccine makers, had a potentially serious and costly problem on its hands: Its Monroe County plant discovered tiny pieces of glass in batches of a vaccine intended for babies.


Attorney Lars Anderson to Address Wyoming Rotary Club on New Overtime Law

Attorney Lars Anderson, Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn, will present on Thursday, December 15 at 6:00 pm to the Wyoming Valley Rotary Club.


Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Death of Plymouth Man

A Plymouth, Pennsylvania woman has filed a lawsuit in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas alleging that her husband’s death from lung cancer in April of 2015 was caused by the failure of his Geisinger physicians to advise him for more than 4 years of a suspicious finding of a small mass in his right upper lung.


Parents sue hospitals, ambulance company over baby’s death

The family of an 11-month-old boy who died of septic shock caused by an intestinal problem has filed suit against a litany of providers, including Commonwealth Health, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and Trans-Med Ambulance, Inc.


Attorney Joseph A. Quinn Jr. to Address The Committee For Justice For All

Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr., principal of the Law Firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, will address The Committee for Justice for All on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, PA.


Baby Powder for Babies?

The safety of baby powder has called into question in several high-profile lawsuits. So can a product that has been linked to ovarian cancer be harmful to your baby?


The Trouble with Talcum

Recently, a St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for feminine hygiene for more than four decades.


Overtime Law Update

A federal judge in Texas has halted the Department of Labor’s new Federal Overtime Rule scheduled to go into effect on December 1.


U.S. PIRG’s 2016 Trouble in Toyland Report

The holiday season and toys go hand-in-hand. With so many toys available, and so many places to purchase them, we want to make sure that we are buying toys that are not only the most desirable, but the most safe.


PREPARE FOR NEW OVERTIME LAW

On December 1, 2016, a new regulation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) goes into effect. The Department of Labor estimates the new regulation will directly affect 4.2 million workers.


GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release Recall

Nutra Manufacturing, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of One Lot of GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release 180 count Dietary Supplement


4C Foods Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 4C & Cento Grated Cheeses

4C Foods Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese, and Cento Grated Cheese Brands NET WT. 6 OZ Glass Jars Because of Possible Health Risk.


Law Firm To Sponsor Free Holiday Movie 2016

The law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will sponsor a free holiday showing of the popular animated children’s movie, “Finding Dory,” on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre.


Trunk or Treat Fun

Over 1500 goblins, superheroes and princesses and their parents packed the parking lot as Kingston Borough police and firefighters hosted their Halloween Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of HKQ Law


Allan Kluger, Esq. Honored with Award

Allan Kluger, Esq., a noted attorney for more than 60 years and a recognized public servant, was honored as the third recipient of the Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership


October 17-23, 2016 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

In 2008, Congress passed a resolution that recognizes the third week of October each year as Estate Planning Week. Over 120 million Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan in place to protect themselves and their families in the event of accidents, illness, or untimely death.


Xenith Recalls 5900 Football Helmets Due to Potential Head Injury Hazard

Xenith, the recognized industry leader in helmet technology recently announced a voluntary recall of approximately 5900 of their helmets sold to Varsity and youth football customers.


Five Attorneys at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn PC Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn PC is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s Lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.


$6,250,000 AWARDED IN CASE INVOLVING DEATH OF 3-YEAR-OLD CHILD

After a 6 week trial, a Luzerne County jury awarded $6.25 million to Thomas and Lori Readler in a medical malpractice case involving the death of their 3-year-old daughter Lauren Readler. The Readler family was represented by the attorneys at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC.


Safe Ride For Kids

To break down the specifics on what the new law means for parents, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey teamed up HKQ Kids, the Luzerne County non-profit dedicated to keeping children safe.


Is car seat expiration just a marketing ploy? Nope.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT A CAR SEAT EXPIRATION DATE IS ALL ABOUT? DO THEY REALLY EXPIRE, OR IS THAT A PLOY FROM MANUFACTURERS TO MAKE MORE MONEY?


FREE Car Seat Fitting Locations

Keep your child safe and have the installation of their car seat checked for FREE.


HOURIGAN, KLUGER & QUINN NEPA LAW FIRM RECOGNIZED, TOP PA VERDICTS OF 2015

The law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC has recently been recognized for achieving one of Pennsylvania’s Top Verdicts of 2015. The only law firm in northeastern PA in the top 20 to be recognized in this category, HKQ Law ranked number 16 amongst 45 firms in all legal categories throughout the Commonwealth.


Encourage Safe Driving With These Safe Text Apps

Texting and driving is illegal in 46 states, and the District of Columbia, yet the use of cell phones while driving plays a significant role in 1.6 million car crashes each year throughout the United States. Texting while driving puts drivers at a 23% higher risk for accidents – a 4-6 second text is equivalent to driving a football field, blind.


Texting Someone Who is Driving? You May Be Liable

We all know that texting while driving is dangerous, and it is against the law in Pennsylvania. A 4-6 second text while driving at 55mph is like driving a football field blind. Yet, incidences of distracted driving continue to increase. According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, citations for distracted driving increased 43 percent statewide between 2014 and 2015. As cited in a recent Times-Tribune article, PennDOT reported more than 14,800 crashes statewide involved a distracted driver in 2015 with 66 deaths resulting from those crashes.


Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr. Remains on Pennsylvania Super Lawyer's Top Ten List

For the second straight year, Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, a founding member of Kingston-based Hourigan, Kluger, and Quinn, P.C. (HKQ), was named one of the Top Ten Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Quinn is once again the only non-Philadelphia lawyer to receive this prestigious distinction.


Stricter Car Seat Law Soon to Take Effect in PA

A new law in Pennsylvania, Act 43, requires children under the age of two to ride in a rear-facing car seat until the child outgrows the maximum weight and height limits designated by the manufacturer. Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 43 into law on Monday, June 13, 2016, making Pennsylvania the fourth state to adopt such a law.


Bicycle Safety Tips

As the warmer weather has finally come to Northeastern Pennsylvania, now is a good time to review some bicycle safety tips.


JOSEPH A. QUINN, JR. EARNS SPOT ON PENNSYLVANIA SUPER LAWYERS "TOP TEN" LIST

For the second straight year, HKQ's Joseph A. Quinn, Jr. was named one of the Top Ten Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.


HKQ Speaks About Pool Chemical Burns

HKQ lawyer demands answers for children who suffered chemical burns in Hotel swimming pool.


Six HKQ Attorneys Recognized by PA Super Lawyers

Two attorneys at the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn have been included in the prestigious Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing for 2016, placing them among the top five percent of all attorneys in the state. Four of the firm's younger lawyers were recognized as "Rising Stars" in their respective practice areas.


Convertible Seat Alert: Kids Under 1 Years Old

From the moment parents leave the hospital with their precious newborn, they will need a properly-installed infant car seat to safety transport their little one home.


Revisions to the 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)

The final count of fatal work injuries in the United States in 2014 was 4,821, up from the preliminary count of 4,679 reported in September 2015 and the highest annual total since 2008. The overall fatal work injury rate for the United States in 2014 was 3.4 fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, slightly higher than the final rate of 3.3 reported for 2013. The higher overall rate in 2014 is the first increase in the national fatal injury rate since 2010.


HKQ Kids Sets Ninth Annual Bike Helmet Giveaway

For the ninth year in a row, the Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Fund for Children’s Advocacy, also known as HKQ Kids, will give away free bicycle helmets to hundreds of Northeastern Pennsylvania children as part of its ongoing efforts to promote child safety in the region.


The Dangers of Keyless Ignition Systems

Most new cars are now equipped with keyless ignition systems, which means gone are the days of drivers digging in their pockets or purses to find their keys. However, this convenient technology has also been linked to some deadly consequences, specifically when drivers forget to push the ignition button twice to shut off their vehicle when parked in a garage.


FDA: Some heartburn meds pose long-term fracture risk

Some heartburn medications could increase the risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures in high doses or with long-term use, the Food and Drug Administration warned.


Women Under 40 with Endometriosis at Higher Risk of Heart Disease

A recent study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) Journal has found that women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with endometriosis are disproportionately at risk for heart disease.


Oppose “Evidence-Based Medicine” for Injured Workers

Injured workers in Pennsylvania face many challenges, including reduced wages, loss of benefits, pain, suffering and inconvenience. A proposed requirement that all treatment for work-related injuries comply with government-imposed standards adds insult to injury. A bill pending in the state Legislature, House Bill 1800, is the latest “reform” being pushed by corporate and insurance special interests. It seeks to create a bureaucratic panel to establish treatment guidelines based on so-called “evidence-based medicine” standards. Although this may sound innocuous, it would take treatment decisions away from treating physicians and put those decisions into the hands of a government-appointed bureaucratic panel. Injured workers would likely have little or no input into the makeup of the panel, which would have little or no accountability to the injured worker or health-care provider.


If You’ve Been the Victim Of Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a terrible crime. It can have an everlasting and negative mental and emotional impact on a child victim. Most crimes children are committed by individuals who are trusted by their victims, and those victims may be reluctant to speak about it due to fear of retaliation or shame.


Auto Insurance For Pedestrians

You’re walking your dog and come to an intersection. You wait for the “walk” signal, start to cross the street and a car hits you. Like most people, you probably don’t know that your insurance policy will cover your injuries, even though you weren’t in your vehicle at the time of the accident.


Children Product Recalls This Week

This week's recalls include: Infant Onesies, Infant Car Seats, Children's Bikes


Anderson Named Partner at HKQ

Attorney Lars H. Anderson has been named partner in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, where he has worked as an associate on the firm’s Business Team since 2010. Anderson’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, and commercial litigation.


‘Stacking’ a Good Way To Increase Your Insurance Coverage

“Stacking” is an auto insurance concept that is unfamiliar to most people, but it can help provide you with needed coverage if you are hurt in an accident. Stacking comes into play when you are purchasing uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage as part of your auto insurance policy. Uninsured motorist coverage protects you if you are injured in a car accident and the responsible party doesn’t have any insurance to compensate you. Underinsured motorist coverage protects you if you are in a car accident and the responsible party doesn’t have enough insurance to fully compensate you.


HKQ Attorneys Elected to Westmoreland Club Board

Attorneys James T. Shoemaker and Nicole M. Santo of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn have been elected to two-year terms on the Board of Governors of the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. The board oversees the management of the historic social club located on Franklin Street.


Tips for Keeping Your Child Warm This Winter

There is no doubt that we have been spoiled by the unseasonably warm December temperatures. However, this first week of January has demonstrated that winter is returning with a vengeance. With children going back to school after the holiday season, some of whom have long walks to the bus stop, it is important to keep some tips in mind for keeping children safe in the cold.


Families flock to see free showing of ‘Minions,’ courtesy of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn law firm

WILKES-BARRE — Hundreds of kids piled into the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts Saturday and you could tell a lot of fun was about to happen.


Law Firm To Sponsor Free Holiday Movie at Kirby Center

KINGSTON, Pa. – The law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will sponsor a free holiday showing of the popular animated children’s movie, “Minions,” on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre. It is the seventh year in a row that the law firm, headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton, has sponsored a free holiday movie at the Kirby Center.


Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Winter weather is upon us, and one of things we can count on in Northeastern Pennsylvania are some frightful road conditions. Every year, 116,800 people are injured and more than 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy roads. Twenty-four percent of weather-related crashes occur on snow, slush or ice, and 15 percent happen during snow or sleet storms. Here are some basic precautions that can help you avoid injury or property damage due to winter road conditions.


Hackers can hijack Wi-Fi Hello Barbie to spy on your children

Security researcher warns hackers could steal personal information and turn the microphone of the doll into a surveillance device.


Toy maker VTech says breach hit 6.4 million kids' accounts

Educational toy maker VTech has said 11.6 million accounts were compromised in a cyberattack last month, including those of 6.4 million children.


NJPIRG releases list of dangerous toys

A statewide public watchdog group is adding to its list of potentially dangerous toys with a warning issued just days before the start of the holiday shopping season.


The Holidays are Coming!

The holiday season will soon be here and that of course involves cherished traditions of giving and receiving gifts. When it comes to giving toys to young children it is important to keep in mind these safety tips.


HKQ Attorney Honored by Legal Assistance Group With Distinguished Service Award

Attorney Richard S. Bishop, a principal at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, will be honored by Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. with its annual Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award for helping to provide legal assistance to clients in civil matters who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.


Back-To-School Bus Safety

It is back-to-school time in our area and now would be a good time to think about school bus safety.


Children get free bicycle helmets at Kirby Park event

The spirit of both celebration and safety prevailed at Kirby Park on Saturday in spite of rain showers that had many taking shelter under umbrellas and in tented areas of the Fourth of July fireworks annual event.


HKQ Kids will supply children with free bike helmets

Fireworks, hot dogs and swimming pools are a few things that come to mind when one thinks of summer, but Kingston law firm Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn wants people to think of something else this Fourth of July: bike safety.


Gender Requirement Trumps Seniority in Lackawanna County

Lackawanna County did not violate a collective bargaining agreement when choosing to hire a female detention officer over 12 senior males, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.


Six HKQ Attorneys Recognized by PA Super Lawyers

Three attorneys at the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn have been included in the prestigious Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing for 2014, placing them among the top 5 percent of all attorneys in the state. Three of the firm’s younger lawyers were recognized as “Rising Stars” in their respective practice areas.


HKQ Attorneys Win Carbon County Real Estate Case

In this action for specific performance of a real estate contract that stated that time was of the essence, buyer was entitled to a reasonable time within which to settle despite not having tendered payment by the specified closing date since seller's conduct led buyers reasonably to believe that the settlement date would not be enforced.


Court upholds $10 million verdict in truck crash case

The state Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a more than $10 million verdict in favor of a Dickson City woman who was injured in crash with a dump truck. Attorney Joseph Quinn of Kingston filed suit on behalf of Holly Ann Kuchwara and her husband, Robert, against Valvano Construction Inc. of Dickson City and its driver, Theodus Williams, in connection with a May 2010 crash on Dundaff Street in Dickson City.


Law Firm To Sponsor Free Holiday Movie at Kirby Center

The law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will sponsor a free holiday showing of the popular animated Disney movie, “Frozen,” on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 2 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment will start at 1:30 p.m. with a children’s sing-along and a juggler.


Four HKQ Attorneys Listed in ‘The Best Lawyers in America’

Four attorneys from the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” the nation’s oldest and most respected legal peer-review publication.


HKQ Kids’ Bike Helmet Giveaway Biggest Ever

The seventh annual Bike Helmet Giveaway sponsored by the Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Fund for Children’s Advocacy, also known as HKQ Kids, drew a record crowd this year. In all, HKQ Kids gave away all 1,300 free bike helmets on hand and ordered more for those who couldn’t get a helmet at the event.


HKQ Warns of Defective Bicycles

This summer, Scott and Trek bikes recalled over 120,000 bikes fitted with SR Suntour front forks because the forks are subject to braking and pose a crash hazard. Several injuries, including broken bones and shoulder injuries were reported. The bikes were sold throughout the country between October of 2010 and November of 2013.


Land Trust Holds 15th Annual Dinner

North Branch Land Trust is holding its 15th annual dinner and auction on May 14 at The Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre.


HKQ Attorneys Inducted Into MDAF

Attorneys Donald C. Ligorio and Michael A. Lombardo III of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn have been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious trial lawyer groups in the country.


Allan Kluger Honored by Wilkes-Barre Chamber

Whether he's working or chairing a community initiative, attorney Allan M. Kluger said he's doing what he loves. Kluger, president and senior member of Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn law firm in Kingston, received the Distinguished Citizen Award at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce's 129th annual dinner meeting Tuesday night at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre.


Couple awarded $10 million in Luzerne County Court

In one of the largest verdicts in Luzerne County history, a jury on Friday awarded a Dickson City woman and her husband just more than $10.1 million in compensatory and punitive damages for injuries the woman suffered after her vehicle was struck by a dump truck.


Santo Named Partner in HKQ Law Firm

Attorney Nicole M. Santo has been named a partner in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn. Santo, who practices in the firm's Kingston office, is a member of HKQ's Personal Injury Team, where she focuses on personal injury litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice and vehicle accidents.


Kluger Named Top-Rated Lawyer For Banking and Finance

Attorney Joseph E. Kluger, one of the two Managing Principals at the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, headquartered in Kingston, Pa., has been ranked as a "Top-Rated Lawyer" in banking and finance for 2013 by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, a national lawyer-rating firm.


HKQ Attorney Among First To Be Certified By PBA in Worker's Compensation Law

Attorney Donald C. Ligorio of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn has been certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as a specialist in worker's compensation law. He is a member of the first class to be certified by the PBA and only one of four attorneys in Luzerne County to hold the certification.


$7 million settlement reached in '12 crash

Jesse Prebola, disabled after 2012 incident, to receive distribution for medical care.


HKQ Attorney Honored by PA Bar Association, Elected To Lead Young Lawyers Division

Attorney Lars H. Anderson of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn was recently elected chairman-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association during the organization's annual meeting in Pittsburgh. He also received the PBA's 2013 Special Achievement Award for helping to spearhead the association's annual community relations campaign while serving as vice chairman of the PBA's Community and Public Relations Committee.


HKQ Attorney Speaks at Gas-Lease Forum

Attorney Joseph E. Kluger of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn was a featured speaker recently at a forum for Lackawanna County landowners regarding Marcellus shale gas extraction.


Stahl Named Partner in HKQ Law Firm

Attorney Brian P. Stahl has been named a partner in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn. Stahl, who practices in the firm's Kingston office, is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department with a primary focus in real estate and corporate law.


Lombardo Named to Prestigious National Group

Attorney Michael A. Lombardo III, a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list, a new professional organization comprised of America's top young trial attorneys.


Goldberg Ranked Top Labor & Employment Lawyer

Attorney Richard M. Goldberg, a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, has been selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law.


Quinn Named Top 100 PA Litigator By National Lawyers Group

Attorney Michelle M. Quinn, a litigation principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, has been named a Top 100 Litigator in Pennsylvania for 2013 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.


‘Best Lawyers in America’ Names HKQ Tops in Region For Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Litigation

The 2013 edition of "Best Lawyers in America" the nation's oldest and most respected legal peer-review publication, has designated Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn a "Tier 1 Best Law Firm" in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley for personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.


Goldberg Elected Chairman of Wyoming Seminary Board

Attorney Richard M. Goldberg, a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, has been named Chairman of the Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School Board of Trustees.


HKQ Provides Critical Support For Annual Veterans Day Parade

The law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn recently donated $1,000 to the Annual Veterans Day Parade Committee to help defray the costs of the annual event scheduled for Nov. 11 in downtown Wilkes-Barre.


Williams Testifies Before PA Legislature

Attorney Richard M. Williams, a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, recently testified before two Pennsylvania legislative committees in Harrisburg regarding bills that would streamline the application process for the collocation of wireless transmission facilities on existing structures throughout the Commonwealth.


Hot Coffee Movie

The Bill of Rights is sacred, and so is your family's safety. If someone causes harm to you or your loved one, the Seventh Amendment guarantees your right to hold them accountable before a jury of your peers in a court of justice. Read more about the HBO documentary, "Hot Coffee".


Four HKQ Attorneys Again Recognized as PA Super Lawyers

Four attorneys at the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn have been included in the prestigious Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing for 2012, placing them among the top 5 percent of all attorneys in the state.


Kluger Named To St. Joseph's Center Foundation Board

Attorney Joseph E. Kluger has been named to the Board of Directors of St. Joseph's Foundation, which provides funding for St. Joseph's Center in Scranton. Kluger is a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn where he manages the firm's Corporate and Commercial Practice Group.


Smedley Joins Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn

Attorney Jane T. Smedley has joined the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn as an associate in the firm's Commercial/Corporate Department where she will be handling primarily commercial litigation, banking, real estate and business law matters.


McDonnell Named Principal in HKQ Law Firm

Attorney Brian Q. McDonnell has been named a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn.


HKQ Gains National Recognition For Banking and Finance Practice

The Best Lawyers in America, the nation's oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and U.S. News & World Report have named Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn to its list of "Best Law Firms" in America for banking and finance law.


Quinn Again Named Region's Personal Injury Lawyer of Year by National Peer-Review Publication

For the second year in a row, Best Lawyers in America, the nation's oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Joseph A. Quinn, Jr. "Personal Injury Litigator of the Year" for 2012 for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, 2012 will mark the 25th year in a row that Quinn has been named to the prestigious Best Lawyers publication.


Midvalley business sues former employees

A California food-preparation company that operates a Midvalley facility is suing two former Upvalley employees for allegedly damaging the business's reputation.


Lawyer Raises the Bar

Attorney Allan Kluger has some advice for young attorneys: "You're in a wonderful profession, don't only look for the monetary reward. If you do a good job for your clients and you give back to your community, success will come."


Allan Kluger to receive President's Award

At a luncheon to be held in conjunction with the Annual Bench Bar Conference on November 6, 2008, Allan M. Kluger will receive the coveted President's Award from the Luzerne County Bar Association. This


PennDOT sued by Woodlands

WILKES-BARRE - The Woodlands Inn & Resort is suing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and a state contractor for more than $1 million in flooding damage from Laurel Run Creek that an engineer attributes to substandard work and design done on a culvert opening.


Insurer must pay $13.6M after Moses Taylor death

A supplemental insurer who reneged on a 2007 settlement in a wrongful death suit must now pay the victim's family $13.6 million.


$5M settlement over 2 deaths

WILKES-BARRE - Two lawsuits against Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre were settled - one for $3.2 million and the other for $1.8 million - in Luzerne County Court on Monday.


Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre settles suits with two families

Patricia Sabol collapsed and died 11 hours after she was discharged from the emergency room at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital in September 2006. Doctors at the hospital had attributed Sabol's severe abdominal pain to a urinary tract infection and sent her home with a prescription for antibiotics before anyone had reviewed an X-ray that indicated a more severe condition.


$2.5M jury award for man hurt in fall

WILKES-BARRE - A Luzerne County jury last week awarded nearly $2.5 million in damages to a Shavertown man who became disabled as the result of a fall at a Wilkes-Barre Township warehouse in 2002.



Luzerne Bank Elects New Board Chairman

WILKES-BARRE, May 24, 2007 - The Board of Directors of Luzerne Bank recently elected Attorney Joseph E. Kluger as Chairman of the Board following its annual shareholders meeting. Attorney Kluger is a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn where he is the chairman of the firm's Corporate and Commercial Practice Group.