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Class action lawsuit filed against Butler School District, Superintendent for exposing students to lead in drinking water at Summit Elementary

Attorneys Douglas J. Olcott and Caitlin M. Harrington along with Brendan Lupetin from Meyers, Evans, Lupetin & Unatin, filed a federal class action lawsuit against Butler Area School District and Dale R. Lumley, PhD today. This is a civil suit seeking to hold those responsible for allowing the students, faculty and visitors of Summit Elementary School to be exposed to unsafe levels of lead in the school's drinking water. The suit is asking the court to order the school district to pay the costs associated with extensive medical testing or medical treatment which any of the children may require. The suit also seeks to compensate the children who were unnecessarily exposed to lead for the fear and inconvenience the families have incurred as a result of the School District's decision to ignore the tests results, conceal those results from the public, and in doing so needlessly endangering our children.

Governor Wolf Signs Daniel's Law at Scott Township Fire Station

After two and a half years of blood, sweat and many tears, the Gallatin family finally saw Daniel's Law signed by Governor Tom Wolf. Daniel's Law will provide a sentencing enhancement of up to five years for an accident involving texting while driving that results in a death, or up to two years if there is serious injury.

Governor Tom Wolf to sign Daniel's Law at the Scott Township Volunteer Fire Department tomorrow

We are very excited to announce that Governor Tom Wolf will sign Daniel's Law (HB 853) at the Scott Township Volunteer Fire Department in New Castle tomorrow at 1:30 pm. 

Attorney Doug Olcott and the Gallatin family discuss wrongful death case on Today Show

On Monday, the Today Show aired a story that discussed a case where we are attempting to hold the senders of a text to a distracted driver liable for the death of Daniel Gallatin. Earlier this year, a Lawrence County judge allowed the suit to continue against both the driver who was reading the texts and the two men with whom she was texting. Since that time, the Gallatin family's civil lawsuit has been gaining national attention due to the complexity and novelty of the filing, as well as the HB853, named after Daniel Gallatin.

Dallas Hartman and Doug Olcott recognized as two of the top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania

We are proud to announce that Attorney Dallas W. Hartman and Attorney Douglas J. Olcott, senior litigator, have been bestowed the distinguished honor of the exclusive Top 100 Super Lawyers Pennsylvania, Top 50 Super Lawyers Pittsburgh and the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania.

Young expectant mother discusses her life after contracting Hepatitis C at McKay-Dee Hospital

Late last year, McKay-Dee and Davis Hospitals in Utah sent out letters to over 7,200 people warning patients of a possible exposure to Hepatitis C after a nurse was discovered diverting drugs.

Dallas W. Hartman, PC lands landmark decision in distracted driving case

Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas, New Castle, PA extends liability to persons sending texts to drivers which results in distracted driving collision.

Mercer County $2.2 million car accident verdict awarded

The car accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have reached a verdict of $2,200,000.00 for a Mercer County woman injured in a car accident. On Friday, October 23, 2015, a Mercer County Court of Common Pleas entered a jury verdict that awarded the seventy-five year old victim of a 2009 car accident $2.2 million.

Attorneys Hartman, Olcott, and Robertson recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine

Three Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. lawyers have been honored by Super Lawyers Magazine. Attorneys Dallas W. Hartman and Douglas J. Olcott have again been selected as Super Lawyers. This title is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania.

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