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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 23

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Validity of Section 1731 UM/UIM Rejection Form

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Validity of Section 1731 UM/UIM Rejection Form
    In its recent decision in the case of Ford v. American States Ins. Co., No. 1800 WDA 2014 (Pa. Feb. 22, 2017)(Maj. Op. by Baer, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed the the validity of a Section 1731 uninsured and underinsured…
  • Feb 21

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven
    In the case of Stapas v. Giant Eagle, Inc., 2016 Pa. Super. 303 (Pa. Super. Dec. 23, 2016 Stabile, J. Bowes, J. Musmanno, J.) (Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed, in part, the trial court’s denial of…
  • Feb 15

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected
    In a recent decision out of the Western District Federal Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Trustgard  Ins. Co. v. Campbell, No. 16-CV-1013 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 28, 2016 Schwab, J.), the court rejected a claim of bad faith in the case where…
Rank this Week: 131

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 321

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
Rank this Week: 264

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Feb 20

    Good employment lawyers vs. great employment lawyer

    Good employment lawyers vs. great employment lawyer
    Grading papers for my employment law class forced me to think through what separated the good papers from the great papers; and then, that got me thinking "what separates great employment lawyers from good employment lawyers?" Here's what I…
  • Feb 16

    Lawffice Links - Some labor new

    Lawffice Links - Some labor new
    A few labor stories of interest:Long-rumored, but official as of yesterday: Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor. He had a slew of problems, including a housekeeper who worked for him illegally, advertising campaigns for…
  • Feb 7

    SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch on extended leave as a reasonable accommodation

    SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch on extended leave as a reasonable accommodation
    I don't usually cover two-year old decisions from outside of my jurisdiction, but this case has (1) a hot employment law topic; and (2) the opinion was written by Judge Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. The decision is…
Rank this Week: 524

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 341

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Grand Opening: Rock Candy Provides Coworking Opportunity in Lititz

    Grand Opening: Rock Candy Provides Coworking Opportunity in Lititz
    Coworking has officially come to Lititz. Last night, Rock Candy held its launch party at its location at Pod # 2 in Rock Lititz, which is a 250,000 square foot shared work space. Rock Candy is a collaboration between Anne Kirby (of The Candy…
  • Feb 15

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable
    Imagine this scenario: you’re excited about your new job with a large payroll processing company, and as a part of the employment offer, you’re directed to a company website that contains the terms of a stock award program. You…
  • Feb 10

    The Law According to Planet Money

    The Law According to Planet Money
    It’s no secret that I’m an avid podcast listener – I’ve previously covered Podcasts and the Law on this blog and if you follow me on Twitter, approximately one in three tweets…
Rank this Week: 892

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 999

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’
    Downtown Pittsburgh divorce lawyer Candice L. Komar, founding partner of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, joined “NightTalk” for its weekly happy hour segment Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m. to discuss recent news…
  • Feb 20

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen
    A group of lawyers and staff from our downtown Pittsburgh family law firm volunteered at the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead this past weekend preparing meals, cleaning dishes and offering smiles and support. According to the US Census Bureau, 1…
  • Feb 13

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017
    Parents who are receiving child support in Pennsylvania might get a small raise in 2017 — if they negotiate or go to court under the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines, effective May 1, 2017.  To find if you might might be…
Rank this Week: 915

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Feb 21

    District Court Allows DBE False Claims Act Case to Proceed

    District Court Allows DBE False Claims Act Case to Proceed
    Last week, I posted about how whistleblowers continue to receive large settlements related to DBE fraud. A somewhat recent case from the federal court in Maryland shows how whistleblowers are ferreting out DBE fraud on construction projects…
  • Feb 16

    Whistleblowers Continue to Receive Large Settlements in DBE Fraud Case

    Whistleblowers Continue to Receive Large Settlements in DBE Fraud Case
    It has been awhile since I last blogged about fraud involving the Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program.  Trust me, the problem has not gone away. If anything, prosecutions and civil claims…
  • Feb 12

    Suing a Local Government in Land Use Cases – Part 1 – Procedural Due Proce

    Suing a Local Government in Land Use Cases – Part 1 – Procedural Due Proce
    In my last post I discussed suing a local government for a substantive due process violation. In this post, I discuss a the right to procedural due process. The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects prohibits…
Rank this Week: 1027

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Copyright Week

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Copyright Week
     Dear Doc:   I heard that January 16-20, 2017 was “Copyright Week”. Wow! Most of us get one day a year to celebrate. How does it feel to get a whole week?   Signed, Putative N. Fringer   Dear Mr. Fringer: I…
  • Feb 9

    Amazon Gets More Serious About Infringer

    Amazon Gets More Serious About Infringer
    If you sell branded products on Amazon.com, you may know that infringement is rampant.  You put up a product, it gets popular, and all of a sudden, like a many-headed hydra, other sites spring up selling “your” product at…
  • Feb 2

    Why Are Federally-Financed Drugs So Expensive?

    Why Are Federally-Financed Drugs So Expensive?
    After WWII, the Federal government and science in general rode a wave of public approbation resulting from the stupendous success of the war-ending Bomb.  Government money poured into basic scientific research, leading to many…
Rank this Week: 709

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

Covers recent cases in the environmental arena. By Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP.

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1023

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    New motorcycle vastly reduces chance of fall

    New motorcycle vastly reduces chance of fall
    Riding a motorcycle is great fun, so long as it remains upright. Dropping a motorcycle while waiting at a stop light can not only be embarrassing, but it's also a back-straining hassle to get your bike back on its wheels....
  • Feb 13

    Patients can suffer due to hospital staff communication problem

    Patients can suffer due to hospital staff communication problem
    Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide patients with proper treatment. And teamwork is an essential element of good care. All doctors and hospital staff members must work in concert to ensure their patients' safety and well-being.…
  • Feb 7

    Intoxicated truck driver injures state trooper

    Intoxicated truck driver injures state trooper
    The thought of anyone getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in a serious state of intoxication is frightening, but when the vehicle in question is a big rig truck, the dangers are even more profound. And even with...
Rank this Week: 626

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Fed Circuit Reverses Finding of Indefiniteness of “Visually Negligible” Term

    Fed Circuit Reverses Finding of Indefiniteness of “Visually Negligible” Term
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Inventors often use generalized language in patent claims when they are dealing with…
  • Jul 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. (Nos. 2014-1469 and 2014-1504), the Federal…
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
Rank this Week: 598

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect news and laws. By Michael O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Virginia Nursing Home Facing Claims of Severe Abuse

    Virginia Nursing Home Facing Claims of Severe Abuse
    A resident and her daughter are suing Carrington Place, a nursing home in Chesapeake, Va., after claims of severe abuse by two nurses. Alice Mackey, 84, was allegedly tied to a chair by the nurses and sedated in order to quiet her, as…
  • Dec 22

    PA Nursing Homes Facing Fines from Federal and State Goverment

    PA Nursing Homes Facing Fines from Federal and State Goverment
    Over the last two decades, 366 Pennsylvania nursing homes were fined almost $5 million for “federal deficiencies in care largely related to the health and safety of residents,” according to the Reading Eagle. Individually, the…
  • Sep 8

    PennLive Nursing Home Investigation

    PennLive Nursing Home Investigation
    "When our state's seniors and families make the decision to enter a nursing home, they are placing a life in those homes administrators' hands," said Casey in a statement. "If even one life is lost due to the negligence of these facilities,…
Rank this Week: 699

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

Covers communications, strategic marketing, and social networking for the legal industry.

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • Oct 15

    Ethics First, No Matter What

    Ethics First, No Matter What
    No Matter What the Rippling Impact, Communications Ethics Come First Communications professionals know that like other professionals, we must abide by ethical standards. Ethics and integrity in communications require that we follow…
  • Jan 16

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime
    The way a company manages crisis can be as important as the way it manages success. Over the years, communications professionals have learned from the wisdom of hindsight, that crisis management is the key to a company’s future health.…
  • Jan 16

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime
    The way a company manages crisis can be as important as the way it manages success. Over the years, communications professionals have learned from the wisdom of hindsight, that crisis management is the key to a company’s future health.…
Rank this Week: 662

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers employment and labor law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 573

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    ARD Program Admission Denial

    ARD Program Admission Denial
    DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)…
  • Mar 11

    ARD Program Admission Denial

    ARD Program Admission Denial
    DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)…
  • Mar 11

    ARD Program Admission Denial

    ARD Program Admission Denial
    DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)…
Rank this Week: 818

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and child custody. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
Rank this Week: 611

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

Covers the happenings in the Securities and Investment Fraud Sector. By Guiliano Law Firm.

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • Jun 10

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer
    andnbsp;Hairdressor, Marcy Salandra went to her stockbrokerandrsquo;s office at Investors Capital Corporation in McMurray Pennsylvania to withdraw money to buy a house. andnbsp;However, instead of meeting her broker Patricia S. Miller, she…
  • Apr 18

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get
    Last year, a Connecticut based hedge fund, Turnberry Capital Management LP, filed a FINRA arbitration securities claim against SunTrust Banks, Inc. to recover $13 million it lost in 2007 by investing in mortgage backed securities. However,…
  • Mar 13

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania
    What does a big firm commercial defense lawyer, a banker, a healthcare lobbyist, a parking authority commissioner and an Allegheny parks commissioner all have in common? andnbsp; Apparently, they are all friends of Pennsylvania Governor Tom…
Rank this Week: 731

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 719

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Covers motor accident and dog bite injury cases. By Thomas R. Matvey.

http://matveylaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 5

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell
    A woman was killed and a woman and two children were injured in a car accident on the Parkway in Hopewell last night.  According to reports, the women were traveling in a Dodge Durango on the Parkway West when their vehicle was struck by…
  • Jun 5

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell
    A woman was killed and a woman and two children were injured in a car accident on the Parkway in Hopewell last night.  According to reports, the women were traveling in a Dodge Durango on the Parkway West when their vehicle was struck by…
  • Feb 1

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident
    A man was killed on Saturday when he was struck by a car on I-70 in North Belle Vernon.  After he was struck, two other vehicles collided while trying to avoid the original accident.  The investigation of this crash, including toxicology…
Rank this Week: 1003

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 718

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

Covers municipal, zoning, and land use law in Pennsylvania. Published by Jeff Osmond of Osmond Law.

http://pamunicipallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trip to Arkansa

    Trip to Arkansa
    Well you never know where a municipal law practice may take you. I spent last Monday flying to Arkansas on a chartered jet. The purpose of the trip was to view a housing complex for gas drilling rig workers that Nomac Drilling wishes to…
  • Jun 12

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie
    On April 3 of this year the Office of Open Records made a final determination on an appeal under the Right To Know Law. The matter was captioned as Scott Pierce v. Morris Township and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company In the case, Pierce…
  • May 21

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 1087

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jan 18

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck
    In this episode of Legal Talk, from January 18, 2008, host Stephen Karp discusses one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln with guest, Professor Brian Dirck, author of the new book “Lincoln the Lawyer.”
  • Jan 18

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008
    In this episode we discuss one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln.
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation
    Topics covered in this podcast: Peter Hart, legal talk, karp and hart, law, legal program, WCHE, motor vehicular law violations, traffic offenses, drunk driving, malpractice, Mark Lieberman, West Chester, practicing, Lieberman and Kohler,…
Rank this Week: 4056

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Court Rules on Confidentiality Agreements for SEC Whistleblower

    Court Rules on Confidentiality Agreements for SEC Whistleblower
    A U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California has recently ruled on the validity of a SEC whistleblower’s defense to the enforcement of a company’s confidentiality agreement.  In the decision, the Court…
  • Feb 22

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud
    We have discussed the potential for whistleblower actions grounded in the protection of the environment and compliance with environmental laws here before. Most depend on the unique circumstances of the case and the fraudulent scheme in order…
  • Feb 20

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth
    The United States has joined a lawsuit brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act accusing UnitedHealth Group of bilking Medicare by fraudulently boosting payments through the inflation of plan members’ risk scores under…
Rank this Week: 2096

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3947

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Feb 24

    The allure of gooey grilled cheese made me late for work

    The allure of gooey grilled cheese made me late for work
    Since we began the blogging week so seriously, let’s end it on a lighter note. I’ve got the results of the CareerBuilder’s survey of “This Year’s Most Outrageous Employee Excuses for Being Late”.…
  • Feb 23

    Feds are signalling a rough four years ahead for transgender right

    Feds are signalling a rough four years ahead for transgender right
    Late last month, I blogged here about some smoke signals from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it may be backpedaling on pursuing discrimination claims on behalf of a transgender employee, in a case where the…
  • Feb 22

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?
    Welcome to Jungle, baby. (Best $24 I’ve ever spent. Probably.) Yesterday, I foreshadowed a blog post about actual legal stuff. Employment-legal stuff, even. ***lighters up*** These five words I swear to you. [cue music] The…
Rank this Week: 3251

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3783

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
  • Feb 23

    DHS Secretary Issues Memoranda Targeting Foreign National

    DHS Secretary Issues Memoranda Targeting Foreign National
    On February 20, 2017, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, issued two memoranda dramatically changing how DHS treats foreign nationals illegally in the United States. Touching on numerous immigration issues, the…
  • Dec 21

    What does President Elect Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security nominee mean for immigration?

    What does President Elect Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security nominee mean for immigration?
    On December 12, 2016, President Elect Donald Trump, officially nominated retired Marine Corps General John Kelly to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. If confirmed by the United States Senate, Gen. Kelly will become…
  • Oct 28

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nepal
    On October, 26, 2016, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for certain Nepalese nationals in the United States through June 24, 2018. Prior to…
Rank this Week: 2171

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
  • Feb 2

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”
    There have been relatively few confirmed cyber attacks resulting in substantial physical harm to property (other than computer hardware) and people.  The first known event involved the 2008-2010 infiltration of a computer virus called…
  • Jan 19

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”
    Stand-alone cyberinsurance is a critical component of enterprise risk management.  But even companies with traditional and cyber coverage may, and usually do, have gaps in coverage created by what I’ve referred to as the ‘hot…
Rank this Week: 2438

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 4259

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4435

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

Covers public bidding and contracting in Pennsylvania. By Christopher I. McCabe.

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Feb 21

    How To Obtain A Copy Of A Payment Bond On A Public Project

    How To Obtain A Copy Of A Payment Bond On A Public Project
    Let’s assume you are a first- or second-tier subcontractor on a public project and you’ve been stiffed by the prime contractor. You qualify as a claimant under the Pa. Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967, but,…
  • Jan 12

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding
    Emergency contracting for repairs, maintenance, and public safety are a routine occurrence with public owners across the Commonwealth. A building in danger of collapse needs to be torn down on an immediate basis to…
  • Dec 27

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law
    While the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law (RTKL) generally provides that, after the conclusion of public bidding, all bids are potential public records subject to disclosure, this is not always the case in all public procurements.  A…
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Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
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Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Older veterans - help with home care cost

    Older veterans - help with home care cost
    Many older veterans are unaware that they can qualify for financial help in paying for the cost of home care. Most veterans completed their military service and moved on with their lives without looking to VA for any help.  But VA pension…
  • Feb 17

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?
    A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use to authorize another person to act on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney are generally a matter of state law. Many state laws are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. But…
  • Feb 16

    Why Younger People should have Will

    Why Younger People should have Will
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber.] It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or…
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space
    The dramatic increase in the number of shoppers purchasing goods online continues to drive demand for warehouse and distribution space in the northeast. According to Census Bureau estimates, e-commerce now accounts for more than 8% of all…
  • Feb 15

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup
    Last month, we wrote about a new memorandum from the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management that sets forth 11 recommendations for the agency’s regional offices on how to clean up contaminated sediments. Here we discuss…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 3020

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1990

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce
    The old saying goes that marriage is about love and divorce is about money.   No matter how wonderful your marriage is, it is a good idea to be knowledgeable about your assets and debts.  No matter how amicable you think your…
  • Feb 9

    Can I refinance my mortgage while my divorce is pending?

    Can I refinance my mortgage while my divorce is pending?
    Do we have to work together?                                   This is a good question asked by many.   The marital home usually is a significant…
  • Nov 11

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened
    Until recently if one party to a marriage would not consent to a divorce in Pennsylvania  there was a mandatory  two year waiting period before the moving party could proceed with a divorce.   On October 4, 2016, Governor…
Rank this Week: 3624

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine
    By Marina A. Sigareva, Ph.D. and Ryan W. O’Donnell The following article was first published in the Late Fall 2016/Early Winter 2017 issue of Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s W4 Magazine. In today’s…
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
Rank this Week: 2455

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Feb 13

    Congress Strikes Blow to “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”

    Congress Strikes Blow to “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”
    For the last few months, we have been following the troubled rollout of the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” rules, an Obama-era Executive Order that placed new requirements on contractors prohibiting certain labor practices. It is…
  • Feb 3

    A New World Order?

    A New World Order?
    In the wake of November’s elections, just about the only thing that Washington can agree on is a pervasive sense of uncertainty about the future, which includes the direction of government regulation. The fact that many incoming agency…
  • Dec 9

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating
    Government contractors know that an unfavorable performance review posted to the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (“CPARS”) can be extremely costly. Many negotiated solicitations include past performance as an…
Rank this Week: 1516

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Philadelphia Bankruptcy filing gets a Drivers License Reinstated

    Philadelphia Bankruptcy filing gets a Drivers License Reinstated
    If person’s drivers license is suspended due to an unpaid judgment please be aware of the following, a Philadelphia Bankruptcy filing gets a drivers license reinstated. This allows a person to drive again. A person came to us wanting to…
  • Jul 31

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale
    In three different bankruptcy cases filed in Philadelphia in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Bankruptcy Court has allowed the homeowner the ability to recover their home if it was lost at a tax…
  • Apr 30

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is an honest way for good people to get out of financial trouble and make a fresh start. However, it is not as simple as going down to the courthouse and filing a petition. Bankruptcy is a fairly complex area of the law, and it is…
Rank this Week: 1782

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Tips to Consider when Separating

    Tips to Consider when Separating
    Separation: Nine Tips to Help You as You Move Through the Divorce Process There may be 50 ways to leave your lover but there’s a heck of a lot more to it than just being creative with the word good-bye. More often than not, the way you…
  • Feb 1

    Divorce and Tax Filing Statu

    Divorce and Tax Filing Statu
    Tax law distinguishes filing status because filing requirements, certain credits and above-the-line deductions, tax brackets, and the standard deduction depend on the filing status. Additionally, filing status determines the income threshold…
  • Jan 27

    Splitting Up Military Retirement Account

    Splitting Up Military Retirement Account
    Today you may not think twice about splitting military retirement benefits during a #divorce. But it wasn’t always that way. A 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCarty v. McCarty, actually precluded state courts from dividing…
Rank this Week: 3951

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Feb 10

    Common Infections in Nursing Home

    Common Infections in Nursing Home
    Seniors are at an increased risk for a wide variety of infections because of lowered immune systems and other factors. When they live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, this risk increases even further. Infections in nursing…
  • Feb 7

    Philadelphia Plans to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2030

    Philadelphia Plans to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2030
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney promised a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities as a part of his 2015 campaign platform. This promise came to fruition in November, when an executive order created the city’s Vision Zero Task Force.This…
  • Feb 6

    How Over-the-Air Updates Could Alter NHTSA Auto Recall Proce

    How Over-the-Air Updates Could Alter NHTSA Auto Recall Proce
    Recent changes in how much modern automobiles rely on computers and software may push the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to change its auto recall process. Currently, car manufacturers notify owners by mail and the…
Rank this Week: 1480

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law and workers' compensation. By Needle Law Firm

https://www.needlelawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2148

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jan 25

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania
    Criminal convictions can continue to cause problems professionally and personally long after you have satisfied any criminal penalties. A pre-employment background check that reveals your prior conviction can make finding new employment…
  • Jan 25

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania
    Criminal convictions can continue to cause problems professionally and personally long after you have satisfied any criminal penalties. A pre-employment background check that reveals your prior conviction can make finding new employment…
Rank this Week: 2317