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Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Feb 4

    Start your legal research with Jenkins' Resource Guide

    Start your legal research with Jenkins' Resource Guide
    Do you need help finding a place to start your legal research? Check out Jenkins' Resource Guides. Compiled by Jenkins' Reference Librarians, these guides highlight the sources available to Jenkins' members in the library and remotely on your…
  • Jan 28

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Prime Rate for 2016

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Prime Rate for 2016
    According to Pa.R.C.P. 238, the calculation of damages for delay is based upon the prime rate in the first edition of the Wall Street Journal for a particular year (see Pa.R.C.P. 238 for more detail on how rate is calculated).  A…
  • Jan 21

    Jenkins' On Your Desktop: First Series of the Regional Reporters on LLMC Digital

    Jenkins' On Your Desktop: First Series of the Regional Reporters on LLMC Digital
    LLMC Digital is a great member resource for historical materials. Their "Special Focus Collections" contain a variety of periodicals, reporters, and other legal reference materials. These include the first series of the Regional Reporters,…
Rank this Week: 297

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
  • Nov 13

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?
    A personal injury lawyer is often consulted on medical malpractice cases, especially when they result in a fatality. In 2010 a study indicated that about 180,000 people died due to a preventable medical mistakes. Three years later, a new…
Rank this Week: 288

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Aug 13

    Returning to Work After a Pennsylvania Work Injury

    Returning to Work After a Pennsylvania Work Injury
    Question: I got hurt at work. I worked on the production floor packing equipment for shipment. The workers compensation insurance company sent me a bunch of papers that talked about a low back injury. I am receiving workers comp…
  • Aug 12

    Workers Comp- Review Of Payment Of Medical Bill

    Workers Comp- Review Of Payment Of Medical Bill
    The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has determined that a medical provider’s failure to provide a password to access medical records contained on a CD-ROM amounts to non-compliance with a medical records request and supports a finding…
  • Aug 10

    Getting Fired After Returning to Work

    Getting Fired After Returning to Work
    Question: I was injured at work in 2013. I went back to work in the Spring of 2014 and my weekly workers comp checks stopped.  I got fired last month for “insubordination” because I got into an argument with my…
Rank this Week: 416

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: 549

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 7

    Impaired drivers responsible for fatal accidents on state's road

    Impaired drivers responsible for fatal accidents on state's road
    Seeing a driver who is clearly in some way impaired is one of the most frightening experiences you can have while traveling on a Pennsylvania roadway. To drive safely, a motorist must have full possession of his or her faculties....
  • Jan 28

    How can I maintain a motorcycle during the winter?

    How can I maintain a motorcycle during the winter?
    The recent blustery and snowy weather has created conditions that are far from ideal for motorcycle riding. As long as the temperatures are low, and there exists a chance for precipitation, riders would be well advised to keep their…
  • Jan 21

    Gun owners may be held liable for failure to secure firearm

    Gun owners may be held liable for failure to secure firearm
    In the United States, gun ownership has become a hot topic over the last several years. While some people believe that limitations on gun ownership should be minimal, others would like to see very stringent gun laws. This impasse is...
Rank this Week: 572

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 30

    PA Deptartment of Health Cracks Down on Nursing Home Penaltie

    PA Deptartment of Health Cracks Down on Nursing Home Penaltie
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has significantly buckled down on its penalty enforcement for nursing home violations over the last year after enduring much criticism. The department released data showing that from July to December of…
  • Nov 24

    New Jersey Nursing Home Under Investigation Amid Reports of Abuse and Cover-up

    New Jersey Nursing Home Under Investigation Amid Reports of Abuse and Cover-up
    New Jersey nursing home, Voorhees Center, is under investigation amid reports of abuse and cover-ups.
  • Nov 8

    Wage Cuts to Leave Allentown Nursing Home Workers Hurting

    Wage Cuts to Leave Allentown Nursing Home Workers Hurting
    Proposed wage cuts at the Phoebe Ministries Nursing Home in Allentown have caused 400 healthcare workers to fight back. The company wants to cut wages as up to $5 an hour, a decision that will send many of the workers into poverty. In turn,…
Rank this Week: 600

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 5

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  The Law in the News – 2015…
  • Feb 5

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm
    The law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner effective January 1, 2016. Aaron is a member of Russell, Krafft & Gruber’s growing Business, Real Estate and Litigation practice groups.  As…
  • Jan 26

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)
    After years of rumors that the tax would be phased out completely (maybe even since its enactment in 1844), the day has come. Effective January 1, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax was finally eliminated.…
Rank this Week: 825

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 1048

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/
  • Feb 4

    Rhode Island ‘Expired Debt Act’ More Than Name Implie

    Rhode Island ‘Expired Debt Act’ More Than Name Implie
    On Jan. 7, the Expired Debt Act (EDA) was introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives and referred to the House Committee on Judiciary.  The bill was introduced by State Representatives Shekarchi, Solomon, Regunberg, McEntee,…
  • Feb 3

    4th Cir. Holds No Violation of Maryland Usury Law Where Lender Properly Cured Interest Rate

    4th Cir. Holds No Violation of Maryland Usury Law Where Lender Properly Cured Interest Rate
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that a finance company properly cured a contractual interest rate provision in excess of the statutory cap, and was not liable under the Maryland Credit Grantor Closed End Credit…
  • Feb 2

    7th Cir. Holds Lender’s Inquiry Notice Allows Avoidance of Security Interest in Bankruptcy

    7th Cir. Holds Lender’s Inquiry Notice Allows Avoidance of Security Interest in Bankruptcy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a lender that is on inquiry notice that its security interest in the collateral had been fraudulently conveyed may lose its secured status. However, the Court also held that…
Rank this Week: 954

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and New Jersey family law. By Linda A. Kerns.

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    It is almost time for the tax man . . .

    It is almost time for the tax man . . .
    Tips, Tricks and Resources for Tax Time.   Be sure to check with a qualified accountant and your attorney to make sure you are making the correct tax decisions.Did you adopt during 2015?If you adopted a child in 2015 but have not yet…
  • Jan 18

    Interesting article in the New York Times this Weekend

    Interesting article in the New York Times this Weekend
    Divorced Parents, Living Close for the Children's Sake (You may need a subscription to the New York Times to read the article.)
  • Jan 4

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Paternity by Estoppel

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Paternity by Estoppel
    When does the court allow a paternity test?Sounds like a simple question - you either are the father or are not the father - and a blood test comparing a father's DNA with a child's DNA will prove it.  However, in the realm of Child…
Rank this Week: 957

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

Discusses personal injury and accident litigation issues including insurance law tips in Pennsylvania.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Feb 2

    Nerve Stimulator Implant: Minor Car Accident, Major Pain

    Nerve Stimulator Implant: Minor Car Accident, Major Pain
    A car accident, even a minor one, could cause problems with an existing nerve stimulator implant for back pain.
  • Jan 18

    Drunk Driving Statistics in Pennsylvania

    Drunk Driving Statistics in Pennsylvania
    Though fatalities are diminishing in PA, the statistical numbers are still alarming. Young male drivers are responsible for the majority of drunk driving deaths and injuries.
  • Jan 6

    How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
    If you walk into an attorney’s office for the first time and he tells you what your personal injury case is worth, you should run like the wind.
Rank this Week: 1002

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: 1041

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania. By Rosenbaum and Associates.

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
  • Jun 17

    The Effects of Sepsis on the Elderly

    The Effects of Sepsis on the Elderly
    The American Thoracic Society met for their annual conference where findings from a recent sepsis study was presented. Sepsis infections also known as blood infections can cause whole body inflammation, organ decay, and in some severe cases…
  • May 20

    Prescription Drug Theft in Nursing Home

    Prescription Drug Theft in Nursing Home
    Often with aging comes the necessary need of daily medications to help control pain, cholesterol, blood pressure, and other ailments. In nursing homes across Pennsylvania and New Jersey strict maintenance and dispensing procedures of patient…
Rank this Week: 862

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer…

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Philadelphia personal injury, medical malpractice and defective products news. By Rosenbaum & Associates.

http://www.philadelphiatopinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

    Dangers of Driving While Drowsy
    We as a society tend to not value sleep. Instead we often feel that we can overcome the necessity with stimulants and sheer will power. The truth of the matter is that we do not perform at our best when we deprive our body of much needed…
  • Jul 9

    Deadly Speeding in Construction Zone

    Deadly Speeding in Construction Zone
    A fatal multi-vehicle accident involving six vehicles and one tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike brought national attention to drowsy professional drivers, the importance of adhering to posted speed limits especially in construction…
  • Jun 12

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie
    With the rise of indoor trampoline parks becoming a widespread trend trampoline injuries are projected to escalate especially among those under the age of sixteen, yet it is not in the commercial setting that poses greater risk but at home…
Rank this Week: 817

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/
Rank this Week: 1613

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 4

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, was recently profiled in the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of The New York Environmental Lawyer for his achievements as a longstanding member of the…
  • Jan 26

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act
    The state legislature took no action to further extend New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”) during the recently concluded legislative session, which means that permits and approvals extended by the PEA’s tolling…
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear the State’s appeal of a September 2015 Appellate Division decision that held the State potentially liable for cleanup costs at the Raritan Bay Slag Site.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1633

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 1

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) A little over a year ago, we discussed an interesting case where the owner of a…
  • Oct 14

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. Good Morning to You Productions Corp. v. Warner Chappell Music, Case. No. 2:13-cv-04460, C.D. Cal. is about whether Warner/Chappell was properly…
  • Aug 10

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. A bill was introduced on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of senators and…
Rank this Week: 1646

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Feb 1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1
    On Friday, President Obama made some announcements regarding his efforts to address pay equity. He timed them to match the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act"From the White House Blog: Taking Action to Advance Equal…
  • Jan 28

    EEOC Rejects "Manager Rule" in New (Proposed) Retaliation Guidance

    EEOC Rejects "Manager Rule" in New (Proposed) Retaliation Guidance
    I'm working my way through the EEOC's proposed guidance on retaliation claims. On pages 13-16, the EEOC specifically rejects the "manager rule" and notes that DOL rejects it too. The guidance cites Joint Amicus Brief for the Secretary of…
  • Jan 25

    DOL Issues "Joint Employer" Guidance

    DOL Issues "Joint Employer" Guidance
    Not official use.The Department of Labor recently issued new guidance regarding "joint employers" . . . via blog entry? It's a little unconventional, but I'll take the guidance where I can get it. Check out Are You a Joint Employer? on DOL's…
Rank this Week: 1294

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/
  • Jan 26

    Caring for Mom when you are far away

    Caring for Mom when you are far away
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  • Jan 19

    Overview of Executor’s Duties in Pennsylvania

    Overview of Executor’s Duties in Pennsylvania
    The Role of the Personal Representative in Administering an Estate You've been named as a Personal Representative (commonly known as an Executor or Administrator) to administer the estate of someone who died.  What do you do and where do…
  • Jan 2

    A New Year’s Resolution – Plan for Getting Older

    A New Year’s Resolution – Plan for Getting Older
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Rank this Week: 1851

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers\' compensation. By Needle Law Firm .

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1679

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Aug 5

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declared unconstitutional any state law which prohibited same-sex marriage.   This ruling not only protects a same-sex couple’s right to marry, but also their right…
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
Rank this Week: 1733

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?
    I have blogged about this matter several times, all the while applauding the lower court decision and employer’s legal position in the case, as I believed what these temporary lawyers were doing did constitute the practice of law. …
  • Jul 22

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line
    I have defended and litigated dozens of independent contractor cases and have found these matters to be intensely fact sensitive and tilted, in large part, towards a finding of employee status by both the agencies and the courts.  I had…
  • Jul 15

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 1113

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&amp;O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else&rsquo;s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 1172

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Published by Jason R. Antoine.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!
    This past week my client faced three days in jail and one year license suspension for a first offense DUI charge that occurred on Route 1 in Chester County, PA. My client was traveling on Route 1, observing the speed limit when two…
  • Nov 19

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”
    This case was a huge victory for the Antoine law firm. On Thursday night, November 13th after deliberating several hours, the jury returned a not guilty verdict to the charge of Driving Under the Influence. A conviction would have been a 5th…
  • Oct 27

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court
    In Pennsylvania there are currently mandatory minimum sentence laws that apply to drug dealing cases. Basically, when a defendant is convicted of selling or dealing drugs certain enhancements can give a defendant mandatory time in jail. For…
Rank this Week: 1194

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: 1441

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal

An online digest of developments in Pennsylvania workers compensation practice and procedure. By Judge Robert Vonada.

http://www.pawcj.com/
  • Mar 10

    Twitter Link

    Twitter Link
    I have not been able to prepare posts to Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal for some time. On Twitter I share updates on all of my interests including, of course, workers' compensation. The link to Twitter is down the page on the…
  • Sep 12

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break
    In Werner v. WCAB (Greenleaf Service Corporation) the decedent had a home office. The claimant surviving spouse found the decedent unresponsive in his home office desk chair. The decedent suffered a massive intracranial hemorrage. The…
  • Aug 29

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.
    In Sauer v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Verizon Pennsylvania, inc.) the Claimant returned to light duty on August 16 and a notification of suspension was issued. On August 17, the Claimant and his union representative were shown…
Rank this Week: 1832

Pennsylvania Estate Planning &…

Pennsylvania Estate Planning & Administration Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Dessen, Moses & Rossitto.

http://www.pennsylvaniaestateblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Disposition of Tangible Personal Property

    Disposition of Tangible Personal Property
    In a recent post, I discussed how to dispose of special items of personal property by giving them to a particular named person - these are called "specific bequests." The specific bequests are usually the items that are most important or…
  • Feb 7

    Minority and Disability Trust

    Minority and Disability Trust
    Minority and/or Disability Trusts are often added as a standard clause in a Will, providing that if any assets are left to a young or incapacitated person who is not receiving Supplemental Security Income (a Special Needs Trust is required if…
  • Feb 1

    Organize Your Assets to Benefit Your Heir

    Organize Your Assets to Benefit Your Heir
    Consolidate your bank accounts I like many people, open bank accounts for the sole purpose of saving for something special. It might be a special vacation, a birthday party, a new car, or whatever. Then after the occasion has passed, I…
Rank this Week: 1165

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,…
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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 5

    Facet Joint Injury from a Car Accident

    Facet Joint Injury from a Car Accident
    In car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, victims often sustain injuries to the neck and back. A facet joint injury is one such example. The impact of the crash, jarring movements the body undergoes in the collision, or compression of…
  • Feb 5

    Motorcycle Road Rash

    Motorcycle Road Rash
    Motorcycle road rash is not always a superficial injury for a rider. Some motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries to the skin that go far deeper than the first few layers of skin. These types of injuries are susceptible to infection…
  • Feb 5

    Lawyer Michael Saile Jr. Receives Prestigous Litigator Award&#8482;

    Lawyer Michael Saile Jr. Receives Prestigous Litigator Award&amp;#8482;
    Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr., Esq.  has been named a recipient of the 2015 Litigator Award™ for automobile accident litigation. Attorneys honored with a prestigious Litigator Award™ stand among…
Rank this Week: 2807

Philly Injury Blog

Philly Injury Blog

Current events and news relevant to Personal Injury, Recalls, settlements and verdicts. By Kane & Silverman P.C.

http://palegaladvice.com/philly-injury-blog/
  • Feb 5

    A Complete Guide to Slip and Falls on Ice or Snow

    A Complete Guide to Slip and Falls on Ice or Snow
    A Complete Guide to Slip and Falls on Ice or Snow Slip and falls on ice or snow are common occurrences in the winter. You probably know the feeling. You’re walking outside and step on a patch of ice. You feel your feet slide, so you…
  • Jan 29

    How to Stay Safe & Avoid Injuries While Skiing or Snowboarding

    How to Stay Safe &amp; Avoid Injuries While Skiing or Snowboarding
    How to Stay Safe & Avoid Injuries While Skiing or Snowboarding So, maybe you’re a skiing or snowboarding fanatic. You head up to the mountains as much as possible in the winter and spend most of your free time on the slopes. Or…
  • Jan 21

    Car Crashes in Winter Weather [Infographic]

    Car Crashes in Winter Weather [Infographic]
    Car Crashes in Winter Weather [Infographic] Snow. You either love it or hate it. Or maybe your feelings fall somewhere between those two extremes. But driving in the snow? That’s a different story. Sure, the snow looks pretty. But when…
Rank this Week: 1945

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 4

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data
    Joseph J. Schuster This will follow up on Barbara Mishkin’s January 14, 2016 blog “FTC warns use of big data may violate federal consumer protection laws.”  At the American Bar Association’s Consumer…
  • Feb 3

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce
    Barbara S. Mishkin As anticipated, in conjunction with its field hearing today, the CFPB announced several steps it has taken to improve consumer access to checking accounts.  These steps consist of a sending a letter to the 25…
  • Feb 1

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its January 2016 complaint report which highlights “other financial service” complaints and complaints from consumers in New York State and the New York metro area.  In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 3865

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: 4265

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3845

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

Covers motor vehicle accidents, injury law and workers' compensation. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Feb 2

    Be Aware of Winter Weather and Slip and Fall Injurie

    Be Aware of Winter Weather and Slip and Fall Injurie
    With the cold wintry weather now upon us, it is time to talk about the dangers of slips and falls. Although it is not a fun topic to discuss, it is not something to be ignored. When you go outside in the morning, be sure to stay alert for…
  • Feb 1

    E-Cigarette Companies Marketing to America’s Youth

    E-Cigarette Companies Marketing to America’s Youth
    While there is no doubt that e-cigarettes are dangerous, a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a much greater problem that has previously been overlooked. According to the study, approximately 18.3…
  • Jan 28

    Courts Decide Workplace Harassment Civil Suit

    Courts Decide Workplace Harassment Civil Suit
    On December 4, 2015, the Appellate Division decided the can of Rose Fonrose Louis v. Burger King Corp, and held that the petitioner’s sole remedy for sexual harassment at work was in the Workers’ Compensation court. The case arose…
Rank this Week: 3780

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Feb 1

    February 2016 Newsletter

    February 2016 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: Stuart Invited to Speak to Career Pathways Classes at Local High School Laura's Cheeseburger Cups Recipe Stuart's Trivia Game February Dates to Remember Carpey Law Thanks You The NAIC's WreckCheck App: Does It Go…
  • Feb 1

    January 2016 Newsletter

    January 2016 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: The Carpey Family Participates in the 2015 Walk To End Alzheimer's Wounded Warrior Project Stuart Speaks at a Marketing Conference in Virginia Limited Time Offer: Pre-order Stuart's Latest Book by 2/15 & Get It…
  • Jan 27

    Most Americans are Paying More for Health Insurance in 2016

    Most Americans are Paying More for Health Insurance in 2016
    The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was pushed through in Congress partially based on the idea that people would be able to keep their current doctors. In theory, younger and healthier people would pay into the system by buying policies…
Rank this Week: 3102

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Michael O'Connor & Associates LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2813

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: 3881

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jan 29

    Construction Company Executives Indicted for Running Double Breasted Operation

    Construction Company Executives Indicted for Running Double Breasted Operation
    The United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts announced that it indicted two construction company executives for running what the Department of Justice calls  “a fraudulent “double breasted shop”…
  • Jan 29

    SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE OF THE ABSURD

    SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE OF THE ABSURD
    The saga involving Toll Brothers’ Society Hill Playhouse project shows that something is rotten in the state of Philadelphia’s development process.  This rottenness has resulted in a project that is ultimately worse…
  • Dec 30

    Court Affirms Injunction Against Mass Picketing …. For Now

    Court Affirms Injunction Against Mass Picketing …. For Now
    The Pennsylvania Superior Court gave general contractors and non-union real estate developers a early Christmas gift and a bit of positive news going into the New Year in a recent decision that upheld (for the most part) a trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 3885

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
Rank this Week: 4181

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    THIS TAX SEASON THE IRS HAS THE POWER TO TAKE YOUR PASSPORT

    THIS TAX SEASON THE IRS HAS THE POWER TO TAKE YOUR PASSPORT
    President Obama recently signed into law The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act also known as the “FAST Act”. What people may be surprised to learn is that this new law also adds Section 7345 to the Internal Revenue…
  • Jan 21

    RULES FOR PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORDS WHEN DISPOSING OF TENANTS’ ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY

    RULES FOR PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORDS WHEN DISPOSING OF TENANTS’ ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY
    Over the past few weeks several landlord clients called and asked the same question, “My tenant bolted and left some of his junk behind. Can I throw it out?” The answer to each landlord was slightly different but came from the…
  • Jan 12

    INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS – CORPORATE BY-LAWS AND THE YATES MEMO

    INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS – CORPORATE BY-LAWS AND THE YATES MEMO
    Last September Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates authored a six point Memorandum that identified how the Department of Justice would more effectively go after individuals responsible for corporate wrongdoing. The theory behind the new found…
Rank this Week: 4577

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

Focuses on class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends, and strategies associated with class action lawsuits. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2091

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jan 27

    “Bark But No Bite for Cybersecurity Act of 2015?”

    “Bark But No Bite for Cybersecurity Act of 2015?”
    Yes, I’m late to the party.  President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 into law over a month ago.  Plenty of ink has already been spilled about it.  The act encourages, but does not require, companies to share…
  • Jan 14

    “Cyberinsured Staying Alive – After Summary Judgment”

    “Cyberinsured Staying Alive – After Summary Judgment”
    There are few cases interpreting stand-alone cyberinsurance policies.  So, when there is a development in one of them, however unrelated to the novel construction issues raised by these new(ish) policies, it’s worth a word. …
  • Jan 12

    “Employees’ Intentional Misconduct Rising Cause of Data Breaches”

    “Employees’ Intentional Misconduct Rising Cause of Data Breaches”
    And your policy may or may not have you covered.  If you want to know a little bit more (I know you do), follow this link to TheEmployerHandbook.com, where my colleague, Eric Meyer (aka “The Blog King, ” aka, “I’m…
Rank this Week: 2500

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2092

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

Covers news and legal commentary on issues related to the smart grid, including activities at state regulatory commissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Stevens & Lee.

http://www.smartgridlegalnews.com
  • Jan 25

    SCOTUS: FERC Has Jurisdiction Over Wholesale Demand Response

    SCOTUS: FERC Has Jurisdiction Over Wholesale Demand Response
    It’s a great day for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and supporters of demand response. Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION v. ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY…
  • Jun 4

    The FERC Leads Reliability Technical Conference

    The FERC Leads Reliability Technical Conference
    Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will hold a Technical Conference to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System from 10 a.m. -  4 p.m. The Commission will also accept written comments…
  • May 13

    White House Releases Quadrennial Energy Review

    White House Releases Quadrennial Energy Review
    Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke in Philadelphia to announce the release of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). According to a White House fact sheet, “the QER is envisioned as a focused, actionable document designed …
Rank this Week: 3965

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Jan 21

    Deciding Whether to File a GAO Bid Protest

    Deciding Whether to File a GAO Bid Protest
    The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issues statistics each year regarding the outcome of bid protests.  In 2015, there were 2,639 cases filed and there we 587 decisions on the merits.  Of those, only 68 protests…
  • Jan 12

    Termination for Default Held Improper

    Termination for Default Held Improper
    A contractor performed a project involving the construction of stone dike extensions and other work at four sites on the Mississippi River.  Nelson, Inc.  ASBCA No.  57201 (December 15, 2015).  One of the issues…
  • Jan 11

    Small Business Contracting May Be Very Different in 2016

    Small Business Contracting May Be Very Different in 2016
    This article was originally published by Law360 on December 16, 2015. In the past year, the Small Business Administration has issued proposed rules that will likely result in major regulatory changes. Some of the most important…
Rank this Week: 2723