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Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jun 25

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator
    There are several ways to find official biographical information about members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  Below are different sources that contain biographical information.  These sources include photos, when available,…
  • Jun 23

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!
    On August 31st, Westlaw Classic will be permanently retired in favor of the new(ish), updated and streamlined interface of WestlawNext. Thomson Reuters made it official last September, but the retirement of Westlaw Classic had long been…
  • Jun 17

    Enjoy Jenkins' Leisure Reading Collection This Summer

    Enjoy Jenkins' Leisure Reading Collection This Summer
    As you're taking time to relax this summer, enjoy popular legal fiction from our Leisure Reading Collection! This collection includes works from Robin Cook, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ken Follett, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Lisa…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 196

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: 419

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: Back in April 2013, you wrote about how Richard Prince drew a few electric guitars and naughty bits on photos taken by photographer Patrick Cariou, and then sold them to Beyoncé, Giselle, and other…
  • May 29

    New Patent Legislation Pending 2015

    New Patent Legislation Pending 2015
    “They’re baaack…”* *Heather Michele O’Rourke, ‘Poltergeist II,’ 1986 Congress, that is.  Several patent bills are pending, most of which will make it more risky and expensive to enforce a patent…
  • May 29

    11 Do’s and Don’ts When Posting Images Online

    11 Do’s and Don’ts When Posting Images Online
    There are many misconceptions about posting images on web sites and social media. They range from believing everything online is free-for-the-taking to assuming that if you give attribution of ownership to an image, you’re not…
Rank this Week: 590

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

    Happy Birthday America!

    Happy Birthday America!
    Happy Birthday to the United States of America!
  • Jun 11

    Social Media Rants: Could Venting Your Frustration Land You In Prison?

    Social Media Rants: Could Venting Your Frustration Land You In Prison?
    Domestic Relations litigation stirs up a lot of feelings: stress, anger, and frustration are among them. Under the pressure of a bitter divorce or contested custody matter, parties may feel the need to vent. The prevalence of social media…
  • Jun 9

    Mental Health as a Factor in Custody Litigation

    Mental Health as a Factor in Custody Litigation
    Custody litigation becomes more complicated when one or both parents experience mental health problems. Unfortunately, according to the National Institute of Mental Health , approximately 28% of Americans suffer from some mental illness,…
Rank this Week: 1300

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Can States Force Private Citizens to Do Business With Gays, Immigrants or Muslims? NO! Someone, Please Tell Oregon

    Can States Force Private Citizens to Do Business With Gays, Immigrants or Muslims? NO! Someone, Please Tell Oregon
    The State of Oregon Imposed a $135,000 Fine Against a Private Bakery That Refused to Make a Wedding Cake for a Lesbian CoupleI find this amazing.  I am all for equal rights, and certainly applaud the Supreme Court;s recent ruling making…
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% - Lowest in 7 Year

    June 2015 Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% - Lowest in 7 Year
    At 5.3%, June 2015 Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008! 223,000 New Jobs Created in USAThe Huffington Post is reporting today that, in June 2015, the unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, the lowest it has been since 2008! The Line is Getting…
  • Jul 1

    What Are My Employer's Obligations When I Request FMLA Leave?

    What Are My Employer's Obligations When I Request FMLA Leave?
    A Company That is Provided Notice of an Employee's Need to Take Family and Medical Leave Must Provide Written Notice of the Employee's Rights, Duties and ObligationsFamily and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights are very complicated.  But,…
Rank this Week: 1278

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jul 2

    Judge Minora Reviews Current Status of At Will Employment Law

    Judge Minora Reviews Current Status of At Will Employment Law
    Facing an Employment At Will situation?  Click HERE for a thorough Opinion by Judge Carmen D. Minora in the case of Krutulis v. Community Medical Center, No. 2009 - CV - 1474 (C.P. Lacka. Co. June 4, 2015 Minora, J.), for…
  • Jul 1

    Registration Open for Tort Talk Expo 2015

    Registration Open for Tort Talk Expo 2015
    TORT TALK EXPO 2015Thursday, September 24, 2015Mohegan Sun Casino and HotelWilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) Door Prizes - Vendor Giveaways - Raffle Prizes    AGENDA:  [Registration…
  • Jul 1

    Judge Mariani Reviews Propriety Award of Meds and Wages in a Premises Liability Personal Injury Case

    Judge Mariani Reviews Propriety Award of Meds and Wages in a Premises Liability Personal Injury Case
    In Wright v. Cacciutti, 3:12-cv-1682 (M.D. Pa. June 11, 2015 Mariani, J.), Judge Robert D. Mariani ruled on post-trial motions in a premises liability personal injury case and covered several important damages issues.The court ruled that,…
Rank this Week: 1153

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1372

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/
  • Jun 30

    Preemption Defense In Federal Court Dooms NJ State Overtime Claim

    Preemption Defense In Federal Court Dooms NJ State Overtime Claim
    When a FLSA case (or a state law wage hour case) is filed against a unionized client, the first line of defense for me is to ascertain if we can argue that the court has no jurisdiction because the wage hour claims are preempted by federal…
  • Jun 26

    A Bumpy Ride: Uber Driver Ruled Employee, Not Independent Contractor

    A Bumpy Ride: Uber Driver Ruled Employee, Not Independent Contractor
    The Uber phenomenon has been catching fire over the last few years with many people jumping on it as a means to make a living or extra money.  I have some friends who have signed up to be Uber drivers, just as a means to make some extra…
  • Jun 18

    USDOL To Issue Official Independent Contractor Guidance in Administrator Interpretation

    USDOL To Issue Official Independent Contractor Guidance in Administrator Interpretation
    I have recently blogged about new exemption regulations being proposed.  Well, that is not the only regulatory initiative coming down the pike.  The USDOL is about to release guidance on the very confusing and thorny issue of when…
Rank this Week: 1218

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

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

    Support H.B. 874: Eliminate Crimes Code Loophole For Union Harassment

    Support H.B. 874: Eliminate Crimes Code Loophole For Union Harassment
    I write to urge you to support House Bill 874.  Pennsylvania’s criminal code currently declares harassment, stalking, and deadly threats to be protected activities when perpetrated by a party engaged in a labor dispute. House Bill…
  • Jun 25

    How An Obscure Ruling Involving the SEC Impacts Construction Contractor

    How An Obscure Ruling Involving the SEC Impacts Construction Contractor
    Recently, a colleague at lunch asked me if I was familiar with a case involving the constitutionality of Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judge proceedings.  (Both the CATO Institute and the Wall Street Journal have…
  • Jun 24

    Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs, Becomes Wall Street Money Pit

    Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs, Becomes Wall Street Money Pit
    New York’s Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian enclave that has hosted Bob Dylan, Arthur Miller and William S. Burroughs over the years, is becoming a money pit for Wall Street. The post Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs,…
Rank this Week: 1334

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jun 19

    Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania

    Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania
    We have reviewed the recent statistics for Pennsylvania related to vehicle crashes in the state. As a personal injury attorney, this is information I am very familiar with, but looking at these year to year statistical trends and spikes is an…
  • May 20

    Texting & Distracted Pennsylvania Driver

    Texting & Distracted Pennsylvania Driver
    Driving a motor vehicle today can be an interactive experience. There is often a to-go cup of coffee or tea within arm’s reach, maybe even a snack. Audio options abound – satellite, streaming, music, talk shows and talking books.…
  • Dec 8

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014
    Karp & Hart Law Offices is pleased to announce that attorneys Stephen Karp and Peter Hart have both been selected as top lawyers in the areas of personal injury in the August 2014 Main Line Today Magazine which serves Philadephia’s…
Rank this Week: 782

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1268

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, environmental toxins, nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Anapol Schwartz.

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 4

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim
    Two Philadelphia doctors say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not doing enough to protect women against cancer that can spread during a morcellation hysterectomy, CBS News reported. Dr. Amy Reed was diagnosed with cancer in 2013…
  • Jun 3

    Takata Admits Defect after String of Airbag Recall

    Takata Admits Defect after String of Airbag Recall
    Japanese manufacturer Takata Corporation recently admitted that its airbags are defective, NBC 10 News reported. More than 34 million vehicles fitted with Takata airbags have been recalled because the defective canisters can rupture upon…
  • Jun 2

    The Effects of Medication Error

    The Effects of Medication Error
    Doctors are not only responsible for prescribing patients the right medications, but also the right dosage.  Physicians may not be responsible for potential side effects listed on the warning label of a drug, but a doctor may be held…
Rank this Week: 1087

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/
  • May 19

    Celebrating Older Americans Month In May

    Celebrating Older Americans Month In May
    Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? Each year the Department of Aging has a theme to celebrate Older Americans Month and raise awareness on key issues regarding older Americans. The theme this year is “Unleash The Power Of…
  • Apr 16

    Skilled Nursing Facility Workers On Public Aid

    Skilled Nursing Facility Workers On Public Aid
    Did you know that many workers at skilled nursing facilities, over 80,000 in Pennsylvania alone, rely on government assistance in one form or another? The median wage for these workers in PA is $13.01 per hour as of 2014. Most of these…
  • Feb 13

    Updated Scale For Nursing Home Rating

    Updated Scale For Nursing Home Rating
    The Centers for Medicare Services are making some changes to the rating scale for nursing homes. Many nursing homes in PA are worried that this may cause their ratings to go down. Currently the rating system for nursing homes is on a 1 to 5…
Rank this Week: 872

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/
  • Apr 13

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching
    Searching for potentially competing trademarks before you go through the time and expense of developing a strong brand is a very worthwhile exercise, but it costs money – and sometimes clients can be reluctant to spend the money if…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities’ privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement reached with Snapchat –…
Rank this Week: 854

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: 800

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 821

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: 829

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: 4981

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    Free Report: Why Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Could Be Better Than Chapter 7

    Free Report: Why Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Could Be Better Than Chapter 7
    There is no denying the fact that some people are better off with Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, there are many times when Chapter 13 is the right choice. There is no denying the fact that some people are better off with Chapter 7…
  • Jun 23

    What Bankruptcy Cannot Accomplish

    What Bankruptcy Cannot Accomplish
    Many people consider bankruptcy a “magic pill.” They believe that filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will immediately improve their situation, putting all their financial troubles in the past once and for all There is no denying…
  • Jun 18

    These Three Questions will Help you Better Understand Bankruptcy

    These Three Questions will Help you Better Understand Bankruptcy
    Over the years, we have served more than 8,500 clients, many of whom needed assistance filing for bankruptcy. While this may sound like something you want to do, it is safe to assume that you need to learn more before making a final decision.…
Rank this Week: 2729

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: 1468

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/
  • Jul 2

    Man's ankle broken in Erie car accident

    Man's ankle broken in Erie car accident
    Most Pennsylvania motorists understand driving is a privilege that comes with a great deal of responsibility. We all must obey the rules of the road in order to stay collectively safe. If a driver is responsible for causing an accident,...
  • Jun 23

    Investigations can help get to truth about car accident

    Investigations can help get to truth about car accident
    In the story "A Study in Scarlet," the world famous private detective Sherlock Holmes declares that "there is nothing like firsthand evidence." With this quote, Holmes is telling us that our best chance to discover the…
  • Jun 12

    How do you turn a motorcycle?

    How do you turn a motorcycle?
    As Pennsylvania motorcyclists know, riding a motorcycle requires a very different set of skills from those used when driving a car. Motorcycle accidents can happen very easily and even experienced riders are not immune from taking a serious…
Rank this Week: 3405

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: 2398

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/
  • Jul 2

    New Videos Answer Your Workers' Comp And SSD Question

    New Videos Answer Your Workers' Comp And SSD Question
    At Martin Law, we are dedicated to helping injured and disabled people get the answers and compensation they need. As a part of that commitment, we have put together some videos that address frequently asked questions (FAQ) that our...
  • Jun 11

    Protecting Both Individuals AND The Environment

    Protecting Both Individuals AND The Environment
    Our clients and many people throughout Pennsylvania know firm founder George Martin as an advocate for injured and disabled individuals, but did you know that he is also an avid environmentalist? Recently, George was honored to be elected…
  • Jun 5

    Industrial Chemical Linked To Parkinson's Disease

    Industrial Chemical Linked To Parkinson's Disease
    This post originally appeared on our blog in November 2012. We are featuring it here as a part of our ongoing look at the dangers of chemical exposure and toxic substances in the workplace. Parkinson's disease may be more common...
Rank this Week: 1851

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/
  • Jul 2

    Podcasts and the Law

    Podcasts and the Law
    This is the third post in a series about Internet Law. You can find previous posts in the series here. I listen to podcasts during my commute every day to and from work. A podcast is an audio or video program that is typically…
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
Rank this Week: 3660

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

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

    Dangers that Lurk Around the Corner for Social Guest

    Dangers that Lurk Around the Corner for Social Guest
    With the summer in full swing, many people will see their social calendars filling up with fun events such as parties, gatherings, events, and the like. While summer is a time for fun, we need to remember that regardless of whether we are…
  • Jun 25

    Have you Been Denied Veterans Disability Benefits?

    Have you Been Denied Veterans Disability Benefits?
    As an attorney accredited to prosecute claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs, I want to make you aware that you have the absolute right to retain an attorney to represent you before the Department…
  • Jun 22

    New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Unraveled

    New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Unraveled
    New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits are governed under N.J.S.A. 34:15 et seq. There are three benefits you are entitled to when you get hurt at work in New Jersey: payment of medical bills, payment of temporary disability benefits…
Rank this Week: 1992

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/
  • Jul 2

    Elements Of Proof in a Pa. Workers Compensation Claim

    Elements Of Proof in a Pa. Workers Compensation Claim
    In order to establish a valid claim for benefits in a Pennsylvania workers compensation case, you need to establish the following: -an employment relationship -an injury -that the injury occurred in the course and scope of employment  -a…
  • Jun 30

    Medical Treatment In A Pa. Work Injury case- Workers Comp

    Medical Treatment In A Pa. Work Injury case- Workers Comp
    The Pa. Workers’ Compensation Act gives employers the right to establish a list of designated health care providers with whom injured workers are required to seek treatment for a work injury. The physicians on these lists are…
  • Jun 28

    DEP Fines, State Budget Talks Highlight Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling New

    DEP Fines, State Budget Talks Highlight Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling New
    As the June 30th deadline for passing a balanced budget approaches in Harrisburg, lawmakers and the Governor’s office are posturing their positions as they head into serious budget discussions.  Highlighting the inevitable fight is…
Rank this Week: 4336

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/
  • Jul 2

    What these (former) employees did on social media was beyond stupid. #stoopid

    What these (former) employees did on social media was beyond stupid. #stoopid
    For blog fodder, but, mostly for my amusement, I have a Google Alert for “fired AND facebook OR twitter.” Usually, it’s just a hit or two. But, yesterday, I hit the jackpot. You have the cop making the racist comments,…
  • Jul 1

    Five ways for proactive employers to prepare now for the new OT rule

    Five ways for proactive employers to prepare now for the new OT rule
    Somewhere between the time that I took this selfie at the start of my FMLA/ADA session at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, and a few minutes later when the laptop with my PPT lost power (so, right when my bowels gave out heart…
  • Jun 30

    Hey, there’s new pregnancy discrimination guidance from the EEOC

    Hey, there’s new pregnancy discrimination guidance from the EEOC
    You can find it here. I’d love to hang around and offer my commentary, but I’ve got a thing. Image Credit: “Chevy Chase 1976” by photo by Alan Light. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Rank this Week: 3853

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
  • Jul 1

    What should you do if another driver tailgates your vehicle?

    What should you do if another driver tailgates your vehicle?
    One of the most frustrating behaviors to deal with when driving is tailgating, Not only is tailgating annoying, but it can also be dangerous, and can lead to a rear-end collision or one of many other auto accidents. Often, an incident of…
  • Jun 26

    I was struck by bus while walking. Can I sue the bus company?

    I was struck by bus while walking. Can I sue the bus company?
    Being struck by bus can result in very severe and permanent injuries, ranging from head injuries to broken bones to paralysis. If a bus has struck you while you were walking, we hope that your injuries aren’t that severe.If they are, we…
  • Jun 25

    What are some causes of train accidents?

    What are some causes of train accidents?
    There are dozens of causes of train accidents. From animals on the track to broken rails and malfunctioning signals, train accidents do happen. This is not a claim that the industry wants to announce, however when mass transit accidents…
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Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Covers matrimonial, custody, child support and other family law issues By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?
    The answer to this question is:  Maybe.   The violation of a PFA involves a criminal proceeding called an “indirect criminal contempt” proceeding, or ICC.  The burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable…
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
Rank this Week: 3276

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 1

    FDIC revises examination procedures to incorporate TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure

    FDIC revises examination procedures to incorporate TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The FDIC has revised its interagency examination procedures to reflect the requirements of the TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures (TRID) rule.  The CFPB has issued a proposal to postpone the TRID rule’s…
  • Jul 1

    Community groups want CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule

    Community groups want CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin A recent American Banker article written by officials of three community groups urges President Obama to publicly denounce Director Cordray for failing to issue regulations implementing the small business lending data…
  • Jun 29

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Senator David Vitter questioned “the adequacy and thoroughness of the CFPB’s analysis of small entity impacts” in connection with its payday…
Rank this Week: 2023

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Taking A Cue From The LGBT Community, EPA Needs To Focus On Creating A Receptive Audience For Its Clean Power Plan

    Taking A Cue From The LGBT Community, EPA Needs To Focus On Creating A Receptive Audience For Its Clean Power Plan
     Both Michigan v. EPA and Obergefell v. Hodges demonstrate a key learning about governance in America—context matters as much as, or perhaps more, than legal authority. In 1998, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to…
  • Jun 22

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code
    There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero. After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders Association to make it…
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
Rank this Week: 1801

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: 2732

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade
    Visitors to the blog are well aware of our concern with (supposedly) durable acrylic deck stains marketed by Rust-Oleum, Olympic and Behr. The story goes that instead of having to re-stain your deck every year in order to preserve your wood,…
  • Jun 10

    Flushable Wipes Anything But

    Flushable Wipes Anything But
    The moist wipe industry is big business in United States.  In 2012, flushable wipes accounted for about 14 percent of the $4 billion wet wipes market. Almost any manufacturer in the toilet paper game makes a “flushable”…
  • Apr 7

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month
    Staining your deck is a tough task. As anyone who’s done it knows (this author included), staining is time-consuming, expensive and difficult. You have to wash and clean your deck, make sure the weather will hold for days, and then…
Rank this Week: 2344

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)
    I posted a new video to Vimeo: New Overtime Regulation and the Avoidance Problem. New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem from Philip Miles on Vimeo.It's a brief overview of President Obama's Department of Labor's new proposed…
  • Jun 30

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg
    At long last, today is the day. President Obama will announce the new proposed overtime regulations. You can read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here.This will take me some time to read through. After reading the executive summary, the…
  • Jun 29

    That White Guy Lost . . .

    That White Guy Lost . . .
    Yes, white males are a protected class... I blogged about this a year and a half ago. One of the cases I cited was Burlington v. News Corp. The employee, a white guy, was fired for using the n-word. He filed a race discrimination lawsuit,…
Rank this Week: 4699

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2903

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/
  • Jun 29

    IRE in PA Workers’ Comp Valid Even if it Fails to Include Entire Injury

    IRE in PA Workers’ Comp Valid Even if it Fails to Include Entire Injury
    One of the big changes to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act in the overhaul of 1996 was the introduction of the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). This has become such a significant part of the Act that our website has an…
  • Jun 24

    Abiding by PA Workers’ Comp Act Not “Willful Misconduct” For Unemployment Compensation

    Abiding by PA Workers’ Comp Act Not “Willful Misconduct” For Unemployment Compensation
    We rarely discuss Pennsylvania appellate cases other than those directly involving workers’ compensation. However, a recent unemployment compensation case touches on the workers’ compensation process, and may be of interest to…
  • Jun 12

    PA Court Addresses Requirement for Automatic Change in IRE Provision

    PA Court Addresses Requirement for Automatic Change in IRE Provision
    An often litigated provision within the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) is the 1996 addition, which provides workers’ comp insurance carriers with an ability to change “total” disability status to that of…
Rank this Week: 4223

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/
Rank this Week: 3790

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/
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
  • Jun 19

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement
    Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s…
Rank this Week: 2102

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/
  • Jun 24

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration
    You may have noticed legal notices in the newspaper, mixed in with the classified ads, as you turned pages looking for the comics. If you look closely, you will often see advertisements announcing that the Register of Wills has opened an…
  • Jun 22

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid
    According to USA Today, about two-thirds of nursing home residents spend down to qualify for Medicaid. Many of them could spend down less, and save more in assets, if they would do just one thing differently. To understand my point, you need…
  • Jun 19

    3 keys to a great estate plan

    3 keys to a great estate plan
    As an elder law attorney, I see hundreds of estate plans every year. Most are adequate – they cover the minimum requirements and are not so outdated that they no longer make sense. You could easily do that too. For $10, you could buy…
Rank this Week: 4150

Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

Covers admiralty & maritime law on the rivers and inland waterways of the United States. y Fred Goldsmith.

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2772

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence
    According to the old saying, “possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Perhaps that’s true in some context, but in a Pennsylvania divorce decision that was recently published by the Superior Court, possession of a marital home…
  • Jun 14

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania might be well-advised to consider the risks associated with various retirement vehicles, as they decide which assets to retain or divide in equitable distribution.  A recent non-precedential decision of…
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
Rank this Week: 4299

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/
Rank this Week: 2854

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court in…
  • Jun 3

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Judge…
  • May 26

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court issued another patent law opinion today; this time focusing on…
Rank this Week: 4126

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    Unnecessary Surgeries Being Performed For Money

    Unnecessary Surgeries Being Performed For Money
    Every day, people are undergoing all types of procedures that are performed by surgeons. All patients who are undergoing these surgeries expect the best and safest treatment possible. Most patients trust their surgeons with their lives when…
  • Jun 10

    Bus and Tractor Trailer Crash Near Mount Pocono Leaving 3 Dead

    Bus and Tractor Trailer Crash Near Mount Pocono Leaving 3 Dead
    The accident occurred on Wednesday June 3rd 2015 while a charter bus was taking tourists to Niagara Falls. The bus collided with a tractor trailer which ended in 3 people being killed, including the driver. The accident happened around 10 AM…
  • May 20

    1 In Every 7 Cars In The U.S Are Being Recalled

    1 In Every 7 Cars In The U.S Are Being Recalled
    Exploding airbags that can send shrapnel through your body like bullets sounds like something from a James Bond Film, but no this is real life and now about 1 out of every 7 cars in the U.S. are being recalled. Takata airbags, which you may…
Rank this Week: 2991