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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 18

    Time to Shop Over The Weekend

    Time to Shop Over The Weekend
    Here's a heads up from the Tort Talk blog--next Wednesday, April 23rd, is Administrative Professionals Day.Don't forget to acknowledge and thank the ones who make you look good with their hard work!
  • Apr 18

    PLAN TO PLAY HOOKY ON JULY 30TH AT A CLE/BALLGAME

    PLAN TO PLAY HOOKY ON JULY 30TH AT A CLE/BALLGAME
    SAVE THE DATE: JULY 30, 2014On July 14, 2013, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association are combining to put on a 2 hour CLE seminar at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders' Stadium to…
  • Apr 17

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed
    In her recent decision in the case of Neal v. State Farm, PICS Case No. 14-0387 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014 Kane, J.), Judge Yvette Kane of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allowed a Plaintiff’s bad faith…
Rank this Week: 220

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 283

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

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

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • 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…
  • 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 Governor Tom Corbett…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Apr 18

    #HelpShaneFightCancer

    #HelpShaneFightCancer
    This is going to be a tough one, folks. Today, I'm setting aside workplace issues to focus on a little boy named Shane. Shane was born on July 11, 2013. The youngest of three, by all accounts, Shane was a happy and healthy newborn. His…
  • Apr 17

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition
    The third week of April ushers in several holidays: Passover, Good Friday, Easter. But no matter what your religion or god -- even a sacrilicious ceiling waffle -- we can all agree that the Employment Law Blog Carnival, which you can find…
  • Apr 16

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.
    Back in 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walgreens from disability discrimination. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that Josefina Hernandez, a cashier at Walgreens' South San Francisco store, who suffered from…
Rank this Week: 509

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: 464

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: 487

White Collar Defense Update

White Collar Defense Update

Covers Federal criminal statutes, investigations, criminal defense issues. By Dilworth Paxson LLP.

http://www.whitecollardefenseupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 568

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 10

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline
    The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin is the bi-yearly reprinting of the weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB), which announces official rulings and procedures of the IRS as well as publishes Treasury Decisions, Executive Orders, Tax…
  • Mar 27

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional
    Each March the sports world is consumed with talk of tournaments, brackets, and college basketball. Congress, like the rest of America, joins in the conversation. Congress' remarks in congratulating successes and mourning loses during the…
  • Mar 13

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: State Bar Association Journals on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: State Bar Association Journals on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline's Bar Journals Library contains over 80 bar association journals, many going back to inception. This collection includes federal, state, and local bar journals, including those from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. The Bar…
Rank this Week: 666

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 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…
  • Oct 22

    Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation

    Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation
    According to a NBC news article, a standard flat tire appears to have been the cause of a chain reaction that resulted in four trucks and their passengers being seriously harmed in early August in Philadelphia. The driver of a pickup truck…
Rank this Week: 704

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 18

    CFPB publishes guidance regarding RESPA-TILA integrated disclosure form

    CFPB publishes guidance regarding RESPA-TILA integrated disclosure form
    Jared KellyThe CFPB recently published guidance (the Guide) to assist mortgage originators and settlement service providers in completing the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms required under the RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Rule…
  • Apr 17

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision
    Barbara S. MishkinThe CFPB has issued a proposal to extend for five years the temporary exception in its remittance transfer rule that allows insured depository institutions to estimate fees and exchange rates in certain circumstances. …
  • Apr 17

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority
    Barbara S. MishkinA bill introduced by Republican Senator Dan Coats would further limit the CFPB’s supervisory authority as to insured depository institutions and credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less. Under Dodd-Frank,…
Rank this Week: 850

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania
    In a decision published on April 17, 2014, Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that that 42 Pa.C.S. A. §9712.1(c) related to mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for offenders…
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
Rank this Week: 863

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/
  • Apr 17

    Court Finds Plaintiff’s FDCPA Complaint Filed in Bad Faith, Awards Fee

    Court Finds Plaintiff’s FDCPA Complaint Filed in Bad Faith, Awards Fee
    While there are many reported cases discussing attorney fee awards to successful plaintiffs under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, fee awards for defendants who had to endure bad faith complaints are few and far between. …
  • Apr 7

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie
    The House Financial Services Committee will question representatives of federal financial regulatory agencies during a hearing tomorrow entitled, “Who’s In Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic…
  • Apr 4

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY
    Title loan lenders are under fire from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who announced this week that he reached “agreements” with 10 repossession agents to stop accepting their repossession assignments.…
Rank this Week: 855

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Mar 20

    Car Repair Insurance Consumer Choice

    Car Repair Insurance Consumer Choice
    Video by Stephen Karp & Peter Hart You get what you pay for. Or sometimes you pay for something and get something else. You can also pay for something like a car insurance policy that does not have complete clarity to you, and then when…
  • Jan 2

    What is Full Tort & Limited Tort Car Insurance?

    What is Full Tort & Limited Tort Car Insurance?
    Car Insurance: Full Tort Limited Tort Are you confident that you can explain the difference? Can you definitively make the right choice when you are purchasing or renewing your car insurance policy? What will your auto insurance agent tell…
  • Dec 17

    Car Insurance Legal Advice

    Car Insurance Legal Advice
    Video by Stephen Karp & Peter Hart In this very informational video, Stephen Karp & Peter Hart discuss auto insurance in detail. In Pennsylvania where they practice personal injury law, it is not mandatory to have car insurance. To…
Rank this Week: 732

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

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

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

    Trip to Arkansa

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

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

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

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 809

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/
  • Apr 18

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie
    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a $6 million deal to settle a class action against a Bank alleging that the bank failed to pay its employees for duties they had performed prior to the start of their shifts in…
  • Apr 11

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage
    In restaurants and diners, an employer may take a tip credit against the minimum wage. That means that the employer pays a wage of $2.13 per hour to the employee and hopes/anticipates that the employee will derive a sufficient number of tips,…
  • Mar 28

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act that will become effective April 1, 2014 and will require covered employers to provide 40 hours of paid (or unpaid sick if less than 5 employees)…
Rank this Week: 1028

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Apr 18

    Riding With Impaired Drivers May Lead to Riskier Teen Driving

    Riding With Impaired Drivers May Lead to Riskier Teen Driving
    An important study conducted by the Health Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, has found that teens who have been in cars with impaired drivers may be more likely themselves to get behind the wheel…
  • Apr 15

    $1.65 Million Settlement for Mother Left Permanently Disabled After A Fall

    $1.65 Million Settlement for Mother Left Permanently Disabled After A Fall
    Stark & Stark is pleased to announce that Shareholder Denise Mariani, member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury group, recently negotiated a $1.65 million settlement on behalf of a mother who was left permanently disabled…
  • Apr 15

    Pledge to Share the Road Motorcycle Safety

    Pledge to Share the Road Motorcycle Safety
    A new program titled Pledge to Share the Road is underway through the Motorcycle Safety Coalition. Our attorneys at Stark & Stark support this program and its goal to increase driver awareness of motorcycles and to encourage safe driving…
Rank this Week: 949

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation
    Remember when a district court rejected the EEOC's use of "race raters" in a disparate impact claim against Kaplan? And discovery revealed that the EEOC itself used the same background checks that it based its lawsuit on? Here's a…
  • Apr 17

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?
    What in the world does an employer have to do to find itself in a position where signing a $2 million settlement is its best option!? Well, according to this EEOC press release: The EEOC charged a former lot manager, James Gallegos, under the…
  • Apr 16

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue
    A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up…
Rank this Week: 887

Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
  • Apr 15

    Not Every Lesson Has To Be Learned The Hard Way, Mr. Kaepernick

    Not Every Lesson Has To Be Learned The Hard Way, Mr. Kaepernick
    Well, here we go again.  A star athlete, an unknown female, allegations of alcohol and drug use, a potential sexual assault and the resulting police investigation.  However, this time there are denials of  any wrongdoing by the…
  • Apr 7

    What Happened to the Captains of ARod’s Legal Ship?

    What Happened to the Captains of ARod’s Legal Ship?
    So now a Florida federal grand jury may be investigating whether suspended Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, impeded a criminal investigation into his use of  illegal performance enhancing drugs as reported by The New York Daily News. To its…
  • Mar 30

    The NCAA Should Be Impressed by these Northwestern “Student-Athlete-Employees”

    The NCAA Should Be Impressed by these Northwestern “Student-Athlete-Employees”
    What if there really are “student-athletes” at the NCAA Division 1 level?  No, really, if it was true? In what’s been called a “stunning” and “shocking” outcome, the college football players…
Rank this Week: 1011

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: 1015

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
  • Apr 18

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?
    The moments after a car accident are important to collect information from the other driver. Asking the right questions and following the right procedure can make a big difference in how your case is handled.Some questions you should ask the…
  • Apr 16

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?
    There is no standard amount of time to settle a car accident claim. The time varies depending on the damages involved, the available evidence, the negotiations, and more.Generally, after a car wreck your timeline to recover compensation looks…
  • Apr 15

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck
    Because of the size of a large truck in comparison to a car, an accident involving a large truck can cause serious injuries to drivers of passenger vehicles. It is not unusual for these accidents to result in a permanent injury or even…
Rank this Week: 1363

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/
  • Apr 17

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need
    In previous posts, we have discussed various estate planning documents and how they differ, but many times there is confusion as to what takes effect and when. Or, you may wonder why you can’t just appoint an agent (power of attorney)…
  • Apr 2

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age
    As a follow up to Death in the Digital Age, a story about the online afterlife of a woman in Pontiac Michigan caught my attention.   Her body was discovered in her vehicle parked in her garage by an individual entering the property…
  • Mar 28

    Accessing Email After Death

    Accessing Email After Death
    Recently we posted an article about Death in the Digital Age.  But, what happens if a loved one fails to make these arrangements and you must have access to their digital accounts?  Google has recently developed a method that allows…
Rank this Week: 1388

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/
  • Apr 14

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error
    Human error was to blame for an explosion that killed one worker and seriously injured another in Pennsylvania this year, according to the results of a company investigation released earlier this month. The accident happened when an…
  • Apr 9

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is asking drivers to slow down and help keep workers safe. The message comes during National Work-Zone Awareness Week, when road safety officials nationwide raise attention for worker safety on the nation’s…
  • Apr 1

    Cell tower industry under scrutiny after worker accident

    Cell tower industry under scrutiny after worker accident
    The number of workers who climb cell phone towers in the U.S. is fairly small, with about 10,000 workers, yet it has been called the most dangerous job in the nation. After a spate of serious or fatal worker accidents...
Rank this Week: 1238

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1168

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1448

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/
  • Apr 5

    Erie Lawyer: Can't Miss Video on American Justice

    Erie Lawyer: Can't Miss Video on American Justice
    A former trial lawyer has a new show on CNN and he sometimes offers insight into our civil justice system and its importance.  On a recent show, Michael Smerconish offered a brief and powerful summary about why injury lawyers are...
  • Mar 1

    Erie Injury Law: Cautionary Tale About Confidentiality Provision

    Erie Injury Law: Cautionary Tale About Confidentiality Provision
    It's not uncommon these days for insurance companies who settle Pennsylvania injury lawsuits to insist on a confidentiality clause.  The clause requires that people who accept a Pennsylvania injury settlement keep certain facts about…
  • Feb 27

    Erie Injury Lawyer Endorses Eric Purchase

    Erie Injury Lawyer Endorses Eric Purchase
    Everyone knows that Erie injury lawyers compete with each other, right?  That's true, of course.  After all, we're all marketing ourselves in search of the same work.  But Pennsylvania injury attorneys also…
Rank this Week: 1465

Philadelphia Criminal Defense…

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, drug crimes, and criminal defense in Pennsylvania. By Marc Neff.

http://www.philadelphiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    United States Supreme Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Enter Home

    United States Supreme Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Enter Home
    The Supreme Court recently ruled that police do not always need a warrant to search your property. As long as two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested, police may enter the…
  • Mar 4

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Apply “Good Faith Exception”

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Apply “Good Faith Exception”
    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has issued an opinion declining to apply the “good faith exception” for an individual’s arrest. In March of 2010, a Pennsylvania State Trooper received radio communication that a vehicle was…
  • Feb 11

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution
    Justices at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the difficult question of whether a person convicted of downloading and possessing two computer images of child pornography can be forced to pay $3.4 million in restitution to the…
Rank this Week: 1151

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/
  • Mar 5

    Background Checks Done in Philadelphia-area Pilot Program for Social Security

    Background Checks Done in Philadelphia-area Pilot Program for Social Security
    We all want to believe that extra care and respect is shown toward the elderly in our communities, as they are among the most vulnerable of our population. To ensure this, a pilot-program launched in Philadelphia in 2012 has taken steps to…
  • Mar 3

    Beaver County Nursing Home to Lose Over 100 Job

    Beaver County Nursing Home to Lose Over 100 Job
    Friendship Ridge, the county-owned nursing home in Beaver County, is eliminating over 100 jobs after a contract was approved last month by employees. According to an article on BizJournals.com, the positions being cut include registered…
  • Feb 26

    Investigation into Death of Woman at Golden Living Center by Pittsburgh

    Investigation into Death of Woman at Golden Living Center by Pittsburgh
    The coroner is investigating the death of a resident that took place on Saturday at the Golden Living Center in Waynesburg, just outside of Pittsburgh. According to an article on TheRepublic.com, the woman's neck became stuck between the…
Rank this Week: 1380

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. -- as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 4

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville
    On Monday morning, a roof collapsed at a mine just outside of Minersville, trapping 2 miners who were later rescued. According to an article on WNEP.com, the collapse took place at the D and F Mine when part of a roof fell on the miners. The…
Rank this Week: 1267

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Feb 28

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Last month, you promised that you’d continue your explanation of patents and copyrights with a rant about patents and trolls. So…? What, exactly, do you have against trolls, other than the fact that they live under…
  • Feb 28

    How Sweet it is…The Candy Crush Saga

    How Sweet it is…The Candy Crush Saga
    Have you ever played the mobile app game, “Candy Crush Saga” by King.com, Ltd. (“King”)?  Are you addicted to it?  Not me, you say.  More power to you because by some reports King earns a million dollars…
  • Feb 28

    The Supreme Court Weighs In…

    The Supreme Court Weighs In…
    When the Supreme Court decides a case, the result is binding on all of us.  The Court will be busy with patent, copyright and trademark cases over the next few months.  The following are a few highlights: 1.  Are…
Rank this Week: 1190

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Need a Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Lawyer?

    Need a Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Lawyer?
    We Have Affiliated With an Attorney in Pittsburgh Who Specializes in Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation HearingsThe Steel CityUnemployment benefits are very important to those in need.  Finding high quality, experienced lawyers who…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment in Colorado?

    Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment in Colorado?
    If I Quit my Job, am I Able to Get Unemployment Benefits in Colorado?Yes, under certain circumstances.  The most common examples of work conditions justifying a quit are an unduly harsh work environment (from either a social or…
  • Jan 28

    What is Misconduct Under Colorado…

    What is Misconduct Under Colorado Unemployment Law? Below is an excerpt from a 1986 decision issued by Colorado"s Court of AppealsNot Enough to Disqualify You if You Were Working to the Best of Your AbilityAn eligible individual is…
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The QR Legal Blog

The QR Legal Blog

Features substantive, practice related articles, firm updates and legislative/legal alerts. By Quatrini Rafferty.

http://qrlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.
    Great to see QR attorney David S. DeRose featured in the Fall 2013 edition of the The Pittsburgh Foundation's FORUM newsletter.http://pittsburghfoundation.org/sites/default/files/FORUM%20Fall%202013.pdf
  • Oct 8

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...
    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...: by Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr.   Are you exposed to bat droppings and bird manure in your workplace?  If so, you may be a at risk fo...
  • Sep 25

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post…
Rank this Week: 1107

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: 1406

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

Covers Pennsylvania personal injury law concerning auto accidents, bus accidents and defective pharmaceutical products. By Cherry Fieger Cherry P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniapersonalinjuryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1104

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/
  • Apr 19

    HAPPY EASTER FROM DLP!!!!!

    HAPPY EASTER FROM DLP!!!!!
    The 12 Trial Lawyers and all of the staff at DLP wish you and your loved ones a HAPPY EASTER!!!!The post HAPPY EASTER FROM DLP!!!!! appeared first on Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, LLP.
  • Apr 19

    DLP Truck Trial Team Handling I-81 TRUCK ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY CASES in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Countie

    DLP Truck Trial Team Handling I-81 TRUCK ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY CASES in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Countie
    The past several weeks has seen a tremendous influx of road construction work on Interstate 81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.  Unfortunately, with the increase in the number of construction zones has come an increase in…
  • Apr 19

    New York Rejects Geisenger Study as Statewide Fracking Moratorium Remains Intact

    New York Rejects Geisenger Study as Statewide Fracking Moratorium Remains Intact
    Fracking has been on hold in New York for the past several years.  Spurred on by reports of water pollution in Pennsylvania and fears of interfering with the Delaware River Basin water supply to New York City New York legislatures have…
Rank this Week: 1590

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
Rank this Week: 2013

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/
  • Apr 16

    Nursing Home Quality of Care Addressed in Latest OIG Report

    Nursing Home Quality of Care Addressed in Latest OIG Report
    The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released the March 2014 edition of Compendium of Priority Recommendations, ("Compendium") which for the first time addressed the need for reform in nursing…
  • Apr 1

    Newly Formed Long-Term Care Commission Holds First Meeting

    Newly Formed Long-Term Care Commission Holds First Meeting
    On Thursday March 7, 2014 the members of the newly formed Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission, along with the Secretary of Public Welfare and the Secretary of Aging, met for the first time to begin developing long-term fiscally responsible…
  • Mar 19

    Oklahoma Legislature Tackles Nursing Home Reform

    Oklahoma Legislature Tackles Nursing Home Reform
    Earlier last week, nursing home advocates took to the Oklahoma governor's office in hopes of initiating desperately needed nursing home reform talks. Of particular importance a meaty Oklahoma nursing home reform Bill, which sought to address…
Rank this Week: 1518

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/
  • Apr 14

    Faulty Buckles Trigger Child Car Seat Recall

    Faulty Buckles Trigger Child Car Seat Recall
    Within months of one another two major child car seat manufacturers Graco Children's Products, Inc. ("Graco") and Evenflo Inc. ("Evenflo"), voluntarily recalled millions of defective buckles due to similar safety concerns. In Pennsylvania and…
  • Apr 3

    Surgical Pelvic Mesh Complications and Johnson & Johnson

    Surgical Pelvic Mesh Complications and Johnson & Johnson
    Surgical mesh was originally designed for hernia repair procedures, but in 1990 Johnson and Johnson ("J&J") developed, manufactured, and began marketing surgical pelvic mesh implants as a way to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress…
  • Mar 18

    Jury Awards Plaintiff $200,000 in Damages for a Trip and Fall Accident

    Jury Awards Plaintiff $200,000 in Damages for a Trip and Fall Accident
    For residents of Philadelphia and other urban areas, walking your dog -- a daily necessity, often involves ambling along sidewalks all around the city. Consider that in Pennsylvania there are approximately 3.2 million pet dogs, with over…
Rank this Week: 1661

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Apr 13

    Did a DBE Compliance Program Prevent Jail Time?

    Did a DBE Compliance Program Prevent Jail Time?
    Another week and another case of DBE fraud resulting in significant fines.  This one involves Connecticut construction firm that agree to pay $2.4 million in fines to settle the fraud allegations.  The story follows an all to…
  • Apr 3

    Is the False Claims Act Big Labor’s New ‘Area Standards’ Weapon?

    Is the False Claims Act Big Labor’s New ‘Area Standards’ Weapon?
    In early March, the United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio unsealed a complaint filed by the Painters and Allied Trade’s Council No. 6 against a painting contractor under the False Claims Act.  (A copy of the…
  • Mar 31

    Will the Ironworkers Face Civil Lawsuits?

    Will the Ironworkers Face Civil Lawsuits?
    In the wake of the indictment of 10 members of Ironworkers 401, most of the attention, rightfully, has focused on the potential criminal liability of the Ironworkers Union and its indicted members.  What has not occurred, at least not…
Rank this Week: 1646

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Apr 13

    Indiana: New Home Warranties Must Be Insured

    Indiana: New Home Warranties Must Be Insured
    When faced with a subrogation loss involving a new or fairly new house, and a potential construction defect that caused the loss, one of the first things to look for is how warranties can help or hurt your case. Did the builder give an…
  • Apr 3

    Illinois Tightens Settlement Procedure

    Illinois Tightens Settlement Procedure
    We have all experienced the frustration of having negotiated an acceptable settlement recovery after years of loss investigation and discovery, only to have the settling defendant drag its heels in terms of proffering a release and/or…
  • Mar 26

    Recent Notable Recall

    Recent Notable Recall
    By now most subrogation professionals understand the importance of keeping current with the frequent Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notices.  For this blog post we note the following recent notable recalls for the subrogation…
Rank this Week: 2055

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 9

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier
    We all take the Internet for granted.  Short of a power outage taking down phone lines, cell towers and satellite transmissions, the Internet will always there. Like death and taxes, you can count on it. Not that the paradigm will change…
  • Mar 6

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is the storage of data on remote computer servers and the sharing and transmittal of such information by way of the internet. Use of the cloud enables both businesses and casual users to maintain as much or as little…
  • Mar 3

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!
    As many of us have been saying since the advent of cyber insurance coverage, cyber policies potentially cover privacy risks and exposures, not Commercial General Liability policies, be it under a property damage or a personal/advertising…
Rank this Week: 1636

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox
    There seems to be room in the sandbox for lots of people to play.   Recent recesses have seen the NLRB dominate the discourse over the do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and employment law.   But…
  • Mar 26

    Twitter Now Too?

    Twitter Now Too?
    Do you generally like what you see in this blog?   Do you feel the blog posts are informative and, occasionally, entertaining?   I have decided to jump into the world of Twitter to comment on trends and developments in the…
  • Mar 24

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure
    You can’t make this stuff up. Have you read this one?  I can’t blame you if you haven’t.  Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck…
Rank this Week: 2293

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
Rank this Week: 2189

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, Judge Nora Barry Fischer issued her opinion in the Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell…
  • Mar 27

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) The Southern District of California recently grappled with these issues in Steven M. Gardner v. CafePress Inc., Case No.…
  • Mar 21

    “Johnny Football”

    “Johnny Football”
    By: Joe Carnicella, intellectual property attorney with Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Joseph Carnicella on G+) On March 20, 2014, the USPTO rejected an application for the “Johnny Football” trademark on…
Rank this Week: 2267

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/
  • Apr 1

    Topamax Approved for Adolescent Migraines, Same Oral Cleft Risk

    Topamax Approved for Adolescent Migraines, Same Oral Cleft Risk
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Topamax (generic topiramate) for use in preventing migraine headaches in adolescents ages 12 to 17. This is the first FDA approval of a migraine prevention drug for this age group.…
  • Apr 1

    Supplier Says GM Knew Recalled Ignition Didn't Meet Spec

    Supplier Says GM Knew Recalled Ignition Didn't Meet Spec
    The supplier of the defective ignition switch that prompted a recall of 2.2 million cars says that General Motors (GM) knew the parts did not meet the company's specifications and accepted them anyway. The ignition switch can move from the…
  • Mar 18

    $7.25 Million Philadelphia Mesothelioma Verdict

    $7.25 Million Philadelphia Mesothelioma Verdict
    Edward Merwitz was not warned about the dangers of asbestos when he worked in the bilge area of warships at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the 1960s, nor did he receive protection for asbestos fibers. He worked with asbestos-containing…
Rank this Week: 1903

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/
Rank this Week: 1958