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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/
  • May 31

    Summary Judgment Granted in Slip and Fall Case

    Summary Judgment Granted in Slip and Fall Case
    In the case of Toro v. Fitness Int’l LLC, PICS Case No. 16-0549 (C.P. Bucks Co. March 17, 2016 Butchart, J.), the court granted summary judgment in favor of a Defendant fitness center regarding the Plaintiff’s personal injury…
  • May 26

    No Third Party Bad Faith Claim

    No Third Party Bad Faith Claim
    In a recent Pennsylvania Eastern Federal District decision in the case of Leboon v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 15-05904 (E.D. Pa. April 18, 2016 Pappert, J.), the court ruled that the party injured by an insured has no standing to bring a bad…
  • May 25

    STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING LACKAWANNA PRO BONO GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR JUNE 10, 2016

    STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING LACKAWANNA PRO BONO GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR JUNE 10, 2016
    The Lackawanna Pro Bono Golf Tournament is set for June 10, 2016 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.The Golf Tournament will be preceded by a CLE program and Lunch at 11…
Rank this Week: 365

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

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

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

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

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

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

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

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 284

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

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

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

    Returning to Work After a Pennsylvania Work Injury

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

    Workers Comp- Review Of Payment Of Medical Bill

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

    Getting Fired After Returning to Work

    Getting Fired After Returning to Work
    Question: I was injured at work in 2013. I went back to work in the Spring of 2014 and my weekly workers comp checks stopped.  I got fired last month for “insubordination” because I got into an argument with my…
Rank this Week: 279

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • May 28

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax
    As reported in a recent article on syracuse.com,  in a 240 to 179 decision, the House of Representatives voted on April 16, 2015 to repeal the Federal Estate Tax.  While the bill to repeal this tax has passed, President Obama has…
  • Mar 19

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need
    As a follow up to a recent blog regarding how your online accounts are handled upon your death and how you can use your Last Will and Testament to prepare for this, a related topic has been getting attention in the media. Facebook has now…
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
Rank this Week: 299

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 26

    What Can PA Legal Forms Do For You?

    What Can PA Legal Forms Do For You?
    An often over-looked remote database available to Jenkins members is PA Legal Forms. There are thousands of forms in the database, many of which are in Word format and ready to be filled in. Just some of the examples of forms that our…
  • May 19

    Maritime Resources at Jenkin

    Maritime Resources at Jenkin
    National Maritime Day is Sunday, May 22. Celebrate by exploring the maritime and admiralty materials available through Jenkins! Jenkins' collection includes print access to American Maritime Cases (1923 - present), which includes both federal…
  • May 12

    New Materials Added to HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection

    New Materials Added to HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection
    HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection was recently expanded by over 600 new titles, including 118 Committee Prints and 508 Congressional Hearings. This brings the U.S. Congressional Documents Collection to a total of 60,317…
Rank this Week: 546

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case
    It has always been my impression that the US Supreme Court does not hear many cases involving traditional family law matters (divorce, custody, support, adoption). I am not saying there are never cases that work their way up to the highest…
  • Oct 23

    Abby has a point…

    Abby has a point…
    In a recent “Dear Abby” post, the inquirer noted that her former son-in-law thinks it is “offensive” that the maternal grandmother charges $10 per day plus $10 per week for gas to babysit her grandchildren. As Abby…
  • Oct 16

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?
    It was recently reported on the People.com website that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still married despite having signed “divorce papers” in July 2015 and having filed for divorce in 2013. What may be crossing your mind is…
Rank this Week: 562

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: 402

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: 417

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: 1104

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/
  • May 31

    Do you force employees to arbitrate employment claims? Then, you should read this…

    Do you force employees to arbitrate employment claims? Then, you should read this…
    As I think about all of the agreements with arbitration provisions that I’ve drafted for clients over the years. ***wipes brow, tugs collar, clutches pearls***  Arbitration agreements may blunt certain federally-protected…
  • May 27

    Can an employee go out for a beer while on intermittent FMLA leave?

    Can an employee go out for a beer while on intermittent FMLA leave?
    This post seems timely, seeing as most of your employees claiming a Friday-of-Memorial-Day-Weekend migraine are going to do this anyway. Kidding, I’m not that jaded. (You guys; however, I’m not so sure)… No, I’m…
  • May 26

    By the power of Title VII! Woman called “He-Man” loses gender-bias claim

    By the power of Title VII! Woman called “He-Man” loses gender-bias claim
    Look, no one forced you to read this. Or click on that video. Hey, happy Thursday to you from The Employer Handbook. Now, with 100% fewer penis trees. (Yeah, sorry about that. If you got yesterday’s post via email, the free stock image…
Rank this Week: 760

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University
    If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend. In…
  • May 24

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
    Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium. This year’s program provided value…
  • May 5

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference
    FREE THE BEER!: AN EXPLORATION OF THE RELEVANCE, NECESSITY, AND LEGALITY OF MODERN BEER FRANCHISE LAW The sale and distribution of beer is regulated by franchise laws that govern and restrict the relationship of brewers and their wholesalers.…
Rank this Week: 788

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    PA Deptartment of Health Cracks Down on Nursing Home Penaltie

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

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

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

    Wage Cuts to Leave Allentown Nursing Home Workers Hurting

    Wage Cuts to Leave Allentown Nursing Home Workers Hurting
    Proposed wage cuts at the Phoebe Ministries Nursing Home in Allentown have caused 400 healthcare workers to fight back. The company wants to cut wages as up to $5 an hour, a decision that will send many of the workers into poverty. In turn,…
Rank this Week: 911

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 716

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney…

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt negotiation. By Dan Mueller.

http://bankruptcylawyerpa.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Pennsylvania Median Income Changes for 2014 – More Debtors Qualify for Bankruptcy

    Pennsylvania Median Income Changes for 2014 – More Debtors Qualify for Bankruptcy
    The Pennsylvania median income will increase for most families as of April  1, 2014. As a result, it is likely that more debtors will qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and fewer Pennsylvanians will be required to take the means test or…
  • Mar 20

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie
    The Pennsylvania median income will increase as of April 1, 2013. As a result, it is likely that more debtors will qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and fewer Pennsylvanians will be required to take the means test or file under Chapter 13.…
  • Nov 9

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution
    Deficiency judgments often follow a mortgage foreclosure, leaving the former homeowners on the hook for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes, because of the common misconception that the sheriff’s sale eliminates the…
Rank this Week: 1247

Hippo Fleming & Pertile Blog

Hippo Fleming & Pertile Blog

Covers estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.hippofleming-ep.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
Rank this Week: 1030

The Mature Law Student

The Mature Law Student

For those going into law as a second career for ages 40 and up. By Sam Bruner.

http://thematurelawstudent.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    The First Semester - Getting Started

    The First Semester - Getting Started
    My son was entering his junior year in high school. Before school starts my wife goes to Target for all his supplies. Now she led both of us. My son was the expert here. He advised me on the type of book bag that would look cool and the…
  • Jun 13

    He Not Being Born Is Busy Dying Or Why Should I Attend Law School In My Fiftie

    He Not Being Born Is Busy Dying Or Why Should I Attend Law School In My Fiftie
    My reasons for deciding on law school may be different from others. I am writing this post because I have been asked by EVERYONE who knows I am attending school, including many professors, why I am going at this time in life. When I say…
  • Jun 5

    The Most Common Questions and Reactions From Friends and Relative

    The Most Common Questions and Reactions From Friends and Relative
    I will address the question of "why I wanted to go to law school" in another posting. Let's just accept the notion that I did not wake up one day and say, "hey, I think I'll go to law school now that I'm 52!" Something had to be missing in…
Rank this Week: 858

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: 3985

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2632

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/
  • May 27

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
  • May 18

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay
    In a March 17, 2016 press release, the White House announced that the Department of Labor will issue a final rule today that will expand workers’ eligibility to receive overtime pay (time-and-a-half). Under the prior rule, only workers…
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
Rank this Week: 4839

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 26

    ABA challenges CFPB use of generic clearance for overdraft research

    ABA challenges CFPB use of generic clearance for overdraft research
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association has sent a comment letter to the CFPB challenging the Bureau’s use of the generic clearance process to conduct research in connection with its overdraft rulemaking.  The letter…
  • May 26

    CFPB May 2016 complaint report highlights credit reporting complaints, complaints from New Mexico consumer

    CFPB May 2016 complaint report highlights credit reporting complaints, complaints from New Mexico consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its May 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about credit reporting  and complaints from consumers in New Mexico and the Albuquerque metro area.  The CFPB began taking complaints…
  • May 25

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on June 9

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on June 9
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register indicating that it will hold a meeting of its Consumer Advisory Board on June 9, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The topics to be discussed at the meeting are…
Rank this Week: 3654

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    What Does the New Overtime Law Mean for Your Business?

    What Does the New Overtime Law Mean for Your Business?
    Starting December 1, 2016, a new overtime rule goes into effect that employers should be aware of that will impact employees on salary.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that applies to all employers across the…
  • May 17

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Redefines Federal Approach

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Redefines Federal Approach
    Last week, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 or DTSA into law.  This new law provides the owners of trade secrets a private right of action against those individuals or entities who misappropriate trade…
  • May 13

    Thinking Of The Future with Business Succession Plan

    Thinking Of The Future with Business Succession Plan
    Last week we recognized the passing of Prince and discussed what impact the lack of a business succession plan might have upon his business empire.  This week we’ll cover the elements of a business succession plan.  First,…
Rank this Week: 4532

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1707

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • May 25

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016
    Posted by: DTSALAW.Com and DefendTradeSecretsAct.Lawyer Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and…
  • May 19

    Judge Determines That Star Trek Copyright Suit Against Fan Film Anaxar Can Proceed

    Judge Determines That Star Trek Copyright Suit Against Fan Film Anaxar Can Proceed
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Last week, Judge Klausner from the US District Court for the Central District of…
  • May 11

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Seminar in Pittsburgh Jun 22, 2016

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Seminar in Pittsburgh Jun 22, 2016
    Posted by Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and PSMNLaw®). Mr. Sneath is also an Adjunct…
Rank this Week: 3313

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3759

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2564

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 25

    Can employers cut employees' hours to avoid Obamacare's employer mandate?

    Can employers cut employees' hours to avoid Obamacare's employer mandate?
    The Obamacare (aka Affordable Care Act) "employer mandate" generally requires large employers to provide full-time employees (30+ hours per week) with affordable health insurance. Can employers cut their employees' hours below that 30…
  • May 24

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption
    No, I never get tired of it. This rule really is important; especially in places like here in central Pennsylvania where we have a lot of people who fall in the gap between the old salary limit and the new. Here's my whitepaper on the new DOL…
  • May 23

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation
    A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion (7-1) in Green v. Brennan.Federal servants who want to sue their employer for discrimination under Title VII must contact the EEOC "“within 45 days of the date of the matter…
Rank this Week: 4038

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3300

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: 2772

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
  • May 23

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident
    Your child's accident was probably one of the most harrowing experiences of your life. Getting your child proper medical care after being hit by a car as a pedestrian was your first priority. Now you are likely wondering how to pay for all of…
  • May 6

    Whiplash from a Car Accident

    Whiplash from a Car Accident
    Whiplash, or cervical strain, occurs when the muscles in your neck stretch or tear; it can also include injury to the discs, joints, ligaments, and nerve roots in the neck. Whiplash from a car accident is common, especially in rear-end…
  • Apr 29

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?
    Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ride their bicycles back and forth to work, for recreation, and to save money on the rising costs of gasoline. While cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it can lead to serious or fatal injuries.…
Rank this Week: 1487

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: 2312

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/
  • May 22

    An attorney can help make things right after a car accident

    An attorney can help make things right after a car accident
    Each year, thousands of Pennsylvania residents are injured or die in car accidents that occur on our state's roadways. These catastrophic events are so damaging that they can affect every member of the family. That is why it is so...
  • May 13

    Improved skills could help motorcyclists avoid accident

    Improved skills could help motorcyclists avoid accident
    There are certain requisite skills that all motorcyclists must master before getting on the road with other traffic. Fortunately, as we covered previously on this blog, beginning riders can take the Basic Rider Course that is part of the…
  • May 8

    Injured customers can hold negligent business owners liable

    Injured customers can hold negligent business owners liable
    When a business is open to the public, those who enter the premises have every reason to expect they will be safe from serious injury. To this end, businesses typically have regulations they must follow to best ensure that customers...
Rank this Week: 3245

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/
  • May 22

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse
    A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previous thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably…
  • May 13

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020
    Every four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) is required by both state and federal law to develop and submit a "State Plan on Aging" to the federal government. The Plan is required for Pennsylvania to receive federal…
  • May 5

    Cost of Care 2016

    Cost of Care 2016
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Rank this Week: 4610

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • May 22

    Indicted Union Representatives Try Again to Revive Enmon

    Indicted Union Representatives Try Again to Revive Enmon
    The Boston Globe reports that the Massachusetts AFL-CIO has filed a friend of the court brief seeking to have the indictment of five members of the Teamsters Union in Boston dismissed.  The Teamsters members are facing federal charges…
  • May 21

    Union Contractors Need to Read Thi

    Union Contractors Need to Read Thi
    Earlier this year, I wrote about the indictment of the owners of a union construction company that was improperly operating a double breasted (a union firm and a related non-union firm) operation.  That indictment alleged that the…
  • May 17

    AFFIRMED

    AFFIRMED
    Today, in a precedential opinion, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of a complaint against my client that alleged that a multi-family building was constructed in violation of the Federal Housing…
Rank this Week: 3838

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

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

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2448

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
  • May 19

    Mickelson Seeks Relief from Insider Trading Hazard

    Mickelson Seeks Relief from Insider Trading Hazard
    Almost two years ago, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times first reported an insider trading investigation involving sports gambler William “Billy” Walters and pro golfer Phil Mickelson.  At the time, the investigation…
  • May 3

    Supreme Court Takes On “Another” in Upholding Hobbs Act Conviction

    Supreme Court Takes On “Another” in Upholding Hobbs Act Conviction
    The Hobbs Act – a law promulgated in 1946 to deal with the infiltration of racketeering activity in labor unions – got a “W” in its column yesterday with the Supreme Court’s issuance of Ocasio v. United…
  • Apr 13

    D.C. Circuit Reins In District Court for Second-Guessing Government’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    D.C. Circuit Reins In District Court for Second-Guessing Government’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy A. Gunn, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. In an unusual win for both the U.S. Department of Justice and corporate defendants, the D.C. Circuit last week reversed a…
Rank this Week: 2445

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/
  • May 19

    5 reasons men file for divorce

    5 reasons men file for divorce
    5 reasons men file for divorce When it comes to divorce, does sex matter? That is, are there differences between men and women? Research and experience both say yes. Men, for example, tend to file for divorce less often than women.…
  • May 12

    The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Through a Divorce

    The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Through a Divorce
    Are you going through a divorce?  You should avoid these very common divorce mistakes which can have long-term effects on your family and financial future. 1. Getting legal advice from friends and family members 2. Interpreting what your…
  • May 12

    The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Through a Divorce

    The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Through a Divorce
    Are you going through a divorce?  You should avoid these very common divorce mistakes which can have long-term effects on your family and financial future. 1. Getting legal advice from friends and family members 2. Interpreting what your…
Rank this Week: 3787

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 19

    Changes coming for Pennsylvania ignition interlock law

    Changes coming for Pennsylvania ignition interlock law
    Under current Pennsylvania DUI laws if a person is convicted of a first offense DUI they are not mandated to install an ignition interlock in their vehicle. This is the case no matter what an individuals blood alcohol level is. An ignition…
  • May 18

    Pennsylvania Parents Petition for Stricter DUI Law

    Pennsylvania Parents Petition for Stricter DUI Law
    Parents throughout Pennsylvania gathered last month to advocate for harsher DUI laws that could have potentially saved their children’s lives. PA Parents Against Impaired Driving (PPAID) is pushing Pennsylvania lawmakers to make…
  • May 15

    Is texting and driving more dangerous then drinking and driving

    Is texting and driving more dangerous then drinking and driving
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is no doubt very dangerous. Having spent a large part of my professional career defending individuals accused of DUI I have seen many lives destroyed by the decisions that some chose to make.…
Rank this Week: 2569

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/
  • May 18

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft
    By: Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D and Joshua Hamberger A spate of cases over the last few years shifted the law of patent eligible subject matter and were widely viewed as... read more
  • Mar 4

    You Are Unreasonable

    You Are Unreasonable
    By: Danielle N. Gross, Ph.D. and Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. During proceedings before the USPTO, including patent application examination or inter partes review (IPR), claims must be given their broadest... read more
  • Sep 8

    Excellent Resolution for Your University Concern

    Excellent Resolution for Your University Concern
    Service – the group securing academic assistance. Our professionals provide a top grade helping to students in every country. Our writers are proud of a rich expertness in selling of... read more
Rank this Week: 2403

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • May 14

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
  • May 11

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction
    C.O. aka C.G. v. N.G., No. 808 MDA 2015 (April 26, 2016)(non-precedential) In 2014, Father petitioned to modify his support obligation due to a medical condition known as thalassemia major, which is an inherited blood disorder that is treated…
  • Jan 14

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage
    The Superior Court addressed a novel question in Trust under Deed of David P. Kulig, 2015 PA Super 271 (December 24, 2015), a dispute between the second wife of a decedent and the children of his first wife. The decedent David Kulig formed a…
Rank this Week: 4225

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 13

    Attorneys Michael J. O’Connor & David Miller Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists 2016

    Attorneys Michael J. O&rsquo;Connor &amp; David Miller Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists 2016
    Attorney Michael J. O’Connor has earned a place on the 2016 Super Lawyers list for his work in the workers’ compensation field, and Attorney David Miller has been named to the Rising Stars list for his work in PI General:…
  • May 12

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
    After signing an official proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf has named May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In 2015 alone, there were 3,400 crashes in Pennsylvania involving motorcycles. That number rose from 2014, but fortunately, the number…
  • May 5

    PennDOT Implements 70 MPH Speed Limit Zones Across 1,000 Miles of Pennsylvania Highway

    PennDOT Implements 70 MPH Speed Limit Zones Across 1,000 Miles of Pennsylvania Highway
    Starting this week, Pennsylvania motorists will begin seeing an increased number of 70 mph speed limit zones on several hundreds of miles Interstate Highways, state highways and turnpikes all over the state.
Rank this Week: 2667

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • May 12

    “When Retro Isn’t Cool”

    “When Retro Isn’t Cool”
    Those new, old-school Air Jordans are retro cool (and I have them).  Those new cyberinsurance retroactive dates – eh. I blogged about retroactive dates here.  Reminder: an insurance policy retroactive date is the day…
  • Apr 18

    “Travelers v. Portal Healthcare Solutions – NBD”

    “Travelers v. Portal Healthcare Solutions – NBD”
    FYI, NBD is “internet slang” for “no big deal.”  “Internet slang” is what my little brother uses in text messages. Anyway. Last week, the Fourth Circuit affirmed an Eastern District of Virginia ruling…
  • Apr 14

    “Are You Down with B.E.C.?”

    “Are You Down with B.E.C.?”
    You probably are not.  The FBI, however, is reporting that an increasing number of cybercriminals are running “business e-mail compromise” scams.  A “B.E.C.” is when someone misuses social media or electronic…
Rank this Week: 2409

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • May 12

    Minimum Wage Increased For Employees Of Certain State Contractor

    Minimum Wage Increased For Employees Of Certain State Contractor
    On March 7, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order that raises the minimum wage to $10.15 an hour for employees of certain state contractors. The employees covered the Executive Order include: Employees who: (1) directly…
  • May 10

    What Rules Govern The Award Of Public Contracts By The Philadelphia Gas Works?

    What Rules Govern The Award Of Public Contracts By The Philadelphia Gas Works?
    Have you ever wondered what rules govern the award of public contracts by the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)?  Believe it or not, the answer to this question requires analysis of an ancient Philadelphia Gas…
  • May 4

    Public Radio Show Interviews Me On City Of Philadelphia No-Bid Purchase Of Police Body Camera

    Public Radio Show Interviews Me On City Of Philadelphia No-Bid Purchase Of Police Body Camera
    Yesterday the public radio show, APM Marketplace, aired a business story from a local WHYY reporter, Bobby Allyn, where I was asked to comment on the City of Philadelphia’s recent, no-bid purchase of police body cameras from Taser…
Rank this Week: 3453

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3670

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

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

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

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

    Who can contest a will?

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

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 2938

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: 3291