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Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jan 18

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

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

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008

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

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation

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

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • May 28

    4 Motorcycle Helmet Benefit

    4 Motorcycle Helmet Benefit
    The smartest thing that you can do if you’re a motorcyclist is to wear a motorcycle helmet. The following consider four motorcycle helmet benefits.1. A Helmet Reduces the Risk of a Fatal Injury in the Event of a CrashMotorcycle…
  • May 27

    What are the rules for crossing an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey?

    What are the rules for crossing an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey?
    To cross an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey, pedestrians must stop and look both ways and may cross when the traffic clears or the signals turn in their favor (green in the direction you are walking). The state of New Jersey implements…
  • May 26

    Pennsylvania Moves Up Bicycle-Friendly States Ranking

    Pennsylvania Moves Up Bicycle-Friendly States Ranking
    Bicycle and pedestrian safety initiatives are key to keeping everyone safe on the road. The state of Pennsylvania has made big gains in terms of its policies regarding cyclists’ safety and has moved up in the ranks of bicycle-friendly…
Rank this Week: 148

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

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

http://www.palegalblog.com
Rank this Week: 2275

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/
  • May 28

    Chemical Exposure At Work

    Chemical Exposure At Work
    A huge part of people’s lives is spent at work. So there is a good chance of being injured at work. To prevent injury, one should follow company policies and OSHA safety standards. They should also wear proper safety gear when required…
  • Apr 9

    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB After a Work Injury

    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB After a Work Injury
    One of the easiest ways to lose your workers’ compensation benefits and any chance of a settlement is for the injured worker to quit their job. Many people do not think this will affect their benefits. Many people who are on light duty…
  • Apr 2

    Springtime Construction Accident

    Springtime Construction Accident
    With the weather warming up many of us know that this means construction season is starting back up. While for a lot of residents across PA this means traffic backups and a lot of loud noise, for some of the hardest working people in our…
Rank this Week: 4826

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 28

    Fired for What!? - Rejecting Creepy Surveillance

    Fired for What!? - Rejecting Creepy Surveillance
    An employee filed invasion of privacy, wrongful termination, and other California state law claims against her employer based on its creepy smartphone surveillance (Complaint here). The woman claimed her employer required her to install Xora,…
  • May 27

    Come 'n get 'em: New FMLA Forms!

    Come 'n get 'em: New FMLA Forms!
    The Department of Labor posted new FMLA forms:WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition…
  • May 27

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA
    Under the FMLA, eligible employees of covered employers may take leave for a "serious health condition" (or to care for a family member with such a condition). A "serious health condition" is defined to include "inpatient care in a hospital."…
Rank this Week: 554

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/
  • May 28

    Webinar: Collecting Statutory Prejudgment Interest – The FDCPA Risk

    Webinar: Collecting Statutory Prejudgment Interest – The FDCPA Risk
    Collecting statutory prejudgment interest in California did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, under a decision earlier this month from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision, Diaz v Kubler, rejected the…
  • May 28

    FCC to Strengthen TCPA Rules in One of Biggest Actions Since Do-Not-Call List

    FCC to Strengthen TCPA Rules in One of Biggest Actions Since Do-Not-Call List
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Wednesday that the FCC will move to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls and texts like never before by proposing new standards for TCPA regulation that will be voted on next month. Establishing new…
  • May 27

    7th Circuit Rules Secured Creditor Must File Timely Claim to Receive Chapter 13 Plan Distribution

    7th Circuit Rules Secured Creditor Must File Timely Claim to Receive Chapter 13 Plan Distribution
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a secured creditor must file its proof of claim no later than the 90-day deadline under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3002(c) in order to receive distributions under…
Rank this Week: 4346

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: 2674

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/
  • May 28

    Notice of Ability to Return to Work is Required . . . Or Perhaps Not

    Notice of Ability to Return to Work is Required . . . Or Perhaps Not
    We have been following the case of School District of Philadelphia v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Hilton) through the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decision, and into the Supreme Court of PA. As you might recall, this case deals…
  • May 26

    New Spinal Cord Stimulator Gives Hope for Chronic Pain

    New Spinal Cord Stimulator Gives Hope for Chronic Pain
    Spinal cord stimulators have been around for many years. In fact, the FDA first approved the use of such devices back in 1989. These devices can provide relief to those who live in chronic pain. Many of our clients have benefited from…
  • May 13

    Procedures of PA Workers’ Compensation Judges Available

    Procedures of PA Workers’ Compensation Judges Available
    Some time ago, there was a page on the website of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation which contained the practices and procedures of some Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJs) in the Bureau. There were not that many…
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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/
Rank this Week: 115

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 28

    We’ve got a date, you and me, for a lunchtime wage and hour webcast

    We’ve got a date, you and me, for a lunchtime wage and hour webcast
    I’ll even treat. Ok, it’s free. Seriously, if you don’t yet have plans today for lunch (or, for you in the West, breakfast, or whatever it is you do out there at 9 am), register here for a free…
  • May 27

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.
    Forcing job applicants to disclose social media logins and passwords as a condition of employment is so 2013 — kinda like this crappy blog. So, the State of Oregon is this close to becoming the first state to expand its social media…
  • May 26

    100,000 reasons to take all forms of discrimination seriously

    100,000 reasons to take all forms of discrimination seriously
    And, that includes discrimination against bronies men. Because remember my January post about the EEOC suing Ruby Tuesday, alleging that the restaurant chain discriminated against male employees for temporary assignments? Welp, that case…
Rank this Week: 3149

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 27

    Flash Mob Law at Jenkin

    Flash Mob Law at Jenkin
    Have you ever watched a flash mob video on YouTube? Have you wondered if there are any legal consequences surrounding flash mobs and the people who plan (or participate in) them? Have you thought about planning a flash mob and want to know…
  • May 21

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online
    Summer is the time for block parties, parades, and other fun activities. See how to stay safe and lawful this summer by searching the Philadelphia Code online, provided by the American Legal Publishing Corporation. For easy searching, this…
  • May 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac
    You may have noticed that General OneFile and LegalTrac look a little different lately. The new Gale interface facilitates a streamlined approach to legal research. After logging in to either database through jenkinslaw.org, conduct a Basic…
Rank this Week: 4209

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 27

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period
    Barbara S. Mishkin A bipartisan group of 255 members of Congress have sent a letter to the CFPB seeking a grace period for enforcement of  the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule which becomes effective on August 1, 2015. …
  • May 27

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study
    Barbara S. Mishkin Five leading financial services industry trade groups have sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to solicit public comments on the final results of its arbitration study before deciding whether to initiate a rulemaking…
  • May 26

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon
    Barbara S. Mishkin Just in time for the holiday weekend, the CFPB released its Spring 2015 rulemaking agenda last Friday.  The agenda sets the following timetables: Prepaid financial products.  In November 2014, the CFPB issued…
Rank this Week: 3401

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Valerie from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor Investigates Unemployment Claims - Be Careful

    Valerie from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor Investigates Unemployment Claims - Be Careful
    Based upon a number of reports I have received from clients, none of which I can directly confirm, it appears that a Service Center Representative named Valerie is out to find a way to deny claims for unemployment benefits.Valerie has even…
  • May 22

    What Should I Do if the Pennsylvania Service Center Wants to Interview Me?

    What Should I Do if the Pennsylvania Service Center Wants to Interview Me?
    Careful...Unemployment Claims in Pennsylvania - Interview With the Department of Labor Service Center - Do I Have to Speak With Service Center if They Call Me About My Unemployment Claim?You do NOT have to speak to the Service Center if…
  • May 20

    Severance and Pennsylvania Unemployment - Doing the Math

    Severance and Pennsylvania Unemployment - Doing the Math
    Can I Receive Severance and Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits at the Same Time?  Yes, you can. How Much Severance Pay Can I Get Before My Unemployment is Reduced in Pennsylvania?As of May 20, 2015, the answer to that question is:…
Rank this Week: 3725

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: 3334

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • May 27

    L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union worker

    L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union worker
    Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council , are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with…
  • May 26

    Letter of Assent Does Not Bind Contractor to Future CBA

    Letter of Assent Does Not Bind Contractor to Future CBA
    We recently obtained a dismissal of a complaint brought by the Philadelphia Carpenter’s Union against a contractor that sought to obtain an audit of that contractor’s books and records for the purpose of determining an alleged…
  • May 15

    Good News For Double Breasted Construction Companie

    Good News For Double Breasted Construction Companie
    In a recent NLRB Advice Memorandum, the Board’s Division of Advice dismissed an unfair labor practice complaint and held that before a union can request information from a non-union affiliated entity it must “present…
Rank this Week: 4352

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 27

    Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for Inheritance and Transfer Tax Purpose

    Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for Inheritance and Transfer Tax Purpose
    Couples in same-sex marriages are entitled to the same favorable tax treatment as other married couples, for purposes of inheritance and transfer tax in Pennsylvania, according to a bulletin issued by the Department of Revenue. The…
  • May 26

    Attorney fees in probate: how do Pennsylvania lawyers charge?

    Attorney fees in probate: how do Pennsylvania lawyers charge?
    For many reasons, executors are well advised to use legal counsel to help them navigate through the probate process, look for tax savings, and make sure everything is done properly. How lawyers charge varies from state to state. This blog…
  • Apr 1

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!
    I have elderly parents with modest assets. Is it possible to protect any of those assets? What is the financial impact of parents moving into my home for care? Do I have liability as their Power of Attorney? Is it possible to use Veterans…
Rank this Week: 3892

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

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

    Free Report: Questions For Your Philadelphia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney

    Free Report: Questions For Your Philadelphia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Thousands upon thousands of people file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy every year. Some feel good about everything that happened, including the attorney they worked with, while others look back and wonder why they made so many mistakes and had so…
  • May 26

    What is Holding you Back from Filing for Bankruptcy?

    What is Holding you Back from Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Even though there may be signs pointing you toward bankruptcy, it is only natural to have some reservations. Even if you understand the benefits, you may not be ready to jump forward just yet. After all, this is a big decision that will have…
  • May 22

    Questions For Your Philadelphia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney

    Questions For Your Philadelphia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Questions For Your Philadelphia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney from David M. Offen Even though you may be excited about the benefits of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it could be best to hold off on this for the time being Let your attorney guide you…
Rank this Week: 2266

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3858

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/
  • May 26

    “Suffer or Permit” Case Again Shows Danger Of Implicitly Requiring Overtime

    “Suffer or Permit” Case Again Shows Danger Of Implicitly Requiring Overtime
    I have often warned clients that simply having a policy against working unauthorized overtime does not immunize an employer against a successful lawsuit claiming payment for off-the-clock work.  A recent case (yet again) proves this…
  • May 18

    Bigger Rigs Are Better In the Trucking Industry, Says the Third Circuit

    Bigger Rigs Are Better In the Trucking Industry, Says the Third Circuit
    In March, the Third Circuit joined other circuits in its ruling in McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services, Inc.  that trucking companies are not relieved from the payment of overtime wages to their employees whose job “in whole…
  • May 13

    Third Circuit Clarifies Meaning Of “Interstate Commerce” In Motor Carrier Exemption Suit

    Third Circuit Clarifies Meaning Of “Interstate Commerce” In Motor Carrier Exemption Suit
    When analyzing the so-called motor carrier exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC 213(b)(1), controversies often arise as to whether the drivers are involved in “interstate commerce.” This is because, as a rule, the…
Rank this Week: 1433

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 26

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

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court issued another patent law opinion today; this time focusing on…
  • May 21

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Travelers Indemnity and Insurance…
  • May 11

    Updated Resources and Link Section

    Updated Resources and Link Section
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We’ve updated our Resources and Links page with more links to helpful…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • May 26

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre
    As a part of our ongoing series that looks at the dangers of chemical exposure in the workplace, this post examines how OSHA has handled this important issue. In a previous blog, we examined the fact that OSHA had...
  • May 22

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"
    As we've discussed in previous posts, chemical exposure in the workplace can lead to life-altering conditions - and might even prove fatal. If your workplace failed to provide the necessary safety equipment or training regarding hazardous…
  • May 18

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
    We are pleased to announce that once again, Martin Law has eight lawyers who have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Martin Law attorneys have a long tradition of making the list and 2015 marks...
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • May 26

    Workers Compensation- Lawyer in Scranton PA

    Workers Compensation- Lawyer in Scranton PA
    Question: If I’m hurt at work, for how long will I be able to collect benefits? Answer: If you suffer a serious injury taht totally disables you from working, you can hypothetically collect benefits until you have recovered at least…
  • May 23

    New Drilling Leases Signed in Pennsylvania as North Carolina Balks at Fracking and Other New

    New Drilling Leases Signed in Pennsylvania as North Carolina Balks at Fracking and Other New
    Although the slowdown in the natural gas rich Marcellus Shale regions of Pennsylvania continue, news of new natural gas lease signings continues.  The Mars Area School District approved a lease of 110 acres of school district property…
  • May 14

    HEARING LOSS: THE NOT SO SILENT DISABLER

    HEARING LOSS: THE NOT SO SILENT DISABLER
    People exposed to excessive and prolonged noise in the workplace are susceptible to industrial hearing loss. One normally assumes that only those exposed to noise caused by machinery or hand-held power tools can cause noise levels necessary…
Rank this Week: 107

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    When divorced parents cannot agree on private school in Pennsylvania

    When divorced parents cannot agree on private school in Pennsylvania
    When parents separate, the same income that was used to support the intact family must thereafter be spread over two separate households.  This generally means cuts will be necessary in some areas of the each parent’s budgets due…
  • May 25

    Happy Memorial Day

    Happy Memorial Day
  • May 21

    The factors a court in Pennsylvania must consider in awarding custody

    The factors a court in Pennsylvania must consider in awarding custody
    Anyone litigating a custody case in Pennsylvania most likely has heard of the factors in the custody statute.  When “ordering any form of custody,” a court must consider the 16 factors listed in the statute and also explain…
Rank this Week: 1217

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • May 21

    Stark & Stark Obtains $1.6 Million Verdict for New Jersey Car Crash Victim

    Stark & Stark Obtains $1.6 Million Verdict for New Jersey Car Crash Victim
    Stark & Stark attorney, Bryan M. Roberts, obtained a $1.6 Million verdict for the victim of a rear-end motor vehicle crash on Route 206 in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. As a result of the November 15, 2010 crash, Evan…
  • May 19

    The Difference Between Being Injured On the Job and After Hours Isn’t Always Clear

    The Difference Between Being Injured On the Job and After Hours Isn’t Always Clear
    This is an interesting case that highlights the distinction between being in the course of employment and pursing purely personal interests at the time of an accident. The petitioner in the case below was a teaching assistant and a graduate…
  • May 12

    Stark & Stark Shareholder Elected as Treasurer of North America Brain Injury Society

    Stark & Stark Shareholder Elected as Treasurer of North America Brain Injury Society
    At its annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the North America Brain Injury Society, Shareholder, Bruce H. Stern was reelected to serve another term as treasurer of NABIS. NABIS is a society comprised of professional members…
Rank this Week: 3164

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/
  • May 21

    $1.85 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Auto Accident

    $1.85 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Auto Accident
    Multimillion-Dollar Advocates Forum members Christopher Marzzacco recently settled a $1.85 million wrongful death claim out-of court on behalf of the parents and the estate of a 20-year-old man killed in an auto accident involving a…
  • May 20

    Memorial Day Weekend one of the Deadliest for Auto Accident

    Memorial Day Weekend one of the Deadliest for Auto Accident
    Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer.  It is also one of the deadliest holidays for drivers and passengers. Car accident injuries claimed 397 lives during the 2010 Memorial Day weekend, according to the National Highway Traffic…
  • May 7

    Vaccine Injuries Not Listed on the Vaccine Injury Table

    Vaccine Injuries Not Listed on the Vaccine Injury Table
    As part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, the United States government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for processing…
Rank this Week: 4440

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • May 20

    Texting & Distracted Pennsylvania Driver

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

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

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014
    Karp & Hart Law Offices is pleased to announce that attorneys Stephen Karp and Peter Hart have both been selected as top lawyers in the areas of personal injury in the August 2014 Main Line Today Magazine which serves Philadephia’s…
  • Oct 16

    Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania

    Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania
    I am always amazed when reviewing my Chester County, Pennsylvania clients’ car insurance policies as to how little they really know about what they have purchased. Their automobile insurance decisions are usually based on price alone.…
Rank this Week: 4945

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 20

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

    1 In Every 7 Cars In The U.S Are Being Recalled
    Exploding airbags that can send shrapnel through your body like bullets sounds like something from a James Bond Film, but no this is real life and now about 1 out of every 7 cars in the U.S. are being recalled. Takata airbags, which you may…
  • May 13

    Amtrak Derailment Injures Over 200 People, 7 Dead

    Amtrak Derailment Injures Over 200 People, 7 Dead
    One of the worst train derailments in recent history has occurred on a heavily used line in the Philadelphia area. The train left Washington DC on Tuesday heading for New York City, with over 200 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Around…
  • May 4

    Motorcycle Awareness Month

    Motorcycle Awareness Month
    May is a beautiful time of the year. The temperatures are rising, the sun sets later in the day, and people can be seen out enjoying the good weather. This also means that for our motorcycle riders across PA, it’s time to break out the…
Rank this Week: 1961

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 20

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?
    The answer – it depends. The general rule is that in order to be enforceable, contracts do not have to be in writing unless they are required to be in writing by law. So, what constitutes a contract? The basic elements of a contract…
  • May 6

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website
    Imagine the following scenario: It’s Monday morning and you open your web browser and type the domain name of your website into the address bar. You want to send a link to a blog post that may be of interest to a customer. Instead of…
  • May 1

    Who Owns This Blog Post?

    Who Owns This Blog Post?
    As a lawyer who blogs who is interested in the law as it pertains to bloggers, answering this question seems like a good place to start for a series of posts on Internet Law. The answer to the above question, as you might imagine, depends on…
Rank this Week: 4974

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Celebrating Older Americans Month In May

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

    Skilled Nursing Facility Workers On Public Aid

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

    Updated Scale For Nursing Home Rating

    Updated Scale For Nursing Home Rating
    The Centers for Medicare Services are making some changes to the rating scale for nursing homes. Many nursing homes in PA are worried that this may cause their ratings to go down. Currently the rating system for nursing homes is on a 1 to 5…
Rank this Week: 5005

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: 1802

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Retirement Savings and Divorce

    Retirement Savings and Divorce
    Or whose money is this anyway? Usually the two largest assets for most families are their retirement savings and their home. As more people opt to leave unhappy marriages later in life, understanding the ins and outs of retirement…
  • Jan 27

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?
    Keep your eye on the full picture it is essential to know what financial resources will be yours after divorce. When calculating your full financial picture be sure to consider social security benefits--your own or those of your…
  • Jan 8

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact
    Non-Custodial Parents Need to Stay in the Game Divorce is a challenging event in the life of a family. Children and parents see and experience divorce differently. While parents are coping with the emotional, psychological and…
Rank this Week: 2360

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

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

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

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 5022

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. By Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C.

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1775

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

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

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

    White House Releases Quadrennial Energy Review

    White House Releases Quadrennial Energy Review
    Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke in Philadelphia to announce the release of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). According to a White House fact sheet, “the QER is envisioned as a focused, actionable document designed …
  • Feb 13

    Smart Grid Dictionary

    Smart Grid Dictionary
    After a brief hiatus, Smart Grid Legal News is back! So many issues and not enough time or space so I thought I would start with the basics. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christine Hertzog, managing director of Smart Grid Library, to…
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework
    The Citizens Utility Board ("CUB") and the Environmental Defense Fund ("EDF") recently filed a joint petition asking the Illinois Commerce Commission ("ICC" or "the Commission") to initiate a proceeding to adopt the Illinois Open Data Access…
Rank this Week: 4838

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
  • May 15

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
Rank this Week: 1885

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: 3005

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • May 5

    New York Court Allows Service of Divorce Papers through Facebook

    New York Court Allows Service of Divorce Papers through Facebook
      In somewhat of a landmark, and unorthodox, decision, The Manhattan Supreme Court recently allowed the plaintiff in a divorce proceeding to legally serve the divorce paperwork on her husband through a private Facebook message. While…
  • Mar 11

    How is Marital Debt Divided During a Divorce in PA?

    How is Marital Debt Divided During a Divorce in PA?
    In many divorce cases, divorcing couples will have to go through the legal process of splitting up assets and debts. As explained in detail in a prior blog, every state handles this process differently. Some states are common law states that…
  • Mar 3

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement
    Before finalizing your divorce, you and your spouse need to resolve issues and concerns regarding your children, typically including who will have custody of the children, custody schedules, and the amount of child and/or spousal support.…
Rank this Week: 2673

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 1

    American Divorce Trends and Divorce Statistic

    American Divorce Trends and Divorce Statistic
    AMERICAN DIVORCE TRENDS AND STATISTICS There is one divorce every 36 seconds in America, and some surprising trends around those numbers. According to the family law attorneys at McKinley Irvin, you’re more likely to get…
  • Apr 10

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce – QDRO

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce – QDRO
    Dividing a 401(k) in a Divorce – QDRO There are three primary steps to dividing a 401(k) in divorce: the divorce decree actually orders the division, those details are outline in a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO), and finally…
  • Apr 10

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce? | Robert Hetsler, J.D. CPA,CVA,CFF,FCPA,MAFF,CMAP,Realtor | LinkedIn

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce? | Robert Hetsler, J.D. CPA,CVA,CFF,FCPA,MAFF,CMAP,Realtor | LinkedIn
    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce? | Robert Hetsler, J.D. CPA,CVA,CFF,FCPA,MAFF,CMAP,Realtor | LinkedIn. There are three primary steps to dividing a 401(k) in divorce: the divorce decree actually orders the division, those details are…
Rank this Week: 4497

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2867

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 1

    Confidentiality Shouldn’t End When the Lawyer Walks Through the Nonprofit’s Door

    Confidentiality Shouldn’t End When the Lawyer Walks Through the Nonprofit’s Door
    Yesterday, the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) filed an amicus curiae brief requesting that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court uphold the Commonwealth Court’s decision that there is no fiduciary duty for attorneys of…
  • Apr 24

    General Petraeus Avoids Jail for Leaking Classified Information to Girlfriend

    General Petraeus Avoids Jail for Leaking Classified Information to Girlfriend
    Yesterday, former CIA head and retired General David H. Petraeus was sentenced for leaking classified information about the war in Afghanistan to his biographer/mistress, Paula Broadwell. Broadwell published a biography about him in 2012,…
  • Mar 25

    More Puritanical Punishment Courtesy of Utah: “White Collar Crime Registry”

    More Puritanical Punishment Courtesy of Utah: “White Collar Crime Registry”
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. Yesterday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a new bill into law that creates a “Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry” (the “Registry”).…
Rank this Week: 1801

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 30

    Trucking companies must drug test driver applicant

    Trucking companies must drug test driver applicant
    Driving a truck is hard work. For this reason, trucking companies must carefully screen driver applicants before allowing them to haul cargo in a big rig. Drivers who are in some way compromised pose a tremendous danger to themselves and...
  • Apr 23

    Results of an autopsy could reveal medical negligence

    Results of an autopsy could reveal medical negligence
    Should a patient die while receiving treatment in a hospital or other medical facility, the patient's family has a right to know the cause of death. If the family feels they have not received a satisfactory explanation, they may want...
  • Apr 17

    A wrongful death can threaten a family?s emotional well-being

    A wrongful death can threaten a family?s emotional well-being
    On a day-to-day basis, most of us go about the business of our lives with a sense of assurance that we know what is going to happen next. Our emotional well-being is bolstered by having a sense of stability. Often...
Rank this Week: 3756

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

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

    Want to sell your patent?

    Want to sell your patent?
    Google is running what it calls a ‘patent purchase promotion.’  From May 8 through May 22, 2015, you can offer to sell your issued U.S. patent to Google.  You must provide the patent number, contact information and a…
  • Apr 30

    Want to sell your patent?

    Want to sell your patent?
    Google is running what it calls a ‘patent purchase promotion.’  From May 8 through May 22, 2015, you can offer to sell your issued U.S. patent to Google.  You must provide the patent number, contact information and a…
  • Apr 30

    Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Assume New Importance Says the U.S. Supreme Court!

    Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Assume New Importance Says the U.S. Supreme Court!
     Back in January, we were so bold as to state that “it’s not very often that the United States Supreme Court decides a trademark issue…” Well, it appears that Supreme Court pronouncements in the trademark field…
Rank this Week: 3385

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
  • Apr 12

    Equal Custody Trumps Long Commute to School

    Equal Custody Trumps Long Commute to School
    When one parent moves to a new neighborhood after having equal shared custody, the move might cause a longer commute time for a children traveling to and from school.  In a recent published decision, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania…
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
Rank this Week: 4329

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Apr 27

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety
    In a recent decision issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims, Anthem Builders, Inc. v. United States,  April 6, 2015, WL 1546437, the Court considered a protest involving the proposed use of an individual surety to furnish…
  • Apr 6

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?
    The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner.  However, when your customer is the federal government, there are extra requirements that can either make or break your business.  What…
  • Mar 10

    Sikorsky and its Impact on Claims Submission

    Sikorsky and its Impact on Claims Submission
    In December 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an important decision that impacts how the 6 year statute of limitations (SOL) is applied under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA).  In Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation v.…
Rank this Week: 403

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: 2801