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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,…
Rank this Week: 4126

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/
  • Sep 23

    6th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of Data Breach Consolidated Class Action

    6th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of Data Breach Consolidated Class Action
    In an unpublished ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently reversed the dismissal of consolidated class actions arising from a data breach, holding that the plaintiffs had Article III standing to pursue certain tort…
  • Sep 22

    ND Calif. Holds Numerous Unwanted Calls Required for TCPA Standing

    ND Calif. Holds Numerous Unwanted Calls Required for TCPA Standing
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that an individual had Article III standing to bring a federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim against a bank because the individual sufficiently alleged a…
  • Sep 21

    6th Cir. Holds Auto Dealer Not Excepted from Providing ECOA Adverse Action Notice

    6th Cir. Holds Auto Dealer Not Excepted from Providing ECOA Adverse Action Notice
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that an automobile dealer is a “creditor” under the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act that was not excepted from the requirement to provide adverse action notices,…
Rank this Week: 3652

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 23

    Summary Judgment Granted in Fall Down Steps Case

    Summary Judgment Granted in Fall Down Steps Case
    In the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas decision of Vasilik v. Voipoch, No. 2015-CV-904 (C.P. Leh. Co. June 7, 2016 McGinley, J.), the court entered summary judgment in favor of an out of possession landlord Defendant in negligence action…
  • Sep 21

    Superior Court Reaffirms Requirement of Expert Medical Evidence to Support Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim

    Superior Court Reaffirms Requirement of Expert Medical Evidence to Support Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim
    In the case of Gray v. Huntzinger, No. 1882 EDA 2015, 2016 Pa.Super. 194 (Pa.Super. Aug. 30, 2016 Gantman, P.J., Lazarus, J., and Platt, J.)(Op. by Lazarus, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a trial court erred by not entering a…
  • Sep 20

    Tips for Persuading Others To Your Point of View

    Tips for Persuading Others To Your Point of View
    I came across this article by a Dr. Travis Bradbury entitled "Powerful Habits of Super Persuasive People" that I thought was worth sharing.Whether you are attempting to persuade an opposing counsel or party to settle a matter with you,…
Rank this Week: 4135

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 2973

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 22

    CFPB announces enforcement actions against auto title lender

    CFPB announces enforcement actions against auto title lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has filed administrative enforcement actions against five Arizona auto title lenders for alleged violations of Truth in Lending Act advertising requirements.  According to the CFPB, the…
  • Sep 22

    CFPB builds case for ECOA protection for gender identity and sexual orientation; Ballard to conduct Nov. 3 webinar

    CFPB builds case for ECOA protection for gender identity and sexual orientation; Ballard to conduct Nov. 3 webinar
    John L. Culhane, Jr. While CFPB officials have suggested in public remarks that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of “sex” includes discrimination based on gender identity and…
  • Sep 19

    CFPB highlights impact of student debt on communities of color

    CFPB highlights impact of student debt on communities of color
    John L. Culhane, Jr. In a new blog post, the CFPB states that recent research “underscores the disproportionate impact of student debt on communities of color.”  According to the CFPB, federal government data shows that over…
Rank this Week: 3513

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Sep 22

    The Pennsylvania Constitution turns 240!

    The Pennsylvania Constitution turns 240!
    September 28 marks the 240th anniversary of the original Pennsylvania Constitution. According to the Pennsylvania Manual, in June of 1776, extralegal committees fed up with the Provincial Assembly that ruled Pennsylvania at that time called a…
  • Sep 15

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania
    Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania  is a newly published treatise on the Dragonetti Act from Law Journal Press (LJP).  Jenkins owns a a print copy which circulates to members. This title is also…
  • Sep 13

    New to HeinOnline: University of North Carolina Press Law-Related Title

    New to HeinOnline: University of North Carolina Press Law-Related Title
    HeinOnline has partnered with University of North Carolina Press and over 100 law-related UNC Press titles are now available on HeinOnline. These books can be found in the UNC Press Law Publications collection. Titles include: If That Ever…
Rank this Week: 4341

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: 801

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Sep 22

    Is race discrimination bad for business?

    Is race discrimination bad for business?
    Economics tells us businesses that discriminate based on race are at a competitive disadvantage against non-discriminating firms. Common sense tell us that the discriminators also face increased costs imposed by anti-discrimination statutes…
  • Sep 15

    New whitepaper: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    New whitepaper: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    Chris MicheloneOn May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") into law marking one of the biggest expansions of federal intellectual property law in decades. My colleague, Chris…
  • Sep 13

    Miles on New EEOC Retaliation Guidance

    Miles on New EEOC Retaliation Guidance
    Not official use.Straight from the shameless self-promotion department, here's a link to an HR BLR article regarding the EEOC's new retaliation guidance. I consulted with the author, Kate McGovern Tornone, and she included some quotes from me…
Rank this Week: 4317

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
  • Sep 21

    What are jackknife truck accidents?

    What are jackknife truck accidents?
    Accidents that involve large commercial tractor-trailer trucks leave thousands of people with devastating injuries each year. Jackknife truck accidents are one of the most dangerous types of these crashes, because they often involve multiple…
  • Sep 9

    Common Types of Injuries in Car Accident

    Common Types of Injuries in Car Accident
    Car accidents happen in a multitude of ways, and the injuries suffered vary just as widely. While minor injuries are the most common, serious injuries often lead to emergency department visits, costly treatment, and rehabilitation. The costs…
  • Aug 30

    Who is liable in an accident caused by another driver?

    Who is liable in an accident caused by another driver?
    Because of the difference in size between a bus and a passenger car, the injuries sustained in these accidents are often severe. Proving liability in these mass transit crashes, however, is not always simple. This is especially true if your…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 14

    Pennsylvania Liquor Licenses on the Auction Block

    Pennsylvania Liquor Licenses on the Auction Block
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board released some big news yesterday.  The much anticipated auction of Restaurant Liquor Licenses is slated to take place at the end of October.  The PLCB issued a press release on Sept 13th…
Rank this Week: 3945

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3124

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Sep 20

    Everything You Need to Know About Protests: Govology Webinar

    Everything You Need to Know About Protests: Govology Webinar
    We are excited to bring you another webinar that we are hosting with Govology and presented by Maria Panichelli! We are happy to provide friends of Cohen Seglias a 25% discount off of this webinar when they register…
  • Aug 15

    Learn the Ins and Outs of Terminations: WIPP GiveMe5 Webinar

    Learn the Ins and Outs of Terminations: WIPP GiveMe5 Webinar
    Confused about terminations? On August 17, 2016, join Maria Panichelli for her webinar, “Federal Contracting Fundamentals: Learn the Ins and Outs of Terminations,” for Women Impacting Public Policy…
  • Aug 10

    Legal Landscape Special Edition: SBA Rolls Out Major Small Business Change

    Legal Landscape Special Edition: SBA Rolls Out Major Small Business Change
    Welcome to a special edition of the Legal Landscape, a series we have developed with Onvia’s blog to provide government contractors with a quick, but thorough, summary of important legal developments and regulations in…
Rank this Week: 517

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/
  • Sep 19

    Initial steps in a medical malpractice case

    Initial steps in a medical malpractice case
    Medical malpractice is a type of lawsuit that you can file against a physician or hospital when you suffer an injury due to a mistake or omission. The error can range from using the improper tool or improperly using the correct tool...
  • Sep 16

    Improving the Odds for Teen Driver

    Improving the Odds for Teen Driver
    Motor vehicle crashes are the number-one cause of death among American teenagers. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics for 2013, over 2,100 teens were killed and nearly 250,000 required visits to hospital…
  • Sep 11

    Woman awarded $4.25 million in medical malpractice settlement

    Woman awarded $4.25 million in medical malpractice settlement
    When we go in for a procedure at the hospital or doctor's office, we expect our caretakers to exercise the greatest caution and live up to the Hippocratic oath to "do no harm." And, in most cases, that's exactly what...
Rank this Week: 2995

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: 4632

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Grandparent Custody Law

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Grandparent Custody Law
    Grandparents who seek custody rights faced a setback this month when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a portion of the law that allowed grandparents to sue for custody when the children’s parents were separated…
  • Sep 7

    Five Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List

    Five Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List
    PITTSBURGH — Five partners at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, a Pittsburgh family law firm, were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America. David S. Pollock, Todd M. Begg, Candice L. Komar,…
  • Sep 2

    Lack of Expert and Evidence Foils Business Valuation in Divorce

    Lack of Expert and Evidence Foils Business Valuation in Divorce
    When a business is an asset in a Pennsylvania divorce, the court needs detailed information — and often a business valuation in divorce — to perform equitable distribution. The information must be presented in…
Rank this Week: 968

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Sep 15

    Construction Underway on Jersey City Luxury Tower at 90 Columbu

    Construction Underway on Jersey City Luxury Tower at 90 Columbu
    Construction is underway on 90 Columbus, the final tower of Ironstate Development and Panepinto Properties Inc.’s multi-phase Columbus Drive development project in Jersey City, New Jersey. The project is designed to embrace modern…
  • Aug 25

    Feds Must Consider All Reasonable Alternatives in Endangered Species Analysi

    Feds Must Consider All Reasonable Alternatives in Endangered Species Analysi
    Recently, the D.C. Circuit threw out the United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”) approval of a conservation plan to reduce the impacts of a proposed wind turbine farm on endangered Indiana bats. In Union…
  • Aug 22

    New York DEC Finalizes Definition of “Underutilized” Under Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendment

    New York DEC Finalizes Definition of “Underutilized” Under Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendment
    On July 29, 2016, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") announced that it has finalized the definition of "underutilized" for purposes of the 2015 Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendments and eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Sep 15

    Pleas Considered in Two Fatal DUI Cases in Pennsylvania

    Pleas Considered in Two Fatal DUI Cases in Pennsylvania
    Clair Fink was charged with DUI, third-degree murder, and related offenses in May of last year. Driving drunk the wrong direction on Route 30 last spring, Fink head-on collided with a vehicle driven by Ligonier police Lieutenant Eric Eslary,…
  • Sep 1

    Pennsylvania Appellate Court Reverses DUI Conviction in Light of McNeely

    Pennsylvania Appellate Court Reverses DUI Conviction in Light of McNeely
    The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently reversed and remanded a defendant’s DUI convictions in light of the United States Supreme Court’s holding in Missouri v. McNeely. In December 2012, Philadelphia Police Officer Amina…
  • Aug 25

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial
    A Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed appellant Ryan O. Langley’s appeal of his convictions of DUI and driving at an unsafe speed. The court upheld prior precedent holding that (1) an information is required to include…
Rank this Week: 1345

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Hire the Right Lawyer for your Case

    Hire the Right Lawyer for your Case
    If you are reading this then one of two things have probably happened.  You have a business relationship with another person or entity that is taking advantage of you and you need to change it immediately.   You were just served…
  • Jul 26

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- Court Decision Highlights Confession of Judgment Clause

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- Court Decision Highlights Confession of Judgment Clause
    A recent court decision from the Philadelphia Courts should cause anyone with a commercial lease to review their contracts.  The issue in this case required the court to determine if a confession of judgment clause in a commercial lease…
  • Jul 26

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause
    A recent court decision from the Philadelphia Courts should cause anyone with a commercial lease to review their contracts.  The issue in this case required the court to determine if a confession of judgment clause in a commercial lease…
Rank this Week: 4864

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    What Are Common Area Maintenance Charges In A Commercial Lease?

    What Are Common Area Maintenance Charges In A Commercial Lease?
    Most commercial retail leases are triple net leases. The “triple” stands for (i) taxes (ii) insurance and (iii) maintenance. Taxes: This is pretty straightforward, as the landlord will simply pass on to the tenant the real…
  • Aug 11

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?
    Like most business disciplines, franchising has its own jargon or vocabulary. The terms "master franchise" or "sub-franchise" and "area developer" have specific technical definitions, but are often used improperly. This article will help to…
  • Jul 22

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest…
Rank this Week: 2959

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

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

    “What’s on the Horizon in Privacy and Data Security?”

    “What’s on the Horizon in Privacy and Data Security?”
    Unless you already know the answer, you might want to check out a recent webinar presented by Angie Singer Keating (of the IT firm Reclamere), Brian Courtney (The Safegard Group, insurance brokerage), Renee Martin (my Partner at Dilworth) and…
  • Aug 5

    “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Your (Policy Limits)”

    “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Your (Policy Limits)”
    The struggle to identify appropriate policy limits continues to frustrate many in the market for cyberinsurance.  So does the difficulty involved with comparing premiums across policies offering coverage terms with a lot of…
  • Jul 28

    “Ew All Over Again – The New, New US/EU Data Privacy Deal”

    “Ew All Over Again – The New, New US/EU Data Privacy Deal”
    If you are a United States company that processes or maintains data from individuals living in the European Union, this matters to you.  The US/EU Data Privacy Shield self-certification process goes live on August 1, 2016.  There…
Rank this Week: 2470

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: 2458

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    City Of Philadelphia Will Accept E-Bids Starting Fall 2016

    City Of Philadelphia Will Accept E-Bids Starting Fall 2016
    Starting this fall, in a move to make bidding more efficient and competitive, the City of Philadelphia will begin to accept electronic bids and contract proposals. Philadelphia officials hope to make all aspects of City contracting…
  • Aug 17

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty
    If a public owner breaches its payment obligations to a public contractor and acts in bad faith in doing so, is the public contractor automatically entitled to an award of its attorney’s fees and a 1% penalty under section…
  • Aug 2

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?
    If a public owner mandates that all bidders use PennBid, an electronic bidding system used by public owners in Pennsylvania, for receipt and tabulation of their bid prices, but also inexplicably requires each bidder to write out its…
Rank this Week: 3234

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

    TEMPORARY HIATUS
    Dear Readers: I am pleased to announce that I have joined the IP practice of the law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in its Philadelphia Office. While I’m getting settled, I will not be in a position to post updates to…
  • Jun 24

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation
    On May 11, 2016, Pres. Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, S. 1890, 114th Congr. (2d Sess. 2016) (“DTSA“), which provides for the first time a federal private right of action to litigants for trade secrets…
  • May 31

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data
    News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy…
Rank this Week: 3991

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/
  • Sep 8

    PennLive Nursing Home Investigation

    PennLive Nursing Home Investigation
    "When our state's seniors and families make the decision to enter a nursing home, they are placing a life in those homes administrators' hands," said Casey in a statement. "If even one life is lost due to the negligence of these facilities,…
  • Aug 5

    Audit on PA Nursing Homes/PA Dept. of Health

    Audit on PA Nursing Homes/PA Dept. of Health
    A 91-page audit was recently released by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale regarding the need for Pennsylvania’s Department of Health to buckle down on enforcement in nursing homes. The audit, as reported by abc27, involved 13 findings…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3978

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: 3458

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Sep 7

    The IRS’s has proposed a fee increase for installment agreements…are there exceptions?

    The IRS’s has proposed a fee increase for installment agreements…are there exceptions?
    YES, there are. The Internal Revenue Service has proposed changing its fees for people who pay taxes in installments starting on January 1, 2017. Currently, the fee is a maximum of $120, and it will go up to $225. TaxLane regularly helps…
  • Sep 7

    Uber, Airbnb and Turo. The new “sharing” economy business model makes for complications with the IRS.

    Uber, Airbnb and Turo. The new “sharing” economy business model makes for complications with the IRS.
    Pooling resources among citizens is quickly becoming an effective way to reduce cost, and make ends meet during trying financial times. Households are discovering that sharing capabilities such as transportation and lodging can relieve…
  • Sep 7

    IRS Issues Warning About “Back To School” Scam

    IRS Issues Warning About “Back To School” Scam
    With students and parents preparing to face the start of the new school year, there’s already a lot of running around and taking care of last minute details. The start of the new school year also brings tax scams. The IRS recently…
Rank this Week: 1462

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Sep 7

    Details Matter: The Importance of Strictly Following Public Bid Statute

    Details Matter: The Importance of Strictly Following Public Bid Statute
    Contractors bidding on public contracts know that failing to strictly following all of the technical aspects contained in the instructions to bidders can mean the difference between a winning and losing bid.  In the span of two weeks, I…
  • Aug 23

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issue Important Decision for Homeowners and Contractor

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issue Important Decision for Homeowners and Contractor
    The lack of insurance coverage for a contractor’s faulty workmanship is the bane of both homeowners looking to recover damage for defective work and contractors seeking to defend against such claims.  In many states, like…
  • Aug 2

    NLRB Issues Decision with Significant Impact on Construction Industry

    NLRB Issues Decision with Significant Impact on Construction Industry
    On July 11, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision stating that unions can include both sole employees and joint employees into a single bargaining unit without the consent of both employers.  The case,…
Rank this Week: 3657

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
  • Sep 7

    TCPA Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016 Webinar

    TCPA Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016 Webinar
    Montgomery McCracken’s Class Action Defense practice invites you to attend “Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 13 from…
  • Aug 9

    The Second Circuit Blesses Post-Jury Verdict, Pre-Judgment Decertification

    The Second Circuit Blesses Post-Jury Verdict, Pre-Judgment Decertification
    This post was co-authored by Carla Graff, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken and Charles B. Casper, a partner and chair of Montgomery McCracken’s Class Action Defense Practice Group. How long does the judicial…
  • May 20

    If You Conduct Business in New Jersey You Need to Review Your Online Terms and Condition

    If You Conduct Business in New Jersey You Need to Review Your Online Terms and Condition
    Companies that do business in New Jersey have seen a sharp spike in class actions alleging their Web sites violate the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act, 56 N.J.S.A. § 56:12-14, et seq.…
Rank this Week: 1544

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: 1499

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

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

    “Uberization” in the Legal World and How it Applies to Litigation Funding

    “Uberization” in the Legal World and How it Applies to Litigation Funding
    Many old business practices are falling by the wayside. For example, Uber is posing a massive threat to traditional taxi services in major cities around the world. “Uberization” is transferring to other industries as well. In the…
  • Aug 24

    Carpey Law at the Hannum’s Harley-Davidson Event

    Carpey Law at the Hannum’s Harley-Davidson Event
    Join Carpey Law and other local businesses at the Hannum’s Harley Davidson Events! Sunday, August 28th from 12 pm – 4pm (event begins at 1 p.m.) in Chadds Ford Wednesday, September 7th from 7pm – 9pm in Sellersville…
  • Aug 12

    “I Called Him and He Was Right There…”

    “I Called Him and He Was Right There…”
    One of Carpey Law's recent clients, Mrs. Allen, recently described her experience and how much she appreciated the way Stuart communicated with her throughout the entire process of her case. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2650

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3304

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
Rank this Week: 3890

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
  • Aug 19

    Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last?

    Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last?
    Image:  Author:  Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick for the Huffington Post Blog Date:  …
  • Aug 19

    Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last?

    Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last?
    Image:  Author:  Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick for the Huffington Post Blog Date:  …
  • Aug 19

    Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last?

    Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last?
    Image:  Author:  Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick for the Huffington Post Blog Date:  …
Rank this Week: 3584

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Schuylkill County Sponsoring Fall Clean Up

    Schuylkill County Sponsoring Fall Clean Up
    Schuylkill County has scheduled a Fall Cleanup that will be open to all County residents. The Cleanup is scheduled from September 12th, 2016 through September 24th, 2016. The event will be funded through the County Commissioners Office and…
  • Aug 5

    The Basics of Common Causes of Food Product Recall

    The Basics of Common Causes of Food Product Recall
    When food product recalls occur, there is always a harmful or potentially harmful reason behind them. Most companies try to be as transparent as they can, but in some cases, that potential danger may be something you are not too familiar…
  • Aug 3

    Signs for Identifying and Recognizing Reckless Driver

    Signs for Identifying and Recognizing Reckless Driver
    Reckless driving seems easy enough to spot, right? But, accidents still happen and it’s important to know the signs so that you can avoid getting in one. What seems like common sense can sometimes be overlooked on the road. Keep an eye…
Rank this Week: 1516

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 12

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?
    Before an inventor will build 10,000 units of a new invention, he or she will first build a prototype – or many prototypes – to make sure that the invention works as it should.  For many inventions, the inventor does not have…
  • Aug 5

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip
    Originating in Twitter as a means of designating keyword search terms, the # (hashtag) has become a ubiquitous symbol of the social media age.  As the political season heats up, tweeting has gone wild with political candidates and their…
  • Jul 29

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’
    Dear Doc: My Mom always taught me to be extra-polite. Growing up in the South, I learned to call my elders “Ma’am” and “Sir”, and always to say “Please” and “Thank you”. I guess that…
Rank this Week: 4516

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Discovery?

    What is Discovery?
            Discovery is a process used in litigation where each side turns over all relevant evidence to the other party.  In divorce cases, the evidence includes documents that relate to the assets, debts and…
  • Aug 3

    Protect Your Online Safety and Security

    Protect Your Online Safety and Security
            If you are involved in domestic relations litigation, it is a good idea to establish a private email address with a new password that the other party would not be able to guess. There have been many cases when…
  • Jul 27

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?
            Most everyone knows that divorce involves dividing assets.  However, along with assets, debts must be divided.  Many couples have credit card debt: either in one party’s name alone or joint credit…
Rank this Week: 3224

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: 1371

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

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

    Attorney Caraciolo to speak at Cannabis Career Institute Seminar in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Attorney Caraciolo to speak at Cannabis Career Institute Seminar in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C., is thrilled to announce that Attorney Joseph D. Caraciolo will be speaking at the Cannabis Career Institute Seminar on the fundamentals of state law and federal law, answering questions regarding case law,…
  • Aug 5

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

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

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
Rank this Week: 3563

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale
    In three different bankruptcy cases filed in Philadelphia in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Bankruptcy Court has allowed the homeowner the ability to recover their home if it was lost at a tax…
  • Apr 30

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is an honest way for good people to get out of financial trouble and make a fresh start. However, it is not as simple as going down to the courthouse and filing a petition. Bankruptcy is a fairly complex area of the law, and it is…
  • Mar 27

    What Not to Do Before Filing Bankruptcy

    What Not to Do Before Filing Bankruptcy
    If you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy, you are likely eager to move forward as soon as possible. You know that bankruptcy provides a financial fresh start, and you are in a hurry to put your financial problems behind you.…
Rank this Week: 1788

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/
  • Jul 20

    40 secrets only divorce attorneys know

    40 secrets only divorce attorneys know
    The Divorce process is a stressful process that can easily bring out the worst in people. Some people even see divorce as a way to seek revenge on a spouse by seizing money and assets. Although divorce can get you out of an unhappy marriage,…
  • Jul 15

    Rules to make co-parenting after a divorce easier

    Rules to make co-parenting after a divorce easier
    Rules to make co-parenting after a divorce easier    Adjusting to co-parenting after a divorce can be challenging. Your relationship as a couple is over, but you have to find a way to continue your relationship as parents for the…
  • Jun 24

    10 assets you might forget to include in your divorce – AvvoStorie

    10 assets you might forget to include in your divorce – AvvoStorie
    Often the divorcing couple doesn’t remember they have these items, or doesn’t consider them to be assets. When you’re working through your divorce settlement, deciding who gets what, you are likely focusing on major…
Rank this Week: 3676

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. (Nos. 2014-1469 and 2014-1504), the Federal…
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a continuing trend of rejecting bright-line rules and multi-faceted tests created…
Rank this Week: 3088

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
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
Rank this Week: 1543

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 12

    City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2016

    City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2016
    Philadelphia Landmark: The Famous and Quirky 45 Foot Steel Clothes Pin Created by Sculptor Claes Oldenburg Across from City Hall   The City of Philadelphia has reduced the City Wage Tax rate effective July 1, 2016. The new Wage Tax…
  • Jun 2

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do
    Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. This can be extremely upsetting when receiving this form of communication, whether it is from the IRS or any other taxing authority.  The…
  • Dec 18

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving
    The Internal Revenue Service on December 18, 2015 issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
Rank this Week: 3405

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

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

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Jun 29

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?
    Free Consultation  412.780.0008 Many lawyers, including ourselves, post information online about how to defend a PFA and the importance of hiring counsel. We offer a free consultation in this regard.  But in the interim, many people…
  • Nov 27

    Defending A Restraining Order – 7 Simple Rule

    Defending A Restraining Order – 7 Simple Rule
    A restraining order – or temporary PFA (short for Protection From Abuse Act Order) — should get your attention, because of the wide-ranging consequence of a “PFA.” Our Pittsburgh lawyer firm frequently defend PFA…
  • Nov 11

    Why Do Judges Grant Questionable PFAs?

    Why Do Judges Grant Questionable PFAs?
    If a temporary PFA becomes “permanent,” it can have a significant impact on the Defendant’s life:  it creates a public record that he (or she) is an “abuser” or “stalker,” which can jeopardize…
Rank this Week: 4784

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
  • Jun 28

    Quadrennial Energy Review Comments Due

    Quadrennial Energy Review Comments Due
    By: Gatsheena Beauplan What is the Quadrennial Energy Review? The QER enables the federal government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions for over a four-year time period. As directed by the…
  • Jun 27

    Join Orange Button Today!

    Join Orange Button Today!
    Industry Wide Collaboration to Drive Solar Costs Down Through Efficient Data Exchange By: Gatsheena Beauplan  The Orange ButtonSM initiative has launched! As part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot initiative,…
  • Apr 20

    CPUC Begins Rulemaking for Distributed Energy Resources and Utility Incentive

    CPUC Begins Rulemaking for Distributed Energy Resources and Utility Incentive
    The Public Utilities Commission of California (CPUC) recently introduced a draft regulatory incentive proposal addressing issues regarding the utilities’ business models, financial interests and role with respect to distributed…
Rank this Week: 3750