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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: 4196

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/
  • Jan 30

    Actress and Artists Showcasing the Importance of Vaccination

    Actress and Artists Showcasing the Importance of Vaccination
    With increasing vaccine injury fears and the growing anti-vaccination movement, it is easy to forget the good that vaccines have done in eradicating disease from society. A new collection of artwork commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates…
  • Jan 30

    Preventing Childhood Flu Death

    Preventing Childhood Flu Death
    Children and the elderly are more susceptible to the flu virus, according to Johns Hopkins. The 2014-2015 flu season has been especially deadly for children, and the recent declaration of a flu epidemic by the Centers of Disease Control…
  • Jan 20

    Surgical Complications involving Retained Surgical Item

    Surgical Complications involving Retained Surgical Item
    Within the last 20 years, an estimated 80,000 “never events,” or surgical errors that should not have happened during surgery, occurred in American hospitals, according to Johns Hopkins. One common example of a surgical error is…
Rank this Week: 4250

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 159

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: 4661

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jan 30

    Judge Williamson of Monroe County Follows Rule of Consolidation for Post-Koken Negligence/UIM Claim

    Judge Williamson of Monroe County Follows Rule of Consolidation for Post-Koken Negligence/UIM Claim
    Another Monroe County decision in favor of consolidation of Post-Koken negligence/UIM claims was recently handed down by Judge David J. Williamson in the case of Cahill v. Fritz and Hartford Ins. Co., No. 7056-CV-2014 (C.P. Monroe Co. Jan.…
  • Jan 30

    Judge Zulick of Monroe County Reaffirms Pennsylvania Social Host Liability

    Judge Zulick of Monroe County Reaffirms Pennsylvania Social Host Liability
    In his recent decision in the case of Cicardo v. Mangual, No. 7668-CV-2010 (C.P. Monroe Co. Jan. 22, 2015 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur L. Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas reaffirmed the law in Pennsylvania that one minor (i.e.,…
  • Jan 28

    Corporate Defendant Protected By Good Samaritan Civil Immunity Law

    Corporate Defendant Protected By Good Samaritan Civil Immunity Law
    In the recent Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Kromferd v. Sugarhouse HSP Gaming LP, PICS Case No. 14-2015 (C.P. Phila. Co. Dec. 9, 2014 Massiah – Jackson, J.), the court ruled that a Defendant…
Rank this Week: 4170

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    The Surprising Benefits of Foreclosure in Philadelphia

    The Surprising Benefits of Foreclosure in Philadelphia
    The Surprising Benefits of Foreclosure in Philadelphia from David M. Offen After foreclosure, you can move on with the rest of your life, hopefully getting your finances back on track along the way. Learn more about The Surprising Benefits of…
  • Jan 29

    Questions for your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney

    Questions for your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    If you make the decision to meet with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney, it is safe to say that you are at least considering the idea of filing. You are not obligated to move forward, but at the very least you will find yourself learning more…
  • Jan 29

    Foreclosure Timeline in Philadelphia Explained

    Foreclosure Timeline in Philadelphia Explained
    Foreclosure Timeline in Philadelphia Explained from David M. Offen As a borrower, if you miss one mortgage payment your lender will not start the foreclosure process. Learn more about Foreclosure Timeline in Philadelphia  in this…
Rank this Week: 1869

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

    Operation Organization Day 22

    Operation Organization Day 22
    Each weekday this month, we have addressed one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  It has been a lot of paper-gathering and contemplation about what you own and how you want to…
  • Jan 28

    Operation Organization Day 21

    Operation Organization Day 21
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:ATTORNEY CONSULTATIONSchedule a meeting with your attorney to discuss…
  • Jan 27

    Operation Organization Day 20

    Operation Organization Day 20
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:STRESS REDUCTIONLike all prior weeks during this month, there is one day…
Rank this Week: 3355

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/
  • Jan 29

    Another FLSA Off-the-Clock Case: Employees Allegedly Ordered Not To Report Time

    Another FLSA Off-the-Clock Case: Employees Allegedly Ordered Not To Report Time
    I have posted numerous times about the dangers of (and the escalation of lawsuits) involving claims of off-the-clock work. Well, here we have yet another example.  A $450,000 settlement has now been approved in a case in which admissions…
  • Jan 28

    FLSA Collective Action Certified By NJ Federal Court: Another Dangerous “Electronic” Class Action

    FLSA Collective Action Certified By NJ Federal Court: Another Dangerous “Electronic” Class Action
    In Maddy v General Electric Company, filed in federal court in the District of New Jersey, the plaintiffs brought a collective action pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to recover allegedly unpaid overtime…
  • Jan 16

    Wage-Hour Litigation To Rise in 2015: So What Else Is New?

    Wage-Hour Litigation To Rise in 2015: So What Else Is New?
    I posted on January 7, 2015 about what to watch for in new USDOL regulatory initiatives in 2015. This post focuses on an even more telling truism—-wage-and-hour litigation continued to rise in 2014, posing major problems (and exposures)…
Rank this Week: 1324

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

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

    Ex-NFL Player Brad Culpepper Sued for Workers Compensation Fraud After Appearing on Survivor

    Ex-NFL Player Brad Culpepper Sued for Workers Compensation Fraud After Appearing on Survivor
    Did Football Player Who Appeared on Survivor Commit Workers Compensation Fraud?Exhibit  "A"I am an avid NFL fan (aren't we all?), and I remember Brad Culpepper.  He was a force within the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's defensive front during…
  • Jan 29

    How Has Affirmative Action Aided American Women?

    How Has Affirmative Action Aided American Women?
    Affirmative Action Has Helped Female Workers in the United States TremendouslyAffirmative Action has often been criticized on the grounds that it causes "reverse discrimination," the result of which excludes qualified applicants from…
  • Jan 28

    Sick Leave Proposal - President Obama on Right Track

    Sick Leave Proposal - President Obama on Right Track
    President Obama Seeks Sick Leave, Parental Leave and Child Care  InitiativesThere is little doubt that the most common questions I get relate to sick leave.  The inquiry is usually something to the effect of "Can I lose my job from…
Rank this Week: 324

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 29

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to take down from its website its new mortgage interest rate calculator tool.  The CFPB launched the new tool earlier this month, in conjunction…
  • Jan 29

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case
    Peter N. Cubita and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument last week in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.— the case presenting the issue of whether…
  • Jan 28

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being
    Barbara S. Mishkin A new CFPB report entitled “Financial well-being: The goal of financial education” describes the CFPB’s initial research into how people acquire financial capability.  The CFPB states…
Rank this Week: 3567

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/
  • Jan 29

    Liquor Store Worker Robbed at Gunpoint Receives Workers’ Compensation

    Liquor Store Worker Robbed at Gunpoint Receives Workers’ Compensation
    A manager at a liquor store in Morrisville PA was recently held up at gunpoint while working. A masked robber held a gun to his head, and duct-taped him to a chair in 2008 while robbing the store. The case recently went in favor of the…
  • Aug 12

    Injured in Cold Storage

    Injured in Cold Storage
    Many people in this country work hard to provide for themselves and their families. Millions of hard working Americans ought to feel safe and secure while they are working at their places of business. Unfortunately, not everyone is safe when…
  • Aug 4

    Fear of Being Fired

    Fear of Being Fired
    Researchers have identified a new predictor that can be used to better help workers dealing with workplace injuries. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with injured workers in 8 states. These states are Indiana, Massachusetts,…
Rank this Week: 3981

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 29

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on HeinOnline
    The U.S. Congressional Documents library on HeinOnline contains select Congressional Hearings, with coverage beginning with the 50th Congress (1887-1889). The U.S. Congressional Documents library also contains the Congressional…
  • Jan 26

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law
    On January 1st, 2015, Pennsylvania’s new law governing powers of attorney went fully into effect. Act 95 of 2014 is a major overhaul to the POA law, and accordingly we’ve been getting requests here at Jenkins for resources…
  • Jan 22

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online
    Find the unofficial, unannotated Pennsylvania Statutes free online, provided by WestlawNext at http://tinyurl.com/PennsylvaniaStatutes. Both the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) and Purdon's Unconsolidated Statutes (P.S.) are…
Rank this Week: 4407

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 29

    Will SCOTUS Take Another Crack at ADEA Preclusion of s1983 Claim?

    Will SCOTUS Take Another Crack at ADEA Preclusion of s1983 Claim?
    The SCOTUSblog Petition of the Day is Hildebrand v. Allegheny County out of my beloved home circuit (aka the 3d Cir.). The issue presented is:Does the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which forbids age-based discrimination against…
  • Jan 27

    Miles on Employee Hanbook

    Miles on Employee Hanbook
    Straight from the shameless self-promotion department, it's my latest article: Three Times a Good Employee Handbook will Save Employers in the latest issue of Pennsylvania Business Central. Enjoy!
  • Jan 27

    SCOTUS Kills Yard-Man

    SCOTUS Kills Yard-Man
    When you were growing up, did you ever have a teacher return an assignment and tell you everything you did wrong... but not give you the right answer? Instead, you were just supposed to try again and figure it out for yourself? That's pretty…
Rank this Week: 4240

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
  • Jan 28

    Taxes on Settlements for Wrongful Death or Survival Actions in Bristol

    Taxes on Settlements for Wrongful Death or Survival Actions in Bristol
    Taxes on settlements for wrongful death and survivor actions differ. But before we get into the difference, it’s important to understand the differences between these two types of lawsuits. In a wrongful death lawsuit, a personal…
  • Jan 26

    Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in Winter in Bensalem

    Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in Winter in Bensalem
    Winter motorcycle riding presents a special set of unique challenges for Bensalem motorcyclists. Brisk winds, poor visibility, and snowfall all can place motorcyclists at high risk of an accident. Here are some tips for riding a motorcycle in…
  • Jan 23

    What are the recoverable damages for a pedestrian accident in Newtown?

    What are the recoverable damages for a pedestrian accident in Newtown?
    Damages for a pedestrian accident claim must cover not only the individual’s immediate medical expenses, but also any long-term medical consequences of the injury. There are several other potential pedestrian accident damages, which…
Rank this Week: 789

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
Rank this Week: 284

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: 3636

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 3578

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: 1700

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/
  • Jan 28

    Mining Fatalities: Still On The Rise In 2015

    Mining Fatalities: Still On The Rise In 2015
    The recent upward trend in mining fatalities looks, unfortunately, to still be on the rise. Last year, we blogged about a Department of Labor (Mine Safety and Health Administration) report that showed an increase in mining death between 2012…
  • Jan 23

    Non-Traditional And Extreme Workers' Comp Situation

    Non-Traditional And Extreme Workers' Comp Situation
    When most people think of workers' compensation, they think of work-related illnesses or workplace accidents in terms of their own workplace. But work-related illness and injury can occur in any type of workplace, including many situations…
  • Jan 16

    Did You Know? - Facts about Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania

    Did You Know? - Facts about Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania
    While many of the questions we receive about workers' compensation relate to benefits and the process for obtaining them, numerous clients have been equally curious about the workers' compensation system itself. What is it? How long has it…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • Jan 28

    Jurisdiction In A Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Case- Where Will I Be Heard??

    Jurisdiction In A Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Case- Where Will I Be Heard??
    Question: I work for a business based in Pennsylvania. I was injured on the job but my injury occurred out-of-state. Can I pursue a Pennsylvania workers comp claim? Answer: It will depend on the facts and your work situation. The Pennsylvania…
  • Jan 15

    Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes DEP and DCNR Appointment

    Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes DEP and DCNR Appointment
    The natural gas industry, fracking and a statewide severance tax all became significant issues during the recent contest for Governor of Pennsylvania.  Current Governor Tom Corbett was always seen as a pro natural gas drilling executive…
  • Jan 13

    Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefit

    Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefit
    If you suffer a loss of hearing as a result of exposure to noise  in the workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, compensation may be awarded for permanent loss of…
Rank this Week: 2930

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 1

    The Challenge and Opportunity of Middle Aged Divorce

    The Challenge and Opportunity of Middle Aged Divorce
    Yes, it's frightening to contemplate shaking up your comfortable life in your fortys, fifties or sixties, but it is happening with greater frequency these days. The US Census American Community Survey shows the rate of divorce among the…
Rank this Week: 3428

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

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

    How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project

    How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project
    Join partners Michael Payne and Ed DeLisle at the 2015 National 8(a) Association Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida for their presentation, “How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project.” In this discussion, Michael and Ed will…
  • Jan 23

    Court of Federal Claims Reaffirms VOSB/SDVOSB's Right to Due Process During Protests, Rejects VA's Interpretation of Revised Protest Regulation

    Court of Federal Claims Reaffirms VOSB/SDVOSB's Right to Due Process During Protests, Rejects VA's Interpretation of Revised Protest Regulation
    Several months ago, we told you about Ambuild Company v. LLC v. U.S., a very important case pending before the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”).  The AmBuild case was of particular interest to our firm because it concerned…
  • Dec 17

    Best Practices in Construction Webinar

    Best Practices in Construction Webinar
    On December 3, Jennifer Horn and Maria Panichelli presented the second webinar in their core construction curriculum series for Women Impacting Public Policy and Give Me 5%. The presentation, entitled “Best Practices in…
Rank this Week: 2258

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/
  • Jan 27

    Happiness After Divorce

    Happiness After Divorce
    I read a lot of articles online about divorce, and all aspects of it.  Not many of them contain content that is worth sharing. However, I found a recent post on Philly.com that I find insightful and provides a healthy perspective about…
  • Jan 16

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up
    If you have filled up your gas tank recently, turned on the news, listened to the radio, or read a newspaper you’ve probably noticed gas prices are steadily dropping and in a big way.  This time last year the national average price…
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
Rank this Week: 4155

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

Provides legal and financial information for Pennsylvania physicians. By Dennis Hursh.

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
  • May 9

    My new book

    My new book
    It seems like I've been waiting for years, but my book, The Final Hurdle - A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement is finally out!
  • Nov 29

    What does a winning streak tell us?

    What does a winning streak tell us?
    Bill Miller is one of the most closely watched money managers in the industry, so it was big news when he announced his decision last week to step down as portfolio manager of Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust (LMVTX) early next year.…
Rank this Week: 4726

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/
  • Jan 26

    A few seats left for special edition of our workshop

    A few seats left for special edition of our workshop
    For January we are presenting a special “New Year’s resolution” edition of our popular, free estate planning workshop. The first one filled up quickly, and there are only a few seats left for the remaining workshop on…
  • Dec 27

    POAs in 2015 require greater attention to asset protection

    POAs in 2015 require greater attention to asset protection
    Asset protection has grown in importance as a consideration in estate planning. Americans live longer now than ever before, and often spend more time in their senior years having diminished ability to manage their own affairs, or even to take…
  • Dec 22

    A victory for disabled families: ABLE Act signed into law

    A victory for disabled families: ABLE Act signed into law
    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act recently won Congressional approval in the Senate. The ABLE Act lets people with disabilities and their families set up special savings accounts for disability-related expenses without facing…
Rank this Week: 2739

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

Covers Medicare, Medicaid, audits, compliance and identity theft. By Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015
    For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided or ordered must be authenticated by the ordering provider. The medical records must be complete and signed by the provider. There are two acceptable signature methods,…
  • Aug 10

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case
    On July 30, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied State Farm’s petition for an appeal in the case of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al. v. Robert J. Cavoto, Jr., et al. (No. 943 MAL 2011).  State Farm…
  • Jun 5

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
Rank this Week: 1703

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jan 26

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal
    On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that the sale of a useful chemical did not make the seller an "arranger for disposal" under Superfund, even where seller knew that some of that chemical would be spilled…
  • Jan 7

    New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act Extended One Year

    New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act Extended One Year
    On Friday, December 26, Governor Christie signed into law a one year extension of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”). As noted in our recent blog, the PEA previously was set to expire on December 31, … Continue…
  • Jan 6

    New York State Brownfield Developments: Governor Cuomo Vetoes Tax Credit Extension; State Bar Recommends Reform

    New York State Brownfield Developments: Governor Cuomo Vetoes Tax Credit Extension; State Bar Recommends Reform
    On December 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have extended, until March 31, 2017, the deadline for sites in the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program to finish cleanups in order to qualify for the Program’s tax…
Rank this Week: 3228

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 4160

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/
  • Jan 24

    Moving your Medicare Appeal to the Front of the Line

    Moving your Medicare Appeal to the Front of the Line
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  • Jan 19

    A Best Law Firm

    A Best Law Firm
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  • Jan 17

    Pennsylvania Aging Related Leaders Named

    Pennsylvania Aging Related Leaders Named
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Rank this Week: 4479

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

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

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3037

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 1699

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. This week the United States Supreme Court determined that a jury should decide the issue of whether “tacking” can be used by a trademark…
  • Jan 21

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued another opinion in the patent arena in Teva…
  • Jan 16

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. You might wonder what could cause people to take to social media to rail against a trademark suit. It turns out one thing is beer: IPAs to be more…
Rank this Week: 2966

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jan 21

    Why the Ironworkers Conviction is Monumental

    Why the Ironworkers Conviction is Monumental
    Yesterday’s guilty verdict is the trial of former Ironworkers’ Union President, Joe Dougherty, is a monumental decision with far reaching ramifications.  First, there is no longer any question that union bosses enjoy no…
  • Jan 13

    Does My Collective Bargaining Agreement Prevent Me From Opening a Non-Union Company?

    Does My Collective Bargaining Agreement Prevent Me From Opening a Non-Union Company?
    In short, no.  However, that short answer is not so simple and does not mean you can run and opening a non-union company.  Almost all construction industry collective bargaining agreement contain clauses that attempt to prevent a…
  • Jan 7

    5 Construction Law Trends to Watch in 2015

    5 Construction Law Trends to Watch in 2015
    As we enter the New Year, here is a look at 5 areas that will be a hot bed of legal activity for contractors and their attorneys. 1.   Aggressive Union Activity. Decreasing membership and market share, will cause Big Labor to ramp up…
Rank this Week: 3784

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3515

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: 2465

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/
  • Jan 20

    Divorce and Child Custody Laws in PA

    Divorce and Child Custody Laws in PA
    In Pennsylvania divorce matters, the husband and wife must not only proceed with obtaining a divorce decree, but before doing so, they must resolve other issues which often include custody of the child or children, the amount of child and/or…
  • Jan 13

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Financial Assets During Your Divorce?

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Financial Assets During Your Divorce?
    When going through a divorce, or if you are anticipating a divorce in the future, you may start thinking about all of the money, retirement accounts, and other assets that you have acquired during the marriage and how those assets will be…
  • Dec 29

    3 Things to Consider When Divorcing Later in Life

    3 Things to Consider When Divorcing Later in Life
    It is not uncommon for those who have spent years together as a married couple, parenting, and working hard to advance their careers to surprisingly discover that they are not the same people they were when they began their journey together.…
Rank this Week: 1707

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Icy Road Conditions Across PA

    Icy Road Conditions Across PA
    The freezing rain and overall icy conditions on Sunday created a dangerous situation for drivers in PA, especially in the Philadelphia region. Interstates 95, 76, 476 and the Roosevelt Boulevard all saw accidents on Sunday.  At least…
  • Jan 12

    PennDOT’s Winter Driving Awareness Week

    PennDOT’s Winter Driving Awareness Week
    PennDOT is kicking of their Winter Driving Awareness Week by reminding drivers that extra preparation and care needs to be taken while driving during the next few months. Winter Driving Awareness Week is January 11th through January 17th. The…
  • Dec 18

    More Vehicle Recalls in the US; Is Your Car On The List?

    More Vehicle Recalls in the US; Is Your Car On The List?
    Chrysler is adding an additional 617,000 vehicles to its list of cars being recalled for potentially deadly airbags. The Takata brand airbags have been shown to have the potential to explode and throw shards of metal upon being deployed. The…
Rank this Week: 1684

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/
  • Jan 19

    Day of Service for Martin Luther King Day

    Day of Service for Martin Luther King Day
    We at Brilliant & Neiman LLC pride ourselves on providing excellent communication with our clients. We know the injured worker may have questions or concerns, and need to talk to their attorney. So, calls are always returned promptly,…
  • Jan 15

    Possible Future Surgery Does Not Prevent Finding of MMI in PA Workers’ Comp

    Possible Future Surgery Does Not Prevent Finding of MMI in PA Workers’ Comp
    There have been several entries on our blog dealing with Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs). Some deal with the procedure used by workers’ comp insurance carriers to turn the IRE into a change in status, from total disability to…
  • Jan 5

    Finding of “Abnormal Working Conditions” by WCJ Upheld on Appeal

    Finding of “Abnormal Working Conditions” by WCJ Upheld on Appeal
    We have discussed psychological injuries many times in this blog, and bemoaned the additional requirement in Pennsylvania that the injury be caused by “abnormal working conditions” unlike a physical injury. For years, the…
Rank this Week: 1339

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3640

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/
  • Jan 13

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3
    While we all wait anxiously for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens, the debt collection industry has completed its own trilogy.  On Jan. 13, the 6th Circuit in Buchanan v. Northland Group applied the same misguided logic of the…
  • Jan 7

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation
    New York’s Department of Financial Services published regulations on Dec. 3, 2014, which would require debt collectors to make additional disclosures to consumers following initial communications, provide consumers who…
  • Nov 21

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case
    Like the 80 inches of snow that pummeled Buffalo this week, the crusade against time-barred debt continues to hammer the collection industry.  Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied a petition for leave…
Rank this Week: 170

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

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

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jan 12

    Looking at Divorce with Big Eye

    Looking at Divorce with Big Eye
    Although I have not yet seen the movie Big Eyes, I am familiar with the premise of the movie. This movie tells the story of the relationship between Margaret Keane and her second husband, Walter Keane. Ms. Keane is known for her paintings…
  • Oct 28

    A New Day is Dawning

    A New Day is Dawning
    I remember back when I was first starting to practice law. At that time, there were three possible locations for a family law matter in Philadelphia: some matters were in City Hall, some were at 1801 Vine Street, and other matters were at…
  • Jun 12

    Maybe I am just being picky….

    Maybe I am just being picky….
    There is a new reality-TV show on Bravo called “Untying the Knot” In this show, matrimonial attorney Vikki Ziegler, Esquire, who practices law in  New York and New Jersey at the firm of Ziegler and Zemsky LLC, works…
Rank this Week: 3949

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/
  • Jan 8

    Big Changes to the Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Laws in 2015

    Big Changes to the Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Laws in 2015
    On January 1, 2015, significant revisions and amendments made to the laws surrounding Pennsylvania power of attorney laws became effective. House Bill 1429 revises and amends 20 Pa.C.S. 5601 et al. (the law which governs powers of attorney…
  • Nov 20

    James Gandolfini's $30 Million Dollar Mistake

    James Gandolfini's $30 Million Dollar Mistake
    Following James Gandolfini's death on June 19, 2013, his estate is now forced to pay approximately $30 million to the government in taxes due to an inadequate Will and incomplete estate plan.  It is unclear who originally drafted…
  • Aug 28

    Legal Same-Sex Marriage in Montgomery County, PA?

    Legal Same-Sex Marriage in Montgomery County, PA?
    In June, in U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which defined marriage as between a man and a woman only.  Subsequently, the elected Register of Wills of…
Rank this Week: 1706

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Discusses personal injury news and law.

http://myphiladelphiainjurylawyer.com/category/news/
  • Jan 2

    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accident

    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accident
    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accidents – 2013 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Report The 2013 results are in and there were nearly 40,000 single vehicle accident in the State of Pennsylvania! With a total number crashes of only…
  • Jan 2

    Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident

    Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA CAR ACCIDENT – CAR CRASHES INTO SCHOOL A car in Northeast Philadelphia crashed into a school on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Police are still investigating the subject incident, but did release that a man was…
  • Jan 2

    Deadly Philadelphia Car Accident in Nicetown Section

    Deadly Philadelphia Car Accident in Nicetown Section
    A deadly Philadelphia car accident has occurred on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Nicetown section. According to police, the accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on December 28, 2014 near the Germantown / Wissahickon exit. The car, which was…
Rank this Week: 2362

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Jan 2

    January 2015 Newsletter

    January 2015 Newsletter
    Check out the first newsletter of the new year! This January 2015 edition includes: Laura’s Recipes Roasted Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seed Pesto Spotlight On Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Law “Nobody Else Was…
  • Dec 5

    Stuart Carpey Discusses the Joan Rivers Medical Malpractice Case

    Stuart Carpey Discusses the Joan Rivers Medical Malpractice Case
    Will Joan Rivers’s daughter win her medical malpractice case? What are the factors that make this case an example of a strong medical malpractice suit? Stuart Carpey explains the issues to an inquiring member of his marketing team.
  • Dec 5

    Does Trial Experience Matter?

    Does Trial Experience Matter?
    Does trial experience matter? Can someone call themselves a “trial lawyer” if they’ve never taken a case to trial? And how does this affect you when you’re choosing an attorney to represent you? Stuart Carpey explains…
Rank this Week: 2729

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3366