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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: 4021

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
  • Aug 24

    Do you need a Fresh Start?

    Do you need a Fresh Start?
    You’ve no doubt heard the words “fresh start” a lot recently.  Many of our competitors hype it as the silver bullet that will solve all of your tax problems.  But, what do they mean by fresh start?  Will it…
  • Nov 18

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead
    With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related…
  • Nov 18

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead
    With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related…
Rank this Week: 2733

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • 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 →
  • Aug 10

    “It Has Been a Rewarding Experience…”

    “It Has Been a Rewarding Experience…”
    Roosevelt Harris, a long-time friend and client of Carpey Law reveals his thoughts about our team's work. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3105

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 24

    Student loan complaint update highlights IDR plan application issue

    Student loan complaint update highlights IDR plan application issue
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman has released a new “Mid-year update on student loan complaints” that highlights issues related to income-driven repayment plan (IDR) application issues. The update…
  • Aug 24

    CFPB to Participate in FTC Workshop on Consumer Disclosure

    CFPB to Participate in FTC Workshop on Consumer Disclosure
    Kim Phan On September 15th, the FTC will hold a workshop to examine the testing and evaluation of disclosures that companies make to consumers about advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information.  The FTC’s workshop…
  • Aug 23

    Trade groups comment on CFPB arbitration proposal

    Trade groups comment on CFPB arbitration proposal
    Alan S. Kaplinsky and Mark J. Levin The American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association and The Financial Services Roundtable (Associations) have filed a joint letter commenting on the CFPB’s proposed rule regulating…
Rank this Week: 1679

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/
  • Aug 24

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?
    As in, guaranteed date with a jury. Oh, you thought I was going to tell you how to avoid a retaliation lawsuit? You’re so cute that way. Last Chance! Register here to join me and Cigna’s Robyn Marino, Esq. for…
  • Aug 23

    Don’t miss tomorrow’s free webinar: “How to Navigate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse under the FMLA/ADA”

    Don’t miss tomorrow’s free webinar: “How to Navigate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse under the FMLA/ADA”
    Are you prepared to address drug- and alcohol-related disabilities and leave issues under the FMLA and ADA? At some time in their lives, millions of Americans have abused drugs and alcohol. While many are in recovery, others continue their…
  • Aug 22

    Court says Hobby Lobby decision sometimes greenlights sex discrimination at work

    Court says Hobby Lobby decision sometimes greenlights sex discrimination at work
    I teased it in Friday’s post. Last week, a Michigan federal court held (here) that a workplace dress code that requires one gender to conform to a sex stereotype (e.g., men must wear suits, and women must wear dresses) is…
Rank this Week: 1064

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/
  • Aug 23

    Eric Purchase & Tim George both Named Super Lawyers®

    Eric Purchase & Tim George both Named Super Lawyers®
    We are pleased to announce that our own Eric Purchase & Tim George have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® for 2016. The annual list is compiled by an independent service using a patented selection process designed to identify…
  • Aug 21

    Tractor trailer carrying cows overturns on Pennsylvania roadway

    Tractor trailer carrying cows overturns on Pennsylvania roadway
    The roads of Pennsylvania have more than their fair share of big rig truck traffic. Virtually anything can be in the trailers being pulled by these vehicles. And if an accident should occur involving a truck carrying a hazardous load,...
  • Aug 16

    Pokémon Go to blame for recent string of accident

    Pokémon Go to blame for recent string of accident
    The new virtual reality game Pokémon Go has become wildly popular with individuals of all ages. The game requires players to hunt for Pokémon using the GPS feature on their phone. Unfortunately, as popular as the game has been, it...
Rank this Week: 310

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Aug 23

    BREAKING: NLRB "Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA"

    BREAKING: NLRB "Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA"
    Not official use.You could see this coming a mile away; the only question was "when?" Today is the day. The NLRB issued its decision in Columbia University, holding that graduate students at private colleges and universities are employees who…
  • Aug 23

    Fed's transgender initiatives are struggling

    Fed's transgender initiatives are struggling
    Last week, the EEOC lost one of its first transgender discrimination cases. The Eastern District of Michigan dismissed the claims in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. (opinion here).Not official use.The Court noted that the…
  • Aug 11

    What does "solicit" mean in nonsolicitation agreements?

    What does "solicit" mean in nonsolicitation agreements?
    Nonsolicitation clauses are fairly common in restrictive covenants. The contract will say something like, "Upon termination, Employee shall not solicit customers of Employer for a period of two years" (it is also common to forbid solicitation…
Rank this Week: 472

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

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

    Indicted Union Representatives Try Again to Revive Enmon

    Indicted Union Representatives Try Again to Revive Enmon
    The Boston Globe reports that the Massachusetts AFL-CIO has filed a friend of the court brief seeking to have the indictment of five members of the Teamsters Union in Boston dismissed.  The Teamsters members are facing federal charges…
Rank this Week: 1676

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 23

    Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Again Reviews Validity of Punitive Damages Claims in Asbestos Litigation

    Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Again Reviews Validity of Punitive Damages Claims in Asbestos Litigation
    In his recent decision in the asbestos litigation case of Horst v. Union Carbide Corp., No. 2015-CV-1903 (C.P. Lacka. Co. July 26, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas reviewed Motions for…
  • Aug 17

    Corrected Link for Gowton v. State Farm

    Corrected Link for Gowton v. State Farm
    Here is a corrected LINK to the Gowton v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, No. 2:15-CV-01164-CB (W.D. Pa. June 29, 2016 Bissoon, J.) bad faith decision referenced on Tort Talk yesterday.I apologize for any confusion caused.
  • Aug 17

    Allegedly Low Settlement Offer, In and Of Itself, Insufficient to Support Bad Faith Claim

    Allegedly Low Settlement Offer, In and Of Itself, Insufficient to Support Bad Faith Claim
    In Gowton v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, No. 2:15-CV-01164-CB (W.D. Pa. June 29, 2016 Bissoon, J.), the court dismissed the Plaintiff's Complaint after finding that the Plaintiff's conclusory allegation that the carrier refused to…
Rank this Week: 730

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1598

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3887

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 19

    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law - A Loislaw Library on Fastcase

    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law - A Loislaw Library on Fastcase
    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law Library is accessible to Jenkins' members on their desktops through Fastcase.* This handy resource provides case law, summaries, statutes and regulations. Once you have signed into jenkinslaw.org, access Member…
  • Aug 16

    New Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rule

    New Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rule
    The new Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules go into effect on Thursday, September 1. The new rules, as well as the Order and the Committee Report, are available online from the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee. The new rules were…
  • Aug 9

    The Future Is Already Here And The Law Is Figuring Out How To Catch Up With It

    The Future Is Already Here And The Law Is Figuring Out How To Catch Up With It
    In the early aughts we marvelled at the wonders of the Internet age: Free videos. (Look, a kitty pulling down a shower curtain!) Satellite maps. (Hey, the Jones' pool is bigger than ours!) Smartphones. (Cool, Boston Market has an app!) But…
Rank this Week: 434

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: 539

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/
  • Aug 19

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season
    It’s August, training camps and preseason games are in full swing, and the NFL regular season is right around the corner. In case you missed it on my firm bio, I’m the reigning champion of my fantasy football league. Fantasy…
  • Aug 18

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine
    When it comes to technology risks, it is easy to be lulled into believing that risks like scamming and hacking are only targeted at the largest of business enterprises. While large technology companies like Facebook and Twitter are certainly…
  • Aug 16

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty
    Nearly all home builders and developers give some sort of warranty to their buyers.  Sometimes these warranties are limited and negotiated between the builder and the buyer.  Other builders provide a “standard” ten-year…
Rank this Week: 1445

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Divorce Over Age 50 — Make Sure You Have The Right Team

    Divorce Over Age 50 — Make Sure You Have The Right Team
    The phenomena of divorce over the age of 50, that we have noted before,  does not appear to be slowing . With people living longer and more people looking for fulfillment , love and excitement throughout their lives and into the senior…
  • Jan 5

    Same Sex Marriage Presents Assorted New Legal Issue

    Same Sex Marriage Presents Assorted New Legal Issue
    The United States Supreme Courts’ landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing same sex couples’ right to marry is only the beginning of the journey through the world of Family Law for same sex couples and their…
  • Nov 23

    The Pennsylvania Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance Act

    The Pennsylvania Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance Act
    or but he said it and I have it on recorded my cell phone With the ubiquitous use of smartphones, tablets, and other devices, the ability for the average person to secretly record conversations, take video, read text messages, and emails of…
Rank this Week: 3656

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: 3845

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: 4255

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 19

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim
    In a recent, unreported decision, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the dismissal by the Board of Claims (Board) of a late-filed contractor claim.  Under the Board’s jurisdictional statute, 62 Pa. C.S. §…
Rank this Week: 3754

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Third Circuit Opens the Door for Challenges to State Permits Issued Pursuant to Federal Law to Interstate Natural Gas Facilitie

    Third Circuit Opens the Door for Challenges to State Permits Issued Pursuant to Federal Law to Interstate Natural Gas Facilitie
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit struck down challenges by environmental organizations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of an expansion of the Transcontinental pipeline, a…
  • Jul 27

    Ninth Circuit Clears The Air Of CERCLA Claim

    Ninth Circuit Clears The Air Of CERCLA Claim
    Several years ago we reported on Community Action & Environmental Justice v. Union Pacific Corporation, in which a California District Court held the dispersion into the air of particulate matter that reaches the ground or water did not…
  • Jul 25

    Court Rejects Numerous Challenges To Flint Water Citizen Suit

    Court Rejects Numerous Challenges To Flint Water Citizen Suit
    Earlier this month, a Michigan federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a coalition of plaintiffs seeking to force multiple city and state defendants to fix the city of Flint, Michigan’s water supply system.  The…
Rank this Week: 3863

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: 4730

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
  • Aug 15

    Epidural for Back Pain After a Car Accident: Benefits, Risks & Cost

    Epidural for Back Pain After a Car Accident: Benefits, Risks & Cost
    If you are suffering from debilitating back pain after a car accident, your doctor may have suggested you get an epidural for the pain. As with any medical procedure, an epidural for back pain has benefits, risks, and costs you should know…
  • Jul 29

    Philadelphia's Dangerous Roads Lead to Many Accident

    Philadelphia's Dangerous Roads Lead to Many Accident
    Philadelphia can be a dangerous place to drive. The state highways, local roads, and interstates in and around Philadelphia see a significant number of injury accidents each year. Many of these roads are overcrowded, and ongoing construction…
  • Jul 29

    Winter Driving Safety Tips: Ensuring Your Car is Winter Ready

    Winter Driving Safety Tips: Ensuring Your Car is Winter Ready
    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), more car crashes occurred in January in 2015 than during any other month in the state. One of the reasons for this increase is dangerous winter weather. Preparing your car…
Rank this Week: 2772

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 25

    New Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Announced By The SBA

    New Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Announced By The SBA
    The long-awaited Final Rule addressing changes to the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé program is being published in the Federal Register today. The Mentor-Protégé program that was limited to 8(a) Small Business…
Rank this Week: 2900

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: 2966

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: 1205

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

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

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University
    If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend. In…
Rank this Week: 3379

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: 3912

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/
  • Aug 10

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Quashes DUI Appeal as Untimely

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Quashes DUI Appeal as Untimely
    The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently quashed Zebrick Hyreshie Jones’s appeal from his DUI judgement as untimely. In April 2014, Trooper Allar arrived beside a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of I-81. Trooper Allar observed…
  • Aug 2

    Strict DUI Laws in Rio de Janeiro

    Strict DUI Laws in Rio de Janeiro
    Many people from around the United States are traveling to Brazil to cheer on Team USA in the Olympics which starts in 3 days.  To many just attending an olympic games is a bucket list item which can be exhilarating and something…
  • Jul 15

    Pennsylvania Police Adjust to New DUI Laws Mandated by Supreme Court

    Pennsylvania Police Adjust to New DUI Laws Mandated by Supreme Court
    In the wake of the Fourth of July, historically known for its high rate of drunk-driving fatalities nationally, Pennsylvania police departments have been enforcing new DUI rules mandated by the recent Supreme Court ruling in Birchfield v.…
Rank this Week: 1933

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

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

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2835

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 9

    Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney, Joseph Williams, Addresses Premarital Planning

    Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney, Joseph Williams, Addresses Premarital Planning
    Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC attorneys often provide legal insight on trending news topics in all areas surrounding family law, including prenuptial, postnuptial and settlement agreements. A prenuptial agreement (or premarital…
  • Jul 29

    Who Benefits from a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Who Benefits from a Prenuptial Agreement?
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides that in 2015, there were 72,774 marriages statewide.  During that same year, there were 33,600 divorces and annulments.  These statistics suggest that many, if not thousands, of…
  • Jul 22

    Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Pittsburgh Divorce?

    Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Pittsburgh Divorce?
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 37-47 percent of all U.S. households have a dog and 30-37 percent of households have a cat. Countless more households have one or more beloved pets,…
Rank this Week: 4397

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: 1935

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 781

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 25

    “Don’t Let a Limitation of Liability Provision Jeopardize Cyber Coverage”

    “Don’t Let a Limitation of Liability Provision Jeopardize Cyber Coverage”
    Here is how it is supposed to work.  Something bad happens.  You’re insurance company pays for it.  Then, your carrier sues the bad guy who harmed you.  That’s subrogation. In the data breach context, this…
Rank this Week: 2394

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: 3191

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 24

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

    New Jersey Nursing Home Under Investigation Amid Reports of Abuse and Cover-up
    New Jersey nursing home, Voorhees Center, is under investigation amid reports of abuse and cover-ups.
Rank this Week: 418

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: 2938

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: 2235

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 20

    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: 4576

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: 3908

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: 3295

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/
  • Jul 19

    BASCOM Global Internet Servs. v. AT&T Mobility LLC: Another Glimpse into the Eligibility of Software Patent

    BASCOM Global Internet Servs. v. AT&T Mobility LLC: Another Glimpse into the Eligibility of Software Patent
    By: John Donch and Neil Maskeri Special thanks to Meghan Mills, law clerk in the Philadelphia office, for her contribution to this post. On June 27, 2016, the United States Court... read more
  • May 18

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

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

    You Are Unreasonable

    You Are Unreasonable
    By: Danielle N. Gross, Ph.D. and Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. During proceedings before the USPTO, including patent application examination or inter partes review (IPR), claims must be given their broadest... read more
Rank this Week: 2390

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: 2838

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: 3551

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: 4949

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: 3965

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/
Rank this Week: 4170