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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: 1063

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/
  • Feb 22

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?
    Welcome to Jungle, baby. (Best $24 I’ve ever spent. Probably.) Yesterday, I foreshadowed a blog post about actual legal stuff. Employment-legal stuff, even. ***lighters up*** These five words I swear to you. [cue music] The…
  • Feb 21

    I don’t know about you, but I had the best Presidents Day ever!!!

    I don’t know about you, but I had the best Presidents Day ever!!!
    Oh yes, something awesome happened yesterday! [cue music] So, I’m at Barnes & Noble yesterday with three of my kids as the fourth was next door getting her ears pierced with my wife. I’m minding my own business, while the…
  • Feb 17

    President Trump taps Alexander Acosta as his new pick for Labor Secretary

    President Trump taps Alexander Acosta as his new pick for Labor Secretary
    Acosta replaces Andy Puzder, who withdrew his nomination on Wednesday. So, who is Alexander Acosta? Reporting here at The Washington Post, Jonnelle Marte has the details: Acosta served as an assistant attorney general for…
Rank this Week: 3005

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 21

    The Eastern District of Michigan affirms the CFPB’s broad authority to issue civil investigative demand

    The Eastern District of Michigan affirms the CFPB’s broad authority to issue civil investigative demand
    Daniel L. Delnero A recent decision from the Eastern District of Michigan in CFPB v. Harbour Portfolio Advisors, LLC; National Asset Advisors, LLC; and National Asset Mortgage, LLC serves as a reminder that the CFPB’s authority to issue…
  • Feb 21

    MLA Website malfunction

    MLA Website malfunction
    Juliana D. Gerrick According to an announcement posted on the Military Lending Act (“MLA”) Website, “[b]etween February 9, 2017 and February 15, 2017 there was a problem with MLA Multiple Record Requests that prevented 149…
  • Feb 17

    CFPB seeking information on use of alternative data in credit process, including by small business lender

    CFPB seeking information on use of alternative data in credit process, including by small business lender
    Stefanie Jackman and Scott M. Pearson The CFPB has issued a request for information (RFI) that seeks information about the use of alternative data and modeling techniques in the credit process.  On March 21, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 3669

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: 4565

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: 1206

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

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

    District Court Allows DBE False Claims Act Case to Proceed

    District Court Allows DBE False Claims Act Case to Proceed
    Last week, I posted about how whistleblowers continue to receive large settlements related to DBE fraud. A somewhat recent case from the federal court in Maryland shows how whistleblowers are ferreting out DBE fraud on construction projects…
  • Feb 16

    Whistleblowers Continue to Receive Large Settlements in DBE Fraud Case

    Whistleblowers Continue to Receive Large Settlements in DBE Fraud Case
    It has been awhile since I last blogged about fraud involving the Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program.  Trust me, the problem has not gone away. If anything, prosecutions and civil claims…
  • Feb 12

    Suing a Local Government in Land Use Cases – Part 1 – Procedural Due Proce

    Suing a Local Government in Land Use Cases – Part 1 – Procedural Due Proce
    In my last post I discussed suing a local government for a substantive due process violation. In this post, I discuss a the right to procedural due process. The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects prohibits…
Rank this Week: 3146

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Feb 21

    How To Obtain A Copy Of A Payment Bond On A Public Project

    How To Obtain A Copy Of A Payment Bond On A Public Project
    Let’s assume you are a first- or second-tier subcontractor on a public project and you’ve been stiffed by the prime contractor. You qualify as a claimant under the Pa. Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967, but,…
  • Jan 12

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding
    Emergency contracting for repairs, maintenance, and public safety are a routine occurrence with public owners across the Commonwealth. A building in danger of collapse needs to be torn down on an immediate basis to…
  • Dec 27

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law
    While the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law (RTKL) generally provides that, after the conclusion of public bidding, all bids are potential public records subject to disclosure, this is not always the case in all public procurements.  A…
Rank this Week: 4647

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 21

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven
    In the case of Stapas v. Giant Eagle, Inc., 2016 Pa. Super. 303 (Pa. Super. Dec. 23, 2016 Stabile, J. Bowes, J. Musmanno, J.) (Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed, in part, the trial court’s denial of…
  • Feb 15

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected
    In a recent decision out of the Western District Federal Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Trustgard  Ins. Co. v. Campbell, No. 16-CV-1013 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 28, 2016 Schwab, J.), the court rejected a claim of bad faith in the case where…
  • Feb 15

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim
    In his recent decision in the case of Yatsonsky v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 3:15-CV-1777 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 5, 2016 Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley granted a carrier’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a bad faith claim.In this…
Rank this Week: 290

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
Rank this Week: 5059

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Feb 20

    Good employment lawyers vs. great employment lawyer

    Good employment lawyers vs. great employment lawyer
    Grading papers for my employment law class forced me to think through what separated the good papers from the great papers; and then, that got me thinking "what separates great employment lawyers from good employment lawyers?" Here's what I…
  • Feb 16

    Lawffice Links - Some labor new

    Lawffice Links - Some labor new
    A few labor stories of interest:Long-rumored, but official as of yesterday: Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor. He had a slew of problems, including a housekeeper who worked for him illegally, advertising campaigns for…
  • Feb 7

    SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch on extended leave as a reasonable accommodation

    SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch on extended leave as a reasonable accommodation
    I don't usually cover two-year old decisions from outside of my jurisdiction, but this case has (1) a hot employment law topic; and (2) the opinion was written by Judge Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. The decision is…
Rank this Week: 475

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/
  • Feb 20

    Older veterans - help with home care cost

    Older veterans - help with home care cost
    Many older veterans are unaware that they can qualify for financial help in paying for the cost of home care. Most veterans completed their military service and moved on with their lives without looking to VA for any help.  But VA pension…
  • Feb 17

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?
    A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use to authorize another person to act on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney are generally a matter of state law. Many state laws are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. But…
  • Feb 16

    Why Younger People should have Will

    Why Younger People should have Will
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber.] It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or…
Rank this Week: 3470

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space
    The dramatic increase in the number of shoppers purchasing goods online continues to drive demand for warehouse and distribution space in the northeast. According to Census Bureau estimates, e-commerce now accounts for more than 8% of all…
  • Feb 15

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup
    Last month, we wrote about a new memorandum from the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management that sets forth 11 recommendations for the agency’s regional offices on how to clean up contaminated sediments. Here we discuss…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 3179

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/
Rank this Week: 2358

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 4949

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Copyright Week

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Copyright Week
     Dear Doc:   I heard that January 16-20, 2017 was “Copyright Week”. Wow! Most of us get one day a year to celebrate. How does it feel to get a whole week?   Signed, Putative N. Fringer   Dear Mr. Fringer: I…
  • Feb 9

    Amazon Gets More Serious About Infringer

    Amazon Gets More Serious About Infringer
    If you sell branded products on Amazon.com, you may know that infringement is rampant.  You put up a product, it gets popular, and all of a sudden, like a many-headed hydra, other sites spring up selling “your” product at…
  • Feb 2

    Why Are Federally-Financed Drugs So Expensive?

    Why Are Federally-Financed Drugs So Expensive?
    After WWII, the Federal government and science in general rode a wave of public approbation resulting from the stupendous success of the war-ending Bomb.  Government money poured into basic scientific research, leading to many…
Rank this Week: 794

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: 3587

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/
  • Feb 15

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable
    Imagine this scenario: you’re excited about your new job with a large payroll processing company, and as a part of the employment offer, you’re directed to a company website that contains the terms of a stock award program. You…
  • Feb 10

    The Law According to Planet Money

    The Law According to Planet Money
    It’s no secret that I’m an avid podcast listener – I’ve previously covered Podcasts and the Law on this blog and if you follow me on Twitter, approximately one in three tweets…
  • Feb 8

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax
    This information was posted and is current as of February 8, 2017 – as always, if you have questions about the current obligations of your business with respect to Sales and Use Tax or any other legal issue, please check with your…
Rank this Week: 552

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce
    The old saying goes that marriage is about love and divorce is about money.   No matter how wonderful your marriage is, it is a good idea to be knowledgeable about your assets and debts.  No matter how amicable you think your…
  • Feb 9

    Can I refinance my mortgage while my divorce is pending?

    Can I refinance my mortgage while my divorce is pending?
    Do we have to work together?                                   This is a good question asked by many.   The marital home usually is a significant…
  • Nov 11

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened
    Until recently if one party to a marriage would not consent to a divorce in Pennsylvania  there was a mandatory  two year waiting period before the moving party could proceed with a divorce.   On October 4, 2016, Governor…
Rank this Week: 2650

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/
  • Feb 15

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine
    By Marina A. Sigareva, Ph.D. and Ryan W. O’Donnell The following article was first published in the Late Fall 2016/Early Winter 2017 issue of Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s W4 Magazine. In today’s…
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
Rank this Week: 790

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Feb 13

    Congress Strikes Blow to “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”

    Congress Strikes Blow to “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”
    For the last few months, we have been following the troubled rollout of the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” rules, an Obama-era Executive Order that placed new requirements on contractors prohibiting certain labor practices. It is…
  • Feb 3

    A New World Order?

    A New World Order?
    In the wake of November’s elections, just about the only thing that Washington can agree on is a pervasive sense of uncertainty about the future, which includes the direction of government regulation. The fact that many incoming agency…
  • Dec 9

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating
    Government contractors know that an unfavorable performance review posted to the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (“CPARS”) can be extremely costly. Many negotiated solicitations include past performance as an…
Rank this Week: 1616

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/
  • Feb 13

    New motorcycle vastly reduces chance of fall

    New motorcycle vastly reduces chance of fall
    Riding a motorcycle is great fun, so long as it remains upright. Dropping a motorcycle while waiting at a stop light can not only be embarrassing, but it's also a back-straining hassle to get your bike back on its wheels....
  • Feb 13

    Patients can suffer due to hospital staff communication problem

    Patients can suffer due to hospital staff communication problem
    Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide patients with proper treatment. And teamwork is an essential element of good care. All doctors and hospital staff members must work in concert to ensure their patients' safety and well-being.…
  • Feb 7

    Intoxicated truck driver injures state trooper

    Intoxicated truck driver injures state trooper
    The thought of anyone getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in a serious state of intoxication is frightening, but when the vehicle in question is a big rig truck, the dangers are even more profound. And even with...
Rank this Week: 1202

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3563

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Philadelphia Bankruptcy filing gets a Drivers License Reinstated

    Philadelphia Bankruptcy filing gets a Drivers License Reinstated
    If person’s drivers license is suspended due to an unpaid judgment please be aware of the following, a Philadelphia Bankruptcy filing gets a drivers license reinstated. This allows a person to drive again. A person came to us wanting to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2895

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/
  • Feb 12

    Tips to Consider when Separating

    Tips to Consider when Separating
    Separation: Nine Tips to Help You as You Move Through the Divorce Process There may be 50 ways to leave your lover but there’s a heck of a lot more to it than just being creative with the word good-bye. More often than not, the way you…
  • Feb 1

    Divorce and Tax Filing Statu

    Divorce and Tax Filing Statu
    Tax law distinguishes filing status because filing requirements, certain credits and above-the-line deductions, tax brackets, and the standard deduction depend on the filing status. Additionally, filing status determines the income threshold…
  • Jan 27

    Splitting Up Military Retirement Account

    Splitting Up Military Retirement Account
    Today you may not think twice about splitting military retirement benefits during a #divorce. But it wasn’t always that way. A 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCarty v. McCarty, actually precluded state courts from dividing…
Rank this Week: 3618

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
  • Feb 10

    Common Infections in Nursing Home

    Common Infections in Nursing Home
    Seniors are at an increased risk for a wide variety of infections because of lowered immune systems and other factors. When they live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, this risk increases even further. Infections in nursing…
  • Feb 7

    Philadelphia Plans to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2030

    Philadelphia Plans to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2030
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney promised a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities as a part of his 2015 campaign platform. This promise came to fruition in November, when an executive order created the city’s Vision Zero Task Force.This…
  • Feb 6

    How Over-the-Air Updates Could Alter NHTSA Auto Recall Proce

    How Over-the-Air Updates Could Alter NHTSA Auto Recall Proce
    Recent changes in how much modern automobiles rely on computers and software may push the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to change its auto recall process. Currently, car manufacturers notify owners by mail and the…
Rank this Week: 291

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law and workers' compensation. By Needle Law Firm

https://www.needlelawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1660

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jan 25

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania
    Criminal convictions can continue to cause problems professionally and personally long after you have satisfied any criminal penalties. A pre-employment background check that reveals your prior conviction can make finding new employment…
  • Jan 25

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania
    Criminal convictions can continue to cause problems professionally and personally long after you have satisfied any criminal penalties. A pre-employment background check that reveals your prior conviction can make finding new employment…
Rank this Week: 1258

Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

Covers admiralty & maritime law on the rivers and inland waterways of the United States. y Fred Goldsmith.

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2844

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: 3064

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Fed Circuit Reverses Finding of Indefiniteness of “Visually Negligible” Term

    Fed Circuit Reverses Finding of Indefiniteness of “Visually Negligible” Term
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Inventors often use generalized language in patent claims when they are dealing with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3267

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: 2422

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Feb 2

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”
    There have been relatively few confirmed cyber attacks resulting in substantial physical harm to property (other than computer hardware) and people.  The first known event involved the 2008-2010 infiltration of a computer virus called…
  • Jan 19

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”
    Stand-alone cyberinsurance is a critical component of enterprise risk management.  But even companies with traditional and cyber coverage may, and usually do, have gaps in coverage created by what I’ve referred to as the ‘hot…
  • Dec 20

    “What Pension Fund Fiduciaries Need to Know About Cyberinsurance”

    “What Pension Fund Fiduciaries Need to Know About Cyberinsurance”
    This article was first published in the Fall 2016 issue of “The Bulletin,” a quarterly newsletter published by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, a renowned law firm representing institutional investors and classes in securities,…
Rank this Week: 2212

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Feb 2

    Don't Miss Tom at the Franchise Expo

    Don't Miss Tom at the Franchise Expo
    Our own Tom Spadea will present at 2017's Annual Franchise Expo in Secaucus, NJ. If you are considering purchasing a franchise, this is an invaluable opportunity for you. At the Franchise Expo, you will learn more about the benefits of owning…
  • Jan 27

    Spadea Lignana to Announce New Franchise Legal Service at IFA 2017 Convention

    Spadea Lignana to Announce New Franchise Legal Service at IFA 2017 Convention
    Spadea Lignana is excited to announce a new CORE program for franchisors. The flat fee legal service is a cost-effective and practical solution for the ongoing legal needs of franchisors, including but not limited to, FDD updates, state…
  • Jan 27

    Tom Spadea Speaks at AACC Forum

    Tom Spadea Speaks at AACC Forum
    Tom Spadea recently spoke at the African American Chamber of Commerce's Franchising Forum at the Community College of Philadelphia. The forum centered around a 2016 study on franchising that found it to be a powerful piece of our economy.…
Rank this Week: 730

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
  • Jan 27

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer
    If you are new to the industry or simply want to brush up on the basics, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) consider the recently released Reliability Primer a gift. The comprehensive manual not only provides an overview…
  • Jan 27

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer
    If you are new to the industry or simply want to brush up on the basics, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) consider the recently released Reliability Primer a gift. The comprehensive manual not only provides an overview…
  • Nov 18

    Staff Issues Recommendations in NY's Value of Distributed Energy Resources Proceeding

    Staff Issues Recommendations in NY's Value of Distributed Energy Resources Proceeding
    Recently, the staff of the New York State Department of Public Service issued its recommendations in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources Proceeding. The 68-page report provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the compensation…
Rank this Week: 3701

Your Pennsylvania Divorce

Your Pennsylvania Divorce

By Petrelli Law, P.C. Covers the divorce process, legal question and answer along with related topics of child support, child custody and alimony.

http://www.petrellilaw.com/category/divorce-topics/
  • Jan 27

    Minding Your Business During Your Divorce

    Minding Your Business During Your Divorce
    Many American couples start a business together. In fact, an estimated 3 million small businesses in the U.S. in 2000 were couple-owned, and that number has likely grown over the last nearly two decades. When a couple have become business…
  • Jan 20

    Helping Your Kids Through the Challenges of Divorce

    Helping Your Kids Through the Challenges of Divorce
    Divorce is often painful and overwhelming for a couple, but the split can have unhealthy short- and long-term impacts on their children. By providing the appropriate care and support, however, parents can help protect their kids from lifelong…
  • Oct 20

    Communication 101: How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble During Your Divorce

    Communication 101: How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble During Your Divorce
    Divorce is generally adversarial in nature. Even when two spouses decide a divorce is best, things can change and one party can begin to act purely out of anger and hurt. It’s important that you protect yourself by knowing how to…
Rank this Week: 1863

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Pittsburgh Family Law Firm Pollock Begg Ranks in Largest Law Firms List

    Pittsburgh Family Law Firm Pollock Begg Ranks in Largest Law Firms List
    The downtown Pittsburgh family lawyers of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC are included in the Pittsburgh Business Times 2017 largest law firms list, as ranked by number of lawyers in the Pittsburgh region. Pollock Begg ranks 47 on…
  • Dec 30

    Pennsylvania Bar Association Honors Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney David Pollock

    Pennsylvania Bar Association Honors Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney David Pollock
    Pittsburgh divorce attorney David S. Pollock, founding partner of leading family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, will be presented with the Eric Turner Memorial Award during the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law…
  • Dec 30

    DIY Divorces: Think Twice Before Handling Your Own Divorce

    DIY Divorces: Think Twice Before Handling Your Own Divorce
    In 2015, there were 2582 divorces in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania alone.  While there are no clear statistics on how many of those couples attempted to complete a do-it-yourself divorce, there are certainly countless websites and…
Rank this Week: 4196

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification
    All US employers are required to use an I-9 form to verify the identity and eligibility of individuals (both citizens and non-citizens) for employment in the United States.  Please take notice that effective today, January 22, 2017,…
  • Dec 14

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring
    Philadelphia City Council passed a Bill earlier this month that will soon make it illegal for any employer to ask a job applicant about his or her wage history.  This law will go into effect 120 days after it is signed by Mayor…
  • Nov 28

    Dept of Labor’s New Overtime Law is Blocked

    Dept of Labor’s New Overtime Law is Blocked
    New Overtime Law is Blocked The new overtime law that would have increased pay for millions of employees starting on December 1 has been blocked by a preliminary injunction issued by a Texas federal court.  The law would have raised the…
Rank this Week: 3356

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Long Shelf-Life Snacks Recalled Across the Country

    Long Shelf-Life Snacks Recalled Across the Country
    Long shelf-life snacks like chocolate covered pretzels are being recalled by six grocery store chains across the country, as reported by Food Safety News. Palmer Candy Company produced the snacks, which are recalled for salmonella…
  • Jan 10

    Pennsylvania hoping to be National ‘Proving Ground’ for Automated Vehicle Technologie

    Pennsylvania hoping to be National ‘Proving Ground’ for Automated Vehicle Technologie
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has applied to the US Department of Transportation hoping to have Pennsylvania be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground.  The purpose of the application is to help in…
  • Jan 10

    Samsung’s Messy Recall Situation

    Samsung’s Messy Recall Situation
    Recently, competing with Apple isn’t the only thing Samsung is concerned with. The recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 happened months ago, but matters have yet to be completely resolved. The phones have been overheating and catching…
Rank this Week: 2520

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 17

    OSHA cites a Plymouth Meeting Contractor

    OSHA cites a Plymouth Meeting Contractor
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Plymouth Meeting contractor for failure to provide workers with safe scaffolding access and protection while working onsite in Philadelphia. Real…
  • Jan 10

    OSHA cites The Children’s Home of Reading

    OSHA cites The Children’s Home of Reading
    The Children’s Home of Reading, a facility for children and youth in crisis, faced citations a few months ago from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employees have faced a minimum of 10 cases of workplace violence,…
  • Jan 3

    OSHA cites Universal Health Services of Doylestown

    OSHA cites Universal Health Services of Doylestown
    Universal Health Services of Doylestown has been cited for four serious violations in relation to workplace violence. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected the facility and found them…
Rank this Week: 5123

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Virginia Nursing Home Facing Claims of Severe Abuse

    Virginia Nursing Home Facing Claims of Severe Abuse
    A resident and her daughter are suing Carrington Place, a nursing home in Chesapeake, Va., after claims of severe abuse by two nurses. Alice Mackey, 84, was allegedly tied to a chair by the nurses and sedated in order to quiet her, as…
  • Dec 22

    PA Nursing Homes Facing Fines from Federal and State Goverment

    PA Nursing Homes Facing Fines from Federal and State Goverment
    Over the last two decades, 366 Pennsylvania nursing homes were fined almost $5 million for “federal deficiencies in care largely related to the health and safety of residents,” according to the Reading Eagle. Individually, the…
  • Sep 8

    PennLive Nursing Home Investigation

    PennLive Nursing Home Investigation
    "When our state's seniors and families make the decision to enter a nursing home, they are placing a life in those homes administrators' hands," said Casey in a statement. "If even one life is lost due to the negligence of these facilities,…
Rank this Week: 613

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Jan 12

    Backpage Adult Section, Known by Police as Advertisement of Prostitution, Shut Down

    Backpage Adult Section, Known by Police as Advertisement of Prostitution, Shut Down
    Backpage adult section has recently been shut down, but was already known to police as an outlet for the advertisement of prostitution and related services.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3661

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: 1966

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 9

    January 2017 Newsletter

    January 2017 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: 'Tis the Season for Safe Winter Driving Laura Carpey's Recipe of the Month Stuart Helps a VIP Avoid a Christmas Scam A Guest Article: How Social Media Can Impact Custody Continue reading →
  • Jan 9

    December 2016 Newsletter

    December 2016 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: Must-See Holiday Attractions in Philadelphia for 2016 Carpey Law Sponsors Third Hannum Harley-Davidson Event This Year Case Spotlight Why You Could Get $15,000 (or Nothing) For Your Million Dollar Case Laura…
  • Jan 9

    November 2016 Newsletter

    November 2016 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: Common Misconceptions of Personal Injury Clients In The News Thank You For Your Referrals! Top Client Victories in October Stuart Carpey's FREE Book Offer Laura Carpey's Recipes of the Month Continue…
Rank this Week: 3805

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1663

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    Our 2017 Christmas card.Can you figure out…

    Our 2017 Christmas card.Can you figure out the message?  Each year we incorporate the Philly Love Statue into a fun Christmas card, with the help of the fabulous Dominic Episcopo.Did you figure it out yet?  Answer after the…
  • Sep 28

    Significant change to Pennsylvania Divorce Law

    Significant change to Pennsylvania Divorce Law
    The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to amend the Pennsylvania Divorce Code to shorten the time for a separation under section 3301D of the Divorce code from two years to one year.  Once Governor Wolf signs the bill into law, it will…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 638