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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: 4632

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Dec 12

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing
    On October 20th, 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law changing the way courts handle prior drunk driving (DUI) convictions at sentencing. In Pennsylvania, you face harsher punishments if you have prior DUI convictions.…
  • Oct 20

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act
    On December 20, 2012, the Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) required many individuals who were convicted of sex offenses but not classified as violent sex offenders to begin registering as sexual offenders.  A new law passed in…
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
Rank this Week: 3399

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers business operations and real estate. By McKee Law Office.

http://mckeeoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
    Event/Workshop Title:  Doing Business with the Commonwealth  Location:  Doylestown  Address:  252 W. Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901 Event Description:  Free Contracting Workshop for Small Business! Hosted by Economic & Business…
  • May 15

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve
    The Court of Commonwealth issued a ruling in April that should serve as a warning to nonprofit boards in Pennsylvania.   Did you know that Pennsylvania law allows a member of a nonprofit to petition the court to involuntarily dissolve the…
  • May 14

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll
    Hot Issues in Business LawTechnology giants have formed a new group to protect themselves from patent trolls.  Patent trolls are businesses who business model is to purchase key intellectual property then collect royalties from companies…
Rank this Week: 3257

Business Law Counsel

Business Law Counsel

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

http://www.business-law-counsel.com/
  • Aug 21

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive
    By Jordan M. RandUnable to address all of the issues on the table over the course of two days, the Public Utility Commission has scheduled a third day of testimony in the Uber (Raiser) proceedings to address only insurance issues. This…
  • Aug 19

    Uber Takes the Fifth

    Uber Takes the Fifth
    By Jordan M. RandThe Uber hearings started yesterday. Perhaps the most interesting moment of the day came when Uber manager, Matthew Gore, was asked to answer questions concerning the number of rides given by Raiser-PA, LLC (Uber subsidiary)…
  • Aug 8

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money
    By Jordan M. RandIs Uber more expensive? I'll make it pretty simple: yes, but only if they feel like it. The most notable difference between taxi/black car pricing and ride-sharing pricing is flexibility. Philadelphia taxi and black car…
Rank this Week: 3985

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Dec 18

    CFPB soliciting suggestions for its amicus brief program

    CFPB soliciting suggestions for its amicus brief program
    Alan S. Kaplinsky The Consumer Law & Policy Blog has reproduced a copy of a letter sent yesterday by the CFPB seeking suggested cases for the CFPB’s amicus brief program.  The letter indicates that the amicus program has…
  • Dec 18

    CFPB report highlights inadequate disclosure of campus financial product

    CFPB report highlights inadequate disclosure of campus financial product
    John L. Culhane, Jr. In its fifth annual report on college credit card agreements, the CFPB takes financial institutions as well as colleges and universities to task for failing to adequately disclose their marketing agreements for campus…
  • Dec 18

    Banking trade groups comment on CFPB’s proposed no-action letter policy

    Banking trade groups comment on CFPB’s proposed no-action letter policy
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association, American Bankers Insurance Association and Consumers Banking Association have submitted a joint comment letter on the CFPB’s proposed policy on issuing “no-action” letters…
Rank this Week: 688

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 2644

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

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

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 4746

Construction Law Info Blog

Construction Law Info Blog

Covers recent developments in Construction Law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.constructionlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3279

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4720

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 1550

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Dec 14

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study
    In early October 2014, the popular mobile messaging and social media app Snapchat suffered a very high profile leak of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 user images sourced from the database of a Snapchat third-party client, SnapSaved.…
  • Dec 7

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security
    When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released its Cybersecurity Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”), (a priority program for the federal…
  • Nov 19

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure
    In the first of what is certain to become a cottage industry of derivative lawsuits involving alleged inadequate cybersecurity and deficient public disclosures, on October 20, 2014, a New Jersey federal court granted a motion to dismiss filed…
Rank this Week: 1178

Debtors' Advocate Blog

Debtors' Advocate Blog

Covers bankruptcy, credit scores and mortgages. By Kimberly A. Coleman.

http://debtorsadvocateblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Should Filing Bankruptcy Be The Last Resort? Filing Bankruptcy Now Could Be Your Best Option

    Should Filing Bankruptcy Be The Last Resort? Filing Bankruptcy Now Could Be Your Best Option
    After I got off the phone with a prospective client, my law partner questioned me about something he had overheard me say to the prospect. Really he criticized me for telling the prospect that bankruptcy should be used as a … Continue…
  • Aug 24

    On My Way Back – Bankruptcy and Family Law Issue

    On My Way Back – Bankruptcy and Family Law Issue
    Hello everyone. I have been absent from posting on the blog for almost a month due to a death in my family but I will begin posting again regularly sometime this week. In fact, I am going to begin a series of blog articles on the intersection…
  • Jul 27

    More Individuals Qualify To File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Than You Might Think

    More Individuals Qualify To File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Than You Might Think
    There is a lot of misinformation out there as to who can and who cannot file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Some people will lead you to believe that since the passage of the new bankruptcy laws in 2005, only individuals … Continue reading ?
Rank this Week: 3246

Dialysis Injury Lawyer Blog

Dialysis Injury Lawyer Blog

By Heavens Law Offices.

http://www.dialysisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Healthy Lifestyle May Help Dialysis Patients Live Longer

    Healthy Lifestyle May Help Dialysis Patients Live Longer
    April 8, 2013--Washington, DC--According to a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, certain lifestyle factors can prolong the lives of individuals who are suffering from chronic kidney disease or…
  • Apr 3

    Dialysis Facilities Examine ESRD QIP Requirements for 2016

    Dialysis Facilities Examine ESRD QIP Requirements for 2016
    March 27, 2013--Washington, D.C.--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published proposed rules for reporting and assessment of dialysis centers each year. These standards outline requirements for those who provide End-Stage…
  • Mar 28

    Study Finds Correlation Between Protein Levels and Kidney Disease Death

    Study Finds Correlation Between Protein Levels and Kidney Disease Death
    March 23, 2013--Alberta, Canada--A new study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases outlines the correlations between proteinuria, or excessive protein in the urine, and mortality among kidney disease patients. The study…
Rank this Week: 3069

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Dec 17

    120 Days to Give Notice of a Work Injury in Pennsylvania

    120 Days to Give Notice of a Work Injury in Pennsylvania
    Question: Is there a time limit on how long I have to report a work injury to my employer? Also, is there a time limit to file a claim with the workers comp (workers compensation) insurance company?  D. H., (City…
  • Dec 17

    Governor Cuomo BANS Fracking!!

    Governor Cuomo BANS Fracking!!
    The New York Times within the hour just reported that Governor Cuomo has banned fracking statewide citing a just released health and welfare report critical of the effects of the fracking process.  This ban keeps in place the ongoing…
  • Dec 16

    Utica Shale Drilling for Natural Gas Comes to Pennsylvania in a Big Way

    Utica Shale Drilling for Natural Gas Comes to Pennsylvania in a Big Way
    Everyone knows about the Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves which are being fracked throughout Pennsylvania.  Marcellus refers to the level within the ground at which natural gas is trapped in shale formations.  The shale is…
Rank this Week: 550

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
Rank this Week: 2679

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Appeal if My Pennsylvania Unemployment Claim Has Been Denied?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Appeal if My Pennsylvania Unemployment Claim Has Been Denied?
    If You Receive a Notice of Determination Saying You Are Ineligible for Unemployment Benefits in Pennsylvania, You Must Appeal it Within 15 DaysDo Not Miss 15 Day DeadlineAs I discuss in my Answers to FAQs re: Unemployment in Pennsylvania…
  • Jul 2

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback
    Nick Foles Rated 15th Best Quarterback in NFL by Those in the Know - Executives, Scouts and Players Say Nick Foles is the 15th Best Quarterback in the NFL and That Foles is Better Than Cam Newton, Jay Cutler and RGIIII believe you have to be…
  • Jul 1

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS
    WHO ARE THE WINNERS AND WHO ARE THE LOSERS IN THE SUPREME COURT'S RECENT RULING THAT CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PRESCRIBED TO THEIR FEMALE EMPLOYEES?  EXAMINING THE HOTEL LOBBY DECISIONIf you have an…
Rank this Week: 2182

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/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC vs. Company Wellness Program

    EEOC vs. Company Wellness Program
    By Felicity Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) With its third lawsuit in as many months, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has made known its condemnation for certain aspects of company wellness programs. Its focus,…
  • Oct 20

    Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contract Workers Moves Forward

    Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contract Workers Moves Forward
    By Felicity Hanks, Esq. fhanks@hillwallack.com In February 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13658 which established an hourly minimum wage of $10.10 for federal contract workers. The President’s directive was grounded on…
  • Sep 29

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com On September 15, 2014 CNN became yet another company that has come out on the losing end of the employer-employee worker classification dispute.  The National Labor Relations Board held…
Rank this Week: 4636

ericsuter.net

ericsuter.net

A litigator's blog with numerous other interests slipped in.

http://ericsuter.tumblr.com/
  • Nov 9

    From the Shelve

    From the Shelve
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars A times an evocative pleasure, at times a...
  • Nov 9

    From the Shelve

    From the Shelve
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars A times an evocative pleasure, at times a...
  • Nov 9

    From the Shelve

    From the Shelve
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars A times an evocative pleasure, at times a...
Rank this Week: 4189

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/
  • Oct 16

    Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charge

    Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charge
    When we take to the Pennsylvania roads, we should do our level best to drive safely. But car accidents can happen, and when they do, it is extremely important for all involved to stop and make sure no one is...
  • Oct 15

    What Ebola Response Reveals About Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice

    What Ebola Response Reveals About Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice
    By now, the story of the Ebola virus in the U.S. is well known (at least the story to this point).  A Liberian man presented himself at a Dallas hospital with symptoms of Ebola and, according to the official accounts,...
  • Oct 14

    How can motorcycle riders stay safe while riding in a group?

    How can motorcycle riders stay safe while riding in a group?
    Not long ago on this blog, we posted about an injured Pennsylvania motorcyclist who received a heartwarming salute from his friends in a riding club. The story recounted how after suffering injuries from a severe motorcycle accident, the hurt…
Rank this Week: 2039

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2424

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1374

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Dec 17

    Best Practices in Construction Webinar

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

    Webinar on Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for WIPP and Give Me 5%

    Webinar on Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for WIPP and Give Me 5%
    On November 12, Jennifer Horn and Maria Panichelli presented the first webinar in their core construction curriculum series on the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for Women Impacting Public Policy and Give Me 5%. The…
  • Nov 10

    Construction Opportunities for American Prime Contractors in Israel

    Construction Opportunities for American Prime Contractors in Israel
    My partner, Ed DeLisle, and I recently attended two Industry Days sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”).  The first one was held in New York City on October 20th, and the second one was held in Tel Aviv on…
Rank this Week: 1197

Gay Chacker & MIttin Personal…

Gay Chacker & MIttin Personal Injury Blog

Covers legal case results, personal injury news, and commentary on laws in the city of Philadelphia.

http://www.gaychackermittin.com/firm-news-articles/
  • Dec 18

    How to Protect the Civil Rights of Children

    How to Protect the Civil Rights of Children
    Constitutional rights do not materialize at age 18, they belong to all Americans from birth. The civil rights of children should be a concern of every parent. There are three places where you need to pay close attention to how your kids are…
  • Dec 17

    Malpractice Laws Pennsylvania

    Malpractice Laws Pennsylvania
    Not all lawyers are created equal. Some get in over their head on a complicated c-ase, and others are overwhelmed and spread themselves too thin. Unfortunately, when a lawyer commits malpractice, it is the client who suffers. Similar to…
  • Dec 12

    How to Sue the Police for Violating your Civil Right

    How to Sue the Police for Violating your Civil Right
    ‘To protect and serve’ is the sworn oath of all law enforcement officers. When officers betray this oath and violate your civil rights, there are federal laws you can turn to for relief and compensation for your injuries. The…
Rank this Week: 4874

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 916

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Aug 10

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

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

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
  • May 30

    HIPAA Audits Have Begun

    HIPAA Audits Have Begun
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide for periodic audits to ensure covered entities and business associates are complying…
Rank this Week: 4599

Hippo Fleming & Pertile Blog

Hippo Fleming & Pertile Blog

Covers estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.hippofleming-ep.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
  • May 30

    Pennsylvania court holds son liable for mother’s unpaid nursing home expense

    Pennsylvania court holds son liable for mother’s unpaid nursing home expense
    In Health Care & Retirement Corporation of America v. Pittas, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has held a patient’s son liable for over $92,000 in nursing home expenses under the “filial support” or…
Rank this Week: 4209

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/
  • Dec 16

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon and Brian P. O’Shaughnessy The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued revised guidelines for determining patent eligible subject matter following recent groundbreaking precedent, including Alice…
  • Nov 11

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist
    Valley Forge, PA | November 2014 – Jonathan H. Spadt has accepted an invitation to speak in Frankfurt, Germany, at the annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemists in March, 2015. The Society of…
  • Oct 30

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon The America Invents Act (AIA) changed U.S. patent law from a first to invent (FTI) system to a first inventor to file (FITF) system. This change took effect on March 16, 2013, when the new 35 U.S.C. §§…
Rank this Week: 2979

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Helpful Biblical Counsel on the Real Life Legal Situations You Face. By Stephen Bloom.

http://www.istherealawyerinthechurch.com
  • Nov 30

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg
    Because of my recent election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am suspending my activity here at “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” I have disabled the comment feature, but I intend to leave the static site available as a…
  • May 22

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break
    Good news: I won the Republican primary election for the PA 199th District State House seat! Bad news: No time for blogging as my campaign for the November 2 general election is on! Please visit my campaign website.
  • Apr 20

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)
    I’m running for Pennsylvania State Legislature and will be focused on campaigning through election day, so I’m taking a break from new postings here until after May 18. Please visit my campaign website www.StephenLBloom.com Your prayers…
Rank this Week: 3224

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Dec 17

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence
    Have you ever wanted to access Wigmore on Evidence on your desktop? Now you can! Wigmore on Evidence is available on the Loislaw Treatise Library, a membership database available to all Jenkins members. To access this title, use your last…
  • Dec 11

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form
    PA Legal Forms is a database that provides a variety of sample letters and forms specific to Pennsylvania. It includes a variety of basic forms for wills, including For People with Children, For People without Children, Mutual Wills for…
  • Nov 20

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline
    The Uniform Commercial Code is a joint sponsorship effort by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the American Law Institute. The UCC is a proposal of laws regarding commercial transactions, including sales,…
Rank this Week: 828

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1506

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Dec 8

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

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

    Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania

    Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania
    I am always amazed when reviewing my Chester County, Pennsylvania clients’ car insurance policies as to how little they really know about what they have purchased. Their automobile insurance decisions are usually based on price alone.…
  • Apr 25

    A Previous Medical Condition & a New Accident

    A Previous Medical Condition & a New Accident
    How does a previous medical condition factor in when you have an accident and re-injury the same thing, or the ongoing medical issue that you have been having gets worse as a result? These are questions that personal injury lawyers have to…
Rank this Week: 1774

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: 1267

Knight & Moskow, P.C. Blog

Knight & Moskow, P.C. Blog

Covers Pennsylvania family law and estate planning.

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

    Estate Planning For The Rich And The Not So Rich

    Estate Planning For The Rich And The Not So Rich
    There are very few of us that have the wealth of Gates or Buffet, so our estate planning will probably be vastly different from theirs. In fact Bill Gates is giving most of his fortune away to charity. However, just … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    Do I Need A Will?

    Do I Need A Will?
    Estate planning is important to everyone. None of us really know how long we will live. At every stage of life, past the age of 18, your will you should be either created, if you don’t have one, or it … Continue reading →
  • May 31

    Collaborative Family Law FAQ

    Collaborative Family Law FAQ
    In many cases collaborative law is very desirable for all parties involved. You might not have even realized that you could settle legal matters outside of a litigious court room, but it can be. The Basic Collaborative Law Process You…
Rank this Week: 4825

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/
  • Dec 15

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace
    The holidays are coming up and your employees may be getting that coveted new tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device from their Christmas list. Employees increasingly wish to use their own devices, whether it be to use their preferred…
  • Dec 5

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero
    On December 6, 2014, the Lancaster County Bar Association will hold another Wills for Heroes event.  The Wills for Heroes program provides estate planning documents to first responders and their spouses.  The program started after…
  • Oct 27

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation
    On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and…
Rank this Week: 1015

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • 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…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 3035

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Student Loans in Bankruptcy

    Student Loans in Bankruptcy
    When it comes to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are sure to have questions regarding how your debt will be addressed. Regardless of which type of bankruptcy is filed, most people find they are unable to clear student loan debt. The…
  • Dec 3

    Can Bankruptcy Help with Foreclosure?

    Can Bankruptcy Help with Foreclosure?
    Can Bankruptcy Help with Foreclosure?  Absolutely. Many people are under the impression that filing for bankruptcy will put them out on the street. While it is true that Bankruptcy can have an impact on your home, the filing of a…
  • Dec 2

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report in Philadelphia

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report in Philadelphia
    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report in Philadelphia from David M. Offen Even though there are many benefits of filing for bankruptcy, it will show on your credit report for an extended period of time. Learn more about Bankruptcy and your credit…
Rank this Week: 4954

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Discusses personal injury news and law.

http://myphiladelphiainjurylawyer.com/category/news/
  • Jan 18

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!
    January 17, 2013 – Philadelphia News Station ABC 6 reported that a motor vehicle was struck by a train in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The ABC 6 story can be found at…
  • Jan 18

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!
    January 17, 2013 – Philadelphia News Station ABC 6 reported that a motor vehicle was struck by a train in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The ABC 6 story can be found at…
  • Jan 9

    Recent Accident – West Philadelphia

    Recent Accident – West Philadelphia
    January 9, 2013 – ABC 6 Philadelphia reported that a multi-vehicle accident occurred in West Philadelphia near Vine and 57th Streets. Their story can be found at http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9387053 . It…
Rank this Week: 4945

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Dec 18

    December Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC

    December Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC
    Another edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival - or #ELBC as the cool kids call it - is now available. Check out Discrimination, Contracts, & Compliance, Oh My! #ELBC is Here! by Blake McCammon on Blogging4Jobs. And yes,…
  • Dec 17

    PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart

    PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart
    On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Braun v. Wal-Mart. A jury trial ended with a $188 million verdict in favor of a class of 188,000 Wal-Mart employees.[The employees] asserted that Wal-Mart had…
  • Dec 16

    Lawffice Links - NLRB Quickie Election

    Lawffice Links - NLRB Quickie Election
    Last week, the NLRB published its final rule regarding changes to union election procedures - sometimes dubbed "quickie" or "ambush" elections. I baked some Lawffice Links to mark the occasion:I suppose we should start with the official Final…
Rank this Week: 615

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
  • 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 17

    New IRS YouTube Video Provides Tips on Health Care, Tax Return

    New IRS YouTube Video Provides Tips on Health Care, Tax Return
    The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of several new YouTube videos to help taxpayers get important information about the Affordable Care Act and tax return filing. The new videos, which are part of a series on the IRS…
  • Nov 13

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available
    On August 22, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of their report, Statistics of Income – 2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report (Publication 1304).  This report contains complete individual…
Rank this Week: 4760

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Can you make a custody contract prior to even having a child?

    Can you make a custody contract prior to even having a child?
    A recent non-precedential Pennsylvania case, Huss v. Weaver, reviewed a situation where a girlfriend and boyfriend entered into a contract regarding custody prior to even becoming pregnant with a child.  In the agreement, the parties…
  • Dec 14

    What is co-parenting counseling and why do we need it?

    What is co-parenting counseling and why do we need it?
    In custody cases where there is any amount of conflict, co-parenting counseling can help parents figure out how to adjust to their new custody situation.  In cases where each parent sees eye-to-eye and is able to clearly and calmly…
  • Dec 10

    We already have a custody order, is the court going to re-evaluate the custody factors?

    We already have a custody order, is the court going to re-evaluate the custody factors?
    As we discussed in detail during November 2014 on this blog, Pennsylvania courts are required to use a very specific list of factors when making custody decisions.  Most people are or quickly become aware of this when they enter into…
Rank this Week: 1598

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

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

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: I read recently that music stars Robin Thicke, Pharrell “Hat” Williams and Clifford “TI” Harris Jr. have sued the late Marvin Gaye’s kids. Thicke and his buddies, according to the news, claim that they…
  • Sep 30

    LWH Scores Another Success Against Domainer

    LWH Scores Another Success Against Domainer
    Lipton, Weinberger & Husick (“LWH”) recently scored another success against domainer, Marchex, Inc.  Here’s some background. Domainers – those who speculate in domain names – set up web sites for…
  • Sep 30

    Commentary: Queen of Hearts: “Off with His Head!”

    Commentary: Queen of Hearts: “Off with His Head!”
    Readers may recall that in our July newsletter we reported on the wonderland Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank. The offspring of the mischief that decision created have now formed a deluge of cases during the past month and a half…
Rank this Week: 2685

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

Covers communications, strategic marketing, and social networking for the legal industry.

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • May 3

    Thinking Differently About Balance

    Thinking Differently About Balance
    A while back, I read a great piece by Christine Riordin in the HBR on what she says we inaccurately call work-life balance. Apparently, researchers have found that when we are on the job believing that we don't have enough family or personal…
  • May 2

    Attribution ... why it matters.

    Attribution ... why it matters.
    This week there has been lots of press on the Apple Samsung case, particularly in the Bay Area. The discussion is not limited to SV insiders, because the claims that have been made in the case deal with issues many of us have confronted in…
  • Jul 12

    When Silence is Not Golden

    When Silence is Not Golden
    If you are a professional, you have had tough ethical decisions to make in your career. This is an inescapable aspect of being in the business world. If this has not happened to you, you are new to your profession. And if it has, you are…
Rank this Week: 3417

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Do We Need Lawyers If We Do Mediation?

    Do We Need Lawyers If We Do Mediation?
    Do we need lawyers if we are doing mediation? Isn't that redundant? Tihis is a question we are asked frequently. Or sometimes our office receives calls, where a party asks will the Mediator answer our legal questions? This…
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
Rank this Week: 4281

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: 1679

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Covers RACs, MACs, and Medicare and Medicaid court cases. By David S. Dessen of Dessen, Moses & Rossitto.

http://www.medicaremedicaidblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4060