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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Dec 19

    THANKS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU

    THANKS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU
      HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM TORT TALK.COM(i.e., DAN CUMMINS)  [THANKS FOR YOUR READERSHIP AND SUPPORT.]      Source of image :  www.blakedorsten.com
  • Dec 17

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"
    A Dynamic Duo(Could be on either side of the bar)In a recent Delaware County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of English v. Stepchin, No. CP-23-CV-786-2014, 101 Del. 424 (C.P. Del. Co. Nov. 12, 2014 Kenney, P.J.), President Judge…
  • Dec 16

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim
    Tort Talkers may recall previous posts on the case of Allstate Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted an issue to review on certification of a matter from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals who was seeking…
Rank this Week: 428

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

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
  • Dec 19

    New Jersey Laws for Driving in School Zones in Trenton

    New Jersey Laws for Driving in School Zones in Trenton
    From January to June 2013, the state of New Jersey saw 68 pedestrian accidents, according to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association. One age group at risk for being involved in a pedestrian accident is children. School zones can be a…
  • Dec 18

    Truck Cargo Securement Rules for Doylestown Truck

    Truck Cargo Securement Rules for Doylestown Truck
    Failure to secure a load in a trailer can result in imbalances and shifts in the load that can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. The load imbalance may even be serious enough to cause the truck to roll over.Such accidents are not…
  • Dec 17

    Are novelty motorcycle helmets DOT-approved for Bristol riders?

    Are novelty motorcycle helmets DOT-approved for Bristol riders?
    No, novelty motorcycle helmets are not DOT-approved for any riders. Tests indicate that these novelty motorcycle helmets perform significantly worse than DOT-approved, traditional helmets in skull and head protection.Novelty motorcycle…
Rank this Week: 583

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

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Dec 19

    CFPB settles with military base retailer and related companies for alleged unlawful debt collection practice

    CFPB settles with military base retailer and related companies for alleged unlawful debt collection practice
    Barbara S. Mishkin As part of this week’s flurry of enforcement-related announcements, the CFPB announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed jointly with the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia  against Freedom Stores,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 688

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
  • Aug 27

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention
    Stephen Girard, late in life Painted by J.R. Lambdin Judge O'Keefe, Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, sitting in the Orphans' Court Division, issued an opinion and order, dated August 21, 2014, released on…
  • Jun 19

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
Rank this Week: 809

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014
    The staff at Jenkins continuously work to build our collection of print and electronic resources each year. Here are some of the collection highlights of 2014: Our print collection grew by over 800 titles, some of which introduced new and/or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 827

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

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 933

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 9

    ‘Tis the Season

    ‘Tis the Season
    Employers often have questions relating to basic wage and hour issues.  This blog post is designed to refresh your memory as to the current status of some of your more basic wage and hour issues in New Jersey as we wrap up 2014. Q1. What…
  • Nov 24

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?
    Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom famously portrayed the “Soup Man” as the temperamental owner of a soup stand who would decline to serve customers that did not properly place a soup order.    Placing the humor aside, a…
  • Nov 17

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement
    FLSA lawsuits are exploding – on nationwide basis annual FLSA filings have increased more than 400% since 2001.  The vast majority of these actions ultimately result in a settlement. The question has now been raised as to whether…
Rank this Week: 940

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

Covers Pennsylvania personal injury law concerning auto accidents, bus accidents and defective pharmaceutical products. By Cherry Fieger Cherry P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniapersonalinjuryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 998

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

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/
  • Aug 12

    Injured in Cold Storage

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

    Fear of Being Fired

    Fear of Being Fired
    Researchers have identified a new predictor that can be used to better help workers dealing with workplace injuries. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with injured workers in 8 states. These states are Indiana, Massachusetts,…
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
Rank this Week: 1053

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Covers motor accident and dog bite injury cases. By Thomas R. Matvey.

http://matveylaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 5

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell
    A woman was killed and a woman and two children were injured in a car accident on the Parkway in Hopewell last night.  According to reports, the women were traveling in a Dodge Durango on the Parkway West when their vehicle was struck by…
  • Feb 1

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident
    A man was killed on Saturday when he was struck by a car on I-70 in North Belle Vernon.  After he was struck, two other vehicles collided while trying to avoid the original accident.  The investigation of this crash, including toxicology…
  • Jan 23

    Beaver County legal services website

    Beaver County legal services website
    For Social Security claims -              Beaver County Social Security lawyer For Estates, Probate, and Wills:      Beaver C0unty Estate and Probate Attorney
Rank this Week: 1099

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

Covers municipal, zoning, and land use law in Pennsylvania. Published by Jeff Osmond of Osmond Law.

http://pamunicipallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trip to Arkansa

    Trip to Arkansa
    Well you never know where a municipal law practice may take you. I spent last Monday flying to Arkansas on a chartered jet. The purpose of the trip was to view a housing complex for gas drilling rig workers that Nomac Drilling wishes to…
  • Jun 12

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie
    On April 3 of this year the Office of Open Records made a final determination on an appeal under the Right To Know Law. The matter was captioned as Scott Pierce v. Morris Township and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company In the case, Pierce…
  • May 21

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 1161

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: 1177

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: 1195

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

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

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
Rank this Week: 1213

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

Covers the happenings in the Securities and Investment Fraud Sector. By Guiliano Law Firm.

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • Jun 10

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer
    andnbsp;Hairdressor, Marcy Salandra went to her stockbrokerandrsquo;s office at Investors Capital Corporation in McMurray Pennsylvania to withdraw money to buy a house. andnbsp;However, instead of meeting her broker Patricia S. Miller, she…
  • Apr 18

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get
    Last year, a Connecticut based hedge fund, Turnberry Capital Management LP, filed a FINRA arbitration securities claim against SunTrust Banks, Inc. to recover $13 million it lost in 2007 by investing in mortgage backed securities. However,…
  • Mar 13

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania
    What does a big firm commercial defense lawyer, a banker, a healthcare lobbyist, a parking authority commissioner and an Allegheny parks commissioner all have in common? andnbsp; Apparently, they are all friends of Pennsylvania Governor Tom…
Rank this Week: 1254

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: 1268

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 1320

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
  • Nov 13

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?
    A personal injury lawyer is often consulted on medical malpractice cases, especially when they result in a fatality. In 2010 a study indicated that about 180,000 people died due to a preventable medical mistakes. Three years later, a new…
  • Oct 22

    Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation

    Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation
    According to a NBC news article, a standard flat tire appears to have been the cause of a chain reaction that resulted in four trucks and their passengers being seriously harmed in early August in Philadelphia. The driver of a pickup truck…
Rank this Week: 1321

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: 1373

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
Rank this Week: 1450

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: 1473

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

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

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: 1552

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?
    When a medical equipment delivery driver who had quit his job - but was injured while retrieving his tools and preparing to leave the premises - filed a lawsuit, how did his employer defend against the claim? By asserting that...
  • Dec 5

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a Pennsylvania company for failing to provide its workers with proper fall protection. Bricklayers were tasked with conducting their work on scaffolding as high as 30…
  • Dec 2

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet
    There are hundreds of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans struggling to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They experience flashbacks, depression, insomnia and serious anxiety as they also deal with the inevitable problems…
Rank this Week: 1581

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Dec 17

    FMCSA Considers Raising Minimum Levels of Insurance for Motor Carrier

    FMCSA Considers Raising Minimum Levels of Insurance for Motor Carrier
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it is considering a rule making that will increase the minimum levels of financial responsibility for motor carriers, including liability coverage for bodily injury and…
  • Dec 15

    Do Construction Workers Have a Meaningful Choice- New Jersey Supreme Court Hears Argument

    Do Construction Workers Have a Meaningful Choice- New Jersey Supreme Court Hears Argument
    Construction workers on a job site have no meaningful choice when told by their employers to perform an assigned task.  When a construction worker is injured, while performing his assigned task, should the defense of comparative…
  • Dec 2

    Is Your Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

    Is Your Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?
    By now you’ve likely heard of the massive recall of defective airbag inflaters manufactured by the Japanese company “Takata”.  The recall involves many automakers from Japan, Europe and the United States, including, but…
Rank this Week: 1592

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: 1599

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Jun 13

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me
    We have come to this in our workplaces, in the lyrics of Annie Lennox:  “No more ‘I love you’s.”   Please enjoy today’s guest post from one of your employees: I have difficulty getting close to…
  • Jun 11

    The Truth About As*hole

    The Truth About As*hole
    Here’s the truth:  we are a litigious society.  For a lot of reasons beyond the scope of this blog, a smarter workforce with ever-increasing access to information and resources continues to file employment lawsuits in record…
  • Jun 9

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come
    Retail.  Financial services.  Health care. Energy.  Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third…
Rank this Week: 1653

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

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    What Is a Copyright?

    What Is a Copyright?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In the next installment of our continuing “What Is?” series, we are…
  • Dec 2

    Federal Circuit Confirms Invalidity of Reissue Patent Claims That Violated Original Patent Requirement

    Federal Circuit Confirms Invalidity of Reissue Patent Claims That Violated Original Patent Requirement
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) If an inventor discovers that he or she has failed to claim all that he or she could have in an…
  • Nov 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The United States patent laws have a territorial scope and prohibit individuals from making, using,…
Rank this Week: 1688

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal

An online digest of developments in Pennsylvania workers compensation practice and procedure. By Judge Robert Vonada.

http://www.pawcj.com/
  • Mar 10

    Twitter Link

    Twitter Link
    I have not been able to prepare posts to Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal for some time. On Twitter I share updates on all of my interests including, of course, workers' compensation. The link to Twitter is down the page on the…
  • Sep 12

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break
    In Werner v. WCAB (Greenleaf Service Corporation) the decedent had a home office. The claimant surviving spouse found the decedent unresponsive in his home office desk chair. The decedent suffered a massive intracranial hemorrage. The…
  • Aug 29

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.
    In Sauer v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Verizon Pennsylvania, inc.) the Claimant returned to light duty on August 16 and a notification of suspension was issued. On August 17, the Claimant and his union representative were shown…
Rank this Week: 1691

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/
  • Oct 14

    Nursing Home Chain Settles for $38 Million

    Nursing Home Chain Settles for $38 Million
    Due to substandard care at over 30 nursing home facilities, Extendicare Health Services will now have to pay $38 million in a settlement. The investigation began when two whistleblowers within the company filed complaints that the company was…
  • Sep 22

    A Nurse In Every Nursing Home

    A Nurse In Every Nursing Home
    On July 31st, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois introduced Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act or H.R. 5373. This new bill calls for strict mandates on nursing homes that receive Medicare and/or Medicaid reimbursements. If…
  • Aug 14

    Improper Hospital Care

    Improper Hospital Care
      Every patient in a hospital expects good care and proper treatment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Improper hospital care can result in serious injuries and even loss of life. In May 2010, a Louisiana woman received…
Rank this Week: 1725

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, environmental toxins, nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Anapol Schwartz.

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Lawsuits Involving Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Continue

    Lawsuits Involving Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Continue
    A Stryker hip replacement lawsuit settlement was reached in November 2014, but lawyers continue to file Stryker lawsuits on behalf of recipients of failed metal-on-metal Stryker hip implants. Stryker Orthopedics recalled its Rejuvenate and…
  • Dec 9

    DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuits Now Being Filed

    DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuits Now Being Filed
    In November 2013, a $2.5 billion settlement was proposed for recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. Individuals who received the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement are not entitled to compensation under the ASR…
  • Dec 9

    The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

    The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was created by the U.S. government to provide restitution for individuals who suffer rare but serious vaccine reactions. The VICP is managed by three departments of the U.S. government:…
Rank this Week: 1734

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 &amp; Peter Hart Make Main Line Today&rsquo;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 &amp; 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: 1773

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer…

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Philadelphia personal injury, medical malpractice and defective products news. By Rosenbaum & Associates.

http://www.philadelphiatopinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

    Dangers of Driving While Drowsy
    We as a society tend to not value sleep. Instead we often feel that we can overcome the necessity with stimulants and sheer will power. The truth of the matter is that we do not perform at our best when we deprive our body of much needed…
  • Jul 9

    Deadly Speeding in Construction Zone

    Deadly Speeding in Construction Zone
    A fatal multi-vehicle accident involving six vehicles and one tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike brought national attention to drowsy professional drivers, the importance of adhering to posted speed limits especially in construction…
  • Jun 12

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie
    With the rise of indoor trampoline parks becoming a widespread trend trampoline injuries are projected to escalate especially among those under the age of sixteen, yet it is not in the commercial setting that poses greater risk but at home…
Rank this Week: 1774

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/
  • Dec 18

    Workers’ Compensation Judges Re-Assigned

    Workers’ Compensation Judges Re-Assigned
    We received word from Elizabeth Crum, Director of Adjudication for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation that two Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJs) will be assigned to different hearing offices shortly after the new…
  • Dec 17

    Brilliant & Neiman LLC Blog Wins Top Blog Award

    Brilliant &amp; Neiman LLC Blog Wins Top Blog Award
    We are so honored to have received word from LexisNexis that our blog has been selected as one of the Top Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues for 2014. This is the fifth consecutive year we have received this recognition,…
  • Dec 12

    Realtor Rehabbing Home Can Become an Employer in PA Workers’ Comp

    Realtor Rehabbing Home Can Become an Employer in PA Workers’ Comp
    We have discussed the concept of “Statutory Employer” on this blog in the past. This is something that happens when the direct employer of an injured worker lacks insurance. Most often this is seen in the construction world,…
Rank this Week: 1855

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation
    It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and storm season will be upon us. It is never too early to be prepared for the property losses caused by high winds and winter storms. This blog explores the duty of electric utilities…
  • Aug 12

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document
    A recent opinion out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania illustrates the ongoing and vexing problem of determining whether documents created during an insurer’s early claims investigation are…
  • Jul 29

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case
    Most people have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, is the opposite true? If something was fixed, does that suggest it was broken in the first place. In many cases, evidence that a…
Rank this Week: 1966

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
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework
    The Citizens Utility Board ("CUB") and the Environmental Defense Fund ("EDF") recently filed a joint petition asking the Illinois Commerce Commission ("ICC" or "the Commission") to initiate a proceeding to adopt the Illinois Open Data Access…
  • Aug 15

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?
    Before the chill of last winter’s polar vortex, many in the industry may not have even heard the term uplift payments. If you are still wondering exactly how it works, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has a docket and…
  • Jul 25

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey
    This week the state of New Jersey took an innovative step in its continuing quest to remain Stronger than the Storm. The N.J. Board of Public Utilities ("BPU") approved Docket No. QO14060626, a subrecipient agreement with the N.J. Economic…
Rank this Week: 1981

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).&nbsp; 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

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

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 2265

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law, right of publicity and branding strategies. By Daniel Corbett.

http://pittsburghtrademarklawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Conclusion of the Made In USA serie

    Conclusion of the Made In USA serie
    This is the last installment of a three-part journey.  What’s become of 2012’s holiday ad campaigns “Made In USA”?  The …Continue reading »
  • May 26

    Made In USA in the News – Made in America label stages comeback at U.S. store

    Made In USA in the News – Made in America label stages comeback at U.S. store
    BY ADAM REISER MAY 3, 2013 NEW YORK: When Roger Simmermaker went shopping for clothes at a Florida mall in the …Continue reading »
  • Mar 13

    Made In USA

    Made In USA
    We saw it on TV, we saw it on Facebook.  -Buy American this holiday season and help Santa support the …Continue reading »
Rank this Week: 2338