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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/
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Mar 31

    DLP Launches New, Redesigned Website

    DLP Launches New, Redesigned Website
    Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP, a national, full-service law firm specializing in Personal Injury, is thrilled to announce the launch of its completely redesigned law firm website, www.DLPlaw.com. This new website highlights…
  • Mar 31

    DLP Launches New, Redesigned Website

    DLP Launches New, Redesigned Website
    Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP, a national, full-service law firm specializing in Personal Injury, is thrilled to announce the launch of its completely redesigned law firm website, www.DLPlaw.com. This new website highlights…
  • Dec 14

    DLP hosts BNI Appreciation party for all four chapters each office participates with: Moosic, Hazleton, Honesdale, and Kingston.

    DLP hosts BNI Appreciation party for all four chapters each office participates with: Moosic, Hazleton, Honesdale, and Kingston.
    DLP was thrilled to host a BNI Appreciation party for the 4 Chapters that we participate in tonight at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pennsylvania. BNI – The World’s Leading Referral Organization (Business Networking…
Rank this Week: 548

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Feb 10

    Common Infections in Nursing Home

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

    Philadelphia Plans to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2030

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

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

    How Over-the-Air Updates Could Alter NHTSA Auto Recall Proce
    Recent changes in how much modern automobiles rely on computers and software may push the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to change its auto recall process. Currently, car manufacturers notify owners by mail and the…
Rank this Week: 604

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 25

    Tomi Lahren settles lawsuit against Beck and Blaze

    Tomi Lahren settles lawsuit against Beck and Blaze
    Tomi Lahren (Twitter profile pic)A month ago, I wrote about Tomi Lahren suing The Blaze and Glenn Beck for allegedly firing her for expressing a vaguely pro-abortion message on The View. I didn't want to leave you hanging, so . . . Update!…
  • May 22

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi
    In Blatt v. Cabela's Retail, Inc., a Pennsylvania transgender employee filed an ADA discrimination and retaliation claim. She alleged that "she requested a female nametag and uniform and use of the female restroom as accommodations for her…
  • May 2

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant
    Under the NLRA, employees cannot be fired for posting things like "Vote YES for the UNION!!!!" on Facebook - because the NLRA generally protects union organizing and support. However, even protected posts can lose their protection if they…
Rank this Week: 629

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 26

    D.C. Circuit poised to decide constitutionality of CFPB structure in PHH case

    D.C. Circuit poised to decide constitutionality of CFPB structure in PHH case
      On May 24, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit) held oral argument in the PHH case, which we have blogged about extensively. The constitutionality of the CFPB’s structure was the central issue at the…
  • May 26

    CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs Issues Annual Report

    CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs Issues Annual Report
    The CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) has issued its fifth annual report to Congress addressing issues raised and complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This year, however, the Bureau took a…
  • May 25

    Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Subjects CFPB to Congressional Appropriations Proce

    Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Subjects CFPB to Congressional Appropriations Proce
    Tuesday, President Trump released an outline of his FY 2018 Budget entitled “A New Foundation for American Greatness”.  There is good news and bad news for the CFPB, although most of it is bad news.  The good news for…
Rank this Week: 702

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 704

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/
  • Apr 16

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
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  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 828

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/
  • May 26

    What ketchup on a hot dog can teach employers about at-will employment

    What ketchup on a hot dog can teach employers about at-will employment
    Either way, it doesn’t belong on a hot dog. Ever. Heck, if it were up to me, I’d fire anyone who put ketchup on a hot dog. It seems that would be consistent with the at-will employment doctrine. Under the at-will employment…
  • May 25

    “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” … and Wife Swapping

    “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” … and Wife Swapping
    What I am about to share with you is based on a true story. Well, bits of it anyway. A funny thing happened on the way to Independence Hall. Just days before our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, two of their…
  • May 24

    I don’t recall the ADA saying anything about reasonable-er accommodations.

    I don’t recall the ADA saying anything about reasonable-er accommodations.
    Hopefully, I didn’t miss something. (Oh, so you’re saying that, maybe, “reasonable-er” isn’t a word.) Well, I do have a point here. Somewhere. Ask and ye shall receive. In Preston v. Great Lakes Specialty…
Rank this Week: 891

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 919

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/
  • Jul 28

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?
    I have blogged about this matter several times, all the while applauding the lower court decision and employer’s legal position in the case, as I believed what these temporary lawyers were doing did constitute the practice of law. …
  • Jul 22

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line
    I have defended and litigated dozens of independent contractor cases and have found these matters to be intensely fact sensitive and tilted, in large part, towards a finding of employee status by both the agencies and the courts.  I had…
  • Jul 15

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 939

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/
  • May 25

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?
    Lawyers aren’t known as the most forward-thinking, technologically savvy group. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since a key principle of the American judicial system is the concept of precedent; making decisions now that are…
  • May 22

    Trends in the Banking Industry

    Trends in the Banking Industry
    It was my pleasure to attend the recent Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry presentation of the “Changing Nature of Banking in Central PA.”  The presenters were Brian Bisignani of Post & Schell and Dave Hornberger…
  • May 16

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director
    As a recent graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class and member of the ACHIEVE Committee, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the programs that Leadership Lancaster offers to Lancaster County. For more information on…
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/
  • May 19

    National Safety Council Releases Employee Survey on Safety

    National Safety Council Releases Employee Survey on Safety
    The National Safety Council conducted an employee perception survey that found 58% of Americans working in construction (the industry that sees the most workplace fatalities each year) feel that safety takes a backseat to…
  • May 11

    OSHA Levies Historic Fines Against Construction Firm after Building Collapse Kills Worker

    OSHA Levies Historic Fines Against Construction Firm after Building Collapse Kills Worker
    On April 30, OSHA issued two new citations against Hultgren Construction. The company was renovating the former Copper Lounge building in Sioux Falls, SD when it collapsed on December 2.  The collapse of the historic building killed a…
  • Apr 25

    OSHA fines Massachusetts Contractor $1.5M for 18 Violations in Fatal Trench Collapse

    OSHA fines Massachusetts Contractor $1.5M for 18 Violations in Fatal Trench Collapse
    The fines stem from a trench accident that killed two workers on October 21, 2016 in Boston, MA. Atlantic Drain Service Co. employees Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks were killed while working in a 12-foot-deep trench that collapsed and…
Rank this Week: 1054

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1061

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1095

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: 1159

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1170

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: 1215

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Mar 16

    The End is Near for “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”

    The End is Near for “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”
    Last month, we outlined Congress’ plan to block the implementation of President Obama’s Fair Play and Safe Workplaces executive order. Today, we report that the prognosis has grown even more grim for the former President’s…
  • Mar 3

    GovBizConnect 4-Part Webinar Series: Doing Business with the Federal Government in 2017

    GovBizConnect 4-Part Webinar Series: Doing Business with the Federal Government in 2017
    Event Flyer GovBizConnect presents Cohen Seglias Partners Ed DeLisle and Maria Panichelli in a 4-part educational webinar series, GovCon Basics: Doing Business with the Federal Government in 2017. February 15, 2017…
  • Mar 3

    Doing Business with the Federal Government: A 3-Part Educational Webinar Serie

    Doing Business with the Federal Government: A 3-Part Educational Webinar Serie
    Event Flyer Women in Defense, Georgia Chapter presents Cohen Seglias attorneys Maria Panichelli and Amy Kirby in a 3-part educational webinar series for WOSBs, SDVOSBs, and other small businesses. February 22, 2017…
Rank this Week: 1219

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
  • Feb 20

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

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

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
Rank this Week: 1231

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: 1260

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: 1312

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 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 1342

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’
    Downtown Pittsburgh divorce lawyer Candice L. Komar, founding partner of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, joined “NightTalk” for its weekly happy hour segment Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m. to discuss recent news…
  • Feb 20

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen
    A group of lawyers and staff from our downtown Pittsburgh family law firm volunteered at the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead this past weekend preparing meals, cleaning dishes and offering smiles and support. According to the US Census Bureau, 1…
  • Feb 13

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017
    Parents who are receiving child support in Pennsylvania might get a small raise in 2017 — if they negotiate or go to court under the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines, effective May 1, 2017.  To find if you might might be…
Rank this Week: 1371

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

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

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

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

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

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

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 1438

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • May 9

    Philadelphia Voters to Consider Best Value Bid Procurment

    Philadelphia Voters to Consider Best Value Bid Procurment
    My friend and colleague, Chris McCabe, recently published an opinion piece on Philly.com concerning the May 16 ballot question that asks Philadelphia voters to approve a change in the way Philadelphia awards public contracts. Currently,…
  • Mar 10

    District Court denies Carpenters Union Motion to Dismiss RICO case- What it Mean

    District Court denies Carpenters Union Motion to Dismiss RICO case- What it Mean
    In a case that has been widely discussed on this blog, a United States federal district court Judge denied the Philadelphia Carpenters’ Union’s motion to dismiss a federal RICO case filed against it by the Pennsylvania…
  • Mar 1

    How to Fund Your Lawsuit to Get the Justice You Deserve

    How to Fund Your Lawsuit to Get the Justice You Deserve
    This is a guest blog post from LexShares, a leading funder of commercial litigation. They can be reached by emailing info@lexshares.com or calling 877-290-4443.  As many daily headlines in the business sections of newspapers across…
Rank this Week: 1450

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
Rank this Week: 1505

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1516

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/
  • Mar 27

    The 18 Most Understaffed Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania

    The 18 Most Understaffed Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania
    When moving a family member into a nursing home you are doing so with the hope that they will be given the utmost care and protection.  Unfortunately, understaffing in nursing homes leads to neglect of its elderly residents.  When…
  • Jan 17

    Virginia Nursing Home Facing Claims of Severe Abuse

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

    PA Nursing Homes Facing Fines from Federal and State Goverment

    PA Nursing Homes Facing Fines from Federal and State Goverment
    Over the last two decades, 366 Pennsylvania nursing homes were fined almost $5 million for “federal deficiencies in care largely related to the health and safety of residents,” according to the Reading Eagle. Individually, the…
Rank this Week: 1570

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

    Our 2017 Christmas card.Can you figure out…

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

    Significant change to Pennsylvania Divorce Law

    Significant change to Pennsylvania Divorce Law
    The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to amend the Pennsylvania Divorce Code to shorten the time for a separation under section 3301D of the Divorce code from two years to one year.  Once Governor Wolf signs the bill into law, it will…
  • Aug 10

    What is Discovery?

    What is Discovery?
            Discovery is a process used in litigation where each side turns over all relevant evidence to the other party.  In divorce cases, the evidence includes documents that relate to the assets, debts and…
Rank this Week: 1579

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/
  • May 22

    How to Deduct Long-Term Care Cost

    How to Deduct Long-Term Care Cost
    Long-term care can be very expensive. Can you deduct the costs on your income tax return? What is Long-Term Care? “Long-term care” refers to the ongoing personal assistance you need when you have a prolonged physical illness, disability…
  • May 18

    Are You Liable for your Mother's Unpaid Nursing Home Bills?

    Are You Liable for your Mother's Unpaid Nursing Home Bills?
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  • Apr 24

    Concerns Raised about Aging Department Consolidation

    Concerns Raised about Aging Department Consolidation
    Pennsylvania legislators are currently considering Governor Wolf’s proposal to merge four Pennsylvania human service agencies. The Governor would like to consolidate the current Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP),…
Rank this Week: 1632

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • May 22

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned
    Posted by:  Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and PSMNLaw®). Mr. Sneath is also an Adjunct…
  • Apr 19

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark
    By: Amber L. Reiner, associate at Picadio Sneath Miller and Norton, P.C.  When someone mentions Play-Doh, what is the first thing you think of? Is it those flexible yellow containers? Perhaps it is the smooth and squishy…
  • Apr 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Test for Separability Under the Copyright Act

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Test for Separability Under the Copyright Act
    Posted by: Kelly A. Williams, shareholder at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  Ms. Williams may be contacted at kwilliams@psmn.com or 412-288-4005. Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, has…
Rank this Week: 1676

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 22

    What Are The Increased Risks Of Using Invokana?

    What Are The Increased Risks Of Using Invokana?
    On May 16, 2017, the FDA concluded that the Type 2 diabetes medication Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet and Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. The FDA will now require the most prominent black box warning to…
  • May 17

    How To Obtain Justice After a Bus Accident?

    How To Obtain Justice After a Bus Accident?
    Millions of passengers rely on buses and other forms of public transportation to get them from point A to point B on a daily basis. As passengers, we trust that the bus driver will safely get us to our destination. This is not always the…
  • May 12

    Vanity Mirrors A Fire Hazard To Driver

    Vanity Mirrors A Fire Hazard To Driver
    Owners of 2009, 2010, and 2011 Mercury Marquis, Ford Crown Victoria, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles are reporting a dangerous fire hazard. At issue is an electrical wiring problem in the both the passenger and driver side vanity mirrors that…
Rank this Week: 1679

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: 1684

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: 1706

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/
  • May 26

    Compensation might make life a bit more tolerable

    Compensation might make life a bit more tolerable
    Car accidents that lead to serious injuries are often a life changing event for the people who are involved. Injuries like damaged spinal cords or brain injuries can change the way a person functions. For these individuals, nothing is...
  • May 18

    Grief is a personal process that must be addressed

    Grief is a personal process that must be addressed
    The sudden loss of a loved one is traumatic. When the loss is because of an accident, such as a car crash, the emotions you feel will likely be intense. While some people might be able to work through...
  • May 12

    Distracted driving crashes can be costly for victim

    Distracted driving crashes can be costly for victim
    Distracted driving is something that you see almost every time you go out of the house. These drivers are putting everyone on the road at risk of being injured or dying because they don't want to take the time...
Rank this Week: 1734

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1791

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
  • Mar 24

    Illinois Announces NextGrid

    Illinois Announces NextGrid
    This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC or Commission) launched NextGrid, an initiative to explore the utility of the future. It will be an 18-month statewide collaborative aimed at transforming Illinois’ energy landscape and…
  • Jan 27

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer

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

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer
    If you are new to the industry or simply want to brush up on the basics, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) consider the recently released Reliability Primer a gift. The comprehensive manual not only provides an overview…
Rank this Week: 1942

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    FAQs for Employers Regarding Pennsylvania Unemployment Law

    FAQs for Employers Regarding Pennsylvania Unemployment Law
    Philadelphia Area Willful Misconduct Unemployment Attorney Who Represents Claimants Representing Pennsylvania's Workforce Since 1991 Questions?  John will spend 5-10 minutes with you discussing your current work situation, your…
  • May 24

    Ranking of Top 100 Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania

    Ranking of Top 100 Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia Area Employment Attorney Who Represents Employees Representing Pennsylvania's Workforce Since 1991 Questions?  John will spend 5-10 minutes with you discussing your current work situation, your disability/FMLA leave, your…
  • May 23

    How Can I Check the Status of My EEOC Charge of Discrimination?

    How Can I Check the Status of My EEOC Charge of Discrimination?
    Philadelphia Area Discrimination Lawyer Who Represents Employees Representing Pennsylvania's Workforce Since 1991 Questions?  John will spend 5-10 minutes with you discussing your current work situation, your disability/FMLA leave, your…
Rank this Week: 2039

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: 2179

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Providing a Pennsylvania perspective on local and national litigation news. Published by Barley Snyder LLC.

http://www.palitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur
    Throughout Pennsylvania, the emergence of brew pubs are making Pennsylvania beer lovers very happy. In many instances, these brew pubs are helping revitalize downtown areas and redevelop older buildings, providing a boost to local…
  • Feb 26

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe
    Employers who have made severance payments to laid off employees may be entitled to refunds of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes remitted in connection with such payments.  According to a ruling from the…
  • Feb 12

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit
    In  Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that early retirees are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, reversing over 30 years of case law on the subject. In this…
Rank this Week: 2294

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: 2299

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

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

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case
    It has always been my impression that the US Supreme Court does not hear many cases involving traditional family law matters (divorce, custody, support, adoption). I am not saying there are never cases that work their way up to the highest…
  • Oct 23

    Abby has a point…

    Abby has a point…
    In a recent “Dear Abby” post, the inquirer noted that her former son-in-law thinks it is “offensive” that the maternal grandmother charges $10 per day plus $10 per week for gas to babysit her grandchildren. As Abby…
  • Oct 16

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?
    It was recently reported on the People.com website that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still married despite having signed “divorce papers” in July 2015 and having filed for divorce in 2013. What may be crossing your mind is…
Rank this Week: 2335

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: 2380

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2388

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • May 19

    Trading Places – China and the U.S. – Patent

    Trading Places – China and the U.S. – Patent
    China conquered the low-cost, low-margin manufacturing sector of the world economy.  Now it’s after the high-cost, high-margin, creative side of the economy. How will it get there? Through patents, of course.  Thirty…
  • May 12

    Can State Governments Own Rights in Copyright?

    Can State Governments Own Rights in Copyright?
    I was browsing through my copy of the “Copyright Law of the United States,” which I purchased from the Government Printing Office some years ago. I noticed that inside the opening pages where you would normally find a copyright…
  • May 5

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Fearless Girl and Copyright Appropriation

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Fearless Girl and Copyright Appropriation
    Dear Doc:   I saw that the Charging Bull sculpture near Wall Street has a new “companion” sculpture called “Fearless Girl”, and that the artist who created the bull is none-too-happy about it. He says that the new…
Rank this Week: 2392