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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: 397

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: 534

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: 584

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    Third Circuit on Hostile Work Environment (Is one "n-word" enough?)

    Third Circuit on Hostile Work Environment (Is one "n-word" enough?)
    Last week, the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Castleberry v. STI Group. It's an interesting opinion, on appeal from a dismissal at the pleadings stage, on the legal standard for hostile work environment claims.One issue is…
  • Jul 7

    PA Supreme Court: Terminated employees do not have the right to view personnel file

    PA Supreme Court: Terminated employees do not have the right to view personnel file
    Under Pennsylvania's Personnel Files Act:An employer shall, at reasonable times, upon request of an employee, permit that employee or an agent designated by the employee to inspect his or her own personnel files used to determine his or her…
  • Jul 6

    DOL finally states its position in overtime regulation litigation

    DOL finally states its position in overtime regulation litigation
    Welp, we finally have the long-awaited reply brief from the Department of Labor in the overtime regulation litigation (HT: Wage & Hour Litigation Blog). What's their position?The Department has decided not to advocate for the specific…
Rank this Week: 610

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 20

    Linking to the GPO’s Authenticated PDFs of the Congressional Record Is Now Available on HeinOnline

    Linking to the GPO’s Authenticated PDFs of the Congressional Record Is Now Available on HeinOnline
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.About the Congressional RecordThe Congressional Record was first published in 1873 and is the official record of the proceedings and…
  • Jul 17

    Security Enhancements To ProQuest Congressional

    Security Enhancements To ProQuest Congressional
      We are pleased to announce that starting today ProQuest Congressional joins several of our other electronic resources that enforce HTTPS, the same technology used to secure things like online shopping and banking. This…
  • Jul 14

    Philadelphia Self Help No-Fault Divorce Manual includes change in state law

    Philadelphia Self Help No-Fault Divorce Manual includes change in state law
    The Philadelphia Self Help No-Fault Divorce Manual was prepared by Leslie Engle, Esquire, Gloria Gilman, Esquire, and the Women’s Law Project.It takes the user step-by-step through the process for separation or mutual consent in…
Rank this Week: 675

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 20

    Speculation heats up over Director Cordray’s departure plan

    Speculation heats up over Director Cordray’s departure plan
    According to news reports yesterday, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill has told media sources that he was informed by an unnamed mutual friend that Director Corday plans to enter the 2018 Democratic primary for Ohio governor.…
  • Jul 20

    Another trade group seeks federal preemption guidance from ED

    Another trade group seeks federal preemption guidance from ED
    The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER), a national trade association representing higher education finance organizations, has written to the Department of Education urging the ED to issue preemption guidance. In its…
  • Jul 20

    Republican lawmakers move forward on CRA resolutions to override CFPB arbitration rule

    Republican lawmakers move forward on CRA resolutions to override CFPB arbitration rule
    House and Senate Republicans announced today that they are sponsoring Congressional Review Act resolutions to override the CFPB’s final arbitration rule, which was published in yesterday’s Federal Register.  In the House, a…
Rank this Week: 676

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: 800

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: 854

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 885

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: 904

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/
  • Jul 19

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money
    Two of the most common complaints I hear as a litigation attorney are “why is it so expensive” and “why does it take so long.” Part of the answer to both questions are the procedural rules for discovery which often end…
  • Jul 17

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate
    Lancaster Online recently discussed the property tax rates for the 2018-19 tax year for all Lancaster County school districts. Since your school tax is usually much larger than the municipal and county tax, the increase in the school tax rate…
  • Jun 29

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?
    As summer vacation hits its peak, we sometimes start thinking about estate planning before we board the plane for that long-awaited getaway.  We’ve put it off for one reason or another but is it time to just take care of it? …
Rank this Week: 978

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/
  • Jul 20

    Three Pennsylvania Companies Accused of Violations of Workers’ Compensation Act

    Three Pennsylvania Companies Accused of Violations of Workers’ Compensation Act
    Employees of Advanced Oilfield Services L.L.C., Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc., and Wizzard Drain Cleaning L.L.C. have claimed that the companies failed to pay for overtime wages for workers. Employers failing to pay proper wages for hours worked is…
  • Jul 7

    OSHA Exempts Industries From Rule About Beryllium Exposure

    OSHA Exempts Industries From Rule About Beryllium Exposure
    On June 27, 2017, OSHA decided to temporarily exempt construction companies and shipyards from a recently adopted rule covering exposure to the substance beryllium. Beryllium is a naturally occurring, lightweight metal that is commonly used…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1014

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
    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'wb_excerpt' not found or invalid function name in /home/philade6/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 300Government studies estimate that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1015

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: 1051

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: 1115

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: 1124

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Jun 26

    All Work and No Pay: Ed DeLisle Testifies Before Congressional Small Business Committee

    All Work and No Pay: Ed DeLisle Testifies Before Congressional Small Business Committee
    Cohen Seglias Co-Chair of the Federal Contracting Group, Edward DeLisle, testified at a Small Business Committee hearing titled, “All Work and No Pay: Change Orders Delayed for Small Construction Contractors.” The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1167

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: 1168

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/
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1180

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: 1207

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: 1259

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: 1279

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: 1315

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: 1381

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jul 15

    Dear Clients: Step away from the C-Mail

    Dear Clients: Step away from the C-Mail
    Yes, c-mail. Let me explain. I am part of a certain segment that came of professional age at the dawn of the internet revolution.  We spent the first 18-20 years of lives completely – or mostly – detached from the internet,…
  • Jun 30

    The Comcast Project is Not Likely to Be Shut Down Too Long

    The Comcast Project is Not Likely to Be Shut Down Too Long
    Jan Von Bergen at the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that work on Comcast’s new tower came to a halt this morning when striking members of Local 542 picketed the Comcast tower project and other union trades refused to cross the picket…
  • Jun 12

    Huge Win for Economic Liberty

    Huge Win for Economic Liberty
    Sadly, in Philadelphia, the City that gave birth to the United States Constitution, respect for the Constitution by government officials is woefully lacking.  Luckily, the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of…
Rank this Week: 1394

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1455

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/
  • Jul 12

    Is It Time For Assisted Living?

    Is It Time For Assisted Living?
    Whether to move a loved one into an assisted living home or hire an in-home caregiver is a difficult decision. Families can feel pressure to continue providing care for an aging adult despite signs that it might be time to explore other…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1496

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Convicted Felon Holds up Divorce

    Convicted Felon Holds up Divorce
    Click here for the story:http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20170718_ap_d920145e16a7405691566f675aa12017.html
  • Jul 9

    Reducing Stress in a Divorce Case

    Reducing Stress in a Divorce Case
    Retired Judge Lawrence Jones (Superior Court, New Jersey), wrote an excellent article advising litigants how to combat stress and care for their emotional health and welfare during divorce.  You can read the article here: Divorce Related…
  • May 31

    Can the other parent prevent me from moving?

    Can the other parent prevent me from moving?
    The Pennsylvania Child Custody Statute includes specific and detailed requirements before a parent can relocate with their child. The relocating parent must send a notice to the other parent with details regarding the move.  The…
Rank this Week: 1511

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/
  • Jul 16

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement
    Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult and traumatic event. One of the obstacles to be overcome is reviewing and signing the facility’s admission paperwork. This typically involves many pages of complicated provisions and…
  • Jul 13

    Pennsylvania's New Notary Law

    Pennsylvania's New Notary Law
    Pennsylvania has adopted a version of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. The new law, which takes effect on October 26, 2017, codifies provisions relating to notaries in Title 57 and repeals existing laws relating to notaries. The…
  • Jul 9

    How to Avoid an Estate Planning Tragedy

    How to Avoid an Estate Planning Tragedy
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Rank this Week: 1562

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1597

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/
  • Jun 19

    Distracted Driving Lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Beyond: Saving Lives by Using What We Have Learned as Trial Lawyer

    Distracted Driving Lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Beyond: Saving Lives by Using What We Have Learned as Trial Lawyer
    By Joel Feldman Distracted driving has rightly been called an “epidemic.” And distracted driving statistics support claims that this epidemic is getting worse. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1605

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 20

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released! In today’s episode, I address independent contractor misclassification, performance reviews affecting age discrimination claims, and a novel case on…
  • Jun 2

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released (today’s the 9th episode). In today’s episode, I address significant trends concerning hiring discrimination claims and predictive scheduling, and…
  • May 19

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released!

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released!
    Were you hoping to be able to listen to some employment law over the weekend? A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released.  In today’s episode, I provide an update on the new chair…
Rank this Week: 1614

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: 1636

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/
  • Jul 19

    The way you are injured in a car crash might matter

    The way you are injured in a car crash might matter
    The things in a car that can injure you in an accident are too numerous to name. Just last week, we discussed how seat belts can lead to injuries if the circumstances are just right. This is only one...
  • Jul 14

    Seat belt injuries can range from minor to very seriou

    Seat belt injuries can range from minor to very seriou
    When you get into a car, you know that you are supposed to wear your seat belt. This is something that is drilled into your head constantly, especially when you were younger. Being restrained is also the law in...
  • Jul 4

    Stay involved in your medical care to prevent errors, notes study

    Stay involved in your medical care to prevent errors, notes study
    Imagine going in for a surgery on a testicle only to find out when it is over that the doctor removed your healthy testicle. This would be a nightmare for any man. Sadly, it does happen sometimes. The incidence...
Rank this Week: 1654

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: 1713

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
  • Jul 18

    New Report: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System

    New Report: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System
    The Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides independent advice to the United States government and the private sector on science and technology policy issues…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1858

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1938

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: 2091

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: 2197

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: 2237

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: 2275

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: 2282

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    Don’t Mess with Texa

    Don’t Mess with Texa
    The Eastern District of Texas is a large rural Federal judicial district.  The biggest city is about the size of Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Not what you would expect of a hotbed of patent litigation.  Nonetheless, the Eastern…
  • Jul 7

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Ownership

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Ownership
    Dear Doc: I know that there’s a court case over whether a monkey that took a selfie can own the copyright in the photo (or whether there even is a copyright on it.) I just read that computers are learning how to write…
  • Jun 16

    Ask Dr. Copyright — New Venue Decision for Patent Infringement Case

    Ask Dr. Copyright — New Venue Decision for Patent Infringement Case
    Dear Doc:   I know this is not a copyright question, but I hope you can shed light on something that’s been bothering me for some time. Why, in this great and broad country of ours, has it seemed like every other patent case is…
Rank this Week: 2293

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania. By Rosenbaum and Associates.

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

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
  • Jul 18

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
  • Jul 18

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
Rank this Week: 2314

The Water Law

The Water Law

Covers legal issues impacting water rights and the water industry. By Alex Basilevsky.

http://thewaterlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act
    In an interesting move yesterday, congressional investigators have charged that various oil and gas services companies have violated the Safe Water Drinking Act through the use of diesel fuel in fracking operations from 2005 to 2009.
  • Nov 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability
    Well, I'm back. After something of a hiatus over the summer and early fall due to work and personal commitments, I am back to blogging about water. And first up is an issue much in the press here in Pennsylvania - hydraulic fracturing, or as…
  • Jun 4

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About
    I have recently joined the planning committee for the 2011 American Bar Association Water Law Conference which will be taking place in San Diego next February. And we are currently in the process of determining the themes and panels for the…
Rank this Week: 2404