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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/
  • Oct 24

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away
    I will be presenting on the topic of "The Latest in Bad Faith" at the PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar set to take place on October 31, 2014.  The program begins at noon.If interested in registering to attend the live…
  • Oct 24

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case
    In its recent decision in the case of Hunter-McLeod v. Dollar General, No. 13-3113 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 16, 2014 DuBois, J.) (Memorandum and Opinion), the Eastern District Federal Court addressed the issues of subsequent remedial measures in a…
  • Oct 21

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ
    In the case of Walker v. Community Action Realty, Inc., No. 13-00,418 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Oct. 13, 2014 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas recently denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary…
Rank this Week: 427

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/
Rank this Week: 546

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
  • Oct 22

    Drunk Driving Truck Accidents Facts in Pennsylvania and the U.S.

    Drunk Driving Truck Accidents Facts in Pennsylvania and the U.S.
    Alcohol use by truck drivers puts all other drivers at serious risk. Truck accidents are already serious enough, especially for occupants of other vehicles involved in wrecks with large trucks.Quick facts on truck accidents in 2012 from the…
  • Oct 21

    A Jacket Every Motorcyclist Should Know About

    A Jacket Every Motorcyclist Should Know About
    CladLight, a young Kenyan start-up company run by brothers Charles and Joseph Muchene, has created a new Smart Jacket for motorcycle riders. The jacket increases riders’ visibility and will hopefully reduce the number of motorcycle…
  • Oct 20

    How safe are voice commands in the car? Study Finds They Can Be Distracting

    How safe are voice commands in the car? Study Finds They Can Be Distracting
    From in-car voice-activated technologies that allow drivers to adjust their climate control or navigation, to mobile technologies like Siri, Doylestown motorists are now free to use a variety of technologies without taking their hands off the…
Rank this Week: 578

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Oct 24

    More Transgender Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

    More Transgender Discrimination as Sex Discrimination
    Well, add another case to the growing body of law regarding whether transgender discrimination is sex discrimination. This time from the U.S. military. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel issued this Report of Prohibited Personnel Practice in…
  • Oct 15

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower
    Mark Toth from Manpower Group hosts this month's edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC for the hashtagging cool kids): Blog Carnival: Halloween Edition. Check it out!
  • Oct 13

    Surprise! "Anonymous" Apps . . . Not-So-Anonymou

    Surprise! "Anonymous" Apps . . . Not-So-Anonymou
    Yik Yak bills itself as a "local bulletin board." It allows users to post messages, and only people in a certain geographic area can see the messages. Users can up-vote or down-vote messages (too many down-votes and the message disappears),…
Rank this Week: 610

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 24

    Federal agencies adopt Dodd-Frank risk retention rule

    Federal agencies adopt Dodd-Frank risk retention rule
    Marc Patterson On October 22, 2014, six federal agencies adopted the final Credit Risk Retention Rule under Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The final rule will require sponsors of securitizations to retain an economic interest in the…
  • Oct 23

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. In yesterday’s Federal Register, the CFPB published the compliance bulletin and policy guidance (Bulletin 2014-01) regarding mortgage servicing transfers that it previously issued on August 19, 2014 (New…
  • Oct 23

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority
    Barbara S. Mishkin The defendants in the lawsuit brought by Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services, using his Dodd-Frank enforcement authority have filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 678

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/
  • Aug 27

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

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

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
  • Jun 16

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move
    Legislative changes appear afoot regarding Pennsylvania's Power of Attorney laws. On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Pennsylvania Senate adopted (50-0), after three required considerations, a revised version of House Bill 1429, into a new…
Rank this Week: 796

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Oct 23

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: International Newspapers on NewsBank

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: International Newspapers on NewsBank
    NewsBank has a collection of newspapers from around the world. Its UK and Ireland collection includes the Daily Star (7/31/2005-current), The Guardian (1/1/1998-current), The Herald [Scotland] (1/1/1998-current), and The Observer…
  • Oct 9

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Journals on LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Journals on LegalTrac
    Use LegalTrac to find articles from American Bar Association journals, magazines, and newsletters. Many titles include full text from 2007-present, and indexing goes back to the 1980s. ABA titles have a two week embargo between publication…
  • Sep 25

    Search PLIs Online

    Search PLIs Online
    Jenkins owns over 2500 print publications from the Practising Law Institute.  To help find a title, chapter or form on your topic, use PLI Discover Plus to search their database of PLI treatises, course handbooks and answer books from…
Rank this Week: 837

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
  • Sep 18

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?
     I was at a presentation by the Department of Energy on Wednesday (hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) where they reviewed the status of their Home Energy Score program.  Like the fuel economy stickers on…
  • Sep 4

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code
    As the reaction to EPA's Clean Carbon Plan has demonstrated in living color, environmental regulation is tough in the United States in 2014.  For many years, there has been many efforts to use innovative tools to promote adoption and…
Rank this Week: 908

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: 938

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/
  • Oct 14

    Revisions to DOL Exemption Rules on Hold

    Revisions to DOL Exemption Rules on Hold
    We have been waiting and waiting… The USDOL has been tasked with revising the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) white collar exemptions, but evidently these revisions will not be ready by the (initial) November 2014…
  • Oct 9

    NYS Attorney General Schneiderman ups the ante on Wage & Hour claim

    NYS Attorney General Schneiderman ups the ante on Wage & Hour claim
    On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, The New York State Attorney General announced the arrest of Elisa Parto for failure to pay wages under N.Y. Labor Law § 198-a(1).  Ms. Parto is the owner of a restaurant in Port Chester N.Y., who…
  • Oct 6

    New York City’s “Living Wage” Expand

    New York City’s “Living Wage” Expand
    Small business owners now have additional wage and hour concerns that need to be addressed in deciding where to open for business in New York City.  The minimum wage could be higher right across the street. On Tuesday, September 30th,…
Rank this Week: 943

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniapersonalinjuryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 986

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/
  • Oct 21

    Be Careful What You Text

    Be Careful What You Text
    A story about a man who dumped his fiancé via text message found its way into my inbox recently. While arguably poor form to end a serious relationship via text message, that wasn’t what caught my attention. It was the fact that…
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
  • Oct 7

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment
    When I read that Lancaster City Council voted on October 1, 2014 to delete the box inquiring whether an employment applicant had been convicted of a crime from Lancaster City’s employment application form, it reminded me of how…
Rank this Week: 1012

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Injured in Cold Storage

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

    Fear of Being Fired

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

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
Rank this Week: 1050

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

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

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

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell

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

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident

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

    Beaver County legal services website

    Beaver County legal services website
    For Social Security claims -              Beaver County Social Security lawyer For Estates, Probate, and Wills:      Beaver C0unty Estate and Probate Attorney
Rank this Week: 1095

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: 1152

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Oct 22

    California District Court Finds Threat of Future Harm Sufficient to Confer Article III Standing in Data Breach Action

    California District Court Finds Threat of Future Harm Sufficient to Confer Article III Standing in Data Breach Action
    In a departure from the mounting body of case law finding that the “increased risk of future harm” is insufficient to confer Article III standing on victims of a data breach, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Oct 19

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion
    Once again, a court finds that data breach plaintiffs do not have the requisite Article III constitutional standing to pursue civil action against a retailer – itself the victim of a cyber attack. Last month, the United States District…
  • Oct 10

    California Amends Data Breach Law

    California Amends Data Breach Law
    On September 30, 2014, California joined the trend and enacted amendments to its data security laws. First, the new law expands its scope to third-party service providers and businesses that do not just “own or license personal…
Rank this Week: 1179

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Oct 2

    Contemporaneous Documentation is Not Always a Good Thing

    Contemporaneous Documentation is Not Always a Good Thing
    There is no question that documentation is an important part in the resolution of any construction dispute. Particularly contemporaneous documents – documents that are created at the time that events occur. Quality control reports,…
  • Sep 29

    Déjà Vu All Over Again?

    Déjà Vu All Over Again?
    As a child growing up just outside of New York City, I was a big New York Yankees fan. My grandfather used to love telling me stories about how far Mickey Mantle could hit a ball and what a tremendous pitcher Whitey Ford was, not just for his…
  • Sep 24

    Court Upholds Rights of Small Business Dredging Contractor

    Court Upholds Rights of Small Business Dredging Contractor
    In a bid protest argued by our firm before the United States Court of Federal Claims on September 23, 2014, the Court ruled in favor of our client, RLB Contracting, Inc., (RLB) in a matter involving the designation of the dredging…
Rank this Week: 1187

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

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

    Moving to WordPre

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

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

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

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

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
Rank this Week: 1201

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: 1258

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: 1269

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: 1324

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

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

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?

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

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

    Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation
    According to a NBC news article, a standard flat tire appears to have been the cause of a chain reaction that resulted in four trucks and their passengers being seriously harmed in early August in Philadelphia. The driver of a pickup truck…
Rank this Week: 1359

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

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

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

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

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1363

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Oct 2

    DOT Issues Final DBE Rule Change

    DOT Issues Final DBE Rule Change
    Over two years ago, the Department of Transportation published notice that it intended to make changes to the federal regulations governing the DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.  After an extended comment period,…
  • Sep 30

    Regional Manager Indicted in DBE Fraud Case

    Regional Manager Indicted in DBE Fraud Case
    In previous posts, I have discussed how failing to abide by the Department of Transportation’s DBE regulations can lead to the criminal indictment of construction company executives. Now, a case out of the Southern District of New York…
  • Sep 23

    Free DBE Compliance Audit

    Free DBE Compliance Audit
    This blog repeatedly chronicles the ramifications of failing to comply with the Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise regulations.  Jail time for executives, disbarment, fines, and bid challenges are…
Rank this Week: 1447

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1465

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1499

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

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

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

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

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

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

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

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 1567

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Oct 24

    Link Shown Between Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood and Behavioral Issue

    Link Shown Between Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood and Behavioral Issue
    A new study published in the September, 2014 edition of the journal “PLOS ONE”, offers further support for the existence of a connection between suffering a brain injury at a young age and a variety of serious problems, including…
  • Oct 22

    Medicare Set Asides – Are They Required In Third Party Liability Claims?

    Medicare Set Asides – Are They Required In Third Party Liability Claims?
    Medicare Set Aside trusts (“MSA”) have been a part of the worker’s compensation world for some time now.  However, the issue of whether MSAs are required in the context of 3rd party liability claims remains a bit of an…
  • Oct 16

    Hearing Loss from Ongoing Exposure to Excessive Noise

    Hearing Loss from Ongoing Exposure to Excessive Noise
    Anyone who saw the Super Bowl last January witnessed the impact the crowd noise had on the players on the field.  The ‘12th Man’, as the fans in Seattle are known, has become famous for the extreme noise levels.  …
Rank this Week: 1588

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    I don’t like my custody order, can I change it?

    I don’t like my custody order, can I change it?
    In New Jersey, a custody order can only be modified when the petitioner can show a change in circumstance since the prior order was entered.  In a recent New Jersey Superior Court case, R.K. v. F.K., the Court clarified that there is a…
  • Oct 19

    I know my Ex’s password, can I use it?

    I know my Ex’s password, can I use it?
    In many marriages and relationships, spouses know each other’s passwords for email, social media websites and all sorts of other online accounts.  It is common for spouses to share online access to joint bank accounts and spouses…
  • Oct 15

    What is “earning capacity?”

    What is “earning capacity?”
    At times, a parent will go to great lengths in order to try to pay less money in child and spousal support, even when it means that he or she will make less money for his or her own use.  Parties have quit jobs, retired early and hid…
Rank this Week: 1590

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/
  • Oct 22

    More than Ebola: Nurses face daily dangers at work

    More than Ebola: Nurses face daily dangers at work
    The news that two nurses caught Ebola after caring for a man who later died of the infection at a Texas hospital has alarmed nurses and health care officials nationwide. Investigators are looking into how the women contracted the…
  • Oct 22

    House Bill 1846 on Physician Dispensing Passes the House

    House Bill 1846 on Physician Dispensing Passes the House
    On Monday, October 20, 2014 House Bill 1846 was signed and sent on it's way to Governor Corbett for his signature. HB 1846 is described as an "Act amending the act of June 2, 1915 (P.L.736, No.338), known as the...
  • Oct 17

    UPS driver who found murder scene is eligible for workers’ comp

    UPS driver who found murder scene is eligible for workers’ comp
    A UPS driver came upon the worst when he stopped for a delivery on his usual route. Inside the home, he found a 65-year-old woman lying on the floor with a fatal gunshot wound to her face. He cried and...
Rank this Week: 1592

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: 1644

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/
  • Oct 19

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> A new Pennsylvania law is intended to help lower drug costs for veterans residing in assisted living residences and personal care homes.…
  • Sep 30

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?
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  • Sep 27

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare
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Rank this Week: 1674

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Copyright and the Selfie

    Copyright and the Selfie
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) In the ever transitioning world of copyright law, issues surrounding the selfie have recently taken center stage. The latest dispute…
  • Oct 7

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The contributors here on the Pit IP Tech Blog are proud to announce the formation of a new DRI…
  • Sep 5

    Third Circuit Rules that Octane Fitness’s Standard for Awarding Patent Attorneys’ Fees Applies in Lanham Act Case

    Third Circuit Rules that Octane Fitness’s Standard for Awarding Patent Attorneys’ Fees Applies in Lanham Act Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On September 4, 2014, the Third Circuit held that the revised, or “slightly altered standard” for awarding attorneys’ fees to a…
Rank this Week: 1681

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: 1684

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Nursing Home Chain Settles for $38 Million

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

    A Nurse In Every Nursing Home

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

    Improper Hospital Care

    Improper Hospital Care
      Every patient in a hospital expects good care and proper treatment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Improper hospital care can result in serious injuries and even loss of life. In May 2010, a Louisiana woman received…
Rank this Week: 1737

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Types of Spinal Cord Injurie

    Types of Spinal Cord Injurie
    A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, according to Mayo Clinic. Spinal cord injuries affect strength, nerve sensation, and other body functions. There are two types of spinal…
  • Oct 23

    Filing a Xarelto Lawsuit

    Filing a Xarelto Lawsuit
    Xarelto is a blood thinner medication prescribed for patients with atrial fibrillation and those prone to life-threatening blood clots such as pulmonary embolism. But if a person sustains an injury that causes serious internal bleeding, there…
  • Oct 21

    Young People More at Risk for Spinal Cord Injurie

    Young People More at Risk for Spinal Cord Injurie
    More than 40 percent of all spinal cord injuries are the result of an auto accident. People between the ages of 16 and 30 are more likely to be involved in an auto accident and are at a greater risk of suffering a spinal cord injury,…
Rank this Week: 1739

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer…

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

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

    Deadly Speeding in Construction Zone

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

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie
    With the rise of indoor trampoline parks becoming a widespread trend trampoline injuries are projected to escalate especially among those under the age of sixteen, yet it is not in the commercial setting that poses greater risk but at home…
Rank this Week: 1767

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Oct 16

    Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania

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

    A Previous Medical Condition & a New Accident

    A Previous Medical Condition &amp; a New Accident
    How does a previous medical condition factor in when you have an accident and re-injury the same thing, or the ongoing medical issue that you have been having gets worse as a result? These are questions that personal injury lawyers have to…
  • Mar 20

    Car Repair Insurance Consumer Choice

    Car Repair Insurance Consumer Choice
    Video by Stephen Karp & Peter Hart You get what you pay for. Or sometimes you pay for something and get something else. You can also pay for something like a car insurance policy that does not have complete clarity to you, and then when…
Rank this Week: 1824

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/
  • Oct 24

    Exciting Announcement Coming for Brilliant & Neiman LLC

    Exciting Announcement Coming for Brilliant &amp; Neiman LLC
    You may have noticed the blog being a little more quiet this month. That is mostly due to the absence of cases from the Pennsylvania appellate courts dealing with PA workers' compensation issues. However, it is also due in part to some…
  • Oct 16

    Burden to Reinstate PA Workers’ Compensation Depends on Time of Injury Job

    Burden to Reinstate PA Workers’ Compensation Depends on Time of Injury Job
    When an injured worker in Pennsylvania goes back to work, at least with restrictions, he or she has some protection if the work comes to an end. An issue recently addressed by the Commonwealth Court of PA is whether the job one looks at (to…
  • Sep 30

    Attorneys Dina Brilliant and Glenn Neiman guest speakers on Berks County Television

    Attorneys Dina Brilliant and Glenn Neiman guest speakers on Berks County Television
    Last night, attorneys Dina Brilliant and Glenn Neiman were guest speakers on the television show hosted by Injured Workers of PA on Berks County Television. Prior to addressing the specific topic of the show, “The Most Frequently Asked…
Rank this Week: 1852

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

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

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation

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

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document

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

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case
    Most people have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, is the opposite true? If something was fixed, does that suggest it was broken in the first place. In many cases, evidence that a…
Rank this Week: 1953

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

Covers news and legal commentary on issues related to the smart grid, including activities at state regulatory commissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Stevens & Lee.

http://www.smartgridlegalnews.com
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework

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

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?

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

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey
    This week the state of New Jersey took an innovative step in its continuing quest to remain Stronger than the Storm. The N.J. Board of Public Utilities ("BPU") approved Docket No. QO14060626, a subrecipient agreement with the N.J. Economic…
Rank this Week: 1965

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charge

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

    What Ebola Response Reveals About Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice

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

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

    How can motorcycle riders stay safe while riding in a group?
    Not long ago on this blog, we posted about an injured Pennsylvania motorcyclist who received a heartwarming salute from his friends in a riding club. The story recounted how after suffering injuries from a severe motorcycle accident, the hurt…
Rank this Week: 2070

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

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

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

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

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

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

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS
    WHO ARE THE WINNERS AND WHO ARE THE LOSERS IN THE SUPREME COURT'S RECENT RULING THAT CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PRESCRIBED TO THEIR FEMALE EMPLOYEES?  EXAMINING THE HOTEL LOBBY DECISIONIf you have an…
Rank this Week: 2192

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

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

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

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

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

    Conclusion of the Made In USA serie

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

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

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

    Made In USA

    Made In USA
    We saw it on TV, we saw it on Facebook.  -Buy American this holiday season and help Santa support the …Continue reading »
Rank this Week: 2335