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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/
  • Aug 29

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case
    Here is a LINK  to a recent article entitled "Restatement Rift Remains as Bar Awaits Tincher Ruling" written by Saranac Hale Spencer, P.J. D'Annunzio, and Max Mitchell in The Legal Intelligencer on the current status…
  • Aug 29

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou
    In a memorandum opinion handed down last week in the case of Bricker v.  State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 102 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Aug. 22, 2014 Lazarus, Wecht, Musmanno, J.) (non-precedential memorandum by Lazarus,…
  • Aug 28

    New Trial on Damages Granted in Luzerne County Zero Verdict Case

    New Trial on Damages Granted in Luzerne County Zero Verdict Case
    In Coopey v. City of Wilkes-Barre, No. 5855 of 2009 (C.P. Lacka. Co. July 31, 2014 Hughes, J.),  Judge Richard M. Hughes, III of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a detailed Opinion…
Rank this Week: 430

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: 541

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
  • Aug 27

    NJ Motorcycle Insurance Requirement

    NJ Motorcycle Insurance Requirement
    Every year in New Jersey, there are about 2,500 motorcycle accidents, according to the Federal Highway Authority. The state of New Jersey requires that all motorcyclists purchase motorcycle insurance. If you’re a motorcyclist in New…
  • Aug 25

    Pennsylvania Motorcycle Insurance Requirement

    Pennsylvania Motorcycle Insurance Requirement
    In 2012, there were 3,985 motorcycle accidents in the state of Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. If you’re a motorcyclist in Pennsylvania, you must carry motorcycle insurance. But the requirements…
  • Aug 22

    Preparing for a Car Accident Lawsuit

    Preparing for a Car Accident Lawsuit
    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 124,092 reportable traffic crashes in the state of Pennsylvania alone, resulting in 87,846 injuries. A car accident that results in injuries can be terrifying, and the…
Rank this Week: 571

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Aug 28

    3d Cir. on FMLA Right to Return to Work

    3d Cir. on FMLA Right to Return to Work
    Yesterday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (jurisdiction covering Pennsylvania) issued a noteworthy precedential FMLA opinion in Budhun v. Reading Hosp. & Med. Ctr. (opinion here).The fact pattern is long and convoluted but I'll try to…
  • Aug 22

    Lawffice Links - Potluck Breakfast

    Lawffice Links - Potluck Breakfast
    I cooked up some Lawffice Links this morning, but there's no real theme. So, I'll just call this hodgepodge a "potluck breakfast" and get on with the show:First up, the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) is visiting Eric Meyer's The…
  • Aug 19

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?
    Can an employer's social media policy be unconstitutional? Maybe - if it's a public employer. We may get some insight into the constitutional boundaries of public employer social media policies in a new lawsuit filed against a sheriff's…
Rank this Week: 599

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 29

    HMDA proposed rule published in Federal Register

    HMDA proposed rule published in Federal Register
    Jared Kelly The proposed rule amending the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and its implementing regulation, Regulation C, was published in the Federal Register today. As such, the official comment deadline will be October 29, 2014. We previously…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB announced that it has entered into a “Joint Higher Education Memorandum of Understanding” with the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense (DOD), and Education (ED) as part of a joint effort by…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing
    Peter N. Cubita The CFPB has announced that it will be holding a field hearing on auto finance on September 18 in Indianapolis.  The announcement indicates that the hearing will feature remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as…
Rank this Week: 670

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: 787

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 28

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Model Penal Code on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Model Penal Code on HeinOnline
    The Model Penal Code was adopted by the American Law Institute in 1962 and officially printed with Explanatory Notes in 1985. The Code is a compilation of model laws regarding the definition of crimes, treatment and correction, and the…
  • Aug 21

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available
    We recently added LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey to our collection! Topics include civil discovery, criminal procedure, insurance litigation, pretrial practice, probate and estate administration, and more. Search the Jenkins'…
  • Aug 11

    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): NewsBank's New User Interface

    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): NewsBank's New User Interface
    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): As of the end of July 2014, NewsBank sports a new user interface. This video illustrates some of the changes, especially with regard to searching specific newspapers. NewsBank is a 24/7 benefit…
Rank this Week: 844

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet?

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet?
    There have been memorable social marketing campaigns over the years--Smokey the Bear, the sizzling egg that is your brain on drugs and the coining of “Obamacare” come to mind. Now Grist reports that Martin…
  • Aug 11

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet? Plus a GIVEAWAY!

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet? Plus a GIVEAWAY!
    There have been memorable social marketing campaigns over the years--Smokey the Bear, the sizzling egg that is your brain on drugs and the coining of “Obamacare” come to mind. Now Grist reports that Martin…
  • Aug 4

    The Slow Grind of Justice for EPA's Carbon Emissions Regulation

    The Slow Grind of Justice for EPA's Carbon Emissions Regulation
    It was inevitable that EPA's Clean Power Plan, regulating carbon emissions from existing power plants was going to generate law suits.  Even if the suits are ultimately unsuccessful, an injunction against the Plan's adoption or…
Rank this Week: 895

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/
  • Aug 29

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?
    According to the EEOC, if men can only train men, and women only women, that may be discrimination.  But, let's see what a federal court has to say about that after the jump... * * *
  • Aug 28

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA
    Trial is over! I'm coming atcha live and direct from the bloggerdome with a sweet defense verdict in my pocket. Yup, yup![cue music] [cue music] And what do I come back to? A precedential Third Circuit opinion discussing an employee's…
  • Aug 27

    Please stand by...

    Please stand by...
    Last day of trial today. Big blog post tomorrow. I promise. #nopromises.
Rank this Week: 934

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/
  • Aug 26

    The Growing Use of Statistical Analysis In FLSA Overtime/Misclassification Lawsuit

    The Growing Use of Statistical Analysis In FLSA Overtime/Misclassification Lawsuit
    Necessity is the mother of invention, FLSA style. FLSA class action litigators, plaintiff and defense, are resorting are trying out new attacks and defenses. Nowadays, and seemingly mote in misclassification cases, there is numerical data…
  • Aug 22

    Federal Court Settles New Jersey Wage Payment Law Statute of Limitation

    Federal Court Settles New Jersey Wage Payment Law Statute of Limitation
    In an important decision, a New Jersey federal district court has ruled that the statute of limitations for claims under the New Jersey Wage Payment Act is six years, not the two year period that specifically governs overtime and other wage…
  • Aug 15

    When Is It Time For A Wage Hour Audit? Answer—Now!

    When Is It Time For A Wage Hour Audit? Answer—Now!
    Better safe than sorry is the old adage.  Nowhere is this maxim more applicable than for an employer’s compensation practices, especially on issues of classification, working time, and record keeping protocols and obligations. In…
Rank this Week: 936

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: 978

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/
  • Aug 4

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain
    Last Wednesday, I attended an excellent program sponsored by the Penn State Cooperative Extension, “Making Sense of Natural Gas Pipelines and Right-of-Way Agreements”.  Over the years, I have represented both condemnors and…
  • Aug 1

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced yesterday that it was lowering the license fee for a tavern gaming license from $2,000 to $500.  It’s safe to assume that the PLCB has had to take a long hard look at its tavern…
  • Jul 28

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect
     Last Monday, July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered what should be the final opinion with respect to whether a home seller in Pennsylvania needs to disclose that a murder/suicide took place in the home.  I had posted…
Rank this Week: 1011

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: 1035

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: 1084

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: 1138

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Aug 24

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data
    While the protection of private data contained within student records is not a new concern, advances in technology and the accompanying headlines of data breach have caused Congress to reconsider the issue. The Family Educational Rights and…
  • Aug 14

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
  • Aug 11

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market
    In the beginning ​ The emergence of the Internet as a business platform at the end of the nineties also announced the arrival of new risks to organizations. In those early days, there was a widely held belief that the primary concern…
Rank this Week: 1166

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
Rank this Week: 1179

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/
  • Jul 14

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting
    On July 7, 2014, the ABA Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section released its comprehensive white paper, outlining the results of its research and analysis of continuing concerns about online pirates and counterfeiters based overseas. …
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
  • Jan 28

    Today is Data Privacy Day!

    Today is Data Privacy Day!
    January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:Council of Europe’s explanation of the…
Rank this Week: 1189

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • 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,…
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Estate Planning 101

    Legal Talk Podcast: Estate Planning 101
    This podcast talks about: Will estate, will estate law, will estate law radio, estate planning, law radio, will, will planning, judge, legal talk, real estate, estate tax, living will, The Terri Schiavo case, personal injury cases,…
Rank this Week: 1242

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: 1291

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: 1323

Pennsylvania Brownfields &…

Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law

Information and developments in Brownfields and Pennsylvania Environmental Law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pabrownfieldsenvironmentallaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 31

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision
    There’s been a good bit of confusion in the early reactions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., declaring that key aspects of the Act 13 revisions to…
  • Dec 30

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard
    As expected, on December 30, 2013, USEPA published notice of its Final Rule amending its All Appropriate Inquiries regulations (40 CFR 312) to include reference to ASTM International’s E 1527-13, Standard Practice for Environmental Site…
  • Dec 19

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law
    A splintered Pennsylvania Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional several key provisions of Act 13, the 2012 law that comprehensively revised Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Law to account for Marcellus Shale exploration and extraction…
Rank this Week: 1334

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Can Grandparents Have Custody if Both Parents are Working?

    Can Grandparents Have Custody if Both Parents are Working?
    Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in Pennsylvania, while the parents work, might wonder if they have legal custody rights under the law. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (non-precedential) may contain an…
  • Aug 22

    Reality vs. Paternity: 17 Years is Too Late to Ask for DNA Paternity Test

    Reality vs. Paternity: 17 Years is Too Late to Ask for DNA Paternity Test
    Men who pay child support in Pennsylvania to mothers who were never their wives may wonder whether the children they support are their own. These days, it is easy to administer a home paternity test and quickly learn whether there is a…
  • Aug 21

    Divorce and Discovery: Superior Court Rejects Privacy Interest to Justify Protective Order

    Divorce and Discovery: Superior Court Rejects Privacy Interest to Justify Protective Order
    Pennsylvania residents who are getting divorced may face the daunting task of answering discovery: interrogatories and document requests. Some may wonder why they must produce personal information, such as checking account records that show…
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 1410

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Aug 28

    Documenting Good Faith Efforts on 100% State Funded Project

    Documenting Good Faith Efforts on 100% State Funded Project
    As readers of this blog know, demonstrating “good-faith efforts” to subcontract work to disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE)  in order to meet the DBE participation goal has long been the law on projects receiving funding…
  • Aug 13

    THE EVER GROWING MISSION CREEP OF THE OFCCP

    THE EVER GROWING MISSION CREEP OF THE OFCCP
    Previously, I have written and warned about the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance (“OFCCP”), which I like to call the most powerful federal agency you have never heard of.  The OFCCP purpose is…
  • Aug 1

    This Could Be the Biggest DBE Fraud Case Yet

    This Could Be the Biggest DBE Fraud Case Yet
    In several previous posts, we have talked about the growing risk to contractors that violate the federal, state, and local D/M/WBE programs.  This summer we saw the sentencing of the remaining defendants in the infamous Schuykill…
Rank this Week: 1442

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: 1463

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1484

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Does a seller have to disclose a murder/suicide that occurred in the home?

    Does a seller have to disclose a murder/suicide that occurred in the home?
    Recently, in Milliken v Jacono, et al the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was asked to determine whether a murder/suicide that occurs in a home is a material defect to the home and therefore gives rise to the duty to disclose the defect when…
  • Aug 24

    How do I make our divorce easier on the kid

    How do I make our divorce easier on the kid
    Going through a divorce is hard on all members of a family, and no parent is expected to know the best way to navigate the process.  This article from the National Association of School Psychologists has some great information and…
  • Aug 20

    Who can participate in a New Jersey divorce?

    Who can participate in a New Jersey divorce?
    In a recent New Jersey case, Marsico v. Marsico, the Superior Court had to decide whether a defendant could use a Power of Attorney to allow his adult daughter to act on his behalf in his divorce, even though he was not incapacitated.  A…
Rank this Week: 1576

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Aug 29

    Social Media and Workers' Compensation

    Social Media and Workers' Compensation
    Recent news stories have highlighted  awareness of the dangers of digital data being exposed after breaches of security.  Digital data is not only exposed after breaches in security, such data can be exposed by an individual posting…
  • Aug 26

    Workplace Violence

    Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence can happen anywhere and at anytime. It can involve employees, clients, customers or visitors. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 2 million America workers report being victims of…
  • Aug 22

    Psychiatric Claims Under Workers' Compensation

    Psychiatric Claims Under Workers' Compensation
    New Jersey Workers’ Compensation recognizes claims for specific accidents as well as occupational injury and disease claims.  Psychiatric claims can fall into either category, but have traditionally been very difficult cases to…
Rank this Week: 1579

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: 1580

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/
  • Aug 27

    Workplace violence: The hidden danger for health care professional

    Workplace violence: The hidden danger for health care professional
    The psychiatric patient showed up to the hospital at about 1:30 p.m., nearly hour early for his appointment. According to National Public Radio, colleagues heard arguing and saw the patient pointing a gun at his psychiatrist. They called 911,…
  • Aug 19

    Four Martin Attorneys Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America®' List

    Four Martin Attorneys Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America®' List
    Martin LLC is pleased to announce that four lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition ofBest Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three…
  • Aug 18

    Back to School Supply Drive: Martin Law Dropoff Location

    Back to School Supply Drive: Martin Law Dropoff Location
    Martin Law is proud to support our own Maria Bermudez, Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) with their Second Annual Back to School Supply Drive.  Download the flyer here!  The Young Lawyers Division is proud to…
Rank this Week: 1621

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: 1626

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1670

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1669

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: 1676

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/
  • Aug 26

    What To Do Immediately After An Auto Accident

    What To Do Immediately After An Auto Accident
    Not taking appropriate immediate action after an auto accident is one of the most common mistakes made by auto accident victims, according to 7 Fatal Mistakes Victims of Accidents Make in PA and How to Avoid Making Them. This book, written…
  • Aug 20

    Patients Kept in the Dark about Morcellation Cancer Risk

    Patients Kept in the Dark about Morcellation Cancer Risk
    Power morcellators have been used in hysterectomies and myomectomies -- the removal of uterine fibroids -- for two decades. Morcellation is used to break uterine tissue into tiny fragments for removal. In April 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Aug 18

    Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Ronca Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer

    Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Ronca Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer
    Philadelphia personal injury Lawyer Jim Ronca, a partner at Anapol Schwartz, was named Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year in the 2015 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers. Philadelphia's Best Lawyers, a part of The Best Lawyers in…
Rank this Week: 1733

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

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 5

    Background Checks Done in Philadelphia-area Pilot Program for Social Security

    Background Checks Done in Philadelphia-area Pilot Program for Social Security
    We all want to believe that extra care and respect is shown toward the elderly in our communities, as they are among the most vulnerable of our population. To ensure this, a pilot-program launched in Philadelphia in 2012 has taken steps to…
  • Mar 3

    Beaver County Nursing Home to Lose Over 100 Job

    Beaver County Nursing Home to Lose Over 100 Job
    Friendship Ridge, the county-owned nursing home in Beaver County, is eliminating over 100 jobs after a contract was approved last month by employees. According to an article on BizJournals.com, the positions being cut include registered…
Rank this Week: 1798

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Apr 25

    A Previous Medical Condition & a New Accident

    A Previous Medical Condition & a New Accident
    How does a previous medical condition factor in when you have an accident and re-injury the same thing, or the ongoing medical issue that you have been having gets worse as a result? These are questions that personal injury lawyers have to…
  • 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…
  • Jan 2

    What is Full Tort & Limited Tort Car Insurance?

    What is Full Tort & Limited Tort Car Insurance?
    Car Insurance: Full Tort Limited Tort Are you confident that you can explain the difference? Can you definitively make the right choice when you are purchasing or renewing your car insurance policy? What will your auto insurance agent tell…
Rank this Week: 1829

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/
  • Aug 21

    PA Supreme Court to Address Requirement of Notice of Ability to Return to Work

    PA Supreme Court to Address Requirement of Notice of Ability to Return to Work
    Previously, we discussed the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decision in School District of Philadelphia v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Hilton), wherein the Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) granted a Claim Petition,…
  • Aug 15

    Valid PA Workers’ Comp Claim, Even Though Injured Worker Quit Job Before Injury

    Valid PA Workers’ Comp Claim, Even Though Injured Worker Quit Job Before Injury
    To have a workers’ compensation case in Pennsylvania, one must suffer an injury while in the scope and course of employment. That phrase, “scope and course,” is not specifically stated in the Pennsylvania Workers’…
  • Aug 8

    Change of Condition Shown in Modification After Termination

    Change of Condition Shown in Modification After Termination
    Several years ago, injured workers in PA were benefited by the decision of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Lewis v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. This case held that a workers’ comp insurance carrier in PA…
Rank this Week: 1845

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: 1946

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    Blurred Lines: States, FERC and Regulatory Uncertainty

    Blurred Lines: States, FERC and Regulatory Uncertainty
    On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court declined to hear Kansas City Power & Light Co.'s appeal of a lower court's affirmation of the Missouri Public Service Commission order denying the utility the right to recover FERC-approved transmission…
Rank this Week: 1952

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/
  • Aug 28

    What is wrongful death and how is a family compensated?

    What is wrongful death and how is a family compensated?
    Losing a loved one is always a difficult event to endure. The sudden void created by the absence of someone special can leave the ones left behind in an initial state of shock followed by a period of bereavement. Especially...
  • Aug 22

    Woman files malpractice suit for unnecessary surgery

    Woman files malpractice suit for unnecessary surgery
    Any form of invasive surgery performed on an internal organ is serious business and should only be conducted when absolutely necessary. In order to avoid making a tragic misdiagnosis, doctors must carefully analyze the results of any tests to…
  • Aug 16

    Venango County PA Car Accident Injures 3

    Venango County PA Car Accident Injures 3
    A one vehicle rollover car accident in Venango County, Pennsylvania injured three people Thursday night.  The Pennsylvania auto accident happened on Georgetown Road in Frenchcreek Township near 6:30 p.m., according to Pennslvania…
Rank this Week: 2094

Philadelphia Criminal Defense…

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, drug crimes, and criminal defense in Pennsylvania. By Marc Neff.

http://www.philadelphiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    When Child Pornography is Not Child Pornography

    When Child Pornography is Not Child Pornography
    There has been an increase in crackdowns on alleged child pornography, especially on the Internet. One must consider the ramifications of assigning the label “child pornography” to distasteful, yet perfectly legal, photos, films…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Says Phones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant

    Supreme Court Says Phones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant
    The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cell phones of people they arrest after having reviewed two separate cases. Traditionally, the courts have long allowed warrantless searches…
  • May 6

    Supreme Court Limits Restitution Payments to Victims of Child Pornography

    Supreme Court Limits Restitution Payments to Victims of Child Pornography
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape…
Rank this Week: 2112

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 1

    The Majority Decision (Alito) and the Dissent (Bader Ginsberg) in the Supreme Court's Hotel Lobby Case

    The Majority Decision (Alito) and the Dissent (Bader Ginsberg) in the Supreme Court's Hotel Lobby Case
    Here is the Majority Decision Authored by Justice Alito in the Supreme Court's Hotel Hobby Birth Control CaseJustice Ginsberg obviously has very strong views of the majority decision in the Hotel Hobbies case, authored by Justice…
Rank this Week: 2197