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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: 56

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: 168

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: 182

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: 313

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: 489

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: 442

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Ever since you wrote about Aereo, the company with bazillions of tiny TV antennas and video recorders, I have been waiting for them to come to my town, so that I could get a decent television picture (no more of that digital BRAAAAP…
  • Jun 28

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB
    If you haven’t heard by now, this past week the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled several trademarks owned by Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro Football”)…
  • Jun 28

    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Busy, Busy, Busy
    The Supreme Court has had a busy time of it in June stirring the patent pot, with decisions in three cases and arguments in a fourth. The general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case, the law is left in worse shape…
Rank this Week: 458

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: 520

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: 699

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 971

Swartz Campbell Professional…

Swartz Campbell Professional Liability Blog

Updates on professional liability with a particular emphasis on malpractice avoidance and attorney ethics. By Swartz Campbell.

http://web8.4miles.com/swartz-prolia-blog/
  • Nov 20

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense
    Last year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld won summary judgment in a legal malpractice action arising out of a failed real estate development.  The real estate developer, Riverwalk Cy Hotel Partners, hired Akin Gump to represent it in the…
  • Nov 16

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison
    In September, Bradley Birkenfeld received the largest whistle-blower award ever paid by the IRS, $104 million.  however, prior to receiving the award, Mr. Birkenfeld spent 31 months in prison for helping a California developer to evade…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Nocella

    Judge Nocella
    In a predictable move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Nocella.  We had recently written about the disciplinary charges against him. -Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire
Rank this Week: 555

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: 4202

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: 3708

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: 4176

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: 3694

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: 4579

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: 3716

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: 4385

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Update: Satanic Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Pleads Guilty to Murder

    Update: Satanic Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Pleads Guilty to Murder
    We’ve been following the story of Miranda Barbour for the past few months.  In April, the self-proclaimed Satanist and “Craigslist Killer” made her first appearance in a Pennsylvania court, claiming responsibility for…
  • Aug 21

    Teen Struck by Hit and Run, Bucks County Police Investigating

    Teen Struck by Hit and Run, Bucks County Police Investigating
    Bucks County police are currently investigating an apparent hit and run that struck a teenage pedestrian at 7:30 A.M. this morning.   Fortunately, the victim’s injuries were minor and he is expected to make a full recovery.…
  • Aug 14

    Bucks County Detectives Investigating Fraudulent Check Ring

    Bucks County Detectives Investigating Fraudulent Check Ring
    Bucks County detectives have identified at least 16 suspects in a large-scale check fraud ring.  Approximately half have already been arraigned and are currently free on unsecured bail, and arrest warrants have been issued for the…
Rank this Week: 2082

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: 2972

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: 3755

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: 2267

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Aug 27

    Third Circuit Issues Cautionary Tale for Appellate Waiver

    Third Circuit Issues Cautionary Tale for Appellate Waiver
    As we’ve written about before, federal prosecutors generally require a waiver of certain appellate rights in connection with a plea deal.  Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued an opinion that explores what happens when a criminal…
  • Aug 18

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged
    The news outlets exploded this weekend with commentary on the Gov. Rick Perry indictment, and the criticism was fast and swift to deem it a very weak case. On Friday, Perry was indicted on two felony counts that arose from … Continue…
  • Aug 14

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. In a federal complaint filed on Monday, three Philadelphia homeowners whose homes have been targeted for state civil forfeiture have sued the city of Philadelphia,…
Rank this Week: 2415

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: 2527

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: 3615

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1085

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: 4248

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Are We There Yet? Accelerating the Patent Prosecution Proce

    Are We There Yet? Accelerating the Patent Prosecution Proce
    By: Aneesh A. Meht “So when will I have my patent?” This is one of the most common questions a patent attorney hears. This is typically followed by “it depends,... read more
  • Aug 25

    DNA IS ILLEGAL! HOW YOU CAN PATENT IT ANYWAY

    DNA IS ILLEGAL! HOW YOU CAN PATENT IT ANYWAY
    By: Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. (With speical thanks to Jessica Downing and Marina Sigareva, Ph.D. for helping in constructing this article) The Supreme Court ruled that isolated DNA cannot be... read more
  • Jul 15

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion
    By: Gerald B. Halt Jr. with special thanks to Emily A. Denisco, Intern at Volpe and Koenig, P.C. for her contribution to this post In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme... read more
Rank this Week: 2131

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 2541

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

Covers public bidding and contracting in Pennsylvania. By Christopher I. McCabe.

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

    Commonwealth Court: Bidder Qualification Criteria Can Be Waived Under Gaeta Decision

    Commonwealth Court: Bidder Qualification Criteria Can Be Waived Under Gaeta Decision
    If a public entity issues a bid and specifies that bidders must have certain minimum experience, can the public entity waive those requirements for the low bidder?  In my view, the answer is no. Ordinarily, specified qualification…
  • Jul 17

    Commonwealth Court Reaffirms No Right To Hearing On Protest Filed Under Pa. Procurement Code

    Commonwealth Court Reaffirms No Right To Hearing On Protest Filed Under Pa. Procurement Code
    Is there a right to a hearing on a bid protest filed under the Pa. Procurement Code? The answer is no. In a recent, unreported decision involving a contract issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority for a new red light camera system in the…
  • Jul 10

    Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?

    Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?
    On a public bid can a public entity direct a contractor to furnish and install equipment made by only one manufacturer?  This question is raised often by clients who complain when the specifications they are bidding against are…
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The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How AG’s Got the Business Records Exception Wrong

    How AG’s Got the Business Records Exception Wrong
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsIn comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…
  • Aug 7

    En Banc Hearing Sought in FDCPA Case, Crawford v. LVNV

    En Banc Hearing Sought in FDCPA Case, Crawford v. LVNV
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsLast month’s 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that allowed a Fair Debt Collection Practices…
  • Aug 6

    A Culture of Unaccountability

    A Culture of Unaccountability
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsThe recent report issued by the Urban Institute and the Consumer Credit Research Institute…
Rank this Week: 3719

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Aug 25

    IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights Now Available in 6 Language

    IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights Now Available in 6 Language
    On August 12, 2014, the IRS announced that the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” is now available in six languages.  The current version of Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, is now posted on www.IRS.gov.  The available…
  • Aug 21

    IRS Repeats Warning About Phone Scam

    IRS Repeats Warning About Phone Scam
    The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) are still receiving complaints from taxpayers about unsolicited calls from people claiming to be from the IRS and demanding payment.…
  • Jan 31

    Tax Season Opens Today!

    Tax Season Opens Today!
    The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting electronically filed individual tax returns today (Jan. 31, 2014) to officially open the 2014 filing season.  The IRS encourages taxpayers to use e-file as one of the fastest way to…
Rank this Week: 2336

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: 4131

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 23

    Child Support Taken from Retained Earnings of Busine

    Child Support Taken from Retained Earnings of Busine
    When a business owner in Pennsylvania owes child support, he or she may consider whether to include the retained earnings that are not distributed to owners in calculating child support.  A recent decision of the Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 1553

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

Focuses on class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends, and strategies associated with class action lawsuits. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
  • Aug 22

    France and Belgium Adopt Class Actions Spring 2014

    France and Belgium Adopt Class Actions Spring 2014
    This guest post was authored by our colleagues Christopher Scott D’Angelo and Jennifer E. Canfield. Christopher is a partner and chair of Montgomery McCracken’s international practice and co-chair of the products liability &…
  • Aug 13

    Third Circuit Rules That Whether a Contract Permits Classwide Arbitration is for the District Court, not the Arbitrator, to Decide

    Third Circuit Rules That Whether a Contract Permits Classwide Arbitration is for the District Court, not the Arbitrator, to Decide
    In a case of first impression, the Third Circuit has ruled that the district court, not an arbitrator, should decide whether classwide arbitration is available under a contract with an arbitration clause.  Opalinski v. Robert Half…
  • Jun 18

    The Cupcake Bill: How Sweet Is It?

    The Cupcake Bill: How Sweet Is It?
    In response to the shutdown of an un-licensed 12-year-old’s $200/month sales of home-baked goods to help out local fundraisers, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on June 10, 2014 signed the “cupcake bill,” which unanimously passed…
Rank this Week: 2413

Business Law Counsel

Business Law Counsel

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.business-law-counsel.com/
  • Aug 21

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive
    By Jordan M. RandUnable to address all of the issues on the table over the course of two days, the Public Utility Commission has scheduled a third day of testimony in the Uber (Raiser) proceedings to address only insurance issues. This…
  • Aug 19

    Uber Takes the Fifth

    Uber Takes the Fifth
    By Jordan M. RandThe Uber hearings started yesterday. Perhaps the most interesting moment of the day came when Uber manager, Matthew Gore, was asked to answer questions concerning the number of rides given by Raiser-PA, LLC (Uber subsidiary)…
  • Aug 8

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money
    By Jordan M. RandIs Uber more expensive? I'll make it pretty simple: yes, but only if they feel like it. The most notable difference between taxi/black car pricing and ride-sharing pricing is flexibility. Philadelphia taxi and black car…
Rank this Week: 2114

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: 1774

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Update: Toyota Oil Consumption Class Action Moving Forward in San Francisco

    Update: Toyota Oil Consumption Class Action Moving Forward in San Francisco
    Loyal readers of the blog know that the class action specialists at Cafferty Clobes recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nationwide class of Toyota vehicle owners in connection with Toyota’s failure to disclose that certain cars and…
  • Aug 20

    Watts-Brand Water Supply Connectors Could Cost You Thousands of Dollar

    Watts-Brand Water Supply Connectors Could Cost You Thousands of Dollar
    We here at the blog have spent a lot of time recently on water heaters, a major purchase that can leave consumers with a serious headache. But there is one thing far worse than a non-working water heater – a water heater that leaks,…
  • Aug 1

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Toyota Oil Consumption Defect

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Toyota Oil Consumption Defect
    Despite their Japanese heritage, Toyota vehicles have become an American institution. Year after year, Toyota vehicles are among the nation’s most popular cars. The Toyota Camry has consistently ranked as America’s best-selling…
Rank this Week: 1528

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: 3242

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
Rank this Week: 3467

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Aug 15

    General Motors Becomes the Target of a Personal Injury Case

    General Motors Becomes the Target of a Personal Injury Case
    The recent personal injury case being filed against GM on behalf of 156 people that died or were injured due to allegedly defective vehicles is proving to be a teachable moment for Americans on personal injury law and the responsibility of…
  • Aug 8

    Devastating Effects of Brain Injuries From Car Crashe

    Devastating Effects of Brain Injuries From Car Crashe
    Whether you’re racing in NASCAR car, or driving an SUV or sedan, an automobile accident can potentially cause traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s). Auto-accidents are the second leading cause of TBI’s. The biomechanical forces…
  • Aug 8

    August Newsletter

    August Newsletter
    Click here to download the August, 2014 Carpey Law Newsletter, which includes Laura Carpey’s recipe for delicious honey-chipotle meatballs! Carpey_NL_Aug14_LO
Rank this Week: 3213

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: 3620

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: 4110

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Michael O'Connor & Associates LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Drunk Driving

    Drunk Driving
    Driving under the influence is one of the worst offenses that a driver can commit. Every day, people are getting killed and seriously injured after people decide to drive while intoxicated. These people who commit the dangerous crime of…
  • May 22

    Car Accidents Affect Everyone: The Story of Paul Walker

    Car Accidents Affect Everyone: The Story of Paul Walker
    Every year, people are killed in car accidents and crashes. Some cars are not always properly equipped to keep their drivers and passengers safe. In 2013, the “Fast and Furious” star, Paul Walker, and his friend, who was driving…
  • Apr 17

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
    With Spring warming up (and here’s to hoping we don’t get any more snow) April is distracted Driving Awareness month.  Each year thousands of people are killed and many more are injured because of distracted driving.…
Rank this Week: 2613

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: 3924