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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
  • Jul 17

    Questioning the Credibility of Hospital Medical Record

    Questioning the Credibility of Hospital Medical Record
    As a member of the Chester County Bar Association, I have volunteered to sit as an arbitrator in civil cases. Under the rules in Pennsylvania, any civil lawsuit that is worth less than $50,000 can be tried in front of a panel of arbitrators…
  • Jul 7

    Amtrak Crash Victims Compensation Limited by Damage Cap

    Amtrak Crash Victims Compensation Limited by Damage Cap
    The Amtrak train crash disaster which occurred in Philadelphia in May of 2015 may continue to plague the victims of the Amtrak derailment in the future. Eight passengers were killed and more than 200 injured, many with permanent…
  • Jun 19

    Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania

    Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania
    We have reviewed the recent statistics for Pennsylvania related to vehicle crashes in the state. As a personal injury attorney, this is information I am very familiar with, but looking at these year to year statistical trends and spikes is an…
Rank this Week: 166

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 261

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania
    As an avid cyclist, Central Pennsylvania offers many great routes and opportunities to ride a bike, and summer is the prime time to get out and take advantage of the great weather. Although I enjoy hitting the trails in Mount Gretna every now…
  • Jul 24

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Osprey is the New Eagle. In 2014, the bald…
  • Jul 23

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You
    This is the fourth post in a series about Internet Law. You can find previous posts in the series here. There is no question that social media and the internet have revolutionized the way we live, work, and interact with one another. While…
Rank this Week: 299

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 30

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Epstein on Intellectual Property

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Epstein on Intellectual Property
    Jenkins members have access to a variety of treatises on their desktop, including Epstein on Intellectual Property. This title includes chapters on a variety of intellectual property topics, including copyright, false advertising,…
  • Jul 28

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting
    Congratulations to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence award recipients! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Commission and the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.  Terry L.…
  • Jul 23

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster
    F. Carroll BrewsterFrederick Carroll Brewster (1825-1898) was a Philadelphia lawyer, City Solicitor, Court of Common Pleas judge, and Pennsylvania Attorney General. He authored a number of books, many of which are in the Jenkins Law Library…
Rank this Week: 246

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 398

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: 348

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/
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 441

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

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

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?
    A personal injury lawyer is often consulted on medical malpractice cases, especially when they result in a fatality. In 2010 a study indicated that about 180,000 people died due to a preventable medical mistakes. Three years later, a new…
Rank this Week: 458

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: 354

The Water Law

The Water Law

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

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

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

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

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability

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

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About
    I have recently joined the planning committee for the 2011 American Bar Association Water Law Conference which will be taking place in San Diego next February. And we are currently in the process of determining the themes and panels for the…
Rank this Week: 409

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jan 18

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck
    In this episode of Legal Talk, from January 18, 2008, host Stephen Karp discusses one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln with guest, Professor Brian Dirck, author of the new book “Lincoln the Lawyer.”
  • Jan 18

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008
    In this episode we discuss one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln.
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation
    Topics covered in this podcast: Peter Hart, legal talk, karp and hart, law, legal program, WCHE, motor vehicular law violations, traffic offenses, drunk driving, malpractice, Mark Lieberman, West Chester, practicing, Lieberman and Kohler,…
Rank this Week: 4185

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC (Case No. 2014-1853), the Federal…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court in…
  • Jun 3

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Judge…
Rank this Week: 3016

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3179

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
  • Jul 30

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer
    This post was co-authored by David F. Herman, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. He serves an editor of the firm’s Data Privacy Alert blog, which focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. David…
  • Jul 14

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Non-Incarceration Sentence for Beanie Baby Creator

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Non-Incarceration Sentence for Beanie Baby Creator
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. On Friday, the Seventh Circuit upheld what it determined to be a substantively reasonable sentence for billionaire Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie…
  • Jul 10

    Fourth Circuit’s “Official Act”: Former Virginia Governor McDonnell’s Appeal Rejected

    Fourth Circuit’s “Official Act”: Former Virginia Governor McDonnell’s Appeal Rejected
    This guest post was authored by Ernest Holtzheimer, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. Earlier today, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob…
Rank this Week: 1967

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jul 30

    Workplace Democracy Gets Ambushed

    Workplace Democracy Gets Ambushed
    In The Wall Street Journal, former NLRB Chairman Peter Schaumber says the Obama NLRB’s new election rule runs roughshod over the rights of nonunion workers. The post Workplace Democracy Gets Ambushed appeared first on Supplemental…
  • Jul 28

    DBE Fraud Investigations Continue

    DBE Fraud Investigations Continue
    Recent announcements from the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General show that authorities’ appetite for DBE fraud cases is not letting up.  On July 7, 2015, the IG announced it had reached a settlement with a…
  • Jul 20

    Department of Labor Issues Independent Contractor Guidance | NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builder

    Department of Labor Issues Independent Contractor Guidance | NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builder
    The U.S. Department of Labor today issued guidance to assess whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor. The post Department of Labor Issues Independent Contractor Guidance | NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National…
Rank this Week: 3768

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/
  • Jul 30

    Eighth Circuit BAP Rejects Crawford

    Eighth Circuit BAP Rejects Crawford
    The United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit recently held that filing a proof of claim on a time-barred debt is not, alone, a prohibited debt collection practice under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A…
  • Jul 28

    QR Codes Mean FDCPA Trouble Says PA Federal Court

    QR Codes Mean FDCPA Trouble Says PA Federal Court
    A QR code visible on the face of an envelope embedded with an account number violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, according to a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. A QR…
  • Jul 27

    Florida Court Upholds Successor Servicer’s Use of Prior Servicer’s Record

    Florida Court Upholds Successor Servicer’s Use of Prior Servicer’s Record
    The Florida Second District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court’s order granting a new trial on the issue of damages in a mortgage foreclosure action, holding that a payment history authenticated by the successor loan…
Rank this Week: 3779

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: 4524

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/
  • Jul 30

    Survey shows that the new proposed #overtime rules may be like whoa!

    Survey shows that the new proposed #overtime rules may be like whoa!
    You know those proposed overtime rules from the Department of Labor. The ones where the salary-level for the white collar exemption will jump from $23,660 per year to over $50,ooo in 2016. Well, check this out. A survey on…
  • Jul 29

    The limits of addressing mental illness at work

    The limits of addressing mental illness at work
    Many of us, including me, have a loved one or friend who has suffered through mental illness. With proper treatment, counseling and support, the symptoms may be controllable. However, sometimes medication and treatment aren’t enough.…
  • Jul 28

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too
    Can a person whose job is to ensure that the company follows a particular standard of care; i.e., a watchdog employee, bring an action against the company under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA),…
Rank this Week: 3048

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
  • Jul 29

    Overview of Pedestrian Laws in New Jersey

    Overview of Pedestrian Laws in New Jersey
    Pedestrian laws affect everyone in the state of New Jersey. As such, familiarizing yourself with those laws—whether you’re biking, driving, or walking—is vital to your safety as well as the security of others.Stopping for…
  • Jul 28

    A Serious Motorcycle Accident Can Change Your Life (And Why It's Important to Document Those Changes)

    A Serious Motorcycle Accident Can Change Your Life (And Why It's Important to Document Those Changes)
    Getting in an accident has the potential to impact your life, your abilities, and your finances. And when an accident is severe, the likelihood of that impact significantly changing your life is even greater. Here’s a look at how a…
  • Jul 27

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian
    The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, which advocates for cycling and pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety, has identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians within Philadelphia. These intersections are listed…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Jul 29

    Injury In Th Course & Scope Of Employment- Pennsylvania Work Injury Law

    Injury In Th Course &amp; Scope Of Employment- Pennsylvania Work Injury Law
    In Pennsylvania, for an injured worker to establish an entitlement to workers compensation benefits, that worker must show that he or she was in the course and scope of employment when the injury occurred. The Commonwealth…
  • Jul 28

    Scranton Work Injury- Workers Compensation- Reimbursement Question

    Scranton Work Injury- Workers Compensation- Reimbursement Question
    In Dept. Of Labor & Industry v. WCAB (Crawford & Co.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the insurance carrier for an injured worker was entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund relative to medical…
  • Jul 26

    DLP Gas Drilling Accident Team Continues to Represent the Seriously Injured

    DLP Gas Drilling Accident Team Continues to Represent the Seriously Injured
    Over the past several years the Natural Gas Drilling Litigation Team at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP has handled serious and complex accident cases throughout the Marcellus shale Region especially in Susquehanna, Bradford, Wyoming, Tioga and…
Rank this Week: 2866

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/
  • Jul 29

    Court Says Unilateral Stoppage of PA Workers’ Comp Benefits Permitted

    Court Says Unilateral Stoppage of PA Workers’ Comp Benefits Permitted
    As a general rule, once workers’ compensation benefits are awarded to an injured worker in Pennsylvania, the insurance carrier cannot stop paying those benefits without permission from either the injured worker (signing a document such…
  • Jul 20

    Statutory Interest in PA Workers’ Comp is Simple, not Compound

    Statutory Interest in PA Workers’ Comp is Simple, not Compound
    Sometimes the issue is a workers’ compensation case in Pennsylvania is a very straightforward one. For example, is interest on past due workers’ compensation benefits in PA to be calculated using simple interest or compound…
  • Jul 15

    PA Workers’ Comp Benefits Properly Awarded for Rescue Effort

    PA Workers’ Comp Benefits Properly Awarded for Rescue Effort
    One of the more common areas of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) seen in appellate cases is the issue of whether an injured worker was in the scope and course of his or her employment at the time of the injury. This is…
Rank this Week: 1373

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

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

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

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

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

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 1339

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Meeting held to discuss motorcycle safety before big rally

    Meeting held to discuss motorcycle safety before big rally
    In Mid-July, more than 100,000 motorcyclists will gather on the banks of Lake Erie for an annual get together called the "ROAR ON THE SHORE." The event promises to hold a weekend's worth of fun. But overshadowing the gathering…
  • Jul 21

    What are some of laws Pennsylvania boaters must follow?

    What are some of laws Pennsylvania boaters must follow?
    With summer beginning, many of Erie's residents will likely be heading out to have some fun on the lake. Spending a day out on the water can be relaxing and exciting. But it is of paramount importance that all boaters...
  • Jul 15

    Nursing homes must take careful precautions to protect resident

    Nursing homes must take careful precautions to protect resident
    At some point, you may have to have an older relative placed in the care of a nursing home. When you do, you hope the facility is capable of providing a premium level of care. Nursing homes are tasked with...
Rank this Week: 3214

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Jul 28

    Truck Accidents Can Result in Serious Injurie

    Truck Accidents Can Result in Serious Injurie
    Truck accidents often can result in serious or even fatal injuries. An example of such an accident is one that many people read about last summer: the accident where a Wal-Mart truck and a limo van collided. The accident severely injured…
  • Jul 20

    What Should You Do If You’ve Been Injured At a Grocery Store?

    What Should You Do If You’ve Been Injured At a Grocery Store?
    Grocery stores and other large retailers generally have plans, policies and procedures designed to keep their customers safe. Unfortunately, far too often store employees either do not know or do not follow corporate safety policies. This is…
  • Jul 17

    Stark & Stark Attorney, Bruce H. Stern, Announced as Treasurer for the American Association for Justice

    Stark &amp; Stark Attorney, Bruce H. Stern, Announced as Treasurer for the American Association for Justice
    Bruce H. Stern, Shareholder attorney at Stark & Stark, was recently sworn in as the Treasurer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Bruce has been a member of the AAJ since 2004, and continues to serve on several of their…
Rank this Week: 3570

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5083

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. By Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C.

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2045

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3650

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 820

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    The ADA is only 25!?

    The ADA is only 25!?
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 25th birthday. The EEOC commemorated the milestone with a special ADA 25 page.I can't believe it's only 25! That means it was enacted in 1990, the summer between 8th and 9th…
  • Jul 27

    6th Cir.: No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in "Pocket-Dial"

    6th Cir.: No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in "Pocket-Dial"
    Finally, a court weighs in on the all-important issue of privacy expectations in butt-dials! Okay, technically, I think this was a breast-pocket-dial, but that's close enough, right? Here's the Sixth Circuit's opinion in Huff v. Spaw.The…
  • Jul 20

    4th Cir. uses "hybrid" test for Title VII joint employer liability

    4th Cir. uses "hybrid" test for Title VII joint employer liability
    Meet Brenda - she was hired by a staffing agency to do work for a car parts manufacturer. Brenda now claims that she is getting harassed at work (the phrase "big old ass(es)" came up a few times), so she files a Title VII lawsuit. Of course,…
Rank this Week: 4225

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/
  • Jul 24

    Which children qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

    Which children qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
    We have previously discussed how Social Security Administration programs can benefit children. One of the programs that can help some children is the Supplemental Security Income program. This program is meant to help people who meet certain…
  • Jul 22

    Should I settle my workers' comp claim? How do I settle?

    Should I settle my workers' comp claim? How do I settle?
    As a leading workers' compensation firm in Pennsylvania, we receive a wide range of questions related to workers' comp settlements. Why are there so many questions about settlements? The answer: people ask questions about workers' comp…
  • Jul 20

    I'm an independent contractor, can I file a Workers' Compensation claim?

    I'm an independent contractor, can I file a Workers' Compensation claim?
    If you've been hurt in the workplace and told that you cannot get workers' compensation benefits because you are an independent contractor, there is an important question you must ask: "Am I actually an independent contractor?"...
Rank this Week: 727

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles After A Jeep Was Hacked.

    Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles After A Jeep Was Hacked.
    Imagine driving down the highway when all of sudden you have no control over your car. Someone, possibly thousands of miles away, is now in control of the entire car; the steering, the brakes, the audio, the locks; everything. That’s…
  • Jul 9

    Does Your Car Have A Smart Dash Display?

    Does Your Car Have A Smart Dash Display?
    If you have a car that has been made in the last few years, chances are you have some type of smart display on your dashboard. These displays can link to your phone, control functions in your car, and have many uses that many drivers find…
  • Jun 18

    Unnecessary Surgeries Being Performed For Money

    Unnecessary Surgeries Being Performed For Money
    Every day, people are undergoing all types of procedures that are performed by surgeons. All patients who are undergoing these surgeries expect the best and safest treatment possible. Most patients trust their surgeons with their lives when…
Rank this Week: 1502

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?
    Women who are contemplating IVF, ZIFT, surrogacy and other alternative reproductive techniques (ART), and their parenting partners, should seriously contemplate their need for a pre- or post-nuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement,…
  • Jul 20

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure
    There is often suspicion when a business that would be marital property fails shortly after marital separation, particularly if the owner spouse subsequently starts a new business.  This is the situation that the Superior Court addressed…
  • Jul 15

    Same-Sex Couples Need Prenups before Marriage

    Same-Sex Couples Need Prenups before Marriage
    Same-sex couples who are getting married after spending many years in committed relationships may need prenuptial agreements even more than new couples who are just starting out.  That’s the conclusion I’ve reached…
Rank this Week: 1148

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Will Bankruptcy Stop Wage Garnishments?

    Will Bankruptcy Stop Wage Garnishments?
    Is somebody, such as a creditor, garnishing your wages? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to watch this happen. By filing for bankruptcy, you may be able to stop the garnishment. Better yet, there is a chance you could recover some of…
  • Jul 21

    Reasons to Choose Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Reasons to Choose Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    When a person begins to consider bankruptcy, they often spend most their time and energy on Chapter 7. They are familiar with the benefits, including the ability to have some or all of their debt discharged. But did you know there are quite a…
  • Jul 16

    Bankruptcy and your Future: Answer these Question

    Bankruptcy and your Future: Answer these Question
    Now may be the best time for you to file for bankruptcy. But before you decide to move forward, it would be in your best interest to learn more about the pros and cons, as well as the impact it will have on your future. You don’t want…
Rank this Week: 2469

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
Rank this Week: 1968

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 19

    Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Return

    Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Return
    Have you failed to file your retirement plan reporting form for your retirement plan? If you have failed to do so, the Internal Revenue Service on July 14, 2015 provides eligible small businesses a low-cost penalty relief program enabling…
  • Jul 9

    Philadelphia Use & Occupancy Tax Rate Change Effective July 1, 2015

    Philadelphia Use &amp; Occupancy Tax Rate Change Effective July 1, 2015
    Philadelphia has just increased its Use and Occupancy Tax as of July 1, 2015. The new Use & Occupancy Tax rate will be 1.21%. This is an increase from the prior rate of 1.13%. This new rate will be effective … Continue reading…
  • Jun 30

    The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2015.

    The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2015.
    Philadelphia business owners and those that withhold taxes on employees that live in Philadelphia should take notice that the City of Philadelphia has reduced the City Wage Tax rate effective July 1, 2015. • The new Wage Tax rate for…
Rank this Week: 3508

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Don’t Count Your Chickens: Why Mediation Agreements May Not Be Binding

    Don’t Count Your Chickens: Why Mediation Agreements May Not Be Binding
    In the state of New Jersey, the Court can order parties to attend mediation any time after the filing of the Divorce Complaint. Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to “talk it out” with the help of a neutral third party.…
  • Jul 15

    Child Support Modification: Does it really pay off?

    Child Support Modification: Does it really pay off?
    In the State of New Jersey, children are presumed to be emancipated when they reach the age of eighteen. When a child turns eighteen, an obligated parent can petition the Court for a modification of child support, to reflect the fact that the…
  • Jul 7

    Texting Wars: Frustration or Domestic Violence?

    Texting Wars: Frustration or Domestic Violence?
    Warning: couples tend to engage in texting “wars.” Separation, especially when coupled with divorce or custody litigation, often brings out the worst in people, and it is normal to become angry or frustrated with the other party.…
Rank this Week: 3363

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers employment and labor law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1499

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
Rank this Week: 1858

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce
    Misunderstanding the type of retirement plan to be divided in a divorce is one of the most common mistakes in divorce settlement agreements and even final judgments, since often times attorneys prepare the final judgment which the judge…
  • Jul 8

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.
    Jul 7, 2015 By Erin Danly Although the “half of all marriages end in divorce” claim has been debunked, it’s still a commonly cited statistic. But what are the real divorce stats? Check them out below. (Note that most of the…
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
Rank this Week: 3748

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    How is Bail Set in Pennsylvania?

    How is Bail Set in Pennsylvania?
    Most suspects who are brought into custody are eligible to be released on bail while awaiting trial.  However, bail is not the same for everyone who is taken into custody.  In this article, our criminal defense lawyers will explain…
  • Jul 9

    Does Pennsylvania Have Concealed Carry Reciprocity?

    Does Pennsylvania Have Concealed Carry Reciprocity?
    In 2013, 27-year-old Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was pulled over for a routine traffic stop while driving through New Jersey.  Wanting to be compliant, Allen indicated that she had a .380 caliber handgun in her purse.  Allen…
  • Jul 6

    Reasons Why Criminal Charges Would Be Dropped

    Reasons Why Criminal Charges Would Be Dropped
    If criminal charges have been filed against you or one of your loved ones, try not to panic.  Many cases never make it to trial, and depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible that the charges will be dropped.…
Rank this Week: 1681

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Jul 5

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?
    Imagine that your husband recently suffered a stroke. After a stay in the hospital, he now resides in a nursing home. His doctor tells you your husband will not likely improve and will need to stay at the home indefinitely. You worry how you…
  • Jun 24

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration
    You may have noticed legal notices in the newspaper, mixed in with the classified ads, as you turned pages looking for the comics. If you look closely, you will often see advertisements announcing that the Register of Wills has opened an…
  • Jun 22

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid
    According to USA Today, about two-thirds of nursing home residents spend down to qualify for Medicaid. Many of them could spend down less, and save more in assets, if they would do just one thing differently. To understand my point, you need…
Rank this Week: 2751

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Covers matrimonial, custody, child support and other family law issues By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?
    The answer to this question is:  Maybe.   The violation of a PFA involves a criminal proceeding called an “indirect criminal contempt” proceeding, or ICC.  The burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable…
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
Rank this Week: 4064

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade
    Visitors to the blog are well aware of our concern with (supposedly) durable acrylic deck stains marketed by Rust-Oleum, Olympic and Behr. The story goes that instead of having to re-stain your deck every year in order to preserve your wood,…
  • Jun 10

    Flushable Wipes Anything But

    Flushable Wipes Anything But
    The moist wipe industry is big business in United States.  In 2012, flushable wipes accounted for about 14 percent of the $4 billion wet wipes market. Almost any manufacturer in the toilet paper game makes a “flushable”…
  • Apr 7

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month
    Staining your deck is a tough task. As anyone who’s done it knows (this author included), staining is time-consuming, expensive and difficult. You have to wash and clean your deck, make sure the weather will hold for days, and then…
Rank this Week: 1787

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Collecting Royalties After Your Patent Has Expired

    Collecting Royalties After Your Patent Has Expired
    ‘Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead!’* At least insofar as patent licensing goes.  On June 22 the Supreme Court decided yet another patent case – this one relating to patent royalties after the patent…
  • Jun 30

    Taylor Swift versus Apple versus Photographer

    Taylor Swift versus Apple versus Photographer
    On the subject of interesting IP spats, here’s one that’s worth smiling (or frowning) over. You may know that Taylor Swift recently complained in an open letter to Apple about its using musicians’ work without compensation…
  • Jun 30

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: Back in April 2013, you wrote about how Richard Prince drew a few electric guitars and naughty bits on photos taken by photographer Patrick Cariou, and then sold them to Beyoncé, Giselle, and other…
Rank this Week: 4574

Pittsburgh Business Litigation…

Pittsburgh Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Betts Law Office LLC.

http://www.pittsburghbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 869