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Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Tweets Can Get You Fired

    Tweets Can Get You Fired
    If You Are an Employee At Will, Then You Can Be Fired in Retaliation for Tweeting About Your EmployerThis weekend, I read an excellent article authored by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jane M. Von Bergen, entitled "How Tweeting About Your…
  • Jun 29

    Changes at the Top - Philadelphia Phillies to Introduce Andy MacPhail as New Leader of Operations Today

    Changes at the Top - Philadelphia Phillies to Introduce Andy MacPhail as New Leader of Operations Today
    The Philadelphia Phillies Will Hold a Press Conference Today to Introduce Andy MacPhail's Hiring Into a Role as Team President (?)Let Me Go On the Record -I am NOT a FanAndy MacPhail IN - Ruben Amaro, Jr. OUT (?!) in Phillies Front Office…
  • Jun 29

    Some of the 13 States That Oppose Gay Marriage Refusing to Comply With Recent Supreme Court Ruling

    Some of the 13 States That Oppose Gay Marriage Refusing to Comply With Recent Supreme Court Ruling
    Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi Among Those That Continue to Refuse Same-Sex MarriagesPrior to the Supreme Court ruling holding that denying marriage licenses to gay couples was unconstitutional, there were 13 states that refused to…
Rank this Week: 194

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: 258

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: 4194

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jun 29

    Support H.B. 874: Eliminate Crimes Code Loophole For Union Harassment

    Support H.B. 874: Eliminate Crimes Code Loophole For Union Harassment
    I write to urge you to support House Bill 874.  Pennsylvania’s criminal code currently declares harassment, stalking, and deadly threats to be protected activities when perpetrated by a party engaged in a labor dispute. House Bill…
  • Jun 25

    How An Obscure Ruling Involving the SEC Impacts Construction Contractor

    How An Obscure Ruling Involving the SEC Impacts Construction Contractor
    Recently, a colleague at lunch asked me if I was familiar with a case involving the constitutionality of Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judge proceedings.  (Both the CATO Institute and the Wall Street Journal have…
  • Jun 24

    Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs, Becomes Wall Street Money Pit

    Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs, Becomes Wall Street Money Pit
    New York’s Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian enclave that has hosted Bob Dylan, Arthur Miller and William S. Burroughs over the years, is becoming a money pit for Wall Street. The post Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs,…
Rank this Week: 3755

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 29

    That White Guy Lost . . .

    That White Guy Lost . . .
    Yes, white males are a protected class... I blogged about this a year and a half ago. One of the cases I cited was Burlington v. News Corp. The employee, a white guy, was fired for using the n-word. He filed a race discrimination lawsuit,…
  • Jun 26

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    Yesterday, the EEOC issued an updated version of Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Per the press release, it covers:the PDA's application to current, past, and potential pregnancy; termination or refusal…
  • Jun 23

    $2.25 Million GINA Verdict in the "Case of the Devious Defecator"

    $2.25 Million GINA Verdict in the "Case of the Devious Defecator"
    Yup, you read that right - an actual GINA case! Oh, and a giant verdict number and a bizarre poop reference... I'm just gonna let the judge's order from earlier in the case get you caught up: Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services (Atlanta),…
Rank this Week: 4231

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/
  • Jun 29

    Consumer Financial Services Conference Slated for Nov. 19-20 in Chicago

    Consumer Financial Services Conference Slated for Nov. 19-20 in Chicago
    The Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference organized by The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and co-sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Maurice Wutscher and other law firms, will be held Nov. 19-20, in…
  • Jun 29

    California Appellate Court Holds Tender Not Required for HBOR

    California Appellate Court Holds Tender Not Required for HBOR
    The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second District, recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a complaint alleging a servicer violated California’s Homeowner’s Bill of Rights by proceeding with a…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit Holds Debt Collector Did Not Violate FDCPA By Charging Pre-Judgment Interest

    Ninth Circuit Holds Debt Collector Did Not Violate FDCPA By Charging Pre-Judgment Interest
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a debt collector’s demand seeking 10 percent interest that was not expressly authorized by the debt agreement did not violate the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices…
Rank this Week: 3768

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jun 29

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Senator David Vitter questioned “the adequacy and thoroughness of the CFPB’s analysis of small entity impacts” in connection with its payday…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published notices in today’s Federal Register seeking comments on the following information collections: “Consumer Response Government and Congressional Boarding Forms.”  The…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative
    Barbara S. Mishkin As of today, consumer narratives are publicly available on the CFPB’s consumer complaint database.  In its press release, the CFPB stated that the database now includes “for the first time over 7,700…
Rank this Week: 3553

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/
  • Jun 29

    IRE in PA Workers’ Comp Valid Even if it Fails to Include Entire Injury

    IRE in PA Workers’ Comp Valid Even if it Fails to Include Entire Injury
    One of the big changes to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act in the overhaul of 1996 was the introduction of the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). This has become such a significant part of the Act that our website has an…
  • Jun 24

    Abiding by PA Workers’ Comp Act Not “Willful Misconduct” For Unemployment Compensation

    Abiding by PA Workers’ Comp Act Not “Willful Misconduct” For Unemployment Compensation
    We rarely discuss Pennsylvania appellate cases other than those directly involving workers’ compensation. However, a recent unemployment compensation case touches on the workers’ compensation process, and may be of interest to…
  • Jun 12

    PA Court Addresses Requirement for Automatic Change in IRE Provision

    PA Court Addresses Requirement for Automatic Change in IRE Provision
    An often litigated provision within the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) is the 1996 addition, which provides workers’ comp insurance carriers with an ability to change “total” disability status to that of…
Rank this Week: 880

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jun 29

    Motion to Sever Post-Koken UIM/Bad Faith Claims Denied in Philadelphia County Case

    Motion to Sever Post-Koken UIM/Bad Faith Claims Denied in Philadelphia County Case
    In the case of Kiszlo v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 2355, October Term 2014 (C.P. Phila. Co. March 30, 2015 Rau, J.), the court denied the UIM carrier’s Motion to Sever the UIM and bad faith claims.In her Order, Judge Rau provided…
  • Jun 25

    Trial Court Addresses Questionnaires/Pain Diagrams for IME

    Trial Court Addresses Questionnaires/Pain Diagrams for IME
    The Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas recently addressed the issue of whether a Plaintiff is required to fill out a questionnaire and/or a pain diagram relative to an IME in the case of Maguire v. Liberty Mut. Group, No. 2014-CV-1036…
  • Jun 23

    Scope of Employer's Liability Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policy Narrowed by PA Supreme Court

    Scope of Employer's Liability Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policy Narrowed by PA Supreme Court
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a notable decision in the case of Mutual Benefit Ins. Co. v. Politsopoulos, 60 MAP 2014 (Pa. May 26, 2015) in which the Court essentially eviscerated the scope of the employer's liability…
Rank this Week: 4164

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: 4543

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/
  • Jun 29

    What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.

    What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.
    Ok, presumably, I’m not the only employment lawyer trying to apply the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges to the employer-employee relationship. But, I can guarantee that this will be the best post you read…
  • Jun 26

    Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.
      A friendly reminder that, just because your job description might say what an employee is supposed to do, doesn’t mean that’s what your employee actually does. And, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case, here’s…
  • Jun 25

    How to avoid a colonoscopy gone bad in your workplace

    How to avoid a colonoscopy gone bad in your workplace
    One of my very best readers, a true HR all-star, forwarded to me this article from Tom Jackson at the Washington Post, about a colonoscopy gone wrong. Actually, the procedure was a success. However, the patient hit record on his…
Rank this Week: 3031

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/
  • Jun 28

    DEP Fines, State Budget Talks Highlight Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling New

    DEP Fines, State Budget Talks Highlight Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling New
    As the June 30th deadline for passing a balanced budget approaches in Harrisburg, lawmakers and the Governor’s office are posturing their positions as they head into serious budget discussions.  Highlighting the inevitable fight is…
  • Jun 26

    Injured at Work- Who Can I Sue??

    Injured at Work- Who Can I Sue??
    Question: You’ve been injured on the job. Your employer has acknowledged the claim and has paid your wage loss benefits and is paying for your work related medical expenses. Can you now sue your employer in a civil case seeking…
  • Jun 23

    Work Injury- Workers Compensation Jurisdiction

    Work Injury- Workers Compensation Jurisdiction
    Tony lived in Texas. He was hired by a natural gas extraction company located in Texas. Tony’s job assignment was to work at gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania. When Tony was hired, he signed an employment agreement…
Rank this Week: 2796

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
  • Jun 26

    I was struck by bus while walking. Can I sue the bus company?

    I was struck by bus while walking. Can I sue the bus company?
    Being struck by bus can result in very severe and permanent injuries, ranging from head injuries to broken bones to paralysis. If a bus has struck you while you were walking, we hope that your injuries aren’t that severe.If they are, we…
  • Jun 25

    What are some causes of train accidents?

    What are some causes of train accidents?
    There are dozens of causes of train accidents. From animals on the track to broken rails and malfunctioning signals, train accidents do happen. This is not a claim that the industry wants to announce, however when mass transit accidents…
  • Jun 24

    Liability of Bus Company if Bus Driver Assaulted Passenger

    Liability of Bus Company if Bus Driver Assaulted Passenger
    While it’s rare for a bus driver to assault a passenger, it’s not like it has never happened. Whether the bus driver attempts to remove physically a passenger or merely engages in a physical confrontation, mass transit accidents…
Rank this Week: 674

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/
  • Jun 26

    A Bumpy Ride: Uber Driver Ruled Employee, Not Independent Contractor

    A Bumpy Ride: Uber Driver Ruled Employee, Not Independent Contractor
    The Uber phenomenon has been catching fire over the last few years with many people jumping on it as a means to make a living or extra money.  I have some friends who have signed up to be Uber drivers, just as a means to make some extra…
  • Jun 18

    USDOL To Issue Official Independent Contractor Guidance in Administrator Interpretation

    USDOL To Issue Official Independent Contractor Guidance in Administrator Interpretation
    I have recently blogged about new exemption regulations being proposed.  Well, that is not the only regulatory initiative coming down the pike.  The USDOL is about to release guidance on the very confusing and thorny issue of when…
  • Jun 10

    USDOL Revisions to White Collar Rules Will Issue This Month: Lots of Changes Ahead

    USDOL Revisions to White Collar Rules Will Issue This Month: Lots of Changes Ahead
    I have blogged before on the “eagerly” anticipated DOL revisions to the white collar exemption regulations.  This initiative is designed to narrow the white collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act and would make…
Rank this Week: 1304

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jun 25

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator
    There are several ways to find official biographical information about members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  Below are different sources that contain biographical information.  These sources include photos, when available,…
  • Jun 23

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!
    On August 31st, Westlaw Classic will be permanently retired in favor of the new(ish), updated and streamlined interface of WestlawNext. Thomson Reuters made it official last September, but the retirement of Westlaw Classic had long been…
  • Jun 17

    Enjoy Jenkins' Leisure Reading Collection This Summer

    Enjoy Jenkins' Leisure Reading Collection This Summer
    As you're taking time to relax this summer, enjoy popular legal fiction from our Leisure Reading Collection! This collection includes works from Robin Cook, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ken Follett, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Lisa…
Rank this Week: 4458

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
  • Jun 25

    Don’t Text with an Informant and iPads are Not Phone

    Don’t Text with an Informant and iPads are Not Phone
    While Dora the Explorer’s cousin, Diego, may proudly proclaim that “helping out each other is good for everyone,” apparently defendant Curtis Diego’s “friend,” Gary Still, had no such interest. Mr. Still,…
  • Jun 4

    Elonis v. United States: The Supreme Court Weighs In On Rap Lyrics, True Threats, and Criminal Intent

    Elonis v. United States: The Supreme Court Weighs In On Rap Lyrics, True Threats, and Criminal Intent
    Shortly after his wife decided to leave him, 28-year-old Anthony Elonis, under the pseudonym “Tone Dougie,” began posting “self-styled ‘rap’ lyrics” on Facebook that contained “graphically violent…
  • May 29

    Former Speaker Hastert Indicted: Structuring a Costly Cover-Up

    Former Speaker Hastert Indicted: Structuring a Costly Cover-Up
    Yesterday, the Department of Justice charged former House Speaker Dennis Hastert in an indictment stemming from his alleged agreement to pay an unknown individual $3.5 million “to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct”…
Rank this Week: 1412

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3634

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Jun 25

    Have you Been Denied Veterans Disability Benefits?

    Have you Been Denied Veterans Disability Benefits?
    As an attorney accredited to prosecute claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs, I want to make you aware that you have the absolute right to retain an attorney to represent you before the Department…
  • Jun 22

    New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Unraveled

    New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Unraveled
    New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits are governed under N.J.S.A. 34:15 et seq. There are three benefits you are entitled to when you get hurt at work in New Jersey: payment of medical bills, payment of temporary disability benefits…
  • Jun 18

    How Do I Appeal the Denial of Military Service Connected Disability Benefits and Do I Need an Attorney?

    How Do I Appeal the Denial of Military Service Connected Disability Benefits and Do I Need an Attorney?
    Veterans service-connected disability benefits are often denied or awarded at the incorrect rating or date of disability. If you find yourself in this position, you have the right to an appeal and you increase your chances of winning if you…
Rank this Week: 3608

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 19

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement
    Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s…
  • Jun 8

    How to divorce a missing spouse

    How to divorce a missing spouse
    Divorce lawyer Jennifer Brandt on how to divorce a missing spouse, including due diligence, publication, even divorce service via Facebook. Source: How to divorce a missing spouse A divorce usually starts with the filing of a divorce…
Rank this Week: 3762

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 19

    3 keys to a great estate plan

    3 keys to a great estate plan
    As an elder law attorney, I see hundreds of estate plans every year. Most are adequate – they cover the minimum requirements and are not so outdated that they no longer make sense. You could easily do that too. For $10, you could buy…
Rank this Week: 2753

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/
  • Jun 23

    Investigations can help get to truth about car accident

    Investigations can help get to truth about car accident
    In the story "A Study in Scarlet," the world famous private detective Sherlock Holmes declares that "there is nothing like firsthand evidence." With this quote, Holmes is telling us that our best chance to discover the…
  • Jun 12

    How do you turn a motorcycle?

    How do you turn a motorcycle?
    As Pennsylvania motorcyclists know, riding a motorcycle requires a very different set of skills from those used when driving a car. Motorcycle accidents can happen very easily and even experienced riders are not immune from taking a serious…
  • Jun 10

    What are the most common fatal construction site accidents?

    What are the most common fatal construction site accidents?
    Pennsylvania construction workers are used to putting in a hard day's work for their employers. Working construction requires skill and stamina. But in addition to the physical demands of the job, workers also face many hazards. Some of these…
Rank this Week: 3212

Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

Covers admiralty & maritime law on the rivers and inland waterways of the United States. y Fred Goldsmith.

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2605

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence
    According to the old saying, “possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Perhaps that’s true in some context, but in a Pennsylvania divorce decision that was recently published by the Superior Court, possession of a marital home…
  • Jun 14

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania might be well-advised to consider the risks associated with various retirement vehicles, as they decide which assets to retain or divide in equitable distribution.  A recent non-precedential decision of…
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
Rank this Week: 1070

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/
Rank this Week: 2383

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

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

    What Bankruptcy Cannot Accomplish

    What Bankruptcy Cannot Accomplish
    Many people consider bankruptcy a “magic pill.” They believe that filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will immediately improve their situation, putting all their financial troubles in the past once and for all There is no denying…
  • Jun 18

    These Three Questions will Help you Better Understand Bankruptcy

    These Three Questions will Help you Better Understand Bankruptcy
    Over the years, we have served more than 8,500 clients, many of whom needed assistance filing for bankruptcy. While this may sound like something you want to do, it is safe to assume that you need to learn more before making a final decision.…
  • Jun 16

    The Basics of a Bankruptcy Consultation

    The Basics of a Bankruptcy Consultation
    It is only natural to be nervous if you contact us for a free bankruptcy consultation. While you are not required to move forward with the process, you are getting closer to making a decision that will impact your finances in many ways. There…
Rank this Week: 1752

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • 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…
  • May 26

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court issued another patent law opinion today; this time focusing on…
Rank this Week: 2998

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code
    There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero. After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders Association to make it…
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
Rank this Week: 495

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • 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…
  • May 20

    Texting & Distracted Pennsylvania Driver

    Texting & Distracted Pennsylvania Driver
    Driving a motor vehicle today can be an interactive experience. There is often a to-go cup of coffee or tea within arm’s reach, maybe even a snack. Audio options abound – satellite, streaming, music, talk shows and talking books.…
  • Dec 8

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014
    Karp & Hart Law Offices is pleased to announce that attorneys Stephen Karp and Peter Hart have both been selected as top lawyers in the areas of personal injury in the August 2014 Main Line Today Magazine which serves Philadephia’s…
Rank this Week: 3933

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 10

    Bus and Tractor Trailer Crash Near Mount Pocono Leaving 3 Dead

    Bus and Tractor Trailer Crash Near Mount Pocono Leaving 3 Dead
    The accident occurred on Wednesday June 3rd 2015 while a charter bus was taking tourists to Niagara Falls. The bus collided with a tractor trailer which ended in 3 people being killed, including the driver. The accident happened around 10 AM…
  • May 20

    1 In Every 7 Cars In The U.S Are Being Recalled

    1 In Every 7 Cars In The U.S Are Being Recalled
    Exploding airbags that can send shrapnel through your body like bullets sounds like something from a James Bond Film, but no this is real life and now about 1 out of every 7 cars in the U.S. are being recalled. Takata airbags, which you may…
Rank this Week: 1675

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and child custody. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
Rank this Week: 1622

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/
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
  • May 29

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order
    I know, I know. I first learned about the value of an estate plan in my second-year trusts and estates class…seven years ago. I’ve been practicing law for almost five years. And despite recommending the importance of estate…
  • May 20

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?
    The answer – it depends. The general rule is that in order to be enforceable, contracts do not have to be in writing unless they are required to be in writing by law. So, what constitutes a contract? The basic elements of a contract…
Rank this Week: 4155

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage
    With the clarification that LGBT couples have the legal right to marry in many states and to have the marriages entered into in other states legally recognized, same sex couples have been marrying. For some couples, the legal recognition of…
  • Jun 5

    Why Wait So Long?

    Why Wait So Long?
    It was reported on People.com that actor Ed Asner has filed for divorce from his wife Cindy although they have been separated for 8 years. The media, presumably People’s readership, and anyone else who is curious, was wondering why he…
  • May 29

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup
    According to this article, as part of her pending divorce action with chef Bobby Flay, actress Jennifer March, intends to challenge the prenuptial agreement which could otherwise limit what either March or Flay would be entitled to receive…
Rank this Week: 3994

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 11

    Social Media Rants: Could Venting Your Frustration Land You In Prison?

    Social Media Rants: Could Venting Your Frustration Land You In Prison?
    Domestic Relations litigation stirs up a lot of feelings: stress, anger, and frustration are among them. Under the pressure of a bitter divorce or contested custody matter, parties may feel the need to vent. The prevalence of social media…
  • Jun 9

    Mental Health as a Factor in Custody Litigation

    Mental Health as a Factor in Custody Litigation
    Custody litigation becomes more complicated when one or both parents experience mental health problems. Unfortunately, according to the National Institute of Mental Health , approximately 28% of Americans suffer from some mental illness,…
  • Jun 3

    How does the court in Pennsylvania assess earning capacity for support?

    How does the court in Pennsylvania assess earning capacity for support?
    Courts in Pennsylvania calculate support based on the payor's actual earnings and earning capacity, if the court believes the payor is not earning up to his potential.  Being assessed a support number based on earning capacity can be…
Rank this Week: 3347

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/
  • Jun 11

    Protecting Both Individuals AND The Environment

    Protecting Both Individuals AND The Environment
    Our clients and many people throughout Pennsylvania know firm founder George Martin as an advocate for injured and disabled individuals, but did you know that he is also an avid environmentalist? Recently, George was honored to be elected…
  • Jun 5

    Industrial Chemical Linked To Parkinson's Disease

    Industrial Chemical Linked To Parkinson's Disease
    This post originally appeared on our blog in November 2012. We are featuring it here as a part of our ongoing look at the dangers of chemical exposure and toxic substances in the workplace. Parkinson's disease may be more common...
  • May 26

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre
    As a part of our ongoing series that looks at the dangers of chemical exposure in the workplace, this post examines how OSHA has handled this important issue. In a previous blog, we examined the fact that OSHA had...
Rank this Week: 397

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 18

    Mazda3 Owners – Clutch Problems, Replacement and Premature Failure Are Not Your Fault

    Mazda3 Owners – Clutch Problems, Replacement and Premature Failure Are Not Your Fault
    Zoom-Zoom. If you’re a Mazda owner, you’ve probably seen the commercials. They’re everywhere. They’re filled with lively music and images of drivers coasting along highways in their sporty, fun and fast Mazda cars.…
Rank this Week: 1882

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: 1409

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: 3157

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/
  • Jun 4

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim
    Two Philadelphia doctors say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not doing enough to protect women against cancer that can spread during a morcellation hysterectomy, CBS News reported. Dr. Amy Reed was diagnosed with cancer in 2013…
  • Jun 3

    Takata Admits Defect after String of Airbag Recall

    Takata Admits Defect after String of Airbag Recall
    Japanese manufacturer Takata Corporation recently admitted that its airbags are defective, NBC 10 News reported. More than 34 million vehicles fitted with Takata airbags have been recalled because the defective canisters can rupture upon…
  • Jun 2

    The Effects of Medication Error

    The Effects of Medication Error
    Doctors are not only responsible for prescribing patients the right medications, but also the right dosage.  Physicians may not be responsible for potential side effects listed on the warning label of a drug, but a doctor may be held…
Rank this Week: 4242

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
  • Jun 4

    The FERC Leads Reliability Technical Conference

    The FERC Leads Reliability Technical Conference
    Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will hold a Technical Conference to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System from 10 a.m. -  4 p.m. The Commission will also accept written comments…
  • May 13

    White House Releases Quadrennial Energy Review

    White House Releases Quadrennial Energy Review
    Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke in Philadelphia to announce the release of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). According to a White House fact sheet, “the QER is envisioned as a focused, actionable document designed …
  • Feb 13

    Smart Grid Dictionary

    Smart Grid Dictionary
    After a brief hiatus, Smart Grid Legal News is back! So many issues and not enough time or space so I thought I would start with the basics. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christine Hertzog, managing director of Smart Grid Library, to…
Rank this Week: 3841

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • May 29

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe
    It is not uncommon, in the litigation of a federal construction claim, for the Government to produce gigabytes of electronic data, amounting to thousands and thousands of documents, in response to a motion for the production of…
  • Apr 27

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety
    In a recent decision issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims, Anthem Builders, Inc. v. United States,  April 6, 2015, WL 1546437, the Court considered a protest involving the proposed use of an individual surety to furnish…
  • Apr 6

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?
    The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner.  However, when your customer is the federal government, there are extra requirements that can either make or break your business.  What…
Rank this Week: 595

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • May 29

    New Patent Legislation Pending 2015

    New Patent Legislation Pending 2015
    “They’re baaack…”* *Heather Michele O’Rourke, ‘Poltergeist II,’ 1986 Congress, that is.  Several patent bills are pending, most of which will make it more risky and expensive to enforce a patent…
  • May 29

    11 Do’s and Don’ts When Posting Images Online

    11 Do’s and Don’ts When Posting Images Online
    There are many misconceptions about posting images on web sites and social media. They range from believing everything online is free-for-the-taking to assuming that if you give attribution of ownership to an image, you’re not…
  • May 29

    John Wayne’s Estate and Duke U. engage in TM Dispute

    John Wayne’s Estate and Duke U. engage in TM Dispute
    Dear Doc:  What’s new in your neck of the woods?  Signed,  Laurent Nom de Plume Dear Monsieur de Plume: It’s been a slow month for copyright law. Trademarks, however, have been a hotbed of ridiculosity. Exhibit One:…
Rank this Week: 4579

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: 1953

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/
  • May 28

    Chemical Exposure At Work

    Chemical Exposure At Work
    A huge part of people’s lives is spent at work. So there is a good chance of being injured at work. To prevent injury, one should follow company policies and OSHA safety standards. They should also wear proper safety gear when required…
  • Apr 9

    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB After a Work Injury

    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB After a Work Injury
    One of the easiest ways to lose your workers’ compensation benefits and any chance of a settlement is for the injured worker to quit their job. Many people do not think this will affect their benefits. Many people who are on light duty…
  • Apr 2

    Springtime Construction Accident

    Springtime Construction Accident
    With the weather warming up many of us know that this means construction season is starting back up. While for a lot of residents across PA this means traffic backups and a lot of loud noise, for some of the hardest working people in our…
Rank this Week: 3980

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • May 28

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax
    As reported in a recent article on syracuse.com,  in a 240 to 179 decision, the House of Representatives voted on April 16, 2015 to repeal the Federal Estate Tax.  While the bill to repeal this tax has passed, President Obama has…
  • Mar 19

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need
    As a follow up to a recent blog regarding how your online accounts are handled upon your death and how you can use your Last Will and Testament to prepare for this, a related topic has been getting attention in the media. Facebook has now…
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
Rank this Week: 1620

Pittsburgh Business Litigation…

Pittsburgh Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Betts Law Office LLC.

http://www.pittsburghbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1847