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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/
  • Feb 26

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit
    I have been following this protracted saga for some time and there is another chapter now being written.  The law firm of Skadden Arps is being sued in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action by lawyers claiming they were not doing…
  • Feb 26

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation
    On Friday, February 20, 2015, a federal judge issued an unusual order in Fujiwara, et al. v. Sushi Yasuda, LTD, et al, 12-cv-8742(WHP) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2015).  After receiving an anonymous letter in an FLSA lawsuit, United States…
  • Feb 24

    When Do Bonuses Get Included In Non-Exempts’ Regular Rate for OT Calculations?

    When Do Bonuses Get Included In Non-Exempts’ Regular Rate for OT Calculations?
    A little known aspect of the FLSA is the need for an employer to include non-discretionary bonuses when calculating the regular rate for purposes of overtime calculation.  In a collective action, the employees of Publix Super Markets…
Rank this Week: 205

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 215

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 703

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/
  • Feb 26

    Low Energy Prices Take Toll on Chesapeake

    Low Energy Prices Take Toll on Chesapeake
    Oil prices continue to sink on the international market.  Natural gas prices, spurred downward by the boom in fracking and production , continue to slug along at very low levels. These almost record level low energy prices are taking…
  • Feb 26

    Statute of Limitations in a Minor’s Case

    Statute of Limitations in a Minor’s Case
    Pedro could barely remember the auto accident he was in when he was a small child. Pedro and his family were in their van when they were rear-ended by a drunk driver. Pedro recalls being in the hospital for several weeks, but little…
  • Feb 23

    Facial Scarring in a Pa. Workers Comp Case

    Facial Scarring in a Pa. Workers Comp Case
    If you suffer a work injury in Pennsylvania that results in scarring or disfigurement of the head, face or neck, you may be entitled to payment of monetary benefits. The scarring must be serious, permanent, unsightly, and not…
Rank this Week: 864

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Feb 26

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals on HeinOnline
    Check out the new ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals on HeinOnline! This collection features over 90 ABA periodical titles, including 44 titles previously only available to ABA section members. Select titles are available as full color…
  • Feb 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New! The Law of Lawyering, Fourth Edition

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New! The Law of Lawyering, Fourth Edition
    Curious about the revisions and updated changes made in December’s release of the The Law of Lawyering, 4th ed.? The greatly expanded two-volume fourth edition of The Law of Lawyering is available on the Loislaw Treatise Library, a…
  • Feb 12

    Model Real Estate Forms in PA Legal Forms Database

    Model Real Estate Forms in PA Legal Forms Database
    Are you handling a real estate matter for a client and don’t want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to drafting a document? Start your search in the real estate materials in the PA Legal Forms database, which members of Jenkins can…
Rank this Week: 339

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
  • Feb 25

    FMCSA Commercial Truck Inspection Rules for Carrier

    FMCSA Commercial Truck Inspection Rules for Carrier
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the regulatory body in charge of setting forth and enforcing safety regulations for commercial trucks on U.S. highways. The agency provides specific commercial truck inspection rules…
  • Feb 24

    What if I suffered head injuries while wearing a non-DOT motorcycle helmet? Do I still have a claim?

    What if I suffered head injuries while wearing a non-DOT motorcycle helmet? Do I still have a claim?
    When riders suffer head injuries in accidents, they can still file a claim if they were wearing non-DOT motorcycle helmets – but their settlement may be reduced because they might be considered partially liable for their injuries.The…
  • Feb 23

    What is accessory coverage for motorcycles?

    What is accessory coverage for motorcycles?
    Motorcycle accessories are those components that are added onto the bike after the vehicle has left the factory floor, any motorcyclist who has installed custom parts on his motorcycle should consider purchasing accessories insurance that can…
Rank this Week: 565

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/
  • Feb 23

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself
    Every day, manicurists, pedicurists and other salon professionals are exposed to a variety of dangerous - yet often overlooked - workplace hazards. Some of these hazards pose an immediate risk, while other can cause long-term damage that…
  • Feb 18

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know
    Now that winter has returned in full force and Pennsylvania - along with much of the East Coast - is experiencing a seemingly non-stop series of storms, we felt it was time to revisit the important topic of winter workplace...
  • Feb 9

    Need Information About Workers' Comp in Pennsylvania? This List is Perfect For You.

    Need Information About Workers' Comp in Pennsylvania? This List is Perfect For You.
    At Martin Law, we offer a wide range of resources to those with questions about workers' compensation. This includes free consultations, where you can receive answers directly from experienced workers' comp attorneys. If you would like to get…
Rank this Week: 562

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

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

    Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?

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

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

    Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation
    According to a NBC news article, a standard flat tire appears to have been the cause of a chain reaction that resulted in four trucks and their passengers being seriously harmed in early August in Philadelphia. The driver of a pickup truck…
Rank this Week: 516

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 461

Swartz Campbell Professional…

Swartz Campbell Professional Liability Blog

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

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

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

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

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

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

    Judge Nocella

    Judge Nocella
    In a predictable move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Nocella.  We had recently written about the disciplinary charges against him. -Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire
Rank this Week: 424

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: 4227

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Mar 1

    (Video) NLRA and Social Media

    (Video) NLRA and Social Media
    A brief introduction to the NLRA, Protected Concerted Activity, and Social Media: NLRA and Social Media from Philip Miles on Vimeo.
  • Feb 26

    Is Non-Pregnancy a BFOQ for Exotic Dancers?

    Is Non-Pregnancy a BFOQ for Exotic Dancers?
    Well, here's a sentence I never thought I'd read in a court opinion: "[T]here is a genuine issue of fact as to whether a dancer's pregnancy-status is sufficiently related to her sex appeal." Berry v. Great Am. Dream Inc., No.…
  • Feb 24

    New DOL Regs for Same-Sex "Spouse" Under FMLA

    New DOL Regs for Same-Sex "Spouse" Under FMLA
    Tomorrow, the Department of Labor will publish a Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA (including links to additional information). Per the DOL, the "major features" are:The Department has moved from…
Rank this Week: 4263

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Feb 27

    Guilty By Affiliation

    Guilty By Affiliation
    Recently, Maria Panichelli was interviewed by Raymond Thibodeaux from AOC Key Solutions for a podcast entitled “Guilty by Affiliation.”  During this podcast, Maria and Ray spoke about a variety of affiliation-related issues.…
  • Feb 20

    The 4th Circuit Expands Liability Under the False Claims Act

    The 4th Circuit Expands Liability Under the False Claims Act
    On January 8, 2015 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Triple Canopy, which broadened the reach of the False Claims Act (FCA) by embracing the theory of implied certification. While it is too…
  • Feb 16

    SBA Proposes Sweeping Changes to Small Business Affiliation Rule

    SBA Proposes Sweeping Changes to Small Business Affiliation Rule
    The SBA is on a roll!  It seems that ringing in the new year has invigorated the agency, prompting it to act on the various outstanding directives set forth in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013…
Rank this Week: 1283

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/
  • Feb 27

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact
    You may have read our blog posts about Death in the Digital Age and Emailing after Death.  Facebook has certainly established a reputation for making changes, sometimes in response to user concerns.  This issue is no exception and…
  • Feb 25

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?
    I’ve gotten a number of inquiries from clients recently about whether the law has changed allowing them to deliver alcohol to customers if they hold a valid liquor license.  This topic originated through a legal opinion issued by…
  • Feb 23

    Contract Basics: Lessons from my High School Journalism Cla

    Contract Basics: Lessons from my High School Journalism Cla
    Working primarily with business owners, I draft and review countless contracts,  Every contract is unique and I enjoy the challenge and process involved in gathering the proper information relevant to each situation.  It occurred to…
Rank this Week: 4574

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Feb 27

    Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update

    Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update
    In 2014, the Camden County Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee presented a seminar on the topic of commuting injuries in workers’ compensation cases.  As co-chair of this committee, I was one of the…
  • Feb 26

    Hurt at Work? Be Careful What You Post Online

    Hurt at Work? Be Careful What You Post Online
    If you have been injured at work and suffered a permanent injury, what you put on the internet can hurt your attempts to obtain medical treatment, out of work benefits, and even a settlement for your injuries. Insurance carriers are using the…
  • Feb 23

    Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury

    Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury
    A recent article in Insurance Journal lists the top 10 causes of workplace injuries based on 2012 Liberty Mutual claims data for injuries lasting six or more days. The ranking is based on total workers’ compensation costs but it is…
Rank this Week: 4898

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/
  • Feb 27

    Ditch those inflexible leave policies, would you already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC

    Ditch those inflexible leave policies, would you already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC
    Yesterday, with my good buddies Casey Sipe and Jessica Miller-Merrell from Blogging4Jobs.com, I presented a webinar on the interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act, state workers’ compensation laws, and the Americans…
  • Feb 26

    When should you ask your job applicants about their religious beliefs?

    When should you ask your job applicants about their religious beliefs?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. In Abercrombie, the company did not hire a woman who wore a headscarf at her interview, because she did not conform to the…
  • Feb 25

    The pharmacist who refused to give flu shots lost his age discrimination claim

    The pharmacist who refused to give flu shots lost his age discrimination claim
    In a world, where an employee cannot prove age discrimination after getting fired for playing golf during his medical leave, comes the story of a pharmacist *** dramatic pause *** who wouldn’t give flu shots. While we…
Rank this Week: 3874

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3956

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    GM Faulty Ignition Switch Now Responsible For 57 Death

    GM Faulty Ignition Switch Now Responsible For 57 Death
    The faulty ignition switches in GM vehicles that were recalled last year has so far been the cause of 57 deaths in the U.S. GM, based in Detroit, admitted to knowing about the fault in their ignition switches for years, but only recalled the…
  • Feb 13

    Deep Freezing Temperatures Lead To Injurie

    Deep Freezing Temperatures Lead To Injurie
    With the temperatures dropping and some places having wind chills well below freezing, you need to be careful. A blizzard is going to hit much of the northeast of the U.S. including PA. We may not see too much snow from the storm, but there…
  • Feb 5

    Jeep recalls 230,000 Grand Cherokees.

    Jeep recalls 230,000 Grand Cherokees.
    A recent software problem has come to light that has brought Jeep, owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, to recall almost a quarter of a million Grand Cherokees. The issue could cause the airbags to deploy in the car when there hasn’t…
Rank this Week: 2057

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
  • Feb 26

    Reminder: TCPA Webinar: Today, 12 – 1 p.m. (EST) — Sign Up Now

    Reminder: TCPA Webinar: Today, 12 – 1 p.m. (EST) — Sign Up Now
    Just a reminder that there’s still time to register for today’s webinar, “Telephone Consumer Protection Act Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2015.” As many of you are likely aware, the TCPA restricts telephone…
  • Feb 17

    Second Circuit Says Comcast Does Not Bar Class Certification When Damages Require Individual Proof

    Second Circuit Says Comcast Does Not Bar Class Certification When Damages Require Individual Proof
    Last week the Second Circuit joined a number of other circuits in ruling that the Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. ___, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), does not require plaintiffs seeking class certification under…
  • Feb 11

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh in on Ascertainability in TCPA Cases?

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh in on Ascertainability in TCPA Cases?
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jennifer E. Canfield, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and a member of its Class Action Defense practice group. Her practice focuses on defense of consumer class…
Rank this Week: 1915

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    Courts have significant authority to deviate from support guideline

    Courts have significant authority to deviate from support guideline
    In Pennsylvania, we have child support guidelines that essentially operate as a formula in order to determine how much child support should be paid.  The formula takes into account how much income each party earns and how many children…
  • Feb 22

    Tips for Fighting Fair

    Tips for Fighting Fair
    It is going to happen - you are going to fight with your ex-spouse or child’s other parent.  This article was written as tips for partners in an intact relationship, but they are equally relevant (perhaps with a few adjustments) to…
  • Feb 18

    Is the relocation statute triggered when only the children are relocating?

    Is the relocation statute triggered when only the children are relocating?
    In a recent, non-precedential (which means that it is not binding law for other courts) Pennsylvania case, D.K. v. S.P.K., the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held that the notice provisions of Pennsylvania’s relocation statute are not…
Rank this Week: 1845

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/
  • Feb 25

    Simple steps can help you stay safe around truck

    Simple steps can help you stay safe around truck
    Pennsylvania drivers are likely familiar with the potential hazards they face when sharing the road with tractor-trailers. Recently on this blog, we covered some of the more common causes of truck accidents. In this post, we will discuss some…
  • Feb 20

    What are the motorcycle helmet requirements in Pennsylvania?

    What are the motorcycle helmet requirements in Pennsylvania?
    There is no shortage of opinions among motorcyclists regarding the wearing of helmets. Some may feel that helmets inhibit the experience of being out on the open road. Others might believe that the head protection that helmets provide during…
  • Feb 18

    Digital medical records offer benefits and problem

    Digital medical records offer benefits and problem
    One important area in the medical field is that of digital records management. Ideally, the more information that is readily available to doctors, the better. It would seem that if doctors and other care providers had access to a patient?s...
Rank this Week: 3572

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

Provides legal and financial information for Pennsylvania physicians. By Dennis Hursh.

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    I've Moved my Stuff

    I've Moved my Stuff
    Come see my new website and blog for more information on physician contracts and physician prosperity in general.
  • Jan 26

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
  • May 9

    My new book

    My new book
    It seems like I've been waiting for years, but my book, The Final Hurdle - A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement is finally out!
Rank this Week: 3216

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/
  • Feb 25

    Zofran Lawsuit for Cleft Lip and Palate Birth Defect

    Zofran Lawsuit for Cleft Lip and Palate Birth Defect
    Young adults born with cleft lip or cleft palate birth defects may be able to seek justice by filing a Zofran lawsuit. GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) anti-nausea drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 to…
  • Feb 24

    Preventing Medical Misdiagnosi

    Preventing Medical Misdiagnosi
    The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Anapol Schwartz have seen firsthand the devastating effects of a medical misdiagnosis. Failure to diagnose serious conditions such as cancer, pneumonia or meningitis can be result in a death…
  • Feb 23

    Paralympic Champion Supports Meningitis Vaccine

    Paralympic Champion Supports Meningitis Vaccine
    Amy Purdy, a paralympic snowboarding champion and Dancing with the Stars season 18 runner-up, recently spoke with NPR about her new book On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life and about her role in preventing…
Rank this Week: 4055

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/
  • Feb 25

    WCJ Not Free to Reject Opinion of IRE Doctor in PA Workers’ Comp

    WCJ Not Free to Reject Opinion of IRE Doctor in PA Workers’ Comp
    We have addressed the topic of Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs) many times in this blog; in addition, we have recently created a page on our website explaining the IRE process in greater detail. As we have seen, both the Pennsylvania…
  • Feb 19

    Pennsylvania has New Rules for Practice and Procedure in Workers’ Compensation Matter

    Pennsylvania has New Rules for Practice and Procedure in Workers’ Compensation Matter
    Recently, we attended a seminar to be briefed on changes in the rules, formally known as the Special Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure before Workers’ Compensation Judges or the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board…
  • Feb 10

    Court Says Ongoing Wage Loss of Injured Worker Not Related to Work Injury

    Court Says Ongoing Wage Loss of Injured Worker Not Related to Work Injury
    When an employee in Pennsylvania suffers a work injury, he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as long as the wages of the injured worker are reduced due to the effects of the work injury. That certainly sounds like a…
Rank this Week: 1574

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 4940

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 9

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning and Your Online Account

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning and Your Online Account
    A recent article in Philly.com discussed the importance of Facebook and social media as part of an estate plan, specifically login information. In addition to social media accounts, you should also include banking and financial information.…
  • Jan 8

    Big Changes to the Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Laws in 2015

    Big Changes to the Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Laws in 2015
    On January 1, 2015, significant revisions and amendments made to the laws surrounding Pennsylvania power of attorney laws became effective. House Bill 1429 revises and amends 20 Pa.C.S. 5601 et al. (the law which governs powers of attorney…
Rank this Week: 2790

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Your Bankruptcy Attorney can do things you aren’t Expecting

    Your Bankruptcy Attorney can do things you aren’t Expecting
    Over the years, we have served more than 8,500 clients. During this time, we have found one thing to be true: no two people are in the exact same position. When somebody reaches out to us, or any other bankruptcy attorney, they expect to…
  • Feb 19

    How to Stop Foreclosure for a Better Future

    How to Stop Foreclosure for a Better Future
    Can you imagine what it would feel like to lose your home to foreclosure? Like most, the thought alone is enough to get you upset. Despite the fact that there are some benefits of foreclosure, such as the fact that you no longer have a…
  • Feb 11

    Free Report: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Timeline in Philadelphia

    Free Report: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Timeline in Philadelphia
    Get a better understanding of what goes into filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy in Philadelphia and how the timeline will unfold. The timeline associated with Chapter 13 bankruptcy can and will vary from one state to the next. For this…
Rank this Week: 2179

Pittsburgh Business Litigation…

Pittsburgh Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Betts Law Office LLC.

http://www.pittsburghbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2264

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
Rank this Week: 1914

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/
  • Feb 20

    Cold Injuries On The Job

    Cold Injuries On The Job
    With temperatures well below zero across much of Pennsylvania, most people are staying inside to keep warm and beat the weather. However, for many workers in PA this isn’t possible when they have to work. There are plenty of jobs that…
  • Feb 10

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    On The Run Mart Inc., a convenience store in Mechanicsburg PA, is facing charges for operating almost two years without having any workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The Vice President of the company, Sultan Bhatti,…
  • Feb 6

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million
    The Ashley Furniture Plant in Wisconsin has had over 1000 injuries in the last 3.5 years leading to a heavy investigation by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The investigation has led to the company being fined $1.76…
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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/
  • Feb 20

    Avoiding Tax Scam

    Avoiding Tax Scam
    It’s tax season and the IRS is warning consumers about the many tax scams that are circulating this year. These include bogus emails and threatening phone calls. (See IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts.) Among the currently popular cons:…
  • Feb 13

    Aging and Financial Decision Making - How to Protect Yourself

    Aging and Financial Decision Making - How to Protect Yourself
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  • Feb 12

    Paying a Family Caregiver

    Paying a Family Caregiver
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> [By Attorney Nicholas Lutz] Paying a family member to provide needed care is a way for care recipients to have their needs met by someone they love and trust. But problems can arise…
Rank this Week: 3016

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 19

    Howard Geneslaw and Jason Tuvel to Speak at the 2015 Land Use Update

    Howard Geneslaw and Jason Tuvel to Speak at the 2015 Land Use Update
    Howard D. Geneslaw, a Director in the firm’s Real Property & Environmental Department and Secretary of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, will be participating, as both a moderator and speaker, at the…
  • Feb 3

    Governor Cuomo Proposes Major Changes to State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    Governor Cuomo Proposes Major Changes to State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    In his budget proposal unveiled on January 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo included recommendations that would significantly change the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program… Continue Reading
  • Jan 26

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal
    On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that the sale of a useful chemical did not make the seller an "arranger for disposal" under Superfund, even where seller knew that some of that chemical would be spilled…
Rank this Week: 3575

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 4757

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2437

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: 2041

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/
  • Feb 17

    Pennsylvania Alimony: Adult Children and Minor Grandchildren

    Pennsylvania Alimony: Adult Children and Minor Grandchildren
    According to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in the 2013 case of Donald Wagner, Jr. v. Suzanne E. Wagner, alimony may be awarded by a judge to provide a secondary remedy to either spouse when economic justice and the reasonable economic…
  • Feb 4

    What If Your Equitable Distribution Isn’t So Equal?

    What If Your Equitable Distribution Isn’t So Equal?
    When you go through a divorce, you’ll have to go through the process of determining how your property will be divided with your spouse. Every state handles this process differently, some states do a 50/50 split of marital property while…
  • Jan 20

    Divorce and Child Custody Laws in PA

    Divorce and Child Custody Laws in PA
    In Pennsylvania divorce matters, the husband and wife must not only proceed with obtaining a divorce decree, but before doing so, they must resolve other issues which often include custody of the child or children, the amount of child and/or…
Rank this Week: 2792

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/
  • Feb 16

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    A special needs trust holds assets (usually funds) for the benefit of a disabled person without affecting any public benefits the person may receive, such as SSI or Medicaid. Those assets can then be used for the disabled person’s…
  • Feb 12

    Questions asked & answered at yesterday’s “Estate Planning Essentials” workshop

    Questions asked &amp; answered at yesterday&rsquo;s &ldquo;Estate Planning Essentials&rdquo; workshop
    Can I protect assets for my heirs? How can I avoid court and family disputes? How can I set up a trust? Is it true that “probate” costs a lot? Should I avoid probate? If I have no children or trustworthy people in my life, who can…
  • Feb 2

    What is a geriatric care manager?

    What is a geriatric care manager?
    As our population ages, there are new services available to help families cope and make prudent decisions about an aging loved one. Caring for a senior can rapidly become complex and overwhelming. Having one person manage multiple concerns…
Rank this Week: 3708

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Updated Scale For Nursing Home Rating

    Updated Scale For Nursing Home Rating
    The Centers for Medicare Services are making some changes to the rating scale for nursing homes. Many nursing homes in PA are worried that this may cause their ratings to go down. Currently the rating system for nursing homes is on a 1 to 5…
  • Oct 14

    Nursing Home Chain Settles for $38 Million

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

    A Nurse In Every Nursing Home

    A Nurse In Every Nursing Home
    On July 31st, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois introduced Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act or H.R. 5373. This new bill calls for strict mandates on nursing homes that receive Medicare and/or Medicaid reimbursements. If…
Rank this Week: 4602

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework

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

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?
    Before the chill of last winter’s polar vortex, many in the industry may not have even heard the term uplift payments. If you are still wondering exactly how it works, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has a docket and…
Rank this Week: 4534

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Published by Jason R. Antoine.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!
    This past week my client faced three days in jail and one year license suspension for a first offense DUI charge that occurred on Route 1 in Chester County, PA. My client was traveling on Route 1, observing the speed limit when two…
  • Nov 19

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”
    This case was a huge victory for the Antoine law firm. On Thursday night, November 13th after deliberating several hours, the jury returned a not guilty verdict to the charge of Driving Under the Influence. A conviction would have been a 5th…
  • Oct 27

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court
    In Pennsylvania there are currently mandatory minimum sentence laws that apply to drug dealing cases. Basically, when a defendant is convicted of selling or dealing drugs certain enhancements can give a defendant mandatory time in jail. For…
Rank this Week: 3270

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
Rank this Week: 4638

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Feb 8

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer
    Beginning in 2012, California environmental regulators and others began investigating the grocery store chain Safeway relating to the company’s waste disposal practices. During the investigation, certain documents listing medical and…
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&amp;O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
Rank this Week: 4567

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3770

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/
  • Feb 3

    Eliminating the Collection of Time-barred Debt: Where is the Consumer Protection?

    Eliminating the Collection of Time-barred Debt: Where is the Consumer Protection?
    The frenzy regarding the collection of time-barred debt has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. What is highly touted as consumer protection is in actuality greater consumer harm. Allowing consumers to avoid financial obligations that…
  • Jan 13

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3
    While we all wait anxiously for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens, the debt collection industry has completed its own trilogy.  On Jan. 13, the 6th Circuit in Buchanan v. Northland Group applied the same misguided logic of the…
  • Jan 7

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation
    New York’s Department of Financial Services published regulations on Dec. 3, 2014, which would require debt collectors to make additional disclosures to consumers following initial communications, provide consumers who…
Rank this Week: 1448

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Feb 3

    Chris McCabe Is Running For Judge Of The Philadelphia Courts!

    Chris McCabe Is Running For Judge Of The Philadelphia Courts!
    Dear friends and followers, This post is a bit off-topic, more personal than legal. I am happy to announce that I am a candidate for Judge of the Philadelphia Courts.  There are 12 spots open on the Court of Common Pleas (the local trial…
  • Dec 31

    Commonwealth Court Again Holds That Penalty Award Is Mandatory On Finding Of Bad Faith

    Commonwealth Court Again Holds That Penalty Award Is Mandatory On Finding Of Bad Faith
    In a recent, unpublished opinion, in the case of Klipper Construction Associates, Inc. v. Warwick Township Water and Sewer Authority, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed its recent holding in A. Scott Enterprises, Inc. v.…
  • Nov 14

    Payment Rights, Obligations and Remedies on Pennsylvania Public Works Project

    Payment Rights, Obligations and Remedies on Pennsylvania Public Works Project
    On Thursday, November 6, 2014, I gave a dinner presentation to the Southeast District meeting of the National Utility Contractors Association (Pennsylvania).  The topic was “Payment Rights, Obligations and Remedies on Public Works…
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