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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: 201

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 19

    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law - A Loislaw Library on Fastcase

    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law - A Loislaw Library on Fastcase
    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law Library is accessible to Jenkins' members on their desktops through Fastcase.* This handy resource provides case law, summaries, statutes and regulations. Once you have signed into jenkinslaw.org, access Member…
  • Aug 16

    New Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rule

    New Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rule
    The new Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules go into effect on Thursday, September 1. The new rules, as well as the Order and the Committee Report, are available online from the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee. The new rules were…
  • Aug 9

    The Future Is Already Here And The Law Is Figuring Out How To Catch Up With It

    The Future Is Already Here And The Law Is Figuring Out How To Catch Up With It
    In the early aughts we marvelled at the wonders of the Internet age: Free videos. (Look, a kitty pulling down a shower curtain!) Satellite maps. (Hey, the Jones' pool is bigger than ours!) Smartphones. (Cool, Boston Market has an app!) But…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Dec 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 272

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
Rank this Week: 499

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Aug 23

    BREAKING: NLRB "Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA"

    BREAKING: NLRB "Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA"
    Not official use.You could see this coming a mile away; the only question was "when?" Today is the day. The NLRB issued its decision in Columbia University, holding that graduate students at private colleges and universities are employees who…
  • Aug 23

    Fed's transgender initiatives are struggling

    Fed's transgender initiatives are struggling
    Last week, the EEOC lost one of its first transgender discrimination cases. The Eastern District of Michigan dismissed the claims in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. (opinion here).Not official use.The Court noted that the…
  • Aug 11

    What does "solicit" mean in nonsolicitation agreements?

    What does "solicit" mean in nonsolicitation agreements?
    Nonsolicitation clauses are fairly common in restrictive covenants. The contract will say something like, "Upon termination, Employee shall not solicit customers of Employer for a period of two years" (it is also common to forbid solicitation…
Rank this Week: 626

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Eric Purchase & Tim George both Named Super Lawyers®

    Eric Purchase & Tim George both Named Super Lawyers®
    We are pleased to announce that our own Eric Purchase & Tim George have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® for 2016. The annual list is compiled by an independent service using a patented selection process designed to identify…
  • Aug 21

    Tractor trailer carrying cows overturns on Pennsylvania roadway

    Tractor trailer carrying cows overturns on Pennsylvania roadway
    The roads of Pennsylvania have more than their fair share of big rig truck traffic. Virtually anything can be in the trailers being pulled by these vehicles. And if an accident should occur involving a truck carrying a hazardous load,...
  • Aug 16

    Pokémon Go to blame for recent string of accident

    Pokémon Go to blame for recent string of accident
    The new virtual reality game Pokémon Go has become wildly popular with individuals of all ages. The game requires players to hunt for Pokémon using the GPS feature on their phone. Unfortunately, as popular as the game has been, it...
Rank this Week: 688

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 23

    Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Again Reviews Validity of Punitive Damages Claims in Asbestos Litigation

    Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Again Reviews Validity of Punitive Damages Claims in Asbestos Litigation
    In his recent decision in the asbestos litigation case of Horst v. Union Carbide Corp., No. 2015-CV-1903 (C.P. Lacka. Co. July 26, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas reviewed Motions for…
  • Aug 17

    Corrected Link for Gowton v. State Farm

    Corrected Link for Gowton v. State Farm
    Here is a corrected LINK to the Gowton v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, No. 2:15-CV-01164-CB (W.D. Pa. June 29, 2016 Bissoon, J.) bad faith decision referenced on Tort Talk yesterday.I apologize for any confusion caused.
  • Aug 17

    Allegedly Low Settlement Offer, In and Of Itself, Insufficient to Support Bad Faith Claim

    Allegedly Low Settlement Offer, In and Of Itself, Insufficient to Support Bad Faith Claim
    In Gowton v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, No. 2:15-CV-01164-CB (W.D. Pa. June 29, 2016 Bissoon, J.), the court dismissed the Plaintiff's Complaint after finding that the Plaintiff's conclusory allegation that the carrier refused to…
Rank this Week: 670

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 674

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Aug 24

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?
    As in, guaranteed date with a jury. Oh, you thought I was going to tell you how to avoid a retaliation lawsuit? You’re so cute that way. Last Chance! Register here to join me and Cigna’s Robyn Marino, Esq. for…
  • Aug 23

    Don’t miss tomorrow’s free webinar: “How to Navigate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse under the FMLA/ADA”

    Don’t miss tomorrow’s free webinar: “How to Navigate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse under the FMLA/ADA”
    Are you prepared to address drug- and alcohol-related disabilities and leave issues under the FMLA and ADA? At some time in their lives, millions of Americans have abused drugs and alcohol. While many are in recovery, others continue their…
  • Aug 22

    Court says Hobby Lobby decision sometimes greenlights sex discrimination at work

    Court says Hobby Lobby decision sometimes greenlights sex discrimination at work
    I teased it in Friday’s post. Last week, a Michigan federal court held (here) that a workplace dress code that requires one gender to conform to a sex stereotype (e.g., men must wear suits, and women must wear dresses) is…
Rank this Week: 749

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Audit on PA Nursing Homes/PA Dept. of Health

    Audit on PA Nursing Homes/PA Dept. of Health
    A 91-page audit was recently released by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale regarding the need for Pennsylvania’s Department of Health to buckle down on enforcement in nursing homes. The audit, as reported by abc27, involved 13 findings…
  • Jan 30

    PA Deptartment of Health Cracks Down on Nursing Home Penaltie

    PA Deptartment of Health Cracks Down on Nursing Home Penaltie
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has significantly buckled down on its penalty enforcement for nursing home violations over the last year after enduring much criticism. The department released data showing that from July to December of…
  • Nov 24

    New Jersey Nursing Home Under Investigation Amid Reports of Abuse and Cover-up

    New Jersey Nursing Home Under Investigation Amid Reports of Abuse and Cover-up
    New Jersey nursing home, Voorhees Center, is under investigation amid reports of abuse and cover-ups.
Rank this Week: 818

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/
Rank this Week: 937

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 994

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

Covers the happenings in the Securities and Investment Fraud Sector. By Guiliano Law Firm.

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • Jun 10

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer
    andnbsp;Hairdressor, Marcy Salandra went to her stockbrokerandrsquo;s office at Investors Capital Corporation in McMurray Pennsylvania to withdraw money to buy a house. andnbsp;However, instead of meeting her broker Patricia S. Miller, she…
  • Apr 18

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get
    Last year, a Connecticut based hedge fund, Turnberry Capital Management LP, filed a FINRA arbitration securities claim against SunTrust Banks, Inc. to recover $13 million it lost in 2007 by investing in mortgage backed securities. However,…
  • Mar 13

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania
    What does a big firm commercial defense lawyer, a banker, a healthcare lobbyist, a parking authority commissioner and an Allegheny parks commissioner all have in common? andnbsp; Apparently, they are all friends of Pennsylvania Governor Tom…
Rank this Week: 1048

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 24

    Student loan complaint update highlights IDR plan application issue

    Student loan complaint update highlights IDR plan application issue
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman has released a new “Mid-year update on student loan complaints” that highlights issues related to income-driven repayment plan (IDR) application issues. The update…
  • Aug 24

    CFPB to Participate in FTC Workshop on Consumer Disclosure

    CFPB to Participate in FTC Workshop on Consumer Disclosure
    Kim Phan On September 15th, the FTC will hold a workshop to examine the testing and evaluation of disclosures that companies make to consumers about advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information.  The FTC’s workshop…
  • Aug 23

    Trade groups comment on CFPB arbitration proposal

    Trade groups comment on CFPB arbitration proposal
    Alan S. Kaplinsky and Mark J. Levin The American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association and The Financial Services Roundtable (Associations) have filed a joint letter commenting on the CFPB’s proposed rule regulating…
Rank this Week: 1241

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1214

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

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

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    40 secrets only divorce attorneys know

    40 secrets only divorce attorneys know
    The Divorce process is a stressful process that can easily bring out the worst in people. Some people even see divorce as a way to seek revenge on a spouse by seizing money and assets. Although divorce can get you out of an unhappy marriage,…
  • Jul 15

    Rules to make co-parenting after a divorce easier

    Rules to make co-parenting after a divorce easier
    Rules to make co-parenting after a divorce easier    Adjusting to co-parenting after a divorce can be challenging. Your relationship as a couple is over, but you have to find a way to continue your relationship as parents for the…
  • Jun 24

    10 assets you might forget to include in your divorce – AvvoStorie

    10 assets you might forget to include in your divorce – AvvoStorie
    Often the divorcing couple doesn’t remember they have these items, or doesn’t consider them to be assets. When you’re working through your divorce settlement, deciding who gets what, you are likely focusing on major…
Rank this Week: 1262

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 1198

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season
    It’s August, training camps and preseason games are in full swing, and the NFL regular season is right around the corner. In case you missed it on my firm bio, I’m the reigning champion of my fantasy football league. Fantasy…
  • Aug 18

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine
    When it comes to technology risks, it is easy to be lulled into believing that risks like scamming and hacking are only targeted at the largest of business enterprises. While large technology companies like Facebook and Twitter are certainly…
  • Aug 16

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty
    Nearly all home builders and developers give some sort of warranty to their buyers.  Sometimes these warranties are limited and negotiated between the builder and the buyer.  Other builders provide a “standard” ten-year…
Rank this Week: 1374

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Aug 15

    Epidural for Back Pain After a Car Accident: Benefits, Risks & Cost

    Epidural for Back Pain After a Car Accident: Benefits, Risks &amp; Cost
    If you are suffering from debilitating back pain after a car accident, your doctor may have suggested you get an epidural for the pain. As with any medical procedure, an epidural for back pain has benefits, risks, and costs you should know…
  • Jul 29

    Philadelphia's Dangerous Roads Lead to Many Accident

    Philadelphia's Dangerous Roads Lead to Many Accident
    Philadelphia can be a dangerous place to drive. The state highways, local roads, and interstates in and around Philadelphia see a significant number of injury accidents each year. Many of these roads are overcrowded, and ongoing construction…
  • Jul 29

    Winter Driving Safety Tips: Ensuring Your Car is Winter Ready

    Winter Driving Safety Tips: Ensuring Your Car is Winter Ready
    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), more car crashes occurred in January in 2015 than during any other month in the state. One of the reasons for this increase is dangerous winter weather. Preparing your car…
Rank this Week: 1400

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 9

    Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney, Joseph Williams, Addresses Premarital Planning

    Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney, Joseph Williams, Addresses Premarital Planning
    Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC attorneys often provide legal insight on trending news topics in all areas surrounding family law, including prenuptial, postnuptial and settlement agreements. A prenuptial agreement (or premarital…
  • Jul 29

    Who Benefits from a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Who Benefits from a Prenuptial Agreement?
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides that in 2015, there were 72,774 marriages statewide.  During that same year, there were 33,600 divorces and annulments.  These statistics suggest that many, if not thousands, of…
  • Jul 22

    Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Pittsburgh Divorce?

    Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Pittsburgh Divorce?
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 37-47 percent of all U.S. households have a dog and 30-37 percent of households have a cat. Countless more households have one or more beloved pets,…
Rank this Week: 1454

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/
  • Aug 13

    Returning to Work After a Pennsylvania Work Injury

    Returning to Work After a Pennsylvania Work Injury
    Question: I got hurt at work. I worked on the production floor packing equipment for shipment. The workers compensation insurance company sent me a bunch of papers that talked about a low back injury. I am receiving workers comp…
  • Aug 12

    Workers Comp- Review Of Payment Of Medical Bill

    Workers Comp- Review Of Payment Of Medical Bill
    The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has determined that a medical provider’s failure to provide a password to access medical records contained on a CD-ROM amounts to non-compliance with a medical records request and supports a finding…
  • Aug 10

    Getting Fired After Returning to Work

    Getting Fired After Returning to Work
    Question: I was injured at work in 2013. I went back to work in the Spring of 2014 and my weekly workers comp checks stopped.  I got fired last month for “insubordination” because I got into an argument with my…
Rank this Week: 1562

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

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

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

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

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

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

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

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 1563

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: 1479

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal

An online digest of developments in Pennsylvania workers compensation practice and procedure. By Judge Robert Vonada.

http://www.pawcj.com/
  • Mar 10

    Twitter Link

    Twitter Link
    I have not been able to prepare posts to Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal for some time. On Twitter I share updates on all of my interests including, of course, workers' compensation. The link to Twitter is down the page on the…
  • Sep 12

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break
    In Werner v. WCAB (Greenleaf Service Corporation) the decedent had a home office. The claimant surviving spouse found the decedent unresponsive in his home office desk chair. The decedent suffered a massive intracranial hemorrage. The…
  • Aug 29

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.
    In Sauer v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Verizon Pennsylvania, inc.) the Claimant returned to light duty on August 16 and a notification of suspension was issued. On August 17, the Claimant and his union representative were shown…
Rank this Week: 1515

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Providing a Pennsylvania perspective on local and national litigation news. Published by Barley Snyder LLC.

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

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur
    Throughout Pennsylvania, the emergence of brew pubs are making Pennsylvania beer lovers very happy. In many instances, these brew pubs are helping revitalize downtown areas and redevelop older buildings, providing a boost to local…
  • Feb 26

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe
    Employers who have made severance payments to laid off employees may be entitled to refunds of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes remitted in connection with such payments.  According to a ruling from the…
  • Feb 12

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit
    In  Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that early retirees are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, reversing over 30 years of case law on the subject. In this…
Rank this Week: 1628

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issue Important Decision for Homeowners and Contractor

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issue Important Decision for Homeowners and Contractor
    The lack of insurance coverage for a contractor’s faulty workmanship is the bane of both homeowners looking to recover damage for defective work and contractors seeking to defend against such claims.  In many states, like…
  • Aug 2

    NLRB Issues Decision with Significant Impact on Construction Industry

    NLRB Issues Decision with Significant Impact on Construction Industry
    On July 11, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision stating that unions can include both sole employees and joint employees into a single bargaining unit without the consent of both employers.  The case,…
  • May 22

    Indicted Union Representatives Try Again to Revive Enmon

    Indicted Union Representatives Try Again to Revive Enmon
    The Boston Globe reports that the Massachusetts AFL-CIO has filed a friend of the court brief seeking to have the indictment of five members of the Teamsters Union in Boston dismissed.  The Teamsters members are facing federal charges…
Rank this Week: 1943

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: 1863

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Discovery?

    What is Discovery?
            Discovery is a process used in litigation where each side turns over all relevant evidence to the other party.  In divorce cases, the evidence includes documents that relate to the assets, debts and…
  • Aug 3

    Protect Your Online Safety and Security

    Protect Your Online Safety and Security
            If you are involved in domestic relations litigation, it is a good idea to establish a private email address with a new password that the other party would not be able to guess. There have been many cases when…
  • Jul 27

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?
            Most everyone knows that divorce involves dividing assets.  However, along with assets, debts must be divided.  Many couples have credit card debt: either in one party’s name alone or joint credit…
Rank this Week: 1952

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Aug 5

    “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Your (Policy Limits)”

    “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Your (Policy Limits)”
    The struggle to identify appropriate policy limits continues to frustrate many in the market for cyberinsurance.  So does the difficulty involved with comparing premiums across policies offering coverage terms with a lot of…
  • Jul 28

    “Ew All Over Again – The New, New US/EU Data Privacy Deal”

    “Ew All Over Again – The New, New US/EU Data Privacy Deal”
    If you are a United States company that processes or maintains data from individuals living in the European Union, this matters to you.  The US/EU Data Privacy Shield self-certification process goes live on August 1, 2016.  There…
  • Jul 25

    “Don’t Let a Limitation of Liability Provision Jeopardize Cyber Coverage”

    “Don’t Let a Limitation of Liability Provision Jeopardize Cyber Coverage”
    Here is how it is supposed to work.  Something bad happens.  You’re insurance company pays for it.  Then, your carrier sues the bad guy who harmed you.  That’s subrogation. In the data breach context, this…
Rank this Week: 2053

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Aug 5

    Attorney Caraciolo to speak at Cannabis Career Institute Seminar in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Attorney Caraciolo to speak at Cannabis Career Institute Seminar in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C., is thrilled to announce that Attorney Joseph D. Caraciolo will be speaking at the Cannabis Career Institute Seminar on the fundamentals of state law and federal law, answering questions regarding case law,…
  • Aug 5

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declared unconstitutional any state law which prohibited same-sex marriage.   This ruling not only protects a same-sex couple’s right to marry, but also their right…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2018

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: 1733

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/
Rank this Week: 2100

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: 2806

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 12

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?
    Before an inventor will build 10,000 units of a new invention, he or she will first build a prototype – or many prototypes – to make sure that the invention works as it should.  For many inventions, the inventor does not have…
  • Aug 5

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip
    Originating in Twitter as a means of designating keyword search terms, the # (hashtag) has become a ubiquitous symbol of the social media age.  As the political season heats up, tweeting has gone wild with political candidates and their…
  • Jul 29

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’
    Dear Doc: My Mom always taught me to be extra-polite. Growing up in the South, I learned to call my elders “Ma’am” and “Sir”, and always to say “Please” and “Thank you”. I guess that…
Rank this Week: 2726

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. (Nos. 2014-1469 and 2014-1504), the Federal…
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a continuing trend of rejecting bright-line rules and multi-faceted tests created…
Rank this Week: 2850

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/
Rank this Week: 2710

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: 2371

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/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 2194

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: 2694

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: 2849

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania. By Rosenbaum and Associates.

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
  • Jun 17

    The Effects of Sepsis on the Elderly

    The Effects of Sepsis on the Elderly
    The American Thoracic Society met for their annual conference where findings from a recent sepsis study was presented. Sepsis infections also known as blood infections can cause whole body inflammation, organ decay, and in some severe cases…
  • May 20

    Prescription Drug Theft in Nursing Home

    Prescription Drug Theft in Nursing Home
    Often with aging comes the necessary need of daily medications to help control pain, cholesterol, blood pressure, and other ailments. In nursing homes across Pennsylvania and New Jersey strict maintenance and dispensing procedures of patient…
Rank this Week: 2549

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer…

Philadelphia Top Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Philadelphia personal injury, medical malpractice and defective products news. By Rosenbaum & Associates.

http://www.philadelphiatopinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

    Dangers of Driving While Drowsy
    We as a society tend to not value sleep. Instead we often feel that we can overcome the necessity with stimulants and sheer will power. The truth of the matter is that we do not perform at our best when we deprive our body of much needed…
  • Jul 9

    Deadly Speeding in Construction Zone

    Deadly Speeding in Construction Zone
    A fatal multi-vehicle accident involving six vehicles and one tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike brought national attention to drowsy professional drivers, the importance of adhering to posted speed limits especially in construction…
  • Jun 12

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie

    Recreational Trampoline Injurie
    With the rise of indoor trampoline parks becoming a widespread trend trampoline injuries are projected to escalate especially among those under the age of sixteen, yet it is not in the commercial setting that poses greater risk but at home…
Rank this Week: 2106

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Covers motor accident and dog bite injury cases. By Thomas R. Matvey.

http://matveylaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 5

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell
    A woman was killed and a woman and two children were injured in a car accident on the Parkway in Hopewell last night.  According to reports, the women were traveling in a Dodge Durango on the Parkway West when their vehicle was struck by…
  • Jun 5

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell
    A woman was killed and a woman and two children were injured in a car accident on the Parkway in Hopewell last night.  According to reports, the women were traveling in a Dodge Durango on the Parkway West when their vehicle was struck by…
  • Feb 1

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident
    A man was killed on Saturday when he was struck by a car on I-70 in North Belle Vernon.  After he was struck, two other vehicles collided while trying to avoid the original accident.  The investigation of this crash, including toxicology…
Rank this Week: 2868

Personal Injury Attorney Joyce…

Personal Injury Attorney Joyce Sweinberg

Discusses Pennsylvania personal injury law.

http://www.jjsassoc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Pain and Your Brain

    Pain and Your Brain
    As a personal injury attorney, I have spent 32 years learning about pain and how to document it and help my clients to recover damages for their pain.  I have read countless reports written by expert medical witnesses hired to downplay or…
  • Feb 13

    Do you have a Personal Injury Case?

    Do you have a Personal Injury Case?
    Personal Injury: There are so many ways you can be seriously injured by the negligence of another party. If you feel that is the case, you should call me to see if you have an action to pursue. This includes slip and falls, dog bites,…
  • Jan 21

    Finding the right personal injury attorney

    Finding the right personal injury attorney
      If your or a loved one has been injured due to the fault of another person it is important to seek out legal assistance to know your rights to be fairly compensated. A Pennsylvania personal injury attorney can help someone that has…
Rank this Week: 2222

The Mature Law Student

The Mature Law Student

For those going into law as a second career for ages 40 and up. By Sam Bruner.

http://thematurelawstudent.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    The First Semester - Getting Started

    The First Semester - Getting Started
    My son was entering his junior year in high school. Before school starts my wife goes to Target for all his supplies. Now she led both of us. My son was the expert here. He advised me on the type of book bag that would look cool and the…
  • Jun 13

    He Not Being Born Is Busy Dying Or Why Should I Attend Law School In My Fiftie

    He Not Being Born Is Busy Dying Or Why Should I Attend Law School In My Fiftie
    My reasons for deciding on law school may be different from others. I am writing this post because I have been asked by EVERYONE who knows I am attending school, including many professors, why I am going at this time in life. When I say…
  • Jun 5

    The Most Common Questions and Reactions From Friends and Relative

    The Most Common Questions and Reactions From Friends and Relative
    I will address the question of "why I wanted to go to law school" in another posting. Let's just accept the notion that I did not wake up one day and say, "hey, I think I'll go to law school now that I'm 52!" Something had to be missing in…
Rank this Week: 2872