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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Barred From Pursuing UIM Claim After Participating in Third Party Non-Binding ADR

    Plaintiff Barred From Pursuing UIM Claim After Participating in Third Party Non-Binding ADR
    In her recent April 9, 2014 decision in the Post-Koken case of Gallagher v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co., No. 13-0168 (E.D. Pa. April 9, 2014), Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District found that…
  • Apr 22

    Separate IMEs Denied for Cervical Spine/Carpal Tunnel Injurie

    Separate IMEs Denied for Cervical Spine/Carpal Tunnel Injurie
    In his recent decision in the case of DiGiacinto v. Obelinas, No. 2009-CV-8085 (C.P. Lacka. Co. April 17, 2014 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed the issue of whether a Plaintiff may be compelled to attend two separate IMEs where…
  • Apr 22

    Big Post-Koken Question Of How to Handle "Insurance" At Trial Will Remain Unanswered For Now

    Big Post-Koken Question Of How to Handle "Insurance" At Trial Will Remain Unanswered For Now
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the Petition for Appeal in the Post-Koken case of Stepanovich v. McGraw and State Farm.  Click HERE to review the Court's Order.Too bad....another opportunity for much-desired appellate guidance…
Rank this Week: 265

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

Covers municipal, zoning, and land use law in Pennsylvania. Published by Jeff Osmond of Osmond Law.

http://pamunicipallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trip to Arkansa

    Trip to Arkansa
    Well you never know where a municipal law practice may take you. I spent last Monday flying to Arkansas on a chartered jet. The purpose of the trip was to view a housing complex for gas drilling rig workers that Nomac Drilling wishes to…
  • Jun 12

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie
    On April 3 of this year the Office of Open Records made a final determination on an appeal under the Right To Know Law. The matter was captioned as Scott Pierce v. Morris Township and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company In the case, Pierce…
  • May 21

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
Rank this Week: 449

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 482

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

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

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • 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…
  • 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 Governor Tom Corbett…
Rank this Week: 558

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 23

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Copyright Subject Searching on LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Copyright Subject Searching on LegalTrac
    Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on April 23! UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, has dedicated April 23 to books and copyright since 1995. This day is devoted to the power of books and the…
  • Apr 10

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline
    The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin is the bi-yearly reprinting of the weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB), which announces official rulings and procedures of the IRS as well as publishes Treasury Decisions, Executive Orders, Tax…
  • Mar 27

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional
    Each March the sports world is consumed with talk of tournaments, brackets, and college basketball. Congress, like the rest of America, joins in the conversation. Congress' remarks in congratulating successes and mourning loses during the…
Rank this Week: 571

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/
  • Apr 18

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie
    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a $6 million deal to settle a class action against a Bank alleging that the bank failed to pay its employees for duties they had performed prior to the start of their shifts in…
  • Apr 11

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage
    In restaurants and diners, an employer may take a tip credit against the minimum wage. That means that the employer pays a wage of $2.13 per hour to the employee and hopes/anticipates that the employee will derive a sufficient number of tips,…
  • Mar 28

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act that will become effective April 1, 2014 and will require covered employers to provide 40 hours of paid (or unpaid sick if less than 5 employees)…
Rank this Week: 603

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: 679

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 21

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue
    New York State Brownfield Act reform did not survive the crush of last-minute negotiations over the State’s 2014-15 budget. The Governor’s office, the Senate, and Assembly each introduced their own proposals for accomplishing…
  • Apr 15

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie
    Recently, Wal-Mart placed an order for 1,738 fuel cell powered forklifts that move products in Wal-Mart’s warehouses. This highly publicized order spotlights the emerging commercial markets, the technologies and patents that have made…
  • Apr 14

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook
    Susanne Peticolas, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, contributed a section on environmental issues in bankruptcy to the 8th edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. Her section discusses the…
Rank this Week: 751

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: 725

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/
  • Apr 23

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case
    Certain occupations, from construction workers to policemen, come with a certain amount of risk. That's why it's sometimes difficult to win worker's compensation suits. The employer uses the inherent dangers of the job as a defense. After…
  • Apr 14

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error
    Human error was to blame for an explosion that killed one worker and seriously injured another in Pennsylvania this year, according to the results of a company investigation released earlier this month. The accident happened when an…
  • Apr 9

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is asking drivers to slow down and help keep workers safe. The message comes during National Work-Zone Awareness Week, when road safety officials nationwide raise attention for worker safety on the nation’s…
Rank this Week: 786

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
Rank this Week: 952

White Collar Defense Update

White Collar Defense Update

Covers Federal criminal statutes, investigations, criminal defense issues. By Dilworth Paxson LLP.

http://www.whitecollardefenseupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 963

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Blog

Covers Pennsylvania personal injury law concerning auto accidents, bus accidents and defective pharmaceutical products. By Cherry Fieger Cherry P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniapersonalinjuryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 955

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Apr 24

    May 2014 Newsletter

    May 2014 Newsletter
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  • Apr 22

    Philadelphia Trauma Center

    Philadelphia Trauma Center
    If you or a loved one is involved in an accident which requires emergency medical attention, it may be necessary to receive treatment in one of Philadelphia’s Level I Trauma Centers. While we at Carpey Law hope this never happens, we…
  • Apr 22

    How Does My Motorcycle Insurance Affect My Claim?

    How Does My Motorcycle Insurance Affect My Claim?
    In Pennsylvania, no motorcycle rider can be subject to the limited tort threshold. This means that if you are injured while riding your motorcycle, no restriction is placed on your ability to bring a claim for money damages that you can…
Rank this Week: 1015

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Mar 20

    Car Repair Insurance Consumer Choice

    Car Repair Insurance Consumer Choice
    Video by Stephen Karp & Peter Hart You get what you pay for. Or sometimes you pay for something and get something else. You can also pay for something like a car insurance policy that does not have complete clarity to you, and then when…
  • Jan 2

    What is Full Tort & Limited Tort Car Insurance?

    What is Full Tort & Limited Tort Car Insurance?
    Car Insurance: Full Tort Limited Tort Are you confident that you can explain the difference? Can you definitively make the right choice when you are purchasing or renewing your car insurance policy? What will your auto insurance agent tell…
  • Dec 17

    Car Insurance Legal Advice

    Car Insurance Legal Advice
    Video by Stephen Karp & Peter Hart In this very informational video, Stephen Karp & Peter Hart discuss auto insurance in detail. In Pennsylvania where they practice personal injury law, it is not mandatory to have car insurance. To…
Rank this Week: 1024

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
  • Apr 23

    Will a personal injury settlement address the value of my totaled vehicle?

    Will a personal injury settlement address the value of my totaled vehicle?
    If your vehicle is totaled in a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company should cover the value of the vehicle. Be aware of how insurance companies value a totaled car, and exercise your rights with help from an…
  • Apr 21

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?
    Most refer to jaywalking as illegally crossing a street. The state of Pennsylvania doesn’t officially use the term ‘jaywalking,’ but does enforce pedestrian safety laws that cover illegally crossing a street and more.…
  • Apr 18

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?
    The moments after a car accident are important to collect information from the other driver. Asking the right questions and following the right procedure can make a big difference in how your case is handled.Some questions you should ask the…
Rank this Week: 1091

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Apr 23

    Shocking Hospital Infection Rate Revealed nn Study

    Shocking Hospital Infection Rate Revealed nn Study
    A new study released by the New England Journal of Medicine, and publicized on CNN Health,  has revealed that about 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals acquired an infection there in 2011. As shocking as that news might…
  • Apr 21

    Important New Ruling on School Bullying in New Jersey

    Important New Ruling on School Bullying in New Jersey
    A well-respected New Jersey jurist has made a ruling of the first impression, holding that a school district sued under New Jersey's strict anti-bullying law may bring contribution claims against the students accused of harassing the…
  • Apr 18

    Riding With Impaired Drivers May Lead to Riskier Teen Driving

    Riding With Impaired Drivers May Lead to Riskier Teen Driving
    An important study conducted by the Health Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, has found that teens who have been in cars with impaired drivers may be more likely themselves to get behind the wheel…
Rank this Week: 1065

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/
  • Apr 17

    Court Finds Plaintiff’s FDCPA Complaint Filed in Bad Faith, Awards Fee

    Court Finds Plaintiff’s FDCPA Complaint Filed in Bad Faith, Awards Fee
    While there are many reported cases discussing attorney fee awards to successful plaintiffs under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, fee awards for defendants who had to endure bad faith complaints are few and far between. …
  • Apr 7

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie
    The House Financial Services Committee will question representatives of federal financial regulatory agencies during a hearing tomorrow entitled, “Who’s In Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic…
  • Apr 4

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY
    Title loan lenders are under fire from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who announced this week that he reached “agreements” with 10 repossession agents to stop accepting their repossession assignments.…
Rank this Week: 1066

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

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

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Last month, you promised that you’d continue your explanation of patents and copyrights with a rant about patents and trolls. So…? What, exactly, do you have against trolls, other than the fact that they live under…
  • Feb 28

    How Sweet it is…The Candy Crush Saga

    How Sweet it is…The Candy Crush Saga
    Have you ever played the mobile app game, “Candy Crush Saga” by King.com, Ltd. (“King”)?  Are you addicted to it?  Not me, you say.  More power to you because by some reports King earns a million dollars…
  • Feb 28

    The Supreme Court Weighs In…

    The Supreme Court Weighs In…
    When the Supreme Court decides a case, the result is binding on all of us.  The Court will be busy with patent, copyright and trademark cases over the next few months.  The following are a few highlights: 1.  Are…
Rank this Week: 1036

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: 1090

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 24

    CFPB announces appointments to Advisory Research Council

    CFPB announces appointments to Advisory Research Council
    Barbara S. MishkinThe CFPB has announced the appointment of two new members to its Academic Research Council (ARC).  The ARC is an advisory body that provides the CFPB’s Office of Research with advice and feedback on its research…
  • Apr 22

    Tribally-affiliated lenders file opposition to CFPB’s petition to enforce CID

    Tribally-affiliated lenders file opposition to CFPB’s petition to enforce CID
    Jeremy T. RosenblumWe recently reported that the CFPB has filed a petition in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking to enforce the civil investigative demands (CIDs) it issued in June 2012 to three…
  • Apr 21

    House Committee on Financial Services Concerned with Decreased Consumer Choice

    House Committee on Financial Services Concerned with Decreased Consumer Choice
    Tina ShinAs we previously reported, the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the effects of regulatory “red tape.” In her opening statement, Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel of the Consumer…
Rank this Week: 1217

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Apr 22

    Public Bidding Hall of Fame: Yohe v. Lower Burrell

    Public Bidding Hall of Fame: Yohe v. Lower Burrell
    This post is one in a continuing series intended to highlight significant Pennsylvania court decisions in the area of public bidding.  The decision highlighted here concerns the core purpose of public bidding requirements. In 1965, the…
  • Apr 8

    Who Can Be Excluded From Public Bidding?

    Who Can Be Excluded From Public Bidding?
    When a public bid is issued, can a municipality refuse to accept or open bids from any bidder it chooses? The answer is, yes and no.  In some cases, a municipality may engage in a pre-qualification process and exclude certain bidders,…
  • Apr 4

    DGS Issues 2014 List Of Exempt Steel Product

    DGS Issues 2014 List Of Exempt Steel Product
    The Pennsylvania Department of General Services has issued its annual list of machinery and equipment steel products which are exempt under the Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act.  The list for 2014 can be found here. Share this…
Rank this Week: 1157

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/
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
  • Jan 28

    Today is Data Privacy Day!

    Today is Data Privacy Day!
    January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:Council of Europe’s explanation of the…
  • Jan 27

    New “Personal Information Privacy” Legislation Introduced

    New “Personal Information Privacy” Legislation Introduced
    On January 8, 2014, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) re-introduced a personal privacy protection bill intended “to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy, to provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal…
Rank this Week: 1278

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/
  • Apr 22

    Payment of Wages After Injury Deemed Acceptance in PA Workers’ Comp; Reinstatement Proper Rather Than Claim

    Payment of Wages After Injury Deemed Acceptance in PA Workers’ Comp; Reinstatement Proper Rather Than Claim
    Often in a PA workers’ compensation case, the burden of proof is a critical issue. For example, the burden of proof faced by an injured worker in litigation of a Claim Petition is very different from that in a Reinstatement Petition. …
  • Apr 16

    Workers’ Compensation Judge Carl Lorine Retire

    Workers’ Compensation Judge Carl Lorine Retire
    It is with mixed emotion that we received word of the retirement of Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) Carl Lorine. Judge Lorine was a member of the judiciary in the Upper Darby Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office, which is…
  • Apr 14

    “Rocket Docket” Hits Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp System

    “Rocket Docket” Hits Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp System
    When an injured worker in Pennsylvania discovers that it may take a year or more to get a decision in his or her PA workers’ compensation case, the client is often, understandably, distraught. We often explain that our job is to…
Rank this Week: 1432

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/
  • Apr 16

    Nursing Home Quality of Care Addressed in Latest OIG Report

    Nursing Home Quality of Care Addressed in Latest OIG Report
    The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released the March 2014 edition of Compendium of Priority Recommendations, ("Compendium") which for the first time addressed the need for reform in nursing…
  • Apr 1

    Newly Formed Long-Term Care Commission Holds First Meeting

    Newly Formed Long-Term Care Commission Holds First Meeting
    On Thursday March 7, 2014 the members of the newly formed Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission, along with the Secretary of Public Welfare and the Secretary of Aging, met for the first time to begin developing long-term fiscally responsible…
  • Mar 19

    Oklahoma Legislature Tackles Nursing Home Reform

    Oklahoma Legislature Tackles Nursing Home Reform
    Earlier last week, nursing home advocates took to the Oklahoma governor's office in hopes of initiating desperately needed nursing home reform talks. Of particular importance a meaty Oklahoma nursing home reform Bill, which sought to address…
Rank this Week: 1360

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: 1439

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Reestablishes Lien Law Precedent (Sort of)

    Supreme Court Reestablishes Lien Law Precedent (Sort of)
    In January 2012, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds v. Scott’s Development Co., that we called a “mechanics lien earthquake” because it overturned decades…
  • Apr 13

    Did a DBE Compliance Program Prevent Jail Time?

    Did a DBE Compliance Program Prevent Jail Time?
    Another week and another case of DBE fraud resulting in significant fines.  This one involves Connecticut construction firm that agree to pay $2.4 million in fines to settle the fraud allegations.  The story follows an all to…
  • Apr 3

    Is the False Claims Act Big Labor’s New ‘Area Standards’ Weapon?

    Is the False Claims Act Big Labor’s New ‘Area Standards’ Weapon?
    In early March, the United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio unsealed a complaint filed by the Painters and Allied Trade’s Council No. 6 against a painting contractor under the False Claims Act.  (A copy of the…
Rank this Week: 1527

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement
    A recent case decided by the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas demonstrates the ingenuity, even if ineffective, with which some litigants attempt to discharge their duties under Marriage Settlement Agreements (MSA). The case was Eugene v.…
  • Apr 17

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania
    In a decision published on April 17, 2014, Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that that 42 Pa.C.S. A. §9712.1(c) related to mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for offenders…
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
Rank this Week: 1576

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation
    Remember when a district court rejected the EEOC's use of "race raters" in a disparate impact claim against Kaplan? And discovery revealed that the EEOC itself used the same background checks that it based its lawsuit on? Here's a…
  • Apr 17

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?
    What in the world does an employer have to do to find itself in a position where signing a $2 million settlement is its best option!? Well, according to this EEOC press release: The EEOC charged a former lot manager, James Gallegos, under the…
  • Apr 16

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue
    A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up…
Rank this Week: 1615

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
Rank this Week: 1506

Philadelphia Criminal Defense…

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, drug crimes, and criminal defense in Pennsylvania. By Marc Neff.

http://www.philadelphiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    United States Supreme Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Enter Home

    United States Supreme Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Enter Home
    The Supreme Court recently ruled that police do not always need a warrant to search your property. As long as two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested, police may enter the…
  • Mar 4

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Apply “Good Faith Exception”

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Apply “Good Faith Exception”
    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has issued an opinion declining to apply the “good faith exception” for an individual’s arrest. In March of 2010, a Pennsylvania State Trooper received radio communication that a vehicle was…
  • Feb 11

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution
    Justices at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the difficult question of whether a person convicted of downloading and possessing two computer images of child pornography can be forced to pay $3.4 million in restitution to the…
Rank this Week: 1602

Television, Film & Music Law Blog

Television, Film & Music Law Blog

Covers legal issues and legal developments affecting television, film and music production. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.filmproductionlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    May A Producer Of Adult Content Sue Users Who Jointly Download Using BitTorrent?

    May A Producer Of Adult Content Sue Users Who Jointly Download Using BitTorrent?
    There have been a number of cases in which federal courts have been addressing the issue of peer to peer downloads of adult content. Most of the cases allege copyright infringement on a joint basis, i.e., that all the defendants who…
  • Jan 28

    Can the Estate of a Person Who is Deceased Enforce that Person’s Right of Publicity?

    Can the Estate of a Person Who is Deceased Enforce that Person’s Right of Publicity?
    Marilyn Monroe passed away in 1962.  Her estate has zealously enforced her trademark and other intellectual property rights from those who would infringe upon it.  However, there are other common law rights that might apply, such as…
  • Jan 20

    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid?

    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid?
    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid? That question is currently being considered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The matter is on appeal from the decision of the Federal District Court for…
Rank this Week: 1548

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1818

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox
    There seems to be room in the sandbox for lots of people to play.   Recent recesses have seen the NLRB dominate the discourse over the do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and employment law.   But…
  • Mar 26

    Twitter Now Too?

    Twitter Now Too?
    Do you generally like what you see in this blog?   Do you feel the blog posts are informative and, occasionally, entertaining?   I have decided to jump into the world of Twitter to comment on trends and developments in the…
  • Mar 24

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure
    You can’t make this stuff up. Have you read this one?  I can’t blame you if you haven’t.  Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck…
Rank this Week: 1698

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/
  • Apr 5

    Erie Lawyer: Can't Miss Video on American Justice

    Erie Lawyer: Can't Miss Video on American Justice
    A former trial lawyer has a new show on CNN and he sometimes offers insight into our civil justice system and its importance.  On a recent show, Michael Smerconish offered a brief and powerful summary about why injury lawyers are...
  • Mar 1

    Erie Injury Law: Cautionary Tale About Confidentiality Provision

    Erie Injury Law: Cautionary Tale About Confidentiality Provision
    It's not uncommon these days for insurance companies who settle Pennsylvania injury lawsuits to insist on a confidentiality clause.  The clause requires that people who accept a Pennsylvania injury settlement keep certain facts about…
  • Feb 27

    Erie Injury Lawyer Endorses Eric Purchase

    Erie Injury Lawyer Endorses Eric Purchase
    Everyone knows that Erie injury lawyers compete with each other, right?  That's true, of course.  After all, we're all marketing ourselves in search of the same work.  But Pennsylvania injury attorneys also…
Rank this Week: 1801

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/
  • Mar 5

    Background Checks Done in Philadelphia-area Pilot Program for Social Security

    Background Checks Done in Philadelphia-area Pilot Program for Social Security
    We all want to believe that extra care and respect is shown toward the elderly in our communities, as they are among the most vulnerable of our population. To ensure this, a pilot-program launched in Philadelphia in 2012 has taken steps to…
  • Mar 3

    Beaver County Nursing Home to Lose Over 100 Job

    Beaver County Nursing Home to Lose Over 100 Job
    Friendship Ridge, the county-owned nursing home in Beaver County, is eliminating over 100 jobs after a contract was approved last month by employees. According to an article on BizJournals.com, the positions being cut include registered…
  • Feb 26

    Investigation into Death of Woman at Golden Living Center by Pittsburgh

    Investigation into Death of Woman at Golden Living Center by Pittsburgh
    The coroner is investigating the death of a resident that took place on Saturday at the Golden Living Center in Waynesburg, just outside of Pittsburgh. According to an article on TheRepublic.com, the woman's neck became stuck between the…
Rank this Week: 1709

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

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

    Need a Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Lawyer?

    Need a Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Lawyer?
    We Have Affiliated With an Attorney in Pittsburgh Who Specializes in Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation HearingsThe Steel CityUnemployment benefits are very important to those in need.  Finding high quality, experienced lawyers who…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment in Colorado?

    Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment in Colorado?
    If I Quit my Job, am I Able to Get Unemployment Benefits in Colorado?Yes, under certain circumstances.  The most common examples of work conditions justifying a quit are an unduly harsh work environment (from either a social or…
  • Jan 28

    What is Misconduct Under Colorado…

    What is Misconduct Under Colorado Unemployment Law? Below is an excerpt from a 1986 decision issued by Colorado"s Court of AppealsNot Enough to Disqualify You if You Were Working to the Best of Your AbilityAn eligible individual is…
Rank this Week: 1830

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: 1733

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/
  • Apr 17

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need
    In previous posts, we have discussed various estate planning documents and how they differ, but many times there is confusion as to what takes effect and when. Or, you may wonder why you can’t just appoint an agent (power of attorney)…
  • Apr 2

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age
    As a follow up to Death in the Digital Age, a story about the online afterlife of a woman in Pontiac Michigan caught my attention.   Her body was discovered in her vehicle parked in her garage by an individual entering the property…
  • Mar 28

    Accessing Email After Death

    Accessing Email After Death
    Recently we posted an article about Death in the Digital Age.  But, what happens if a loved one fails to make these arrangements and you must have access to their digital accounts?  Google has recently developed a method that allows…
Rank this Week: 2078

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Apr 13

    Indiana: New Home Warranties Must Be Insured

    Indiana: New Home Warranties Must Be Insured
    When faced with a subrogation loss involving a new or fairly new house, and a potential construction defect that caused the loss, one of the first things to look for is how warranties can help or hurt your case. Did the builder give an…
  • Apr 3

    Illinois Tightens Settlement Procedure

    Illinois Tightens Settlement Procedure
    We have all experienced the frustration of having negotiated an acceptable settlement recovery after years of loss investigation and discovery, only to have the settling defendant drag its heels in terms of proffering a release and/or…
  • Mar 26

    Recent Notable Recall

    Recent Notable Recall
    By now most subrogation professionals understand the importance of keeping current with the frequent Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notices.  For this blog post we note the following recent notable recalls for the subrogation…
Rank this Week: 1933

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 2

    Assuring Conviction Integrity with a Systems Error Reduction Approach

    Assuring Conviction Integrity with a Systems Error Reduction Approach
    Those of you who follow this blog have read (e.g., here and here) about conviction integrity units (CIUs): small groups of attorneys in a district attorney’s office who have the mission of investigating claims of wrongful…
  • Feb 5

    Exoneration Report for 2013: Behind the Headlines, Two Significant Finding

    Exoneration Report for 2013: Behind the Headlines, Two Significant Finding
    On February 4, the National Registry of Exonerations published its yearly report for 2013.  The Registry, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law…
  • Jan 22

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard
    Following up on my last post, in which I asked why there were still no national standards for forensic science five years after the National Academy of Sciences’2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States, and with…
Rank this Week: 1866

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1864

Internet Law Info Blog

Internet Law Info Blog

Covers legal developments involving new technologies and the Internet. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.internetlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1926

Pennsylvania Brownfields &…

Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law

Information and developments in Brownfields and Pennsylvania Environmental Law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pabrownfieldsenvironmentallaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 31

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision
    There’s been a good bit of confusion in the early reactions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., declaring that key aspects of the Act 13 revisions to…
  • Dec 30

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard
    As expected, on December 30, 2013, USEPA published notice of its Final Rule amending its All Appropriate Inquiries regulations (40 CFR 312) to include reference to ASTM International’s E 1527-13, Standard Practice for Environmental Site…
  • Dec 19

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law
    A splintered Pennsylvania Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional several key provisions of Act 13, the 2012 law that comprehensively revised Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Law to account for Marcellus Shale exploration and extraction…
Rank this Week: 1916