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Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 27

    New Book by a Jenkins Member!

    New Book by a Jenkins Member!
    Congratulations to Larry Atkins -- a Jenkins member who's an attorney, a journalist and a university professor -- on his new book: Skewed, A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias!Let me crib some of the summary from the inside of the book's…
  • Jul 21

    Keep up-to-date with the election using NewsBank's Special Report

    Keep up-to-date with the election using NewsBank's Special Report
    The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia next week, and election coverage has taken over America's news channels. Keep up-to-date on election news with NewsBank's Special Report feature. The U.S. Presidential Campaign -…
  • Jul 14

    Pennsylvania Evidence 2016 Courtroom Manual on the LexisNexis Digital Library

    Pennsylvania Evidence 2016 Courtroom Manual on the LexisNexis Digital Library
    Pennsylvania Evidence 2016 Courtroom Manual, an essential addition to your case both in your office and in court, is accessible to Jenkins' members on their desktops through the LexisNexis Digital Library!  This handy resource provides…
Rank this Week: 95

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jun 9

    What Should A Client Expect From A Lawyer Who Handles Their Personal Injury Case?

    What Should A Client Expect From A Lawyer Who Handles Their Personal Injury Case?
    Why the relationship between a personal injury attorney and his or her client is so important and how both sides should handle it.
  • Mar 30

    Fatal Car Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania

    Fatal Car Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania
    In Pennsylvania, according to the DOT statistics report for 2014, each day there is an average of 332 traffic crashes that are reported. Every hour that is 14 accidents. 219 car crash related injuries happen every day, or 9 every hour. Three…
  • Mar 11

    What Happens If Someone Borrows Your Car & Gets in an Accident?

    What Happens If Someone Borrows Your Car & Gets in an Accident?
    “What if someone borrows my car and gets in an accident?” A Chester County, Pennsylvania client asked us this question, wondering if the owner of a car is liable for injuries. There is a common misconception that a…
Rank this Week: 149

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: 140

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jul 27

    Choice of Ways Doctrine Reviewed in Premises Liability Case

    Choice of Ways Doctrine Reviewed in Premises Liability Case
    In the case of Graham v. Mohegan Sun, No. 3:14-CV-0908 (M.D. Pa. June 14, 2016 Kosik, J.), the court denied a landowner Defendant’s request for summary judgment in a trip and fall case.  In this matter, the Plaintiff allegedly…
  • Jul 27

    Summary Judgment Denied in Lycoming County Slip and Fall Case

    Summary Judgment Denied in Lycoming County Slip and Fall Case
    In a recent decision out of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Goldy v. Woodlands Bank, No. 15-01334 (C.P. Lycoming Co. May 31, 2016 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray denied a landowner Defendant’s Motion for…
  • Jul 26

    Declaratory Judgment Entered In Favor of Homeowner's Carrier on Intentional Acts Exclusion in Shooting Case

    Declaratory Judgment Entered In Favor of Homeowner's Carrier on Intentional Acts Exclusion in Shooting Case
    Summary judgment was recently entered in favor of a carrier in a declaratory judgment action of Erie Insurance Exchange v. Moore, et al., No. CR 2014 - 4931 (C.P. Wash. Co. May 31, 2016 Emery, J.).  The court entered summary judgment in…
Rank this Week: 306

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: 279

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: 330

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

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

    How will the new overtime rules affect workplace flexibility? Not well.

    How will the new overtime rules affect workplace flexibility? Not well.
    The slow death of the 9-5 workday, together with the arrival of the new FLSA overtime rules, which do into effect on December 1, could create one of the bigger wage-and-hour pitfalls for employers in 2017 and beyond. Less…
  • Jul 26

    Got young employees? They pray to different gods? Then, you need this EEOC fact sheet.

    Got young employees? They pray to different gods? Then, you need this EEOC fact sheet.
    Less colloquially, last Friday, the EEOC released this one-page fact sheet “designed to help young workers better understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws prohibiting…
  • Jul 25

    What HR can learn from those hella-dumb DNC leadership emails.

    What HR can learn from those hella-dumb DNC leadership emails.
    About a year ago, I had a post entitled, The “E” in E-Mail stands for Exhibit. As in Exhibit A. Here’s a snippet: As part of my respect-in-the-workplace training,  I tell employees and managers that bad e-mails are like…
Rank this Week: 576

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: 672

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: 1233

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Jul 25

    New Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Announced By The SBA

    New Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Announced By The SBA
    The long-awaited Final Rule addressing changes to the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé program is being published in the Federal Register today. The Mentor-Protégé program that was limited to 8(a) Small Business…
  • Jul 15

    Webinar on Solving Post-Award Problems Through Change Orders, REAs, and Claim

    Webinar on Solving Post-Award Problems Through Change Orders, REAs, and Claim
    Cohen Seglias and Govology Webinar We are excited to bring you a webinar that we are hosting with Govology and presented by Maria Panichelli. We are happy to provide followers and friends of Cohen Seglias a 25% discount off of this…
  • Jun 22

    SBA Clarifies HUBZone Program Requirement

    SBA Clarifies HUBZone Program Requirement
    As we blogged about earlier this month, the SBA’s May 31, 2016 final rule made some major changes to a number of regulations dealing with small business procurement. Some of those changes relate to the SBA HUBZone contracting…
Rank this Week: 1038

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause
    A recent court decision from the Philadelphia Courts should cause anyone with a commercial lease to review their contracts.  The issue in this case required the court to determine if a confession of judgment clause in a commercial lease…
  • Jul 7

    Bankruptcy and Sheriff Sale Purchase

    Bankruptcy and Sheriff Sale Purchase
    As a professional real estate developer or someone with an interest in purchasing real estate at a sheriff sale, you need to understand how the bankruptcy and foreclosure laws work together.  Foreclosure is a process by which a private…
  • Jun 15

    How to Make Sure Your Small Business Gets Paid

    How to Make Sure Your Small Business Gets Paid
    Driving to work this morning I was thinking about my aging receivables and was becoming increasingly frustrated.  Although I am a lawyer and work in a Philadelphia law firm, I am also, at my core, the owner of a small business.  I…
Rank this Week: 703

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

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

    Safety Concerns for the Pokémon Go App

    Safety Concerns for the Pokémon Go App
    Pokémon Go is undeniably the hottest smartphone game right now. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s an augmented reality game that lets players catch and train virtual monsters. Many are heralding the game as a boon for…
  • Jul 14

    Pennsylvania's Big Problem: Drowsy Driving Accident

    Pennsylvania's Big Problem: Drowsy Driving Accident
    An estimated 1,500 people a year die in drowsy driving accidents, reports the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA cautions that this is a modest estimate because determining an accident was the result of fatigued drivers…
  • Jul 12

    Everything You Need to Know About MRSA and Car Accident

    Everything You Need to Know About MRSA and Car Accident
    Serious car accidents may leave you severely wounded and hospitalized for days. As if a car accident was not painful enough, your hospital stay may cause you to contract MRSA, a deadly bacterial infection. If you believe you contracted MRSA…
Rank this Week: 1126

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation
    On May 11, 2016, Pres. Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, S. 1890, 114th Congr. (2d Sess. 2016) (“DTSA“), which provides for the first time a federal private right of action to litigants for trade secrets…
  • May 31

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data
    News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy…
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
Rank this Week: 1111

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1277

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1156

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

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

http://www.palegalblog.com
Rank this Week: 757

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1035

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: 1046

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    ARD Program Admission Denial

    ARD Program Admission Denial
    DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)…
  • Mar 9

    Details that Impact DUI Sentencing

    Details that Impact DUI Sentencing
    Not every DUI is treated the same. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI, every detail will be considered, even the traffic around you at the time of the violation. In some cases, you may even be eligible…
  • Mar 7

    Risks of a Felony DUI

    Risks of a Felony DUI
    Though every DUI will reflect poorly on your record, a felony DUI looks especially bad. Without proper representation, you might feel overwhelmed and plead guilty to a charge like this that can have a serious impact on your lifestyle. Before…
Rank this Week: 1256

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: 937

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: 768

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

Covers Medicare, Medicaid, audits, compliance and identity theft. By Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015
    For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided or ordered must be authenticated by the ordering provider. The medical records must be complete and signed by the provider. There are two acceptable signature methods,…
  • Aug 10

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case
    On July 30, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied State Farm’s petition for an appeal in the case of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al. v. Robert J. Cavoto, Jr., et al. (No. 943 MAL 2011).  State Farm…
  • Jun 5

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
Rank this Week: 1154

Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
  • Nov 9

    Tony Stewart and his Wrongful Death Pit Stop

    Tony Stewart and his Wrongful Death Pit Stop
    Check out my article for CLM’s Claims Management Magazine on a potential lawsuit against Tony Stewart for a wrongful death claim here:http://claims-management.theclm.org/home/article/Wrongful-Death… Continue Reading
  • Oct 18

    Justice Demands More for the Sayreville Football Scandal

    Justice Demands More for the Sayreville Football Scandal
    There is nothing good about what is going on in Sayreville.  We have allegations of systematic sexual abuse on students by their teammates.  We have victims of awful alleged offenses.  We have potential serious offenders who…
  • Oct 8

    Why the Sayreville Board Had No Choice But to Sack Football

    Why the Sayreville Board Had No Choice But to Sack Football
    From recent media reports, we know that certain parents, players and fans are very angry and outraged that the Sayreville (NJ) Board of Education decided to cancel its football program for the remainder of the season.  Many times a…
Rank this Week: 1228

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: 1014

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Law Blog

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers nonprofit legal news. By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://pennsylvanianonprofitlawyers.wordpress.com
  • Apr 25

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday
    Anyone who’s going to be in the Western PA area this Friday, April 27, should seriously consider attending Grant Writing 201: Winning Grants in Southwestern PA with Eric Davis, Owner Procopio Fundraising and Managing Partner, Elliott &…
  • Apr 25

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday
    Anyone who’s going to be in the Western PA area this Friday, April 27, should seriously consider attending Grant Writing 201: Winning Grants in Southwestern PA with Eric Davis, Owner Procopio Fundraising and Managing Partner,…
  • Apr 5

    Kony 2012 and Charitable Giving as Part of an Estate Plan

    Kony 2012 and Charitable Giving as Part of an Estate Plan
    Kony 2012 is the flavour du jour. We all know its basic premise: to make Joseph Kony, the corrupt leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group once present in Uganda, famous. If Kony becomes enough of a talking point, especially in…
Rank this Week: 1028

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: 706

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers business operations and real estate. By McKee Law Office.

http://mckeeoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
    Event/Workshop Title:  Doing Business with the Commonwealth  Location:  Doylestown  Address:  252 W. Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901 Event Description:  Free Contracting Workshop for Small Business! Hosted by Economic & Business…
  • May 15

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve
    The Court of Commonwealth issued a ruling in April that should serve as a warning to nonprofit boards in Pennsylvania.   Did you know that Pennsylvania law allows a member of a nonprofit to petition the court to involuntarily dissolve the…
  • May 14

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll
    Hot Issues in Business LawTechnology giants have formed a new group to protect themselves from patent trolls.  Patent trolls are businesses who business model is to purchase key intellectual property then collect royalties from companies…
Rank this Week: 753

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jan 18

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

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

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008

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

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation
    Topics covered in this podcast: Peter Hart, legal talk, karp and hart, law, legal program, WCHE, motor vehicular law violations, traffic offenses, drunk driving, malpractice, Mark Lieberman, West Chester, practicing, Lieberman and Kohler,…
Rank this Week: 3982

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: 1774

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3771

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 25

    CFPB and Fed propose new Regs M and Z commentary on adjustments to exemption threshold

    CFPB and Fed propose new Regs M and Z commentary on adjustments to exemption threshold
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB and Federal Reserve Board have proposed amendments to their official Regulations Z and M staff commentaries to memorialize the calculation method used by the agencies each year to adjust the thresholds for…
  • Jul 25

    Dept. of Education announces federal student loan policy direction

    Dept. of Education announces federal student loan policy direction
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The Department of Education has released a memorandum to provide policy direction for the new federal student loan “state-of-the-art loan servicing ecosystem” that the ED is currently procuring. …
  • Jul 25

    CFPB touts initiatives in “fact sheets”

    CFPB touts initiatives in “fact sheets”
    Barbara S. Mishkin To commemorate its fifth anniversary, the CFPB released a series of “fact sheets” touting its initiatives.   The “fact sheets” consist of the following: CFPB: By the numbers.  The CFPB…
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MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

Covers recent cases in the environmental arena. By Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP.

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3669

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    “After the After (First) Party”

    “After the After (First) Party”
    Cyberinsurance policies typically provide first and third party coverage.  First party coverage relates to an insured’s own expenses in investigating and remediating a data breach, and recovering the insured’s data and other…
Rank this Week: 2215

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Follow the correct first steps in a medical malpractice case

    Follow the correct first steps in a medical malpractice case
    If you have been injured or harmed by a mistaken diagnosis, poor medical treatment or the negligence of a hospital, doctor or nurse, you may be considering filing a medical malpractice case. However, you likely have many questions about…
  • Jul 17

    Can I sue for damages caused by the contents of a semi-truck?

    Can I sue for damages caused by the contents of a semi-truck?
    Commercial carrier truck accidents happen every day. And with so many semi-trucks on the road carrying hazardous materials, it should come as no surprise that some injuries are caused by the contents of these commercial carriers. When…
  • Jul 14

    Concealed Carry Tips for Pennsylvania Motorist

    Concealed Carry Tips for Pennsylvania Motorist
    In the wake of fatal shootings by police following motor vehicle stops around the country, many law-abiding citizens with concealed firearms in their vehicles want to know what to do if they are stopped by police. Here's what we suggest...
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Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 13

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List
    PITTSBURGH — The divorce attorneys at Downtown Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC again celebrate recognition from Pennsylvania Super Lawyers with inclusion on multiple 2016 lists. Five partners, David…
  • May 14

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
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Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch &amp; Learn
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest…
  • May 27

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University
    If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend. In…
  • May 24

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
    Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium. This year’s program provided value…
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Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    It Was About time…

    It Was About time…
    for the Supreme Court to restore some balance to the patent system. The power of patents has eroded over the last decade, with the Supreme Court concluding that an infringer can only be enjoined from infringing in rare circumstances…
  • Jul 14

    Ask Dr. Copyright… About Klingon

    Ask Dr. Copyright… About Klingon
    Dear Doc:   NuqneH! (Hello!) HIQaH! QaH! (Help!) Paramount Pictures Corporation thinks that it owns the copyright to the Klingon language. They’re trying to use that copyright to stop production of a fan film,…
  • Jul 7

    So What Is Craft Beer, Anyway?

    So What Is Craft Beer, Anyway?
    Over the past several years, the question of what’s a “craft beer” and who qualifies to make a craft beer has been a front and center issue among the brewing community. It started when “Macro Brewers” began…
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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…
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Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 20

    Obamacare's three "affordability" safe harbor

    Obamacare's three "affordability" safe harbor
    The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is complicated, but generally it requires large employers to provide "affordable" health insurance to their employees (or else pay huge fines).So, what does "affordable" mean? Per the IRS's Q&A…
  • Jul 13

    NLRB on temp workers, bargaining units, and joint employer

    NLRB on temp workers, bargaining units, and joint employer
    Welcome to the latest edition of "I'm Too Busy To Write My Own Blog Entry On This, So I'll Just Point You To Someone Else's Content" or "ITBTWMOBEOTSIJPYTSEC" (I'm considering changing the name of this feature) - Check out Corporate Counsel's…
  • Jul 7

    Gretchen Carlson sues Roger Ailes of Fox News for sexual harassment and retaliation

    Gretchen Carlson sues Roger Ailes of Fox News for sexual harassment and retaliation
    Yesterday, Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News (Complaint here). Here are a few of the highlights (lowlights?) she alleges:Cover of Getting Realby Gretchen Carlson.Ailes "sabotaged her career because she…
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Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
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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…
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Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    IKEA Issues Historic Recall

    IKEA Issues Historic Recall
    IKEA has issued a recall of nearly 29 million chests and dressers that have already been involved with the deaths of six children, and threatens many more. The recall represents one of the most comprehensive consumer safety recalls in…
  • Jul 13

    Summer Tips for Protection Against the Sun

    Summer Tips for Protection Against the Sun
    Dangers in the workplace can come from many sources, and for those who frequently put in their hours outdoors under the hot summer sun, it is important to be familiar with crucial safety tips.
  • Jun 30

    AAA Projects Record-Breaking Travel Numbers for This Independence Day Weekend

    AAA Projects Record-Breaking Travel Numbers for This Independence Day Weekend
    Travelers this holiday weekend will be out in full force. In fact, AAA is projecting that over 43 million people will be hitting the road, air, rails and waterways to celebrate Independence Day somewhere other than the comfort of their own…
Rank this Week: 1509

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 19

    BASCOM Global Internet Servs. v. AT&T Mobility LLC: Another Glimpse into the Eligibility of Software Patent

    BASCOM Global Internet Servs. v. AT&amp;T Mobility LLC: Another Glimpse into the Eligibility of Software Patent
    By: John Donch and Neil Maskeri Special thanks to Meghan Mills, law clerk in the Philadelphia office, for her contribution to this post. On June 27, 2016, the United States Court... read more
  • May 18

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft
    By: Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D and Joshua Hamberger A spate of cases over the last few years shifted the law of patent eligible subject matter and were widely viewed as... read more
  • Mar 4

    You Are Unreasonable

    You Are Unreasonable
    By: Danielle N. Gross, Ph.D. and Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. During proceedings before the USPTO, including patent application examination or inter partes review (IPR), claims must be given their broadest... read more
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PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3458

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
Rank this Week: 1309