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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
  • Jan 23

    What are the recoverable damages for a pedestrian accident in Newtown?

    What are the recoverable damages for a pedestrian accident in Newtown?
    Damages for a pedestrian accident claim must cover not only the individual’s immediate medical expenses, but also any long-term medical consequences of the injury. There are several other potential pedestrian accident damages, which…
  • Jan 22

    What is trip interruption coverage for motorcyclists in NE Philly?

    What is trip interruption coverage for motorcyclists in NE Philly?
    Under Pennsylvania law, motorcyclists must purchase minimum mandated insurance. These laws require you to possess minimum levels of bodily injury protection and property damage protection in an accident. However, there are additional types of…
  • Jan 21

    Filing a Claim for a Pedestrian Accident in a Parking Lot in Trenton, NJ

    Filing a Claim for a Pedestrian Accident in a Parking Lot in Trenton, NJ
    The parking lot, despite most vehicles traveling at relatively low speeds, has many risks for accidents. Drivers may be distracted looking for a store or looking for a parking space. Pedestrians might be similarly distracted while walking to…
Rank this Week: 392

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 22

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online
    Find the unofficial, unannotated Pennsylvania Statutes free online, provided by WestlawNext at http://tinyurl.com/PennsylvaniaStatutes. Both the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) and Purdon's Unconsolidated Statutes (P.S.) are…
  • Jan 15

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Food Magazines on General OneFile

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Food Magazines on General OneFile
    Next week Philadelphia foodies will partake in Restaurant Week with discounted meals at a variety of Center City restaurants, including City Tavern, Knock, Oyster House, Smokin' Betty's, Zama, and more. To celebrate Restaurant Week, take a…
  • Dec 19

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014
    The staff at Jenkins continuously work to build our collection of print and electronic resources each year. Here are some of the collection highlights of 2014: Our print collection grew by over 800 titles, some of which introduced new and/or…
Rank this Week: 364

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania
    What does a big firm commercial defense lawyer, a banker, a healthcare lobbyist, a parking authority commissioner and an Allegheny parks commissioner all have in common? andnbsp; Apparently, they are all friends of Pennsylvania Governor Tom…
Rank this Week: 402

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: 400

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: 456

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 803

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/
  • Jan 16

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up
    If you have filled up your gas tank recently, turned on the news, listened to the radio, or read a newspaper you’ve probably noticed gas prices are steadily dropping and in a big way.  This time last year the national average price…
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
  • Dec 15

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace
    The holidays are coming up and your employees may be getting that coveted new tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device from their Christmas list. Employees increasingly wish to use their own devices, whether it be to use their preferred…
Rank this Week: 770

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/
  • Jan 15

    Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes DEP and DCNR Appointment

    Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes DEP and DCNR Appointment
    The natural gas industry, fracking and a statewide severance tax all became significant issues during the recent contest for Governor of Pennsylvania.  Current Governor Tom Corbett was always seen as a pro natural gas drilling executive…
  • Jan 13

    Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefit

    Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefit
    If you suffer a loss of hearing as a result of exposure to noise  in the workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, compensation may be awarded for permanent loss of…
  • Jan 8

    Scranton School District Aids United Way

    Scranton School District Aids United Way
    Attorney Joe Price and Judy Price attended and accepted a donation from The Scranton School District for $42,084.21 for the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne counties at their community celebration. The post Scranton School District Aids…
Rank this Week: 835

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/
  • Jan 13

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3

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

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation
    New York’s Department of Financial Services published regulations on Dec. 3, 2014, which would require debt collectors to make additional disclosures to consumers following initial communications, provide consumers who…
  • Nov 21

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case
    Like the 80 inches of snow that pummeled Buffalo this week, the crusade against time-barred debt continues to hammer the collection industry.  Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied a petition for leave…
Rank this Week: 792

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

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

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

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 967

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: 1067

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/
  • Jan 23

    Non-Traditional And Extreme Workers' Comp Situation

    Non-Traditional And Extreme Workers' Comp Situation
    When most people think of workers' compensation, they think of work-related illnesses or workplace accidents in terms of their own workplace. But work-related illness and injury can occur in any type of workplace, including many situations…
  • Jan 16

    Did You Know? - Facts about Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania

    Did You Know? - Facts about Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania
    While many of the questions we receive about workers' compensation relate to benefits and the process for obtaining them, numerous clients have been equally curious about the workers' compensation system itself. What is it? How long has it…
  • Jan 9

    Liquor Store Employee Robbed At Gunpoint Wins Workers' Comp Fight

    Liquor Store Employee Robbed At Gunpoint Wins Workers' Comp Fight
    How did the state Liquor Control Board fight a workers' comp claim that a liquor store manager filed after being robbed at gunpoint at work? By asserting that being robbed was a "normal working condition" for liquor store employees…
Rank this Week: 1634

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 1691

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in DHS v. MacLean.In 2003 (sometimes these case take a while to unfold!), a federal air marshal received a text that TSA was " cancelling all overnight missions from Las Vegas until…
  • Jan 22

    Lawffice Space - Now on CaseText

    Lawffice Space - Now on CaseText
    I am excited to announce that CaseText now features content from Lawffice Space. What is CaseText, you ask? Well, it has text... from cases. And much, much more. The site has a lot of community-sourced info (it's like crowd-sourcing but the…
  • Jan 22

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Hits Wage and Hour Insight

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Hits Wage and Hour Insight
    If you love the Employment Law Blog Carnival (aka #ELBC) - and who doesn't? - then great news! The January edition is now available on Wage and Hour Insights: Employment Law Blog Carnival: Awards Season Edition. Thanks to Doug Hass for…
Rank this Week: 1597

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: 1876

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Dec 12

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing
    On October 20th, 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law changing the way courts handle prior drunk driving (DUI) convictions at sentencing. In Pennsylvania, you face harsher punishments if you have prior DUI convictions.…
  • Oct 20

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act
    On December 20, 2012, the Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) required many individuals who were convicted of sex offenses but not classified as violent sex offenders to begin registering as sexual offenders.  A new law passed in…
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
Rank this Week: 1418

Karp & Hart Blog

Karp & Hart Blog

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

http://www.karphart.com
  • Dec 8

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

    Stephen Karp & Peter Hart Make Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers List Again For 2014
    Karp & Hart Law Offices is pleased to announce that attorneys Stephen Karp and Peter Hart have both been selected as top lawyers in the areas of personal injury in the August 2014 Main Line Today Magazine which serves Philadephia’s…
  • Oct 16

    Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania

    Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania
    I am always amazed when reviewing my Chester County, Pennsylvania clients’ car insurance policies as to how little they really know about what they have purchased. Their automobile insurance decisions are usually based on price alone.…
  • Apr 25

    A Previous Medical Condition & a New Accident

    A Previous Medical Condition & a New Accident
    How does a previous medical condition factor in when you have an accident and re-injury the same thing, or the ongoing medical issue that you have been having gets worse as a result? These are questions that personal injury lawyers have to…
Rank this Week: 1291

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Published by Jason R. Antoine.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1401

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: 1587

Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

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

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1848

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/
  • Oct 14

    Nursing Home Chain Settles for $38 Million

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

    A Nurse In Every Nursing Home

    A Nurse In Every Nursing Home
    On July 31st, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois introduced Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act or H.R. 5373. This new bill calls for strict mandates on nursing homes that receive Medicare and/or Medicaid reimbursements. If…
  • Aug 14

    Improper Hospital Care

    Improper Hospital Care
      Every patient in a hospital expects good care and proper treatment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Improper hospital care can result in serious injuries and even loss of life. In May 2010, a Louisiana woman received…
Rank this Week: 1398

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Tips on Buying an Existing Franchise

    Tips on Buying an Existing Franchise
    Buying an existing franchise has some key advantages over buying an existing main street business.  Like all business decisions, the short term and long term goals of the purchaser should determine the right fit for a business to…
  • Jul 31

    NLRB McDonalds Decision Could Impact Franchisors Nationwide

    NLRB McDonalds Decision Could Impact Franchisors Nationwide
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of General Counsel authorized complaints filed by employees of McDonalds franchisees could also be held against McDonalds USA, LLC, the franchisor. This has tremendous significance for all…
  • Jul 14

    Radio Interview Given By Nancy Lanard On What To Look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document

    Radio Interview Given By Nancy Lanard On What To Look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document
    Nancy Lanard was selected to be interviewed on the Blog Talk Radio program "Franchise Focus" by Rick Bisio on the topic of what someone should look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).  Nancy Lanard's interview (given in…
Rank this Week: 1872

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

Covers news and legal commentary on issues related to the smart grid, including activities at state regulatory commissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Stevens & Lee.

http://www.smartgridlegalnews.com
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework

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

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?
    Before the chill of last winter’s polar vortex, many in the industry may not have even heard the term uplift payments. If you are still wondering exactly how it works, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has a docket and…
  • Jul 25

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey
    This week the state of New Jersey took an innovative step in its continuing quest to remain Stronger than the Storm. The N.J. Board of Public Utilities ("BPU") approved Docket No. QO14060626, a subrecipient agreement with the N.J. Economic…
Rank this Week: 1585

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy law. By Shawn N. Wright.

http://www.pittsburgh-bankruptcy-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer
      Here is the first post from my 12 Days of Financial Advice. I'm spending more and more time talking with prospective clients about their student loans. No, I'm not suggesting that they can file bankruptcy and wipe out their student…
  • Nov 30

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You
    You might wonder why someone with virtually no debt and with good credit would contact a bankruptcy attorney.  Ah ha, when that person is considering marrying someone who's got credit problems. Thus, if you're looking to get married to…
  • Nov 4

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt
       I subscribe to a lot of blogs relating to personal finance and bankruptcy law. And I've known about the www.Getoutofdebt.org for some time now.  This website has a lot of information and advice for people with debt…
Rank this Week: 1408

Swartz Campbell Professional…

Swartz Campbell Professional Liability Blog

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

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

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

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

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

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

    Judge Nocella

    Judge Nocella
    In a predictable move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Nocella.  We had recently written about the disciplinary charges against him. -Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire
Rank this Week: 1857

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: 1541

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: 4200

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/
  • Jan 24

    Moving your Medicare Appeal to the Front of the Line

    Moving your Medicare Appeal to the Front of the Line
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  • Jan 19

    A Best Law Firm

    A Best Law Firm
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  • Jan 17

    Pennsylvania Aging Related Leaders Named

    Pennsylvania Aging Related Leaders Named
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Rank this Week: 4820

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

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

    Free Report: Foreclosure Stages – What You Need to Know

    Free Report: Foreclosure Stages – What You Need to Know
      The thought of going through the foreclosure process is not one that anybody gets excited about. However, this is reality for thousands of homeowners throughout the country every year. Anybody who is faced with the prospect of…
  • Jan 22

    The Role of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in Philadelphia

    The Role of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in Philadelphia
    The Role of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in Philadelphia from David M. Offen   As you get started with Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the court will appoint a trustee to handle your case. Learn more about chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in…
  • Jan 22

    Free Report: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Philadelphia May Not Be the Answer

    Free Report: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Philadelphia May Not Be the Answer
    With so many questions surrounding the chapter 7 bankruptcy process, you cannot move forward in a confident manner until you discuss your situation with a qualified attorney. Ask most people which route they would rather take, and the…
Rank this Week: 2680

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: 2556

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: 3480

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

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

    Workers’ Compensation and the Unlawful Discharge of or Discrimination Against an Employee for Claiming Benefit

    Workers’ Compensation and the Unlawful Discharge of or Discrimination Against an Employee for Claiming Benefit
    Did you know that it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against or fire and employee for claiming workers’ compensation benefits?  The law is very clear that an employer cannot retaliate against an employee for…
  • Jan 20

    Stark & Stark Recognized in 2015 “Best Law Firms” Ranking

    Stark &amp; Stark Recognized in 2015 &ldquo;Best Law Firms&rdquo; Ranking
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and Stark & Stark has been recognized with a Tier 1 ranking for  Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs and…
  • Jan 14

    Guardrails Can Help and Hinder During a Vehicle Accident

    Guardrails Can Help and Hinder During a Vehicle Accident
    Guardrails are a common occurrence.  They are a vital safety component on thousands of highways and roadways across the country.  They are designed to protect vehicles from leaving the road as well as to lessen the severity of a…
Rank this Week: 3911

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 2586

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Operation Organization Day 17

    Operation Organization Day 17
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:PERSONAL PROPERTYIf you own any valuable artwork, jewelry, antiques or…
  • Jan 21

    Operation Organization Day 16

    Operation Organization Day 16
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:RESUMEUpdate your resume, especially if you have been a stay-at-home…
  • Jan 20

    Operation Organization Day 15

    Operation Organization Day 15
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:SPLURGESplurge a little on yourself today.  It does not have to be…
Rank this Week: 4029

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. This week the United States Supreme Court determined that a jury should decide the issue of whether “tacking” can be used by a trademark…
  • Jan 21

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued another opinion in the patent arena in Teva…
  • Jan 16

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. You might wonder what could cause people to take to social media to rail against a trademark suit. It turns out one thing is beer: IPAs to be more…
Rank this Week: 3419

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2129

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jan 21

    Why the Ironworkers Conviction is Monumental

    Why the Ironworkers Conviction is Monumental
    Yesterday’s guilty verdict is the trial of former Ironworkers’ Union President, Joe Dougherty, is a monumental decision with far reaching ramifications.  First, there is no longer any question that union bosses enjoy no…
  • Jan 13

    Does My Collective Bargaining Agreement Prevent Me From Opening a Non-Union Company?

    Does My Collective Bargaining Agreement Prevent Me From Opening a Non-Union Company?
    In short, no.  However, that short answer is not so simple and does not mean you can run and opening a non-union company.  Almost all construction industry collective bargaining agreement contain clauses that attempt to prevent a…
  • Jan 7

    5 Construction Law Trends to Watch in 2015

    5 Construction Law Trends to Watch in 2015
    As we enter the New Year, here is a look at 5 areas that will be a hot bed of legal activity for contractors and their attorneys. 1.   Aggressive Union Activity. Decreasing membership and market share, will cause Big Labor to ramp up…
Rank this Week: 3978

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: 3651

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2988

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/
  • Jan 20

    Surgical Complications involving Retained Surgical Item

    Surgical Complications involving Retained Surgical Item
    Within the last 20 years, an estimated 80,000 “never events,” or surgical errors that should not have happened during surgery, occurred in American hospitals, according to Johns Hopkins. One common example of a surgical error is…
  • Jan 15

    DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit for Metal Poisoning

    DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit for Metal Poisoning
    Metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip recipients who experienced metal poisoning may be eligible to file a hip replacement lawsuit to seek compensation. Johnson and Johnson (J&J) issued a hip replacement recall in 2010 that affected its popular…
  • Jan 14

    Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Continues into 2015

    Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Continues into 2015
    Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer, Thomas Anapol, who was instrumental in negotiating the November 2014 Stryker hip replacement lawsuit settlement, will continue to pursue Stryker hip lawsuits throughout 2015. A voluntary Stryker hip…
Rank this Week: 4173

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • Jan 20

    Divorce and Child Custody Laws in PA

    Divorce and Child Custody Laws in PA
    In Pennsylvania divorce matters, the husband and wife must not only proceed with obtaining a divorce decree, but before doing so, they must resolve other issues which often include custody of the child or children, the amount of child and/or…
  • Jan 13

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Financial Assets During Your Divorce?

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Financial Assets During Your Divorce?
    When going through a divorce, or if you are anticipating a divorce in the future, you may start thinking about all of the money, retirement accounts, and other assets that you have acquired during the marriage and how those assets will be…
  • Dec 29

    3 Things to Consider When Divorcing Later in Life

    3 Things to Consider When Divorcing Later in Life
    It is not uncommon for those who have spent years together as a married couple, parenting, and working hard to advance their careers to surprisingly discover that they are not the same people they were when they began their journey together.…
Rank this Week: 2554

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Icy Road Conditions Across PA

    Icy Road Conditions Across PA
    The freezing rain and overall icy conditions on Sunday created a dangerous situation for drivers in PA, especially in the Philadelphia region. Interstates 95, 76, 476 and the Roosevelt Boulevard all saw accidents on Sunday.  At least…
  • Jan 12

    PennDOT’s Winter Driving Awareness Week

    PennDOT’s Winter Driving Awareness Week
    PennDOT is kicking of their Winter Driving Awareness Week by reminding drivers that extra preparation and care needs to be taken while driving during the next few months. Winter Driving Awareness Week is January 11th through January 17th. The…
  • Dec 18

    More Vehicle Recalls in the US; Is Your Car On The List?

    More Vehicle Recalls in the US; Is Your Car On The List?
    Chrysler is adding an additional 617,000 vehicles to its list of cars being recalled for potentially deadly airbags. The Takata brand airbags have been shown to have the potential to explode and throw shards of metal upon being deployed. The…
Rank this Week: 3015

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/
  • Jan 19

    Day of Service for Martin Luther King Day

    Day of Service for Martin Luther King Day
    We at Brilliant & Neiman LLC pride ourselves on providing excellent communication with our clients. We know the injured worker may have questions or concerns, and need to talk to their attorney. So, calls are always returned promptly,…
  • Jan 15

    Possible Future Surgery Does Not Prevent Finding of MMI in PA Workers’ Comp

    Possible Future Surgery Does Not Prevent Finding of MMI in PA Workers’ Comp
    There have been several entries on our blog dealing with Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs). Some deal with the procedure used by workers’ comp insurance carriers to turn the IRE into a change in status, from total disability to…
  • Jan 5

    Finding of “Abnormal Working Conditions” by WCJ Upheld on Appeal

    Finding of “Abnormal Working Conditions” by WCJ Upheld on Appeal
    We have discussed psychological injuries many times in this blog, and bemoaned the additional requirement in Pennsylvania that the injury be caused by “abnormal working conditions” unlike a physical injury. For years, the…
Rank this Week: 4434

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/
  • Jan 16

    Wage-Hour Litigation To Rise in 2015: So What Else Is New?

    Wage-Hour Litigation To Rise in 2015: So What Else Is New?
    I posted on January 7, 2015 about what to watch for in new USDOL regulatory initiatives in 2015. This post focuses on an even more telling truism—-wage-and-hour litigation continued to rise in 2014, posing major problems (and exposures)…
  • Jan 7

    Happy New Year! (Maybe): USDOL To Revise White Collar Exemption

    Happy New Year! (Maybe): USDOL To Revise White Collar Exemption
    I have posted before on the USDOL’s initiative to revise (think: narrow) the FLSA white collar overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This initiative will be at the top of the list of regulations and legislation…
  • Dec 30

    Supreme Court Ruling on Pre/Post Shift Activities: New Wine in an Old Bottle

    Supreme Court Ruling on Pre/Post Shift Activities: New Wine in an Old Bottle
    I have lectured and presented extensively on what does and does not constitute working time, in the context of preliminary and postliminary activities.  The key in such determinations is whether the activity at issue is so connected with…
Rank this Week: 4432

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3606