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Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox

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

    Twitter Now Too?

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

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure
    You can’t make this stuff up. Have you read this one?  I can’t blame you if you haven’t.  Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck…
Rank this Week: 3814

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. By Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C.

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

    Duties of Hospitals to Third Parties in Pennsylvania

    Duties of Hospitals to Third Parties in Pennsylvania
    In a recent case a father and daughter appealed from an order dismissing their professional negligence complaint against a hospital. The case arose when an adult woman (Dawn Martin) was brought to the hospital after a suicide attempt in 2012.…
  • Apr 7

    Trivial Defects on Property Cause Slip and Fall Case

    Trivial Defects on Property Cause Slip and Fall Case
    In a recent non-precedential case, a 58-year-old woman appealed an order entering summary judgment in favor of a management company in a Pennsylvania personal injury and premises liability suit. The case arose when the woman was walking…
  • Mar 23

    Landowner’s Responsibility to Independent Contractor’s Employees in Pennsylvania

    Landowner’s Responsibility to Independent Contractor’s Employees in Pennsylvania
    In a recent non-precedential case, a man appealed from an order granting summary judgment to Thiele Manufacturing. The man was hurt while working for his employer American Roofing, Inc. He fell through a fiberglass skylight on the roof of a…
Rank this Week: 1422

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/
  • Apr 7

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention
    By: Thomas P. Gushue As the unofficial start of golf season begins this month with the Masters Tournament, it is a good opportunity to take a brief look at the... read more
  • Apr 7

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention
                As the unofficial start of golf season begins this month with the Masters Tournament, it is a good opportunity to take a brief look at the long and storied... read more
  • Mar 28

    The U.S. Senate Considers More Patent Reform

    The U.S. Senate Considers More Patent Reform
    By: Jonathan G. Lombardo The Senate Judiciary Committee met yesterday to consider bills aimed to crack down on so-called “patent trolls” paving the way for additional reforms to the patent... read more
Rank this Week: 2501

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: 1957

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Erie Lawyer: Can't Miss Video on American Justice

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

    Erie Injury Law: Cautionary Tale About Confidentiality Provision

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

    Erie Injury Lawyer Endorses Eric Purchase

    Erie Injury Lawyer Endorses Eric Purchase
    Everyone knows that Erie injury lawyers compete with each other, right?  That's true, of course.  After all, we're all marketing ourselves in search of the same work.  But Pennsylvania injury attorneys also…
Rank this Week: 3034

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Defense Attorney Ellis Klein Wins Rt. 309 Case for Mark Delbridge

    Defense Attorney Ellis Klein Wins Rt. 309 Case for Mark Delbridge
    On the morning of February 14, 2013, trucker Mark Delbridge was traveling along Route 309 in Richland, Pennsylvania.  Delbridge glanced downward to check the reading on his GPS — and when he looked up again, he was moments away…
  • Apr 3

    “Craigslist Killer” Barbour Appears in Sunbury, Pennsylvania Court

    “Craigslist Killer” Barbour Appears in Sunbury, Pennsylvania Court
    Craigslist is a virtual Mecca for buyers, sellers, job-hunters, and lonely hearts around the world.  Whether you want to dispose of unwanted furniture, argue about politics, post your résumé, or find a puppy, Craigslist has…
  • Mar 25

    Pennsylvania University Researching Genetic Mugshot

    Pennsylvania University Researching Genetic Mugshot
    In pop culture, mugshots are probably the ultimate hallmark of being arrested.  There are countless photo essays and even entire websites dedicated to mugshots.  Bad hair day mugshots; drug addicts deteriorating across mugshots;…
Rank this Week: 2681

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

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

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

    Assuring Conviction Integrity with a Systems Error Reduction Approach

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

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

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

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard
    Following up on my last post, in which I asked why there were still no national standards for forensic science five years after the National Academy of Sciences’2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States, and with…
Rank this Week: 3336

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, Judge Nora Barry Fischer issued her opinion in the Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell…
  • Mar 27

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) The Southern District of California recently grappled with these issues in Steven M. Gardner v. CafePress Inc., Case No.…
  • Mar 21

    “Johnny Football”

    “Johnny Football”
    By: Joe Carnicella, intellectual property attorney with Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Joseph Carnicella on G+) On March 20, 2014, the USPTO rejected an application for the “Johnny Football” trademark on…
Rank this Week: 3121

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/
  • Apr 1

    Topamax Approved for Adolescent Migraines, Same Oral Cleft Risk

    Topamax Approved for Adolescent Migraines, Same Oral Cleft Risk
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Topamax (generic topiramate) for use in preventing migraine headaches in adolescents ages 12 to 17. This is the first FDA approval of a migraine prevention drug for this age group.…
  • Apr 1

    Supplier Says GM Knew Recalled Ignition Didn't Meet Spec

    Supplier Says GM Knew Recalled Ignition Didn't Meet Spec
    The supplier of the defective ignition switch that prompted a recall of 2.2 million cars says that General Motors (GM) knew the parts did not meet the company's specifications and accepted them anyway. The ignition switch can move from the…
  • Mar 18

    $7.25 Million Philadelphia Mesothelioma Verdict

    $7.25 Million Philadelphia Mesothelioma Verdict
    Edward Merwitz was not warned about the dangers of asbestos when he worked in the bilge area of warships at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the 1960s, nor did he receive protection for asbestos fibers. He worked with asbestos-containing…
Rank this Week: 1443

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    As most people familiar with child custody…

    As most people familiar with child custody litigation know, when a trial court decides an award of physical or legal custody, the judge must address the sixteen factors in the custody statute and delineate the reasons for the decision on the…
  • Feb 7

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?
    My colleague, Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW wrote a detailed, informative article regarding parenting your children after separation.  As an experience co-parenting counselor, she explains the process and provides tips.  Read…
  • Feb 4

    Who claims the kids?

    Who claims the kids?
    Every year, about this time, the Internal Revenue Service updates its very helpful Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals.  Nothing substitutes for the advice of an experienced accountant and attorney but Publication 504,…
Rank this Week: 3776

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    DO I NEED TO FILE AN S ELECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA - LEGAL RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN: A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED

    DO I NEED TO FILE AN S ELECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA - LEGAL RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN: A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED
    These are dangerous times to be starting your new business. The economy is tight, money is not readily available and your legal budget is next to nil. You've heard that you need to incorporate to protect your family assets and you keep…
  • Mar 4

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS IN EXCESS OF $14 MILLION IN 2013

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS IN EXCESS OF $14 MILLION IN 2013
    The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) awarded individuals over $14 million in 2013 for their "significant and original contributions" to successful enforcement of the securities laws. The OWB is now in its 3rd full year and the number…
  • Feb 11

    Pennsylvania's New Tax Collection Power

    Pennsylvania's New Tax Collection Power
    Just last week a new law went into effect in Pennsylvania with very little fanfare but it's likely to have a major impact on anyone who buys, sells, or owns real estate in the Commonwealth. Act 93 changed the tax lien law, making real estate…
Rank this Week: 4784

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney…

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt negotiation. By Dan Mueller.

http://bankruptcylawyerpa.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Pennsylvania Median Income Changes for 2014 – More Debtors Qualify for Bankruptcy

    Pennsylvania Median Income Changes for 2014 – More Debtors Qualify for Bankruptcy
    The Pennsylvania median income will increase for most families as of April  1, 2014. As a result, it is likely that more debtors will qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and fewer Pennsylvanians will be required to take the means test or…
  • Mar 20

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie
    The Pennsylvania median income will increase as of April 1, 2013. As a result, it is likely that more debtors will qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and fewer Pennsylvanians will be required to take the means test or file under Chapter 13.…
  • Nov 9

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution
    Deficiency judgments often follow a mortgage foreclosure, leaving the former homeowners on the hook for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes, because of the common misconception that the sheriff’s sale eliminates the…
Rank this Week: 2931

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Eighth Circuit Flushes All Challenges to Pipeline Condemnation

    Eighth Circuit Flushes All Challenges to Pipeline Condemnation
    Landowners who find themselves in the path of an oil or gas pipeline quickly learn that their rights are limited, and that a pipeline company granted a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Certificate of Public Convenience and…
  • Mar 12

    GenOn Files Petition for Certiorari to Supreme Court on Third Circuit Clean Air Act Preemption Case

    GenOn Files Petition for Certiorari to Supreme Court on Third Circuit Clean Air Act Preemption Case
    This summer, we reported on the Third Circuit’s decision in the Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station case, which held that the federal Clean Air Act (“CAA”) does not preempt state common law tort claims in a putative class…
  • Jan 20

    Seventh Circuit Strikes Another Blow To Class Action

    Seventh Circuit Strikes Another Blow To Class Action
    Since the United States Supreme Court decided Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S.Ct. 2451 (2011), plaintiffs in contamination cases have stuggled to meet the raised bar for class certification.  And that bar was certainly not lowered…
Rank this Week: 3648

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
  • Mar 14

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House
    Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who…
  • Mar 11

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 1535

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3197

Business Law Counsel

Business Law Counsel

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

http://www.business-law-counsel.com/
  • Mar 18

    New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on Residential Landlords in New Jersey

    New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on Residential Landlords in New Jersey
    By Michael J. FeketeNew Jersey residential landlords have one more issue to consider when deciding whether to commence summary dispossession actions against their Tenants. On January 17, 2014, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Assembly…
  • Mar 14

    "YOU WILL REGRET THAT TATTOO (AND PIERCING)"

    "YOU WILL REGRET THAT TATTOO (AND PIERCING)"
    By Matthew AzoulayThe primary reason for "incorporation" (in the case of a limited liability company or limited partnership, "formation") is the insulation of shareholders/members/partners from obligations of the corporation/LLC/LP. …
  • Mar 6

    "Bottled Water Bottled Up? Staying Ahead of the Law"

    "Bottled Water Bottled Up? Staying Ahead of the Law"
    By Jordan M. RandI Imagine waking up and reading the this headline: "Your City Bans Your Family/Small/Medium/Big Business." This week, the citizens of San Francisco awoke to a unanimously enacted ban on the sale of bottled water on public…
Rank this Week: 2476

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Man Arrested, Charged with DUI Despite 0.00 Percent BAC

    Man Arrested, Charged with DUI Despite 0.00 Percent BAC
    The state can charge a person with DUI even without direct evidence of intoxication, as demonstrated by the case of a Texas man who was arrested and charged with DUI despite negative breath and blood tests. Prosecutors eventually dismissed…
  • Mar 6

    Pennsylvania Courts Experiment with Different Approaches to DUI Case

    Pennsylvania Courts Experiment with Different Approaches to DUI Case
    Prosecutions for driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania present multiple challenges for both courts and defendants. Because of the sheer number of criminal cases handled by Pennsylvania courts, defendants must often wait months or…
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Bill Would Expand Use of Ignition Locks in Pennsylvania DUI Case

    Proposed Bill Would Expand Use of Ignition Locks in Pennsylvania DUI Case
    A bill currently pending in the Pennsylvania Legislature, SB 1036, would significantly expand the use of ignition interlock devices in DUI cases. This is a device that tests breath alcohol content (BAC) and prevents a vehicle from starting if…
Rank this Week: 1346

Philadelphia Criminal Defense…

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    United States Supreme Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Enter Home

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

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Apply “Good Faith Exception”

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

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution
    Justices at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the difficult question of whether a person convicted of downloading and possessing two computer images of child pornography can be forced to pay $3.4 million in restitution to the…
Rank this Week: 895

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/
  • Mar 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Violations cost Chickie’s and Pete’s $6.8 Million

    Fair Labor Standards Act Violations cost Chickie’s and Pete’s $6.8 Million
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) Our region’s beloved sport’s bar and Crabfries architect, Chickie’s and Pete’s has signed a consent judgment agreeing to pay $6,842,412  for back wages and…
  • Mar 6

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) To continue with sports/labor theme, I want to discuss a unique labor law issue that arose just this January:  Can student athlete unionize? Football players at Northwestern University,…
  • Feb 17

    NFL Cheerleaders file FLSA Claim

    NFL Cheerleaders file FLSA Claim
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) NFL cheerleaders have recently filed two lawsuits against their NFL football team employers, alleging that the football teams failed to compensate them for actual hours worked and provided…
Rank this Week: 1221

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. -- as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 4

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville
    On Monday morning, a roof collapsed at a mine just outside of Minersville, trapping 2 miners who were later rescued. According to an article on WNEP.com, the collapse took place at the D and F Mine when part of a roof fell on the miners. The…
Rank this Week: 3952

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Covers matrimonial, custody, child support and other family law issues By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Mar 4

    Divorce – Protecting Your Mental Health

    Divorce – Protecting Your Mental Health
    No one enters into a marriage expecting it to result in divorce.  That said, greater than twenty % of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 48 percent of marriages end by the 20-year point.  This…
  • Dec 28

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA
    Pennsylvania experimented with the use of a parental coordinator in custody cases, as you may recall from a prior post on this site  That is to say, in PA, a judge could appoint a parental coordinator to enforce a custody…
  • Feb 16

    The Use of a Parenting Coordinator

    The Use of a Parenting Coordinator
    What is a “parenting coordinator”? A parenting coordinator is a person appointed by the judge in custody cases to help execute and coordinate ancillary issues of a custody order.  This helps ease the burden of…
Rank this Week: 4109

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: 3327

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
  • Jan 22

    PA Child Custody 101

    PA Child Custody 101
    Understanding the ins and outs of child custody can be overwhelming to one who never had to think about the concept before. Most of us think of our children as "our own," and that is it. But if separation and divorce become part of a…
Rank this Week: 3452

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/
  • Feb 27

    NPR Broadcasts "Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances"

    NPR Broadcasts "Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances"
    On Thursday morning (11:06 AM to Noon), February 27, 2014, The Diane Rehm Show, as broadcast from WAMU through the National Public Radio network, focused on the topic Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances, with guest host Elise Labott. The…
  • Jan 16

    Enact Mandatory Financial Elder Abuse Reporting in PA

    Enact Mandatory Financial Elder Abuse Reporting in PA
    On December 11, 2013, Professor Katherine C. Pearson, of Penn State Law (The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA Campus), posted a four-page article entitled Law Financial Abuse and Exploitation in Pennsylvania: The Importance of Early…
  • Sep 6

    PA Small Estate & Deposit Payment Thresholds Increased

    PA Small Estate & Deposit Payment Thresholds Increased
    The Pennsylvania Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code (Title 20 of PA Consolidated Statutes) was amended in minor, but helpful, ways by Act 35 of 2013, which became effective on August 31, 2013. The changes in affected sections of Title…
Rank this Week: 1962

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4596

Television, Film & Music Law Blog

Television, Film & Music Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid?
    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid? That question is currently being considered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The matter is on appeal from the decision of the Federal District Court for…
Rank this Week: 3274

Nonprofit Law Info Blog

Nonprofit Law Info Blog

By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC. Covers legal developments affecting nonprofit organizations.

http://www.nonprofitlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3273

Construction Law Info Blog

Construction Law Info Blog

Covers recent developments in Construction Law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.constructionlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3661

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Jan 31

    Tax Season Opens Today!

    Tax Season Opens Today!
    The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting electronically filed individual tax returns today (Jan. 31, 2014) to officially open the 2014 filing season.  The IRS encourages taxpayers to use e-file as one of the fastest way to…
  • Jan 30

    Numbers for use in 2013 Return

    Numbers for use in 2013 Return
    Every year, the IRS adjusts many of the common tax deductions for inflation.  Among these are the standard deduction for each filing status, the personal exemption allowance, and the maximum allowable Earned Income Credit for qualifying…
  • Jan 30

    The Sales Tax Deduction

    The Sales Tax Deduction
    The sales tax deduction is one of the little-known deductions available to individuals.  Because taxpayers must choose between claiming the sales tax deduction or the state income tax deduction, most tend to claim their state taxes.…
Rank this Week: 964

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

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

    Need a Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Lawyer?

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

    Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment in Colorado?

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

    What is Misconduct Under Colorado…

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

Internet Law Info Blog

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

http://www.internetlawinfoblog.com/
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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: 1916

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Discusses personal injury news and law.

http://myphiladelphiainjurylawyer.com/category/news/
  • Jan 18

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!
    January 17, 2013 – Philadelphia News Station ABC 6 reported that a motor vehicle was struck by a train in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The ABC 6 story can be found at…
  • Jan 18

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!

    Recent Accident – Car gets Struck by a SEPTA Train!
    January 17, 2013 – Philadelphia News Station ABC 6 reported that a motor vehicle was struck by a train in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The ABC 6 story can be found at…
  • Jan 9

    Recent Accident – West Philadelphia

    Recent Accident – West Philadelphia
    January 9, 2013 – ABC 6 Philadelphia reported that a multi-vehicle accident occurred in West Philadelphia near Vine and 57th Streets. Their story can be found at http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9387053 . It…
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Pennsylvania Brownfields &…

Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spencer Law Firm Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.pennsylvaniatrustsandestates.com/
  • Dec 22

    It's Not Too Late - Get Your 2013 Deductions for Charitable Giving

    It's Not Too Late - Get Your 2013 Deductions for Charitable Giving
    It's Not Too Late - Get Your Deductions for Charitable Giving I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution. - Andrew Carnegie At the end of the calendar year, many people...
  • Dec 22

    Eight Tax Breaks that Expire at the End of 2013

    Eight Tax Breaks that Expire at the End of 2013
    A number of income tax provisions are slated to expire at the end of this year. Many of these tax breaks have been extended in the past, so it's possible Congress could extend them again over the next few months...
  • Nov 27

    Inheritance tax: Exemptions for Farms and Small Businesses: Fourth and Last in a Serie

    Inheritance tax: Exemptions for Farms and Small Businesses: Fourth and Last in a Serie
    Effective for decedents dying after July 9, 2013, there is a new inheritance tax exemption for qualified family-owned businesses. The law provides: "A transfer of a qualified family-owned business interest to one or more transferees is…
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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…
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One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Nov 22

    Coming up on the end of another year

    Coming up on the end of another year
    As I write this post, Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away. Christmas and New Years Day will be upon us sooner than we would like. For many this is the time of the year when people get together with their families (family of birth, or…
  • Jun 17

    Learning Lesson

    Learning Lesson
    Even what may turn out to be the most expensive divorce of all time can provide lessons to divorcing parties who are not worth billions.
  • Jan 21

    Parents and Their Children

    Parents and Their Children
    Here is a link to a great article entitled, “8 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kid.” These suggestions are applicable to intact families as well as those where the parents of the children are not living together, i.e.…
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Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • Nov 20

    James Gandolfini's $30 Million Dollar Mistake

    James Gandolfini's $30 Million Dollar Mistake
    Following James Gandolfini's death on June 19, 2013, his estate is now forced to pay approximately $30 million to the government in taxes due to an inadequate Will and incomplete estate plan.  It is unclear who originally drafted…
  • Aug 28

    Legal Same-Sex Marriage in Montgomery County, PA?

    Legal Same-Sex Marriage in Montgomery County, PA?
    In June, in U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which defined marriage as between a man and a woman only.  Subsequently, the elected Register of Wills of…
  • Jul 29

    Leaving Your Spouse Out of Your Will? Think Again.

    Leaving Your Spouse Out of Your Will? Think Again.
    Through Pennsylvania estate planning and by creating a Last Will and Testament, you can dictate who receives your property after death.  Many people believe that this gives you free reign to decide who gets property and who is left out;…
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The QR Legal Blog

The QR Legal Blog

Features substantive, practice related articles, firm updates and legislative/legal alerts. By Quatrini Rafferty.

http://qrlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.
    Great to see QR attorney David S. DeRose featured in the Fall 2013 edition of the The Pittsburgh Foundation's FORUM newsletter.http://pittsburghfoundation.org/sites/default/files/FORUM%20Fall%202013.pdf
  • Oct 8

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...
    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...: by Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr.   Are you exposed to bat droppings and bird manure in your workplace?  If so, you may be a at risk fo...
  • Sep 25

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post…
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Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
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Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

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

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • 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…
  • Sep 11

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement
    WPXI reports that 60 Pittsburgh-area drivers received traffic citations for improper use of the carpool/high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on the Parkway North.  Under the law, the HOV lane may only be used by motorcycle operators and…
  • Aug 20

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police
    Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala issued a statement outlining the public’s right to videotape police officers. DA Zappala explained that a person has the right to videotape police officers who are on duty but people do…
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Renaissance Politics

Renaissance Politics

Covers the political issues of the day. By Jeff First.

http://renaissancepolitics.com
  • Sep 12

    Implications Arising from Colorado's Recall Election

    Implications Arising from Colorado's Recall Election
    We have all been so preoccupied with the Syrian situation, many of us have not paid enough attention to the results of the recent recall elections in Colorado.  Unfortunately, as described below, in my view, the results of the recall…
  • Sep 11

    A Brief Review of Obama's Speech On Syria

    A Brief Review of Obama's Speech On Syria
    Short post here this morning.  Just a quick review of Obama's speech from last nite.  And then let's keep monitoring what is going on with Syria. A good speech, all the way around. Maybe I was a bit too critical of Obama in my post…
  • Sep 10

    A Preview of Obama's Speech and New Developments on Syria

    A Preview of Obama's Speech and New Developments on Syria
    Well, the Syrian situation is a plot that keeps on keeping on, as they say! Tonite we have President Obama's speech to the nation. (I will do another post reviewing his speech tomorrow). Before that upcoming event, we now have been presented…
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Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Aug 25

    What is Power of Attorney?

    What is Power of Attorney?
    Many people have heard the phrase “power of attorney” but are not exactly sure what it means. While this may not be something you have to concern yourself with at the present time, there may come a point in your life when you need…
  • Aug 21

    What is an Elder Law Attorney in Pennsylvania?

    What is an Elder Law Attorney in Pennsylvania?
    As the name suggests, an elder law attorney in Pennsylvania focuses on the needs of elderly individuals. While this may sound simple, as you dive into the finer details you will find that nothing could be further from the truth. Most elder…
  • Aug 19

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney in Pennsylvania?

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney in Pennsylvania?
    Many people realize the need to hire an elder law attorney in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, some never do so because they are unsure of how to tackle the search process. Does this sound familiar? As intimidating as this may appear on the…
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Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

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