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Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Another reason to carefully consider including post-emancipation support clauses in your agreement

    Another reason to carefully consider including post-emancipation support clauses in your agreement
    Last week, we posted about a recent Pennsylvania case that found that a father did not have to pay college expenses pursuant to his Property Settlement Agreement due to the particular facts and language of the contract (click here to read…
  • Jul 30

    What can I expect from Social Security when I retire?

    What can I expect from Social Security when I retire?
    If you plan on retiring, you can use the calculator on the Social Security Administration website to calculate your anticipated social security benefit. You can use the Quick Calculator to get a rough idea of what to expect from Social…
  • Jul 27

    I received notice for a court date for my family law case, what should I expect?

    I received notice for a court date for my family law case, what should I expect?
    In Pennsylvania, there are many different types of court dates.  Support, custody and divorce all have separate docket numbers, and they each work a little bit differently.  They even differ from county to county within…
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Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case
    Most people have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, is the opposite true? If something was fixed, does that suggest it was broken in the first place. In many cases, evidence that a…
  • Jul 22

    Effectively Connecting With A Jury In A Subrogation Trial

    Effectively Connecting With A Jury In A Subrogation Trial
    Consider this hypothetical: It is 2 a.m. on a Monday morning. John and Jill Smith are fast asleep in the master bedroom while their kids are asleep down the hall. John awakes to the noisy smoke detector and the smell of smoke coming from…
  • Jul 8

    Principal Architect Liability

    Principal Architect Liability
     The California Supreme Court, in Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (2014) DJDAR 8787, recently held that an architect which serves as principal architect on a project owes a duty of care to…
Rank this Week: 2285

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 23

    PA same-sex marriage decision means inheritance tax saving

    PA same-sex marriage decision means inheritance tax saving
    Same-sex marriage has come to Pennsylvania due to this week’s court ruling and Governor Corbett’s decision not to appeal the ruling. This new development has wide-spread implications for estate planning and elder law, affecting…
  • Mar 20

    “Observation” status for Medicare patients: what to do about it

    “Observation” status for Medicare patients: what to do about it
    Here is an issue that comes up again and again with Medicare patients who go to the hospital. You think you have been admitted, only to  find out that the hospital has classified you under “observation” status. It makes an…
  • Mar 6

    Savings bonds and Medicaid – what should I do when Dad applies for benefits?

    Savings bonds and Medicaid – what should I do when Dad applies for benefits?
    For generations, savings bonds have been purchased for newborns and retirees alike as an investment in the future. While savings bonds aren’t a complex investment vehicle, bonds that aren’t properly handled can cause Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 2216

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

Covers communications, strategic marketing, and social networking for the legal industry.

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • May 3

    Thinking Differently About Balance

    Thinking Differently About Balance
    A while back, I read a great piece by Christine Riordin in the HBR on what she says we inaccurately call work-life balance. Apparently, researchers have found that when we are on the job believing that we don't have enough family or personal…
  • May 2

    Attribution ... why it matters.

    Attribution ... why it matters.
    This week there has been lots of press on the Apple Samsung case, particularly in the Bay Area. The discussion is not limited to SV insiders, because the claims that have been made in the case deal with issues many of us have confronted in…
  • Jul 12

    When Silence is Not Golden

    When Silence is Not Golden
    If you are a professional, you have had tough ethical decisions to make in your career. This is an inescapable aspect of being in the business world. If this has not happened to you, you are new to your profession. And if it has, you are…
Rank this Week: 2312

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • 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,…
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Estate Planning 101

    Legal Talk Podcast: Estate Planning 101
    This podcast talks about: Will estate, will estate law, will estate law radio, estate planning, law radio, will, will planning, judge, legal talk, real estate, estate tax, living will, The Terri Schiavo case, personal injury cases,…
Rank this Week: 2696

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Common Interest Privilege

    New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Common Interest Privilege
    In general, when a party shares communications or information protected by the attorney-client or work product privilege with a third party, the privilege is waived.  However, in many jurisdictions, if this sharing occurs when there is…
  • Jun 15

    Cert Petition Denied in CAA Preemption Case; Iowa Follows Suit

    Cert Petition Denied in CAA Preemption Case; Iowa Follows Suit
    Last summer we reported on Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station, 903 F. Supp. 2d 314 (3rd Cir. 2013), a Third Circuit decision which held that the Clean Air Act does not preempt state law claims for personal and property damage caused by air…
  • Jun 8

    Supreme Court Rules CERCLA Does Not Preempt State Tort Law Statutes of Repose

    Supreme Court Rules CERCLA Does Not Preempt State Tort Law Statutes of Repose
    In a 7-2 opinion issued today, the United States Supreme Court held that CERCLA does not preempt state law statutes of repose that foreclose causes of action for personal injury and property damage claims asserted after a…
Rank this Week: 2500

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Blog

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

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

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

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

    The Effects of Sepsis on the Elderly

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

    Prescription Drug Theft in Nursing Home

    Prescription Drug Theft in Nursing Home
    Often with aging comes the necessary need of daily medications to help control pain, cholesterol, blood pressure, and other ailments. In nursing homes across Pennsylvania and New Jersey strict maintenance and dispensing procedures of patient…
Rank this Week: 2666

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 2384

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2695

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 2533

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…
Rank this Week: 2660

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: 2547

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation FAQs

Answers workers' compensation questions for Pennsylvania residents. By Calhoun & Associates.

http://www.workercompensationsettlements.com/faqs/
  • Jun 8

    Am I Required To Hire An Attorney?

    Am I Required To Hire An Attorney?
      Although there is no Pennsylvania law that requires an injured worker to hire an attorney to represent them in a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company will in all likelihood have an attorney representing them.…
  • Jun 6

    Who Exactly is Eligible to Receive Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    Who Exactly is Eligible to Receive Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits?
      If you have suffered a work-related injury or have become ill because of exposure to hazardous material on the job, you may be potentially entitled to medical and compensation benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The vast…
  • May 31

    Is A Workers Compensation Claim Considered To Be A Type Of Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?

    Is A Workers Compensation Claim Considered To Be A Type Of Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?
    Filing a workers’ compensation benefits claim in Pennsylvania is not equal to filing a lawsuit. Workers’ compensation provides an injured worker who suffered from a work-related injury or illness the right of collecting benefits no matter…
Rank this Week: 2465

Ysabel'sBilinguaLawBlog

Ysabel'sBilinguaLawBlog

Covers immigration law. By Ysabel Williams.

http://bilingualawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Diversity Visa Scam-Fraude de Loteria de Visa

    Diversity Visa Scam-Fraude de Loteria de Visa
    Be aware of email messages asking you to send money because you are a winner of a Diversity Visa. Tengan cuidado con los mensajes de correo electronico pidiendole que mande dinero porque usted se gano la loteria de visas.
  • Feb 26

    No Sea Victima de Fraude de Inmigracion

    No Sea Victima de Fraude de Inmigracion
  • Feb 26

    Run Away from "Notarios"

    Run Away from "Notarios"
    Don't Be a Victim of Immigration FraudNotarios, Notary Publics and Immigration ConsultantsNotarios, notary publics and immigration consultants may NOT represent you before USCIS. While in many other countries the word “Notario” means…
Rank this Week: 2707

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jul 31

    Cyber at Lloyds: Catching the cyber horse in motion

    Cyber at Lloyds: Catching the cyber horse in motion
    The following article was written by my good friend Tony Ellwood. Tony is senior executive, underwriting, at Lloyd’s Market Association and a thought leader. We are grateful to Tony for allowing us to republish his article, which first…
  • Jul 20

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive
    In its recent decision in Eisenhower Medical Center v. Superior Court, 226 Cal. App. 4th 430 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2014), the Court of Appeal of California, Fourth District, had occasion to consider whether a medical facility’s…
  • Jul 11

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter
    TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY LLP’s Cyber Law Blog previously discussed various aspects of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (“Wyndham”) under Section 5…
Rank this Week: 2753

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Jul 31

    Protect Yourself From Insurance Company Abuse

    Protect Yourself From Insurance Company Abuse
    Become a highly knowledgeable, informed consumer about your car insurance policy. Stuart Carpey here… I have something important to say so indulge me for a moment. The insurance industry in Pennsylvania is on a mission to sell their…
  • Jul 30

    How the Right Doctor Can Help You Win Your Case

    How the Right Doctor Can Help You Win Your Case
    When you’re in court, the opposing legal team and the judge don’t care about how much you did not sleep last night because of your back pain. They care about what your EMG (electromyography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and…
  • Jul 29

    Stuart A. Carpey Inducted to National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    Stuart A. Carpey Inducted to National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    Stuart A. Carpey recently accepted an invitation to join the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. According to the organizations guidelines, “Membership into the organization is by invitation only and is extended to those individuals who…
Rank this Week: 2743

Spencer Law Firm Blog

Spencer Law Firm Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.pennsylvaniatrustsandestates.com/
  • May 12

    Estate Planning and Portability

    Estate Planning and Portability
    The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), which tried to keep us from going over the "fiscal cliff," raised the federal estate tax exemption to $5.25 million and made permanent an estate tax concept called…
  • Apr 25

    Seminar: How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts and Avoid Common Trap

    Seminar: How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts and Avoid Common Trap
    Don't miss the PBI seminar on How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts and Avoid Common Traps next Thursday May 1, 2014 at the CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia. Register here:…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 2926

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: 3102

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…
Rank this Week: 3077

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

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

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

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur

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

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe

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

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

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit
    In  Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that early retirees are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, reversing over 30 years of case law on the subject. In this…
Rank this Week: 2718

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

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

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

    Trip to Arkansa

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

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

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

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 2944

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
  • Jun 13

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me
    We have come to this in our workplaces, in the lyrics of Annie Lennox:  “No more ‘I love you’s.”   Please enjoy today’s guest post from one of your employees: I have difficulty getting close to…
  • Jun 11

    The Truth About As*hole

    The Truth About As*hole
    Here’s the truth:  we are a litigious society.  For a lot of reasons beyond the scope of this blog, a smarter workforce with ever-increasing access to information and resources continues to file employment lawsuits in record…
  • Jun 9

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come
    Retail.  Financial services.  Health care. Energy.  Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third…
Rank this Week: 3236

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
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3268

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: 3563

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…
Rank this Week: 3314

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law, right of publicity and branding strategies. By Daniel Corbett.

http://pittsburghtrademarklawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Conclusion of the Made In USA serie

    Conclusion of the Made In USA serie
    This is the last installment of a three-part journey.  What’s become of 2012’s holiday ad campaigns “Made In USA”?  The …Continue reading »
  • May 26

    Made In USA in the News – Made in America label stages comeback at U.S. store

    Made In USA in the News – Made in America label stages comeback at U.S. store
    BY ADAM REISER MAY 3, 2013 NEW YORK: When Roger Simmermaker went shopping for clothes at a Florida mall in the …Continue reading »
  • Mar 13

    Made In USA

    Made In USA
    We saw it on TV, we saw it on Facebook.  -Buy American this holiday season and help Santa support the …Continue reading »
Rank this Week: 3373

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

Provides legal and financial information for Pennsylvania physicians. By Dennis Hursh.

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 9

    My new book

    My new book
    It seems like I've been waiting for years, but my book, The Final Hurdle - A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement is finally out!
  • Nov 29

    What does a winning streak tell us?

    What does a winning streak tell us?
    Bill Miller is one of the most closely watched money managers in the industry, so it was big news when he announced his decision last week to step down as portfolio manager of Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust (LMVTX) early next year.…
  • Sep 20

    Curve Ball

    Curve Ball
    Predicting interest rate movements correctly is hard. Predicting them for a living is harder still. But getting it wrong is nowhere near as painful as the experience of those who lose their own money based on someone's forecast.
Rank this Week: 3430

Debtors' Advocate Blog

Debtors' Advocate Blog

Covers bankruptcy, credit scores and mortgages. By Kimberly A. Coleman.

http://debtorsadvocateblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Should Filing Bankruptcy Be The Last Resort? Filing Bankruptcy Now Could Be Your Best Option

    Should Filing Bankruptcy Be The Last Resort? Filing Bankruptcy Now Could Be Your Best Option
    After I got off the phone with a prospective client, my law partner questioned me about something he had overheard me say to the prospect. Really he criticized me for telling the prospect that bankruptcy should be used as a … Continue…
  • Aug 24

    On My Way Back – Bankruptcy and Family Law Issue

    On My Way Back – Bankruptcy and Family Law Issue
    Hello everyone. I have been absent from posting on the blog for almost a month due to a death in my family but I will begin posting again regularly sometime this week. In fact, I am going to begin a series of blog articles on the intersection…
  • Jul 27

    More Individuals Qualify To File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Than You Might Think

    More Individuals Qualify To File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Than You Might Think
    There is a lot of misinformation out there as to who can and who cannot file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Some people will lead you to believe that since the passage of the new bankruptcy laws in 2005, only individuals … Continue reading ?
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The Mature Law Student

The Mature Law Student

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

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

    The First Semester - Getting Started

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

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

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

    The Most Common Questions and Reactions From Friends and Relative

    The Most Common Questions and Reactions From Friends and Relative
    I will address the question of "why I wanted to go to law school" in another posting. Let's just accept the notion that I did not wake up one day and say, "hey, I think I'll go to law school now that I'm 52!" Something had to be missing in…
Rank this Week: 3335

The Elder Care Neglect Blog

The Elder Care Neglect Blog

Offers news and advice on the area of nursing home neglect, abuse, and injury in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. By Gavin P. Lentz.

http://www.eldercareneglect.com
  • Feb 18

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility
    Charlotte Pauline Dean—who suffered from cerebral palsy—was just forty-seven years old when she was placed in the Country Crossing Assisted Living facility in Lafayette, Georgia. The home was to have provided the care she needed. Instead,…
  • Jan 31

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial
    In early December, 2009, a Brooklyn, New York jury awarded $19 million to the family of a neglected nursing home patient. The victim, John Danzy, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was placed by his family into the Brooklyn Queens…
  • Jan 21

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course
    Charles Bradley was ninety-three years old when his family made the difficult decision to place him in nursing care. He was admitted to the Everett Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Everett, Washington, in late 2004. Bradley lived at the…
Rank this Week: 3251

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

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

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

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth

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

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve

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

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll
    Hot Issues in Business LawTechnology giants have formed a new group to protect themselves from patent trolls.  Patent trolls are businesses who business model is to purchase key intellectual property then collect royalties from companies…
Rank this Week: 3360

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

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

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

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS
    For those of us that actually read the bottom of their lawyer's email you probably noticed the arcane "IRS Circular 230 Disclosure" that stated the advice contained in this email is not intended and cannot be used for tax avoidance purposes…
  • Jun 25

    COURT CONTINUES TO MISUNDERSTAND HOW WE USE TECHNOLOGY

    COURT CONTINUES TO MISUNDERSTAND HOW WE USE TECHNOLOGY
    The Supreme Court continued its trend of significant decisions today, issuing rulings in favor of copyright holders over technological innovation (ABC v Aereo) and in favor of upholding privacy rights in the face of police searches (Riley v…
  • Jun 24

    INHERITED IRA IS NOT SAFE FROM CREDITORS IN BANKRUPTCY

    INHERITED IRA IS NOT SAFE FROM CREDITORS IN BANKRUPTCY
    In June the Supreme Court held that an inherited individual retirement account (IRA) was not protected by federal bankruptcy law. Specifically, the Court considered whether an inherited IRA is a "retirement fund" within the meaning of the…
Rank this Week: 3625

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

Focuses on class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends, and strategies associated with class action lawsuits. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
  • Jun 18

    The Cupcake Bill: How Sweet Is It?

    The Cupcake Bill: How Sweet Is It?
    In response to the shutdown of an un-licensed 12-year-old’s $200/month sales of home-baked goods to help out local fundraisers, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on June 10, 2014 signed the “cupcake bill,” which unanimously passed…
  • Jun 17

    Another Post-Clapper Data Privacy Breach Case Dismissed for Lack of Standing

    Another Post-Clapper Data Privacy Breach Case Dismissed for Lack of Standing
    This guest post was authored by our colleague David M. Brown, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. David concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and has a particular interest in data security and privacy issues.…
  • Jun 13

    Federal Court Saves Millions of Smart Phone Users from TCPA Liability

    Federal Court Saves Millions of Smart Phone Users from TCPA Liability
    For the first time, a federal court has clarified that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) bars the improper use of an automatic telephone dialing system or ATDS. Sterk v. Path, Inc., 2014 WL 2443785 (N.D. Ill. May 30,…
Rank this Week: 3923

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
  • Jun 14

    Supreme Court, snowed by ACLU smear campaign, resurrects archaic requirement of “invention” as a test of patent eligibility.

    Supreme Court, snowed by ACLU smear campaign, resurrects archaic requirement of “invention” as a test of patent eligibility.
    In their decision June 13, 2013, in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the Supreme Court seems to have been snowed by an anti-patent publicity campaign engineered by a brilliant but diabolical law professor and gullible…
  • May 25

    State of Vermont Declares War on “Patent Trolls”

    State of Vermont Declares War on “Patent Trolls”
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spearheaded the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was signed into law on September 16, 2011, and took effect in stages culminating March 16, 2013.  During the pendency of the legislation, Sen. Leahy…
  • May 22

    Are Human Genes Patentable?—The Experts Weigh In

    Are Human Genes Patentable?—The Experts Weigh In
    Pending Supreme Court Case Against Myriad Genetics Is Analyzed in Biotechnology Law Report New Rochelle, NY, May 22, 2013—A landmark case for the biotechnology industry awaits a Supreme Court ruling, expected in June, on whether…
Rank this Week: 3900

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Covers RACs, MACs, and Medicare and Medicaid court cases. By David S. Dessen of Dessen, Moses & Rossitto.

http://www.medicaremedicaidblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3693

The Water Law

The Water Law

Covers legal issues impacting water rights and the water industry. By Alex Basilevsky.

http://thewaterlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act
    In an interesting move yesterday, congressional investigators have charged that various oil and gas services companies have violated the Safe Water Drinking Act through the use of diesel fuel in fracking operations from 2005 to 2009.
  • Nov 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability
    Well, I'm back. After something of a hiatus over the summer and early fall due to work and personal commitments, I am back to blogging about water. And first up is an issue much in the press here in Pennsylvania - hydraulic fracturing, or as…
  • Jun 4

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About
    I have recently joined the planning committee for the 2011 American Bar Association Water Law Conference which will be taking place in San Diego next February. And we are currently in the process of determining the themes and panels for the…
Rank this Week: 3908

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Helpful Biblical Counsel on the Real Life Legal Situations You Face. By Stephen Bloom.

http://www.istherealawyerinthechurch.com
  • Nov 30

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg
    Because of my recent election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am suspending my activity here at “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” I have disabled the comment feature, but I intend to leave the static site available as a…
  • May 22

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break
    Good news: I won the Republican primary election for the PA 199th District State House seat! Bad news: No time for blogging as my campaign for the November 2 general election is on! Please visit my campaign website.
  • Apr 20

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)
    I’m running for Pennsylvania State Legislature and will be focused on campaigning through election day, so I’m taking a break from new postings here until after May 18. Please visit my campaign website www.StephenLBloom.com Your prayers…
Rank this Week: 3933

The morning after your DUI arrest…

The morning after your DUI arrest in PA

Provides answers for people who have been arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania. By Arik Ben-Ari.

http://padui.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Caught with drugs?

    Caught with drugs?
    If you have been arrested for possession of drugs or narcotics, it is critically important that you consult with a professional criminal defense attorney like the team at The Benari Law Firm (www.benarilaw.com). We practice in Pennsylvania…
  • Nov 24

    Do I talk to the police?

    Do I talk to the police?
    Listen, everyone wants to feel like they're an upstanding citizen and no one wants to feel like they are standing in the way of the police doing their job. THAT BEING SAID, you have an absolute right to remain silent whenever you are stopped…
  • Oct 10

    Why didn't the officer read me my rights?

    Why didn't the officer read me my rights?
    Understand, when you see people get read they're rights on TV, it doesn't mean that's how it happens in real life. As a general rule, if you haven't been read your rights, then the officers may not be able to use what you say to them to help…
Rank this Week: 3898

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Jul 24

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer
    We wrote about the ongoing fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal in January, and whether former Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin made some critical missteps by appearing at the grand jury with former President Graham Spanier, Vice…
  • Jul 22

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation
    Although environmental prosecution is not a new trend, criminal enforcement of environmental laws is on the rise.  The recent expansion of tools and referral mechanisms to support a heightened level of criminal enforcement have led to…
  • Jul 18

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military
    As readers of this blog know, Montgomery McCracken successfully represented Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair in his court-martial in March. General Sinclair was sentenced only to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine. Montgomery McCracken defense…
Rank this Week: 4117

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/
  • Jul 22

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard
    Written By: Sunjeev S. Sikand and Thomas G. Southard In proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”), whether a reference is publicly accessible and therefore qualifies as a prior art printed publication depends…
  • Jul 21

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review
    Written By: Christopher H. Blaszkowski In RPX Corp. v. VirnetX Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for the first time, defined a “real party-in-interest” within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).…
  • Jul 21

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2
    Articles Include: Meet RP’s Newest Superstar – Q&A with James Matthew Gould, former Schering-Plough and Merck In-House Counsel Practical Guidance for Defending Against Patent Trolls Protecting Trade Secrets at the ITC USPTO…
Rank this Week: 4053

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4142

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/
Rank this Week: 4329

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: 4174

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/
  • Jun 25

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage
    In a significant opinion delivered on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the case of Deb Whitewood, et al, vs. Michael Wolf, et. al,  U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III struck down Pennsylvania's law banning the recognition of gay marriage…
  • Jun 17

    Same-Sex Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Same-Sex Divorce in Pennsylvania
    On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional in the case of United States v. Windsor. This decision effectively struck down the definitions of "marriage" and "spouse" set…
  • Jun 11

    Divorce and your child's graduation

    Divorce and your child's graduation
    Attending your child's graduation festivities should be one of the proudest moments of your life, whether it be their first "graduation" ceremony from kindergarten or watching them walk across the stage at a prestigious university. …
Rank this Week: 4078