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Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement
    Couples who have settled their divorce in Pennsylvania may recall that divorce settlement agreements are final and enforceable only if there has been a full and fair disclosure of marital assets. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior…
  • Apr 10

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire
    Parents who are facing custody disputes in Pennsylvania may be interested in understanding how child alienation tactics are viewed by judges in Pennsylvania courts. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (unpublished)…
  • Feb 9

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer
    Getting caught cheating is one of the most expensive predicaments someone may face in their lifetime. Scorned spouses and their divorce lawyers can find ways to make infidelity a prominent feature of their case, even if it is mostly or…
Rank this Week: 2099

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

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

    Indiana: New Home Warranties Must Be Insured

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

    Illinois Tightens Settlement Procedure

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

    Recent Notable Recall

    Recent Notable Recall
    By now most subrogation professionals understand the importance of keeping current with the frequent Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notices.  For this blog post we note the following recent notable recalls for the subrogation…
Rank this Week: 2411

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 2101

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: 2417

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age

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

    Accessing Email After Death

    Accessing Email After Death
    Recently we posted an article about Death in the Digital Age.  But, what happens if a loved one fails to make these arrangements and you must have access to their digital accounts?  Google has recently developed a method that allows…
  • Mar 11

    Death in the Digital Age

    Death in the Digital Age
    As you update your Facebook page, have you ever wondered how your beneficiaries could obtain access to your “digital assets” upon your death?  Indeed, could they access your digital assets if you were incapacitated during…
Rank this Week: 2333

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: 2244

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: 2458

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: 2404

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: 2268

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: 2432

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: 2381

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2436

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

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

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 7

    What Words Say ... About Us?

    What Words Say ... About Us?
    Recent interesting reading in the Harvard Business Review supports the sound advice -- choose your words carefully -- if you can. Say what?
  • Jan 31

    The Big Reveal -- Strongest American Law Firm Brand

    The Big Reveal -- Strongest American Law Firm Brand
    Interesting results posted recently in The Strongest Law Firm Brands in the Land which delineates a study on law firm brand recognition by brand research company, Acritas? The question mark is intended because the most mentioned firms in…
Rank this Week: 2344

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: 2415

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: 2867

Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
  • Apr 15

    Not Every Lesson Has To Be Learned The Hard Way, Mr. Kaepernick

    Not Every Lesson Has To Be Learned The Hard Way, Mr. Kaepernick
    Well, here we go again.  A star athlete, an unknown female, allegations of alcohol and drug use, a potential sexual assault and the resulting police investigation.  However, this time there are denials of  any wrongdoing by the…
  • Apr 7

    What Happened to the Captains of ARod’s Legal Ship?

    What Happened to the Captains of ARod’s Legal Ship?
    So now a Florida federal grand jury may be investigating whether suspended Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, impeded a criminal investigation into his use of  illegal performance enhancing drugs as reported by The New York Daily News. To its…
  • Mar 30

    The NCAA Should Be Impressed by these Northwestern “Student-Athlete-Employees”

    The NCAA Should Be Impressed by these Northwestern “Student-Athlete-Employees”
    What if there really are “student-athletes” at the NCAA Division 1 level?  No, really, if it was true? In what’s been called a “stunning” and “shocking” outcome, the college football players…
Rank this Week: 2923

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
Rank this Week: 2690

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: 2610

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2831

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: 2823

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: 2672

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: 2711

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 2841

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: 2644

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
  • Apr 14

    The Quagmire of “Unauthorized Access” Remain

    The Quagmire of “Unauthorized Access” Remain
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and chair of the firm’s Litigation practice. His practice emphasizes complex commercial matters, technology, the Internet and First Amendment/Media Law issues. He…
  • Apr 10

    Crisis Management: Law and PR

    Crisis Management: Law and PR
    As readers of this blog know by now, my colleagues and I were members of the defense team that represented U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair. Our client faced a rare court-martial of a general officer at Fort Bragg, NC ……
  • Mar 20

    Vindication: General Sinclair Sentenced to a Reprimand and $20K Fine

    Vindication: General Sinclair Sentenced to a Reprimand and $20K Fine
    Today marks the end of what The New York Times recently called “a textbook example of justice gone awry.”  Thankfully, justice was not completely absent from the courtroom this morning. During yesterday’s closing…
Rank this Week: 2997

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/
  • Apr 9

    Marital Debt and Pennsylvania Divorce

    Marital Debt and Pennsylvania Divorce
    While many couples going through a divorce in Pennsylvania are aware that their marital property will be divided as part of the divorce process, they may not understand what “marital property” really includes.  For example,…
  • Jan 29

    PA Divorce Lawyers Offer New Year Tip

    PA Divorce Lawyers Offer New Year Tip
    It's a new year and that wonderful time when everyone makes yearly resolutions which are so difficult to keep.  However, for those currently going through a divorce in Pennsylvania or went through a divorce in 2013, experienced PA…
  • Dec 19

    How to tell your spouse that you want a divorce in PA

    How to tell your spouse that you want a divorce in PA
    One of the hardest things to do when proceeding with a divorce in PA is having the initial conversation with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.  While many times the decision to get a divorce is mutual, making this conversation a non-issue, many…
Rank this Week: 3130

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: 3089

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: 3097

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: 3631

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: 3300

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…
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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…
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Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice…

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney

Covers medical malpractice case law and news. By Hal Waldman and Associates.

http://www.pittsburghmedicalmalpracticeattorney.org/
  • Aug 20

    Brachial plexus injuries resulting from medical malpractice

    Brachial plexus injuries resulting from medical malpractice
     Brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves which support control of the fingers, hand, wrist, shoulder and arm.  A baby’s brachial plexus can be injured during delivery as the result of malpractice by the physician overseeing, or…
  • Aug 10

    When is patient abuse medical malpractice

    When is patient abuse medical malpractice
    When families think of a loved one being hurt in a medical setting, they think of medical malpractice.  However, another form of injury to patients is called “patient abuse,” which refers to any act or failure to act (like…
  • Aug 9

    Types of Medical Malpractice

    Types of Medical Malpractice
    Most of the time doctors and other health care professionals deliver high quality medical care.  However, there are occasions when doctors and other health care professionals deliver substandard medical care, which amounts to medical…
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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…
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Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Pennsylvania Personal Injury News

Covers motor accident and dog bite injury cases. By Thomas R. Matvey.

http://matveylaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 5

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell

    Woman killed, others injured in parkway accident in Hopewell
    A woman was killed and a woman and two children were injured in a car accident on the Parkway in Hopewell last night.  According to reports, the women were traveling in a Dodge Durango on the Parkway West when their vehicle was struck by…
  • Feb 1

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident

    Pedestrian killed on I-70 accident
    A man was killed on Saturday when he was struck by a car on I-70 in North Belle Vernon.  After he was struck, two other vehicles collided while trying to avoid the original accident.  The investigation of this crash, including toxicology…
  • Jan 23

    Beaver County legal services website

    Beaver County legal services website
    For Social Security claims -              Beaver County Social Security lawyer For Estates, Probate, and Wills:      Beaver C0unty Estate and Probate Attorney
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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…
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Pennsylvania Workers Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Information

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…
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Pennsylvania Nonprofit Law Blog

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Law Blog

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

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

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday

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

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday

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

    Kony 2012 and Charitable Giving as Part of an Estate Plan

    Kony 2012 and Charitable Giving as Part of an Estate Plan
    Kony 2012 is the flavour du jour. We all know its basic premise: to make Joseph Kony, the corrupt leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group once present in Uganda, famous. If Kony becomes enough of a talking point, especially in…
Rank this Week: 3721

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…
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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: 3293

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

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

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 4332

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

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

http://www.smartgridlegalnews.com
  • Apr 11

    The Industrial Internet

    The Industrial Internet
    AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel recently announced the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with…
  • Apr 4

    SGIP Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee Releases NISTIR 7628 User's Guide

    SGIP Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee Releases NISTIR 7628 User's Guide
    The members of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (“SGIP”) are working on standards, policies and guides to help modernize the electric power grid. Last month, the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee of SGIP released a helpful…
  • Mar 28

    Details Regarding the Winter 2013-2014 Operations Technical Conference

    Details Regarding the Winter 2013-2014 Operations Technical Conference
    As previously reported, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) will hold a Commissioner-led technical conference on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A full day is planned to discuss the impacts of…
Rank this Week: 3878

Philly Injury Blog

Philly Injury Blog

Current events and news relevant to Personal Injury, Recalls, settlements and verdicts. By Kane & Silverman P.C.

http://palegaladvice.com/philly-injury-blog/
  • Apr 11

    Truck Crashes Into Bus Claiming 10 Lives In California

    Truck Crashes Into Bus Claiming 10 Lives In California
    On Thursday, April 10, 2014, a bus filled with highschool students collided head on with a Fed Ex Truck in Orland, California. Instantly the truck and bus exploded into flames with billowing smoke filling the skies. As the accident unfolded,…
  • Apr 10

    Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis Breakthrough

    Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis Breakthrough
    Whether one is a believer in faith or science, miracles and breakthroughs can happen. However, some people may not have that sort of positive outlook. This is especially true if they’ve been injured in an accident or affected by disease…
  • Mar 26

    March is: Traumatic Brain Injury Month

    March is: Traumatic Brain Injury Month
    At Kane & Silverman, we handle many different types of personal injury cases. These cases range from a slip and fall at a super-market, to devastating car accidents and wrongful death. Each accident carries some sort of injury with it…
Rank this Week: 4126

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/
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MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • 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: 4250