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Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

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

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2020

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 2239

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: 2199

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    Dispute Resolution Clauses (UK)

    Dispute Resolution Clauses (UK)
    The New Law Journal is likely to soon feature the following article by Rob Kay discussing the very recent English case of Emirates Trading Agency LLC v. Prime Mineral Exports Private Limited [2014] EWHC 2104 (Comm).  The decision…
Rank this Week: 2506

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jul 17

    Failing to Understand DBE Regs Leads to Bid Rejection

    Failing to Understand DBE Regs Leads to Bid Rejection
    In an earlier post, I talked about bid challenges and rejections being one of the “hidden dangers” of failing to understand and follow DBE regulations.  I explained how strict minority set asides or quotas are almost always…
  • Jul 7

    5 Ways to Recover Your Attorney’s Fees When Litigating With the Government

    5 Ways to Recover Your Attorney’s Fees When Litigating With the Government
    Litigating a case against the government is an intimidating task.  The government has virtually unlimited resources at its disposal to wage its case.  Each side must bear it’s on costs of litigation, which means you must pay…
  • Jun 24

    Performing Work in Philadelphia? Several New Laws Impact the Construction Industry

    Performing Work in Philadelphia? Several New Laws Impact the Construction Industry
    On January 1, 2014, a series of changes to the City of Philadelphia’s licensing laws for construction contractors went into effect.  Moreover, on February 6, 2014 and May 14, 2014, Mayor Nutter signed additional changes into law,…
Rank this Week: 2471

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: 2900

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2640

Philadelphia Criminal Defense…

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.philadelphiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Says Phones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant

    Supreme Court Says Phones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant
    The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cell phones of people they arrest after having reviewed two separate cases. Traditionally, the courts have long allowed warrantless searches…
  • May 6

    Supreme Court Limits Restitution Payments to Victims of Child Pornography

    Supreme Court Limits Restitution Payments to Victims of Child Pornography
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape…
  • May 2

    PA Supreme Court Rules That No Warrant Is Needed to Search Vehicle

    PA Supreme Court Rules That No Warrant Is Needed to Search Vehicle
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recently ruled that a search warrant is no longer needed when searching a vehicle, so long as probable cause exists. The Court determined that the Pennsylvania Constitution does not provide a greater…
Rank this Week: 2551

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: 2415

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: 2540

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: 2507

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: 3631

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: 3225

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

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

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi
    It seems like an odd “butterfly effect”—a plane shot down over Ukraine could boost energy efficiency?  But it is not as far-fetched as it seems.  “Fuel switching”—changing power plants over to…
  • Jul 18

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB
    I have received a lot of requests for me to re-activate GBLB, which I am excited to do as part of my new venture, Calliope Communications.   After 14 years in the corporate world, I founded Calliope to focus my work on research, policy…
  • Apr 10

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change
    The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico handed down a limited win for energy code advocates, holding that adopting changes to building codes that removed energy conservation provisions without any justification violated…
Rank this Week: 2977

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: 3104

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3295

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: 3641

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: 3187

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/
  • Jun 19

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
  • Jun 16

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move
    Legislative changes appear afoot regarding Pennsylvania's Power of Attorney laws. On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Pennsylvania Senate adopted (50-0), after three required considerations, a revised version of House Bill 1429, into a new…
  • May 20

    A Memorial Birthday Message: Patti S. Bednarik

    A Memorial Birthday Message: Patti S. Bednarik
    Patti S. Bednarik, Esq. "Estate planning for pets" remains an important consideration for folks in a relationship with one or more beloved companion animals -- faithful pets -- whose well-being, even survival, depends upon a…
Rank this Week: 3288

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: 3158

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

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

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 12

    Maybe I am just being picky….

    Maybe I am just being picky….
    There is a new reality-TV show on Bravo called “Untying the Knot” In this show, matrimonial attorney Vikki Ziegler, Esquire, who practices law in  New York and New Jersey at the firm of Ziegler and Zemsky LLC, works…
  • Nov 22

    Coming up on the end of another year

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

    Learning Lesson

    Learning Lesson
    Even what may turn out to be the most expensive divorce of all time can provide lessons to divorcing parties who are not worth billions.
Rank this Week: 3407

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: 3547

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/
  • May 20

    Dog Bite Prevention Week: How To Avoid A Dog Bite

    Dog Bite Prevention Week: How To Avoid A Dog Bite
    It’s Dog Bite Prevention Week. And with the warm weather coming, pet owners are relieving man’s best friend from their in house hibernation. Dogs are not vicious T-Rex’s that terrorize neighborhoods and playgrounds (though…
  • May 19

    E. coli Linked to 1.8 million Pounds of Recalled Beef

    E. coli Linked to 1.8 million Pounds of Recalled Beef
    1.8 million pounds of meat was recalled by a Detroit meat packing business for a possible E.coli contamination. Not only that, the recalled beef had made its way into restaurants in four states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
  • Apr 28

    Woman Dies While Texting, Driving, and…

    Woman Dies While Texting, Driving, and Posting To Facebook In a sad turn of events, a young woman by the name of Courtney Ann Sanford died when her car collided with a truck. She was texting and driving, while posting to Facebook. The most…
Rank this Week: 3164

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: 3278

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: 3274

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

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

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

    James Gandolfini's $30 Million Dollar Mistake

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

    Legal Same-Sex Marriage in Montgomery County, PA?

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

    Leaving Your Spouse Out of Your Will? Think Again.

    Leaving Your Spouse Out of Your Will? Think Again.
    Through Pennsylvania estate planning and by creating a Last Will and Testament, you can dictate who receives your property after death.  Many people believe that this gives you free reign to decide who gets property and who is left out;…
Rank this Week: 3193

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: 3401

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
Rank this Week: 3527

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Aug 10

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

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

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
  • May 30

    HIPAA Audits Have Begun

    HIPAA Audits Have Begun
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide for periodic audits to ensure covered entities and business associates are complying…
Rank this Week: 3194

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…
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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: 3729

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…
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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: 3650

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: 3447

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: 4029

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

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

    Pennsylvania County Jail to Launch Paid Video Chats with Inmates on September 1st

    Pennsylvania County Jail to Launch Paid Video Chats with Inmates on September 1st
    The first stage of internet chatting was text-based in the form of “instant messaging.”  But since the internet’s fledgling days, web technology has evolved and expanded.  Today’s webcams and video chat…
  • Jul 11

    Will New Bills Bring Radar Guns to Pennsylvania’s Local Officers?

    Will New Bills Bring Radar Guns to Pennsylvania’s Local Officers?
    Law enforcement officers are equipped with an extensive tool kit, including guns, handcuffs, and tasers.  But there’s one conspicuous item missing from the list: radar guns. Or at least, that’s true in Pennsylvania, the only…
  • Jul 10

    Are Pennsylvania’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws Unconstitutional?

    Are Pennsylvania’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws Unconstitutional?
    After receiving criminal charges, most people immediately worry about the worst case scenario.  How much could I potentially be fined?  What’s the longest period of time I could be sent to prison for?  But while the…
Rank this Week: 3857

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Paying for college expenses in Pennsylvania

    Paying for college expenses in Pennsylvania
    Absent an agreement, Pennsylvania parents are not required by law to pay for their child’s college expenses.  This is true whether the parents are unmarried, married or divorced.  A child in Pennsylvania is, in most cases,…
  • Jul 18

    Considering the dangers of social media

    Considering the dangers of social media
    On a typical day, how many times do you use social media?  People scroll through Facebook updates while riding the train.  Others use Instagram to post pictures of their vacations, their kids, their pets and even their dinner.…
  • Jul 18

    Do you enjoy our blog?

    Do you enjoy our blog?
    If so, please consider nominating us for the American Bar Association Journal "Blawg 100 Amici."You can nominate us here.  The form requests your name, email address, employer or school, city and a reason you are a fan of our blog.Our…
Rank this Week: 4716

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3975

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion
    By: Gerald B. Halt Jr. with special thanks to Emily A. Denisco, Intern at Volpe and Koenig, P.C. for her contribution to this post In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme... read more
  • Jul 1

    Patent Filing Strategies for Life Sciences Startup

    Patent Filing Strategies for Life Sciences Startup
    By: Marina Sigareva, Ph.D. The most valuable assets that startup life science companies may have are patents to protect their discoveries. Yet tight financial budgets and long development timelines, particularly... read more
  • Jun 20

    Post Alice v. CLS Bank – Some Software is Still Patent-Eligible

    Post Alice v. CLS Bank – Some Software is Still Patent-Eligible
    By: Steven J. Gelman On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited opinion on the patent eligibility of software, in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. The... read more
Rank this Week: 3866

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce
    Marriage is a legal institution with a big impact on your finances, your retirement, and particularly your Social Security. How are your Social Security benefits determined after divorce? Here are some “must-knows” as you consider…
  • Jun 11

    Social Media and Divorce

    Social Media and Divorce
    As a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney I constantly come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces.  I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to…
  • May 2

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce
    Divorce is tough on everyone, but children often pay the highest price when the fighting and anger continue even after the adults have gone their separate ways. Here are five tips for keeping the peace with your ex, for the children’s…
Rank this Week: 4892

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4077

Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
Rank this Week: 4846

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
  • Jul 11

    California Court Finds Teacher Employment Statutes Unconstitutional

    California Court Finds Teacher Employment Statutes Unconstitutional
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) and James M. Andris (Summer Associate) (jandris@hillwallack.com ) In a decision that has sparked interest from the beaches of Malibu to the beaches of Sea Isle, a Los Angeles County,…
  • Mar 6

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

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

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) To continue with sports/labor theme, I want to discuss a unique labor law issue that arose just this January:  Can student athlete unionize? Football players at Northwestern University,…
Rank this Week: 4159

Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers compensation law. By Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC.

http://www.workers-compensation-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form
    This video blog explains the Workers Compensation Denial Form an injured worker may receive if the employer or insurer is denying their claim. Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on…
  • Jun 30

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania
    This video blog explains three steps injured workers should take if they are hurt on the job.   Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation cases. It is…
  • Jun 23

    Hip Replacement Testimonial

    Hip Replacement Testimonial
    Attorney Francis J. Lafferty, IV, discusses the case of a young mother that needed hip replacement surgery.
Rank this Week: 3835

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: 4836