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Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jan 11

    Is It Worth Going to Trial for a DUI?

    Is It Worth Going to Trial for a DUI?
    When you’ve been arrested and charged with a DUI, you may be facing very serious penalties if you receive a conviction. These penalties include jail terms, fines, suspension of a driver’s license, mandatory classes, and others.…
  • Dec 26

    When is a DUI Considered a Felony in PA?

    When is a DUI Considered a Felony in PA?
    Pennsylvania law enforcement and prosecutors aggressively pursue and charge those suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI). The penalties are harsh, and may involve incarceration as well as significant fines. In…
  • Dec 19

    What is Theft by Unlawful Taking?

    What is Theft by Unlawful Taking?
    Under Pennsylvania law, theft by unlawful taking is a criminal offense that is defined based on the kind of property involved. The manner in which the theft was committed and the value of the property allegedly stolen influences the kind of…
Rank this Week: 2699

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4004

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: 3804

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
  • Jan 6

    Ninth Circuit Rejects “Administratively Feasible” Requirement in Ascertainability Dispute

    Ninth Circuit Rejects “Administratively Feasible” Requirement in Ascertainability Dispute
    As expected, the Ninth Circuit has joined the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits in rejecting the Third Circuit’s “administratively feasible” prong of the ascertainability requirement for class certification.  Briseno…
  • Dec 15

    Seventh Circuit Tosses “No Injury” FACTA Claim After Spokeo

    Seventh Circuit Tosses “No Injury” FACTA Claim After Spokeo
    The Seventh Circuit has issued the first opinion of a federal court of appeals addressing, under Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), whether a plaintiff has standing to sue under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, 15…
  • Sep 7

    TCPA Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016 Webinar

    TCPA Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016 Webinar
    Montgomery McCracken’s Class Action Defense practice invites you to attend “Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 13 from…
Rank this Week: 2669

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jan 1

    Commonwealth Court Strikes Blow to Philly Window and Door Ordinance

    Commonwealth Court Strikes Blow to Philly Window and Door Ordinance
    On December 22, 2016, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an important opinion that has flown under the radar somewhat.  The case Rufo v. Board of Licenses and Inspection Review, invalidates a major portion of Philadelphia’s…
  • Dec 15

    Texas Jury Awards $5.3 Million to Company Defamed by Union: Could it work in Pennsylvania?

    Texas Jury Awards $5.3 Million to Company Defamed by Union: Could it work in Pennsylvania?
    In early September a Texas jury awarded a janitorial $5.3 million against the local chapter of the SEIU.  The janitorial firm claimed that the SEIU damaged its reputation and caused it damages when it spread false, defamatory, and…
  • Dec 7

    Philadelphia Proposed Best Value Procurement Bill

    Philadelphia Proposed Best Value Procurement Bill
    An opinion piece in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer concerning proposed legislation that would change the way the City of Philadelphia awards public construction projects is causing quite a stir. The article concerns legislation that…
Rank this Week: 4137

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2616

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring
    Philadelphia City Council passed a Bill earlier this month that will soon make it illegal for any employer to ask a job applicant about his or her wage history.  This law will go into effect 120 days after it is signed by Mayor…
  • Nov 28

    Dept of Labor’s New Overtime Law is Blocked

    Dept of Labor’s New Overtime Law is Blocked
    New Overtime Law is Blocked The new overtime law that would have increased pay for millions of employees starting on December 1 has been blocked by a preliminary injunction issued by a Texas federal court.  The law would have raised the…
  • Nov 28

    Dept of Labor’s New Overtime Law is Blocked

    Dept of Labor’s New Overtime Law is Blocked
    New Overtime Law is Blocked The new overtime law that would have increased pay for millions of employees starting on December 1 has been blocked by a preliminary injunction issued by a Texas federal court.  The law would have raised the…
Rank this Week: 4737

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

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

    SBA Dramatically Changes the Franchise Registry

    SBA Dramatically Changes the Franchise Registry
    Tom Spadea was recently asked by financing industry veteran Mike Rozman, CEO of BoeFly, for his thoughts on the recent SBA policy change regarding the Franchise Registry. The Small Business Administration (SBA) made a change to how SBA…
  • Dec 13

    Tom Quoted in Article About SBA Rule Change

    Tom Quoted in Article About SBA Rule Change
    Our own Tom Spadea was quoted in a recent LinkedIn article that profiles an upcoming change in franchisee lending. The Small Business Administration (SBA) made a change to how SBA lenders will fund franchisees. The new policy goes into affect…
  • Nov 18

    Philadelphia Franchise Association October Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association October Lunch & Learn
    Maggiano's Little Italy in Philadelphia was packed with 90 franchise professionals during October's Lunch & Learn event, a record high for attendance at our quarterly luncheons. The Philadelphia Franchise Association hosted the event on…
Rank this Week: 3585

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Dec 9

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating
    Government contractors know that an unfavorable performance review posted to the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (“CPARS”) can be extremely costly. Many negotiated solicitations include past performance as an…
  • Dec 6

    Proposed 2017 NDAA is a Mixed Bag for Government Contractor

    Proposed 2017 NDAA is a Mixed Bag for Government Contractor
    Last month, we reported that the Government Accountability Office’s (“GAO”) statutory authority to hear bid protests on civilian task orders exceeding $10 million had expired, leading to a parade of dismissed protests and…
  • Nov 23

    Court of Federal Claims Puts Corrective Action Under the Microscope

    Court of Federal Claims Puts Corrective Action Under the Microscope
    In a recently released bid protest decision that could spell trouble for federal agencies, the Court of Federal Claims rejected as unreasonable the Federal Highway Administration’s (“FHWA”) proposed corrective action in an…
Rank this Week: 3165

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/
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
  • Sep 12

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!
    Click here to view Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 issue of The Insider.
Rank this Week: 3106

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
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
  • Nov 28

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution
    Miranda warnings are one of those things most lawyers and non-lawyers alike know something about. Most know we enjoy a right under the Fifth Amendment and Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), to be told before being taken into custody…
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
Rank this Week: 3340

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
  • Nov 18

    Staff Issues Recommendations in NY's Value of Distributed Energy Resources Proceeding

    Staff Issues Recommendations in NY's Value of Distributed Energy Resources Proceeding
    Recently, the staff of the New York State Department of Public Service issued its recommendations in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources Proceeding. The 68-page report provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the compensation…
  • Oct 19

    FERC Connects with Open Access Podcast

    FERC Connects with Open Access Podcast
    The utility industry has a reputation for being stodgy and slow to innovate and change. Yet one of its main regulators is quite different. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has often taken the lead when it comes to embracing…
  • Jun 28

    Quadrennial Energy Review Comments Due

    Quadrennial Energy Review Comments Due
    By: Gatsheena Beauplan What is the Quadrennial Energy Review? The QER enables the federal government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions for over a four-year time period. As directed by the…
Rank this Week: 4154

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened
    Until recently if one party to a marriage would not consent to a divorce in Pennsylvania  there was a mandatory  two year waiting period before the moving party could proceed with a divorce.   On October 4, 2016, Governor…
  • Nov 11

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened

    PA Divorce Waiting Period Shortened
    Until recently if one party to a marriage would not consent to a divorce in Pennsylvania  there was a mandatory  two year waiting period before the moving party could proceed with a divorce.   On October 4, 2016, Governor…
  • Aug 26

    Child Support in Pennsylvania – upward deviation may be based upon income available for support

    Child Support in Pennsylvania – upward deviation may be based upon income available for support
    Child support is determined by a formula in Pennsylvania.   This formula can be found in the Pennsylvania Child Support guidelines.    Support  generally is based upon  determinable factors, such as:  each…
Rank this Week: 3895

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

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

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • Oct 15

    Ethics First, No Matter What

    Ethics First, No Matter What
    No Matter What the Rippling Impact, Communications Ethics Come First Communications professionals know that like other professionals, we must abide by ethical standards. Ethics and integrity in communications require that we follow…
  • Jan 16

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime
    The way a company manages crisis can be as important as the way it manages success. Over the years, communications professionals have learned from the wisdom of hindsight, that crisis management is the key to a company’s future health.…
  • Jan 16

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime
    The way a company manages crisis can be as important as the way it manages success. Over the years, communications professionals have learned from the wisdom of hindsight, that crisis management is the key to a company’s future health.…
Rank this Week: 4825

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

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

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Oct 10

    3 Tips for Dealing with Unfiled Tax Return

    3 Tips for Dealing with Unfiled Tax Return
    Tax season comes around every year whether you are ready or not.  Most people prepare and file their returns on time every year.  Maybe you are one of those people who, for any number of reasons, never got around to filing your…
  • Sep 30

    Here we go again! IRS set to begin using private collectors.

    Here we go again! IRS set to begin using private collectors.
    Have you ever noticed how some bad ideas tend to gain new life after a sufficient amount of time has passed for people to forget how bad they were the last time they were tried?  Well, the IRS is bringing back an oldie, but…
  • Sep 27

    IRS Testing Streamlined Processing of Installment Agreement

    IRS Testing Streamlined Processing of Installment Agreement
    The IRS is testing streamlined processing of certain installment agreements.
Rank this Week: 2572

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3670

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/
Rank this Week: 2736

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale
    In three different bankruptcy cases filed in Philadelphia in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Bankruptcy Court has allowed the homeowner the ability to recover their home if it was lost at a tax…
  • Apr 30

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is an honest way for good people to get out of financial trouble and make a fresh start. However, it is not as simple as going down to the courthouse and filing a petition. Bankruptcy is a fairly complex area of the law, and it is…
  • Mar 27

    What Not to Do Before Filing Bankruptcy

    What Not to Do Before Filing Bankruptcy
    If you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy, you are likely eager to move forward as soon as possible. You know that bankruptcy provides a financial fresh start, and you are in a hurry to put your financial problems behind you.…
Rank this Week: 2897

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. (Nos. 2014-1469 and 2014-1504), the Federal…
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a continuing trend of rejecting bright-line rules and multi-faceted tests created…
Rank this Week: 3750

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 29

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?
    Free Consultation  412.780.0008 Many lawyers, including ourselves, post information online about how to defend a PFA and the importance of hiring counsel. We offer a free consultation in this regard.  But in the interim, many people…
  • Nov 27

    Defending A Restraining Order – 7 Simple Rule

    Defending A Restraining Order – 7 Simple Rule
    A restraining order – or temporary PFA (short for Protection From Abuse Act Order) — should get your attention, because of the wide-ranging consequence of a “PFA.” Our Pittsburgh lawyer firm frequently defend PFA…
  • Nov 11

    Why Do Judges Grant Questionable PFAs?

    Why Do Judges Grant Questionable PFAs?
    If a temporary PFA becomes “permanent,” it can have a significant impact on the Defendant’s life:  it creates a public record that he (or she) is an “abuser” or “stalker,” which can jeopardize…
Rank this Week: 4703

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital
    When selling your medical practice to the hospital there are a few things to consider to maximize the value you receive.https://pahealthlaw.com/7309-selling-your-practice-to-the-hospital/#sellingyourmedicalpractice  #medicalpracticesale
  • Feb 25

    I've Moved my Stuff

    I've Moved my Stuff
    Come see my new website and blog for more information on physician contracts and physician prosperity in general.
  • Jan 26

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
Rank this Week: 3654

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
Rank this Week: 2810

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 5

    Motorcycle Infographic

    Motorcycle Infographic
    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Chances are, someone in your life is a motorcyclist. Or, maybe you’re the motorcycle enthusiast. But whether you love motorcycles or stay far away... Read More The post Motorcycle Infographic…
  • May 5

    Motorcycle Infographic

    Motorcycle Infographic
    Motorcycle Infographic: Accident Statistics May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Chances are, someone in your life is a motorcyclist. Or, maybe you’re the motorcycle enthusiast. But whether you love motorcycles or stay far away from…
  • Apr 12

    Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Infographic

    Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Infographic
    Accidents in the workplace can be devastating. Work accidents often lead to injuries and in some cases, death. Victims of work injuries may be out of work for several days... Read More The post Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Infographic…
Rank this Week: 2820

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

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

http://elman.com
  • Apr 12

    American Bar Ass’n to distribute FBI cyber-threat warning

    American Bar Ass’n to distribute FBI cyber-threat warning
    April 12, 2016 – In the wake of headlines detailing cyber-breaches at some of the most prominent law firms in the U.S., the President of the American Bar Association this morning sent a letter to its members, advising that from now…
  • Apr 7

    Internet connectivity is the new “electricity”: Underwriters Labs (UL) meet The Third Wave

    Internet connectivity is the new “electricity”: Underwriters Labs (UL) meet The Third Wave
    Since 1894, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have been providing safety certification for products, especially those with electrical cords. On April 5, 2016, they announced that they’re extending their reach to cybersecurity.…
  • Apr 7

    Similar drawings, copyright infringement? Art Seidel showed a jury the answer was NO.

    Similar drawings, copyright infringement? Art Seidel showed a jury the answer was NO.
    I’m breaking my arm patting myself on the back … at least for being quick on the draw. I was able to come up with an additional answer to the following question, moments after it was posted on Avvo.com: Q: Can I use mythological…
Rank this Week: 4875

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    ARD Program Admission Denial

    ARD Program Admission Denial
    DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)…
  • Mar 11

    ARD Program Admission Denial

    ARD Program Admission Denial
    DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)…
  • Mar 9

    Details that Impact DUI Sentencing

    Details that Impact DUI Sentencing
    Not every DUI is treated the same. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI, every detail will be considered, even the traffic around you at the time of the violation. In some cases, you may even be eligible…
Rank this Week: 3067

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
  • Mar 7

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case
    It has always been my impression that the US Supreme Court does not hear many cases involving traditional family law matters (divorce, custody, support, adoption). I am not saying there are never cases that work their way up to the highest…
  • Oct 23

    Abby has a point…

    Abby has a point…
    In a recent “Dear Abby” post, the inquirer noted that her former son-in-law thinks it is “offensive” that the maternal grandmother charges $10 per day plus $10 per week for gas to babysit her grandchildren. As Abby…
  • Oct 16

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?
    It was recently reported on the People.com website that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still married despite having signed “divorce papers” in July 2015 and having filed for divorce in 2013. What may be crossing your mind is…
Rank this Week: 4879

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Dec 6

    Important Elder Law Distinction

    Important Elder Law Distinction
    1. A Will vs Living Will. Your Will passes your property to your heirs at your death. A Living Will is a document that sets forth your wishes for medical treatment when you are terminally ill. A Will names an Executor at your death and a…
  • Dec 6

    Important Elder Law Distinction

    Important Elder Law Distinction
    1. A Will vs Living Will. Your Will passes your property to your heirs at your death. A Living Will is a document that sets forth your wishes for medical treatment when you are terminally ill. A Will names an Executor at your death and a…
  • Sep 23

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.
    We work with the individuals and families in crisis. We are usually called upon when a parent, grandparent or loved one starts to fail — which may be defined by being unable to perform one or more of the activities of daily living. Our…
Rank this Week: 2375

Spencer Law Firm Blog

Spencer Law Firm Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.pennsylvaniatrustsandestates.com/
  • Nov 16

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
    President Obama, Nov. 2, signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a two-year budget deal. The legislation raises the federal debt limit and is paid for in part by provisions eliminating two Social Security retirement benefit…
  • 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:…
Rank this Week: 3500

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

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

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 3

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage
    Attorney Tim Reese from our firm, handled the Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District case mentioned in this news report that ended in a Supreme Court ruling enforcing school districts to provide transportation to students whose…
Rank this Week: 2828

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?
    I have blogged about this matter several times, all the while applauding the lower court decision and employer’s legal position in the case, as I believed what these temporary lawyers were doing did constitute the practice of law. …
  • Jul 22

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line
    I have defended and litigated dozens of independent contractor cases and have found these matters to be intensely fact sensitive and tilted, in large part, towards a finding of employee status by both the agencies and the courts.  I had…
  • Jul 15

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 4535

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: 4521

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/
Rank this Week: 2649

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/
  • Jun 4

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim
    Two Philadelphia doctors say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not doing enough to protect women against cancer that can spread during a morcellation hysterectomy, CBS News reported. Dr. Amy Reed was diagnosed with cancer in 2013…
  • Jun 4

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim

    FBI Investigates Morcellation Cancer Claim
    Two Philadelphia doctors say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not doing enough to protect women against cancer that can spread during a morcellation hysterectomy, CBS News reported. Dr. Amy Reed was diagnosed with cancer in 2013…
  • Jun 3

    Takata Admits Defect after String of Airbag Recall

    Takata Admits Defect after String of Airbag Recall
    Japanese manufacturer Takata Corporation recently admitted that its airbags are defective, NBC 10 News reported. More than 34 million vehicles fitted with Takata airbags have been recalled because the defective canisters can rupture upon…
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Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • May 28

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax
    As reported in a recent article on syracuse.com,  in a 240 to 179 decision, the House of Representatives voted on April 16, 2015 to repeal the Federal Estate Tax.  While the bill to repeal this tax has passed, President Obama has…
  • Mar 19

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need
    As a follow up to a recent blog regarding how your online accounts are handled upon your death and how you can use your Last Will and Testament to prepare for this, a related topic has been getting attention in the media. Facebook has now…
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
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Law Office of Shawn N. Wright Blog

Law Office of Shawn N. Wright Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://shawnwrightlaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    IRS Trust Fund Recovery Debacle

    IRS Trust Fund Recovery Debacle
    IRS Trust Fund recovery penalties pertain to the payroll taxes withheld by an employer, and which are supposed to be paid over to the IRS regularly. These taxes are onerous, because they are not discharged in a bankruptcy filing, for example.…
  • Jan 26

    How to Approach the IRS about Your Tax Debt

    How to Approach the IRS about Your Tax Debt
    Here first is a cautionary tale on how not to fight the IRS on the matter of tax debts.  That would be the story of tax protestors, Ed and Elaine Brown from New Hampshire.   They are now residing in rent-free housing provided for by…
  • Dec 13

    Got IRS Debts? Why You Should Fix Your Student Loans First

    Got IRS Debts? Why You Should Fix Your Student Loans First
    If you have IRS income tax debts, you should consider working out a repayment plans for your Federal student loan debts first. Fresh Start Initiative In 2012, the IRS issued another phase of its well-known “Fresh Start Initiative”…
Rank this Week: 2724

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/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015
    For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided or ordered must be authenticated by the ordering provider. The medical records must be complete and signed by the provider. There are two acceptable signature methods,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2647

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: 2735

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Discusses personal injury news and law.

http://myphiladelphiainjurylawyer.com/category/news/
  • Jan 2

    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accident

    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accident
    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accidents – 2013 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Report The 2013 results are in and there were nearly 40,000 single vehicle accident in the State of Pennsylvania! With a total number crashes of only…
  • Jan 2

    Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident

    Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA CAR ACCIDENT – CAR CRASHES INTO SCHOOL A car in Northeast Philadelphia crashed into a school on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Police are still investigating the subject incident, but did release that a man was…
  • Jan 2

    Deadly Philadelphia Car Accident in Nicetown Section

    Deadly Philadelphia Car Accident in Nicetown Section
    A deadly Philadelphia car accident has occurred on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Nicetown section. According to police, the accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on December 28, 2014 near the Germantown / Wissahickon exit. The car, which was…
Rank this Week: 3272

Gay Chacker & MIttin Personal…

Gay Chacker & MIttin Personal Injury Blog

Covers legal case results, personal injury news, and commentary on laws in the city of Philadelphia.

http://www.gaychackermittin.com/firm-news-articles/
  • Dec 18

    How to Protect the Civil Rights of Children

    How to Protect the Civil Rights of Children
    Constitutional rights do not materialize at age 18, they belong to all Americans from birth. The civil rights of children should be a concern of every parent. There are three places where you need to pay close attention to how your kids are…
  • Dec 17

    Malpractice Laws Pennsylvania

    Malpractice Laws Pennsylvania
    Not all lawyers are created equal. Some get in over their head on a complicated c-ase, and others are overwhelmed and spread themselves too thin. Unfortunately, when a lawyer commits malpractice, it is the client who suffers. Similar to…
  • Dec 12

    How to Sue the Police for Violating your Civil Right

    How to Sue the Police for Violating your Civil Right
    ‘To protect and serve’ is the sworn oath of all law enforcement officers. When officers betray this oath and violate your civil rights, there are federal laws you can turn to for relief and compensation for your injuries. The…
Rank this Week: 2943

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

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

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

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing

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

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

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

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

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
Rank this Week: 4705

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: 3781

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: 4191

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney…

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt negotiation. By Dan Mueller.

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

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

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

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie

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

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution
    Deficiency judgments often follow a mortgage foreclosure, leaving the former homeowners on the hook for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes, because of the common misconception that the sheriff’s sale eliminates the…
Rank this Week: 3469

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: 4833

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4651