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Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Dec 12

    NEW Restatement Section Locator Tool in the American Law Institute Library!

    NEW Restatement Section Locator Tool in the American Law Institute Library!
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.It is now easier than ever to locate specific sections in Restatements of the Law! Thanks to a suggestion from a customer at the John…
  • Dec 7

    Researching Eminent Domain in Pennsylvania

    Researching Eminent Domain in Pennsylvania
    In Pennsylvania, eminent domain is defined as "[t]he power of the Commonwealth to take private property for public use in return for just compensation" 26 Pa.C.S.A. § 202.The Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Code was first adopted in 1964…
  • Dec 6

    Mortgage and Consumer Loan and Lease Disclosure Handbook, 2017-2018, by Kenneth F. Hall

    Mortgage and Consumer Loan and Lease Disclosure Handbook, 2017-2018, by Kenneth F. Hall
      Mortgage and Consumer Loan and Lease Disclosure Handbook; A step by step guide with Forms offers informative analysis of mortgage and consumer loan disclosure and discusses drafting standards, documentation methods, and…
Rank this Week: 153

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Dec 7

    A Holiday IP Story

    A Holiday IP Story
    Keeping in the holiday spirit, here’s an IP story that will sweeten your day. Protecting recipes with the traditional tools of intellectual property is difficult. Recipes are typically not copyrightable subject matter because, as merely…
  • Nov 16

    It’s Halloween! Time to Preserve Corpse

    It’s Halloween! Time to Preserve Corpse
    It’s Halloween, which, of course, means that it’s time to preserve corpses. Consider Joseph Karwowski’s invention (U.S. patent 748,284 issued December 29, 1903*).  Joe was a Russian national (‘…a…
  • Nov 9

    Science and the Court: Let’s Get Educated

    Science and the Court: Let’s Get Educated
    In the recent argument before the US Supreme Court about gerrymandering, Gill v. Whitford, a mathematical formula was presented to the judges that requires adding together two numbers (“wasted” vote totals) and dividing…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
Rank this Week: 419

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 351

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
  • Sep 26

    Electricity in Times of Disaster

    Electricity in Times of Disaster
    Emergency Preparedness and Operations Reliability Standards Most of the world was stunned to hear that Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico completely without electricity. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida, utilities across the United…
  • Aug 11

    It's Official - FERC Finally Has a Quorum

    It's Official - FERC Finally Has a Quorum
    Yesterday, former Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner (PaPUC), Robert F. Powelson, was officially sworn in as a Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner, ending a six month drought in which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)…
  • Jul 18

    New Report: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System

    New Report: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System
    The Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides independent advice to the United States government and the private sector on science and technology policy issues…
Rank this Week: 427

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 21

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. in the new

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. in the new
    Joseph Caraciolo, Esquire of Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. was featured in a video and article by Erika Shych of CBS 21 News on July 20, 2017. The focus of the media coverage was related to the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court holding…
  • Jul 20

    Registered Sex Offenders May Shorten Registration Period According to PA Supreme Court.

    Registered Sex Offenders May Shorten Registration Period According to PA Supreme Court.
    SORNA determined to be an unconstitutional violation of ex post facto laws when applied to former Megan’s Law offenders In a decision issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on July 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held that imposing the…
  • May 23

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime
    Stages of a criminal case What happens after I have been arrested? Depending on the circumstances of the case, as well as the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody or advised of your charges and released.  If you…
Rank this Week: 384

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 676

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 628

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 492

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

Covers the happenings in the Securities and Investment Fraud Sector. By Guiliano Law Firm.

https://securitiesarbitrations.com/category/news/
  • Dec 11

    Feds Catch Up With Wayne Ponzi Schemer

    Feds Catch Up With Wayne Ponzi Schemer
    On December 7, 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, through the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania filed a civil action and a criminal indictment against Paul…
  • Nov 27

    Bad Investment Strategy Not Stock Fraud in Bankruptcy

    Bad Investment Strategy Not Stock Fraud in Bankruptcy
    In 2002, in the wake Worldcom and Enron the United States Congress among other things amended the United States Bankruptcy Code to provide that Bankruptcy Code does not discharge an individual debtor from any debt incurred in connection with…
  • Oct 11

    Elder Abuse Cases At FINRA, How Prevalent and How Successful?

    Elder Abuse Cases At FINRA, How Prevalent and How Successful?
    By: Dana N. Pescosolido We’ve all heard the warnings, for many years now. The population is aging, the baby-boomers are starting to retire, and as they age, the opportunities for exploitation by unscrupulous brokers will increase…
Rank this Week: 627

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect news and laws. By Michael O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvanianursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Reductions of Nursing Home Bed Rails and Other Restraint

    Reductions of Nursing Home Bed Rails and Other Restraint
    Over the last few decades there has been a movement to reduce bed rails and other variations of restraints that are used on nursing home residents.  This movement has been growing ever since Congress enacted the Nursing Home Reform Act…
  • Sep 21

    New Regulations Will Require Nursing Homes to be More Prepared for Power Outage

    New Regulations Will Require Nursing Homes to be More Prepared for Power Outage
    A 9th nursing home patient has died as a result of power outages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida.  The power outages caused the air conditioning to stop working and as a result the facilities reach dangerously hot temperatures.…
  • Sep 7

    Nursing Home Abuse Going Unreported

    Nursing Home Abuse Going Unreported
    More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients went unreported to police, according to a government audit. These unreported cases violate a federal law requiring immediate notification of nursing…
Rank this Week: 617

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
  • Dec 5

    The Fight Begins Over FACTA Standing in State Court

    The Fight Begins Over FACTA Standing in State Court
    This post was co-authored by John G. Papianou and Erin A. Novak of Montgomery McCracken. Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), FACTA plaintiffs have had a difficult time…
  • Nov 8

    Accuracy Is Still Your Best Defense in California FCRA Matter

    Accuracy Is Still Your Best Defense in California FCRA Matter
    Last month, consumer reporting agency Experian Information Solutions, Inc. beat a Fair Credit Reporting Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq. (“FCRA”) class action on summary judgment – no small feat in the Ninth…
  • Oct 2

    Is This The End For FACTA Cases?

    Is This The End For FACTA Cases?
    This post was co-authored by Erin A. Novak, of counsel in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department.  Until last week, certain district courts in the Eleventh Circuit were the only place left for class action plaintiffs to…
Rank this Week: 545

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    What if I’m Injured After Being Forced Off the Road?

    What if I’m Injured After Being Forced Off the Road?
    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'wb_excerpt' not found or invalid function name in /home/philade6/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 288If you’re in Philadelphia or…
  • Nov 19

    Does Philadelphia Have E-Lanes for Distracted Pedestrians?

    Does Philadelphia Have E-Lanes for Distracted Pedestrians?
    Philadelphia does not have “E-Lanes” for distracted pedestrians. The Philadelphia Mayor’s Office played an April Fool’s Day joke on everyone to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted walking because so many…
  • Oct 25

    SEPTA Train Accidents at Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia

    SEPTA Train Accidents at Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia
    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'wb_excerpt' not found or invalid function name in /home/philade6/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 300On Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 people…
Rank this Week: 509

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

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

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

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

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

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

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

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 630

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here
    Pennsylvania removed the restrictions on legally enforceable open adoptions via legislation referred to as Act 101. As many adoptive families and individuals know, Act 101 provided for Post-Adoption Contact Agreements, known as PACAs. These…
  • Dec 8

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.
    If you come to see me asking for just a Will, I will ALWAYS discuss with you whether you need a Financial Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will.  It is not because I am trying to upsell my services or…
  • Dec 8

    How Can Associations Deal With Renters – Either Short Or Long Term?

    How Can Associations Deal With Renters – Either Short Or Long Term?
    I recently wrote about a trend in Pennsylvania case law that has permitted short-term vacation rentals, such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and others, in otherwise residential neighborhoods. In each of these cases, a homeowner rented out their…
Rank this Week: 781

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Winter Related Workplace Injurie

    Winter Related Workplace Injurie
    The winter season has arrived in Pennsylvania and the nasty weather that it brings.  Winter weather presents many hazards for workers including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and low temperatures.  The dangers are…
  • Sep 26

    OSHA to Investigate Worker Death at Central Pennsylvania Amazon Warehouse

    OSHA to Investigate Worker Death at Central Pennsylvania Amazon Warehouse
    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration will investigate the death of an Amazon employee that occurred Tuesday September 19th at an Amazon warehouse in Cumberland County. Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hall says 28-year-old…
  • Aug 25

    Staying Safe While Working in the Summer Heat

    Staying Safe While Working in the Summer Heat
    The summer heat is in full force and every year dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat and/or humid conditions.  The construction industry is the occupation that is the most affected by the…
Rank this Week: 797

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law and workers' compensation. By Needle Law Firm

https://www.needlelawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1279

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
Rank this Week: 1251

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation case law, medical benefits and news, litigation, and settlement topics. By Brilliant & Neiman, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 867

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1269

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Nov 30

    Spadea Lignana Assists New Franchise in Opening Its 120th Franchise in Under One Year

    Spadea Lignana Assists New Franchise in Opening Its 120th Franchise in Under One Year
    Board and Brush Creative Studio, a DIY wood sign workshop chain in the U.S., launched its 120th franchise on October 15, 2017. With a great idea, a lot of determination, and some help from Spadea Lignana, Julie Selby (founder of Board and…
  • Nov 16

    Tom Spadea Interviewed by FranFinder

    Tom Spadea Interviewed by FranFinder
    Tom Spadea was recently interviewed by Rob Bennett, a co-founder of the franchise consultancy firm FranFinders. Watch the full interview below to hear how Tom thinks franchising will be changing in the coming years. Plus, hear his…
  • Sep 29

    1851 Magazine Interviews Top Spadea

    1851 Magazine Interviews Top Spadea
    1851 Magazine sat down with Tom Spadea at the International Franchise Expo to discuss how franchisors can leverage their Item 19 when marketing their franchise opportunity. Read the full article and watch the video below. In most cases,…
Rank this Week: 1184

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 902

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, environmental toxins, nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Anapol Weiss.

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Endo Hit With Pa. Class Action Over Opioid Marketing

    Endo Hit With Pa. Class Action Over Opioid Marketing
    By Dani Kass Law360, New York (September 27, 2017, 3:05 PM EDT) — The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund has filed a potential class action in Pennsylvania state court, joining a string of parties accusing Endo…
  • Jul 28

    NHTSA Expands Investigation Into Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leak

    NHTSA Expands Investigation Into Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leak
    By Justin Hughes More complaints are rolling in about exhaust leaks in the Ford Explorer causing fumes to leak into the SUV’s passenger compartment and now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its…
  • Jun 19

    Distracted Driving Lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Beyond: Saving Lives by Using What We Have Learned as Trial Lawyer

    Distracted Driving Lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Beyond: Saving Lives by Using What We Have Learned as Trial Lawyer
    By Joel Feldman Distracted driving has rightly been called an “epidemic.” And distracted driving statistics support claims that this epidemic is getting worse. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
Rank this Week: 1095

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://www.swartzcampbell.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1120

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1197

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 957

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.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 786

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal

An online digest of developments in Pennsylvania workers compensation practice and procedure. By Judge Robert Vonada.

http://www.pawcj.com/
  • Mar 10

    Twitter Link

    Twitter Link
    I have not been able to prepare posts to Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal for some time. On Twitter I share updates on all of my interests including, of course, workers' compensation. The link to Twitter is down the page on the…
  • Sep 12

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break
    In Werner v. WCAB (Greenleaf Service Corporation) the decedent had a home office. The claimant surviving spouse found the decedent unresponsive in his home office desk chair. The decedent suffered a massive intracranial hemorrage. The…
  • Aug 29

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.
    In Sauer v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Verizon Pennsylvania, inc.) the Claimant returned to light duty on August 16 and a notification of suspension was issued. On August 17, the Claimant and his union representative were shown…
Rank this Week: 1089

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/
  • Feb 8

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?
    According to CMS, between October 2010 and December 2012, the RACs collected $3.8 billion in overpayments. As the nearby chart makes clear, the volume of amount collected each quarter has continued to increase, the result of the ever…
  • Feb 8

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?
    According to CMS, between October 2010 and December 2012, the RACs collected $3.8 billion in overpayments. As the nearby chart makes clear, the volume of amount collected each quarter has continued to increase, the result of the ever…
  • Feb 8

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?
    According to CMS, between October 2010 and December 2012, the RACs collected $3.8 billion in overpayments. As the nearby chart makes clear, the volume of amount collected each quarter has continued to increase, the result of the ever…
Rank this Week: 1242

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3348

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 13

    Why Applicants Should Keep Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) in Mind During Prosecution

    Why Applicants Should Keep Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) in Mind During Prosecution
    By Joseph P. Boos Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is additional time added to the term of a patent based on delays by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)... read more
  • Nov 28

    Lay of the Land After TC Heartland

    Lay of the Land After TC Heartland
    By Joseph P. Boos and Kelly L. Hoffman The United States Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland jolted the IP law community by displacing long-standing Federal Circuit precedent and leaving... read more
  • Nov 20

    The USPTO Launches an Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program

    The USPTO Launches an Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program
    By Wesley T. McMichael and Jamie K. Unger THE COLLABORATIVE SEARCH PILOT PROGRAM  [1] In an attempt to expedite and promote the quality of patent application examination, the United States Patent... read more
Rank this Week: 2140

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Dec 13

    Updated Chart: EEOC Charges versus Unemployment Rate

    Updated Chart: EEOC Charges versus Unemployment Rate
    A few years back, I hypothesized that there would be a correlation between the number of EEOC charges and the unemployment rate. I made a pretty chart and there was a pretty strong correlation (.895). A reader asked for an updated chart, and…
  • Dec 4

    MORE Miles on Service Animals and the ADA

    MORE Miles on Service Animals and the ADA
    Great news! Bloomberg BNA used some of my interview for a second piece on the ADA implications of service animals in the workplace: Helping Workers Who Rely on Animals Without Making a Mess. Enjoy!
  • Dec 1

    Miles on Service Animals and the ADA

    Miles on Service Animals and the ADA
    Straight from the Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: Quiet, Dogs at Work: Why You May Soon Be Clocking In With Fido by Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg BNA (featuring quotes from yours truly). Enjoy!
Rank this Week: 4538

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
  • Dec 13

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released: The benefits of (knowing) benefits. From tax and health care reform, to employee wellness programs, to handheld electronic devices, why should your company…
  • Dec 4

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode
    Good faith and timing is everything in employment law, and a new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today against the backdrop of that theme. In today’s episode, I pose 3 questions that…
  • Nov 22

    Special Holiday Party Episode – “Employment Law Now” Podcast

    Special Holiday Party Episode – “Employment Law Now” Podcast
    “Wait, it hasn’t been two weeks?!”   “You released a podcast episode only two days ago!” Well, special times call for special episodes. So this morning I just released a brand new special holiday party…
Rank this Week: 3641

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent
    A health care (medical) power of attorney may be one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign. You never know when you might suddenly need someone to make medical decisions for you. Every year in the United States about…
  • Nov 28

    10 Questions About Being an Executor

    10 Questions About Being an Executor
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, a Certified Elder Law Attorney* with Marshall, Parker andWeber. It is reprinted here with her permission.] Your loved one lets you know that you are named as the Executor in their Will.…
  • Nov 2

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy
    Recently I received a letter from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield telling my that they were canceling the Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan I had been using. The letter informed me that I needed to acquire a new plan, or suffer permanent…
Rank this Week: 3051

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

Covers criminal and family law.

http://jbmartinlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    What is the Sentence for Marijuana Possession in Pennsylvania?

    What is the Sentence for Marijuana Possession in Pennsylvania?
    Although there is much talk of marijuana legalization in Pennsylvania, and a number of western states such as California, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana, in Pennsylvania, being in possession of any…
  • Dec 5

    What are the Defenses to a DUI in Pennsylvania?

    What are the Defenses to a DUI in Pennsylvania?
    If you are arrested for a DUI in Pennsylvania, it can feel like “case closed” as you begin to ponder the consequences of a DUI conviction: jail time, criminal fines, skyrocketing insurance rates, license suspension, and a criminal…
  • Nov 21

    How Do Couples File Taxes While Divorcing?

    How Do Couples File Taxes While Divorcing?
    The tax impact of a divorce can be quite substantial for both spouses involved. There are a number of issues that you and your attorney should discuss in an in-depth matter, such as the tax implications for alimony payments on both the…
Rank this Week: 2336

Ross Feller Casey LLP Blog

Ross Feller Casey LLP Blog

Practical tips to keep your family safe and advice for when your family has been hurt.

http://www.rossfellercasey.com/in-the-news/
Rank this Week: 1899

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
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Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.…

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury law.

https://www.yourerielawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Will Pre-existing Injuries Hurt My Claim?

    Will Pre-existing Injuries Hurt My Claim?
    It is extremely complicated when an injured party has to face the situation of filing a personal injury claim when they already have preexisting injuries. However, it is also very common for an individual who has pre-existing injuries to find…
  • Dec 6

    If I Am Partly at Fault for My Accident, Can I Still Sue?

    If I Am Partly at Fault for My Accident, Can I Still Sue?
    One of the most common questions asked by people who have been significantly injured in vehicle accidents is whether or not they are still eligible to sue if they are partly at fault. In many cases, fault is complicated and should be…
  • Dec 4

    4 Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Pennsylvania

    4 Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Pennsylvania
    Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by medical care or negligence that falls below the prevailing standard of care. While this definition covers a wide range of actions, some types of medical malpractice claims are more common…
Rank this Week: 1784

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Michael O'Connor & Associates LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Drive Safely this Winter Season

    Drive Safely this Winter Season
    The winter season has arrived which means the possibility of snowy and icy weather is always present in Pennsylvania. This snowy and icy weather makes travel on the roadways difficult and dangerous.  Motorists should avoid traveling…
  • Sep 27

    Pennsylvania Holds its 1st Automated Vehicle Summit

    Pennsylvania Holds its 1st Automated Vehicle Summit
    Pennsylvania is ramping up its continuing effort to become the “proving ground” for self-driving vehicles.  Earlier this month, Pennsylvania held its first Automated Vehicle Summit.  The event was held September 11-12 in…
  • Aug 25

    Dozens Injured in Philadelphia Train Accident

    Dozens Injured in Philadelphia Train Accident
    More than 33 people were injured, at least 4 of them seriously, when a high-speed train crashed into an empty train at a suburban station near Philadelphia early August 22.  One passenger described it as a “bloody…
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McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Latest Settlement Reveals Mortgage Fraud Continued Years After Financial Crisis Ended

    Latest Settlement Reveals Mortgage Fraud Continued Years After Financial Crisis Ended
    We are reaching the end of a decade since mortgage fraud hit its peak in 2007. However, the latest settlement by IberiaBank suggests that at least one lender continued aspects of mortgage fraud against the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)…
  • Dec 7

    SEC Has Recovered Over $1 Billion Due to Whistleblower Tip

    SEC Has Recovered Over $1 Billion Due to Whistleblower Tip
    Over the past week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued total rewards of over $20 million to three SEC whistleblowers. As a result, SEC enforcement actions involving whistleblowers have now recovered more than $1 billion in…
  • Dec 4

    SEC Cyber Unit Files First Action to Halt ICO Fraud PlexCoin

    SEC Cyber Unit Files First Action to Halt ICO Fraud PlexCoin
    The SEC today announced an enforcement action against the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) by PlexCoin. The SEC obtained a freeze on the purportedly $15 million in investor funds raised by PlexCoin from thousands of U.S. and international…
Rank this Week: 1563

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Dec 11

    Understanding Litigation Funding

    Understanding Litigation Funding
    Third-party litigation funding is a relatively new trend. Nevertheless, it is being utilized more often by litigants on both sides of any particular case for personal injury litigants who can’t wait out the opposing insurance company…
  • Dec 4

    PA Insurance Coverage of Uber/Lyft vs. Septa

    PA Insurance Coverage of Uber/Lyft vs. Septa
    With the rise of riding sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, public transportation systems including Septa have seen a significant drop in ridership. Commuters in the greater Philadelphia area are choosing these riding sharing programs over Septa…
  • Nov 17

    November 2017 Newsletter

    November 2017 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: We Salute Our Heroes: A Special Thank You Is It Possible To Still Owe Money On A Total Loss After A Collision? Laura Carpey’s Recipe of the Month Top Client Victories In October Tiffany & Daniel Tie The Knot!…
Rank this Week: 2988

MyPhillyLawyer Blog

MyPhillyLawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C.

https://www.myphillylawyer.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Court Radio: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

    Court Radio: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
    This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Rosalyn Forbes of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, about why she decided to work with the homeless, what services they provide and what people can do to help. Later, Dean…
  • Dec 8

    IKEA Renews its Recall on Tipping Dressers After 8th Child is Killed

    IKEA Renews its Recall on Tipping Dressers After 8th Child is Killed
    Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is again publicizing its massive 2016 recall of some 17.3 million dressers and chests after another child was killed this year by one of the pieces of furniture after it toppled over onto the victim. The…
  • Dec 3

    Court Radio: Legal Questions on Wills & Estate

    Court Radio: Legal Questions on Wills & Estate
    This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Saul Langsam of MyPhillyLawyer answer legal questions about wills, estates and other topics from callers.
Rank this Week: 1416

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 7

    What You Need to Know About Employment Based Green Card Interview

    What You Need to Know About Employment Based Green Card Interview
    Until very recently, USCIS routinely waived in-person interviews for employment based adjustment of status cases. Instead, USCIS only conducted interviews in about 5-10% of all employment based adjustment of status cases. On August 28, 2017,…
  • Nov 22

    Trump Administration Announces an End to Haitian TPS

    Trump Administration Announces an End to Haitian TPS
    On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of  the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitians living in the United States. The decision to end…
  • Nov 3

    What is the the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program

    What is the the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program
    On October 31, 2017, eight people were killed in a terrorist attack in New York City. Because the suspect originally came to the United States through the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program, there has been a lot of discussions regarding the…
Rank this Week: 1375

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/
  • Dec 5

    Construction Accident Injurie

    Construction Accident Injurie
    Construction Accident Injuries There is a lot of new construction and improvement going on in Philly and New Jersey. Construction sites are dangerous places. Construction accident injuries can be devastating. Who... Read More The post…
  • Nov 22

    Elder Care Facility Fire

    Elder Care Facility Fire
    Large Fire at Elder Care Facility Displaces Residents Due to a large fire, residents of Barclay Friends Senior Center have been displaced this Thanksgiving. Some residents are dead. On November... Read More The post Elder Care Facility Fire…
  • Oct 18

    Car Accident Results in $42 Million

    Car Accident Results in $42 Million
    Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer Finding a Philadelphia car accident lawyer isn’t hard, just look around at all the advertising. Choosing the wrong lawyer can cost you. Not every lawyer is... Read More The post Car Accident Results in…
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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 5

    DELAWARE ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

    DELAWARE ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
    Image of courthouse pillars A Delaware business client recently asked me to review his commercial privacy policy to see if his website complied with current online privacy protection requirements.  Not surprisingly in this fast pace and…
  • Oct 19

    Employer Must Pay For All Non-Exempt Employee Breaks of 20 Minutes or Le

    Employer Must Pay For All Non-Exempt Employee Breaks of 20 Minutes or Le
    Last week on October 13 the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employer must pay a non-exempt employee for all rest breaks of 20 minutes or less.  This is nothing new and has been the law of the land under the Fair Labor…
  • Sep 11

    Equifax Data Breach

    Equifax Data Breach
    Typing The recent Equifax data breach has been called the worst personal data breach in history. Over 143 million people have been affected.  Experts are saying that is it safer to assume you were affected and take preventative measures…
Rank this Week: 4454