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Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Feb 15

    Researching Drone Law

    Researching Drone Law
      With the increased popularity of drones across all aspects of society, it is important to examine the laws and regulations regarding commercial, government, and recreational drone use. The American Bar Association and the…
  • Feb 13

    Bitcoin Doesn’t Grow on Tree

    Bitcoin Doesn’t Grow on Tree
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.Although bitcoin was invented in 2009 and picked up speed in 2015, its biggest growth spurt occurred in 2017, and its popularity…
  • Feb 9

    Education Law

    Education Law
      Education Law, by Charles J. Russo and Ralph D. Mawdsley, provides an introduction to various aspects of education and school-related law. Chapters include "School Governance", "Student Rights", "Special Education and…
Rank this Week: 120

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: 133

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 16

    New York Attorney General Expresses Support for Student Loan Servicing Legislation

    New York Attorney General Expresses Support for Student Loan Servicing Legislation
    Earlier this week New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a letter to select state legislators adding his backing to the creation of a licensing regime in New York for student loan servicing, similar to what has been emerging in…
  • Feb 15

    House Passes Bill to Amend TRID Rule Disclosure

    House Passes Bill to Amend TRID Rule Disclosure
    On February 14, 2018, the United States House of Representatives passed the TRID Improvement Act of 2017, H.R. 3978, by a vote of 245 to 171.  The bill would amend the manner in which title insurance premiums are disclosed under the…
  • Feb 15

    House passes “Madden fix” bill

    House passes “Madden fix” bill
    By a vote of 245-171, the House passed H.R. 3299, the “Madden fix” bill (whose official title is the “Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017.”)  In Madden, the Second Circuit ruled that a nonbank…
Rank this Week: 285

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: 320

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/
  • Feb 9

    When Does Accrued Sick Time Become Wages? The Employer Can Dictate That

    When Does Accrued Sick Time Become Wages? The Employer Can Dictate That
    An issue often facing employers, in every state, is: when does sick time or vacation time become wages and under what conditions should these days be paid out, especially when an employee separates employment. The Supreme Court of…
  • Jan 26

    Eddie Bauer Security Check Waiting Time Case Gets Certification: What Is “Working Time”?

    Eddie Bauer Security Check Waiting Time Case Gets Certification: What Is “Working Time”?
    What is working time? There are many variations on this theme, some far grayer than others. When does waiting time become working time? Is the employee engaged to be waiting or waiting to be engaged? If the former, then it is working time. A…
  • Jan 19

    Renaissance of USDOL Opinion Letters Is An Encouraging Development

    Renaissance of USDOL Opinion Letters Is An Encouraging Development
    I have often blogged about the usefulness of USDOL (or any DOL) Opinion Letters and I have lamented that this procedure was stopped under President Obama.  I hailed that the new Secretary of Labor was going back to it.  Well, we…
Rank this Week: 351

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

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

    BREAKING – AFT Union WITHDRAWS Petition to Unionize Penn Grad Student

    BREAKING – AFT Union WITHDRAWS Petition to Unionize Penn Grad Student
    Last summer, my pro bono representation of a group of University of Pennsylvania graduate students caused a bit of a brou-hah-hah among the SWJ‘s leading the unionization of Penn’s graduate schools.  (It also garnered me the…
  • Feb 13

    Why a Challenge to Philadelphia Project Labor Agreement Would Be Successful

    Why a Challenge to Philadelphia Project Labor Agreement Would Be Successful
    There is a common misconception that all Philadelphia Public Works projects must be performed pursuant to a project labor agreement with various members of the Building and Construction Trades Council.  This common misconception is even…
  • Jan 29

    Trouble Brewing with the Sheet Metal Workers?

    Trouble Brewing with the Sheet Metal Workers?
    During a recent review of the NLRB dockets, I came across an interesting filing.  The Sheet Metal Contractors Association (SMCA), who is the multi-employer association that bargains with Sheet Metal Workers Local 19.  Local 19 has…
Rank this Week: 945

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/
  • Feb 16

    What Would Barbra Do? A Business Lesson from Barbra Streisand

    What Would Barbra Do? A Business Lesson from Barbra Streisand
    When you think of Barbra Streisand, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a career spanning six decades, including ten Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, and more? The unique spelling of her first name? Is…
  • Feb 9

    Your Website and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – Part II – Compliance Overview

    Your Website and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – Part II – Compliance Overview
    In Part I, we discussed what the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) is, when it applies, and the consequences of failure to comply with the law. Below, we’ll discuss further questions and answers regarding an…
  • Feb 7

    Zoning for Agricultural Projects: Every Detail Matter

    Zoning for Agricultural Projects: Every Detail Matter
    Whenever a farmer needs zoning approval for an agricultural project, they cannot leave any detail to chance.  If anyone opposes the project – be it the Zoning Hearing Board, the Board of Supervisors or a group of neighbors –…
Rank this Week: 639

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/
  • Feb 16

    An employee’s bad tweets lead New York Times to fire her on the same day it announced her hiring.

    An employee’s bad tweets lead New York Times to fire her on the same day it announced her hiring.
    By No machine-readable author provided. Moberg assumed (based on copyright claims). [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsAt least she didn’t have too many personal belongings to pack up. (Too soon?) TheGrio.com has all the details…
  • Feb 15

    The first cannabis stores in PA are opening. It’s time to re-educate employers on what that means.

    The first cannabis stores in PA are opening. It’s time to re-educate employers on what that means.
    Image Credit: Pixabay.com It’s been a while since we addressed the legalization of medical marijuana in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and what that means for employers. It was about two years ago to be precise. Last October, I…
  • Feb 14

    …and in recent sexual harassment news, lots!

    …and in recent sexual harassment news, lots!
    Image Credit: Pixabay.com Let’s get you caught up on all the news from the past few days. Sunday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Harvey Weinstein in state court. The purpose of the lawsuit is to “hold accountable…
Rank this Week: 532

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    How Do Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?

    How Do Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?
    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 288At least 99 percent of the personal…
  • Feb 12

    Do I Need a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident?

    Do I Need a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident?
    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 288When you’ve been injured in a…
  • Dec 26

    Focusing on Eyes for Bicycle Safety

    Focusing on Eyes for Bicycle Safety
    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 288Philadelphia is one of the oldest…
Rank this Week: 715

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/
Rank this Week: 654

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
  • Feb 1

    Senator Menendez to Avoid Retrial on Corruption Charge

    Senator Menendez to Avoid Retrial on Corruption Charge
    In a surprising development, the Department of Justice announced yesterday that it would drop corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The move comes just weeks after the Government declared its intent to retry the case,…
  • Aug 1

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?
    This guest post was authored by Molly Dolinger, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. There are currently more cell phones in the U.S. than there are people. Given the increasingly mobile-dependent state of our society, it should…
  • Jul 28

    SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblower

    SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblower
    This guest post was authored by Bianca Valcarce, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers and…
Rank this Week: 759

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 11 and Consumer Bankruptcy Issues.

http://www.atlbankruptcyhelp.com/articles
  • Feb 1

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment
    Paying a car payment each month with interest you know is exorbitant can be agony. But did you know that you could use bankruptcy to lower your car payments? There are actually two different ways to accomplish a lower car payment by filing…
  • Jan 15

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified
    The United States tax code can be a bear to understand. There are a lot of misconceptions about how we are taxed, so we’ll tackle four of the more commonly held misinformed beliefs in this article. Higher Tax Brackets Do Not Mean ALL…
  • Jan 4

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC
    If Unifund CCR, LLC has served you with a debt collection lawsuit, the end is not near. Like Cavalry Portfolio and Midland Funding, Unifund CCR, LLC is a junk debt buyer with a business model that relies on the fact that 95% of consumers…
Rank this Week: 839

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Blog

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

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

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
  • Jul 18

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
  • Jul 18

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident

    Hip Fracture and Survival Rates of Nursing Home resident
    Preventing hip fractures and increasing the rate of recovery must be a top priority in all nursing homes across the United States. A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the survival rates of nursing…
Rank this Week: 600

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: 637

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: 579

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/
  • Feb 17

    POLST End-Of-Life Bills Deserve Support

    POLST End-Of-Life Bills Deserve Support
    The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering two bills intended to improve the use of doctor’s orders for end-of-life medical treatment. House Bill 1196 and Senate Bill 623 would standardize POLST orders and provide guidance and education to…
  • Jan 12

    New Medicare Cards are being Issued - Here is what you Need to Know

    New Medicare Cards are being Issued - Here is what you Need to Know
    Your Medicare card is being replaced. For many seniors their red white and blue Medicare card is one of their most important possessions. The card lists your name and related Social Security Number and shows the dates you became eligible for…
  • Jan 5

    PA Medicaid Penalty Divisor Set at $330.19 for 2018

    PA Medicaid Penalty Divisor Set at $330.19 for 2018
    For many Pennsylvania families qualification for Medicaid long-term care benefits is critical to meeting the cost of care for a frail family member. But, an applicant for this government assistance may be made ineligible for benefits if he or…
Rank this Week: 3397

MyPhillyLawyer Blog

MyPhillyLawyer Blog

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

https://www.myphillylawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Opioid Maker Ends Opioid Promos to Doctors, But More Actions Needed

    Opioid Maker Ends Opioid Promos to Doctors, But More Actions Needed
    Purdue Pharma, the maker of the powerful and addictive painkiller OxyContin, announced Feb. 9 that it will no longer directly promote its opioid drugs to doctors. That means that instead of commission-driven Purdue Pharma salespeople pitching…
  • Feb 4

    Court Radio: Tax Laws with Anita Conner

    Court Radio: Tax Laws with Anita Conner
    This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Anita Conner, CPA, about the new tax laws and how it will affects Americans. Later, Dean and Anita answer legal tax questions from callers.
  • Feb 2

    $2.75M Settlement to Man Seriously Injured by Falling Streetlight Pole

    $2.75M Settlement to Man Seriously Injured by Falling Streetlight Pole
    A man who suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a falling streetlight as he walked through Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood in 2015 has reached a $2.75 million settlement with two defendants in the case. The victim,…
Rank this Week: 1996

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/
  • Feb 16

    Harley Davidson Recall

    Harley Davidson Recall
    Harley Davidson Recall Most of us aren’t thinking about motorcycle season yet, it’s only February. A Harley Davidson recall ordered last week could change that. How Many Motorcycles on Recall?... Read More The post Harley Davidson…
  • Jan 30

    Philadelphia Prescription Drug Lawyer

    Philadelphia Prescription Drug Lawyer
    Philadelphia Prescription Drug Lawyer Side effects are a common problem with medications. Many prescriptions have known side effects that aren’t so bad. They may make a person drowsy, or give... Read More The post Philadelphia…
  • Jan 16

    Dog Groomer Injury

    Dog Groomer Injury
    Dog Groomer Injury Attorney For many of us, a dog or cat is part of our family. We couldn’t imagine life without our pets! What happens when you trust a... Read More The post Dog Groomer Injury appeared first on Kane & Silverman…
Rank this Week: 2535

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
  • Feb 16

    What Should You Do If You’re Injured In A Car Accident?

    What Should You Do If You’re Injured In A Car Accident?
    When you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, the most important thing to do is get to safety and get medical care for any injuries. However, in the midst of scary and unexpected car accidents, many people may not know what other…
  • Feb 2

    Underdogs – The Philadelphia Eagles Theme Resonates for This Lawyer

    Underdogs – The Philadelphia Eagles Theme Resonates for This Lawyer
    By now, everyone has heard about the Philadelphia Eagles and their rise to football supremacy as underdogs – the team that no one respected. On Sunday, we’ll see if the Eagles prove just how underrated and disrespected they were…
  • Jan 19

    Social Security Disability Claimants Face Long Delays Waiting for Hearing

    Social Security Disability Claimants Face Long Delays Waiting for Hearing
    It takes an average of 23 to 25 months until a Social Security Disability claimant has their hearing. Don’t take our word for it, you can read it on Social Security’s website at…
Rank this Week: 2369

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Feb 16

    Ten Mistakes People Make When Dealing With Doctors After An Injury

    Ten Mistakes People Make When Dealing With Doctors After An Injury
    At Carpey Law, we have proudly been representing personal injury victims since 1987. Over the past 30 years, we have represented thousands of victims who have obtain compensation for the injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering they…
  • Feb 16

    Secrets to Success in Your Personal Injury Case

    Secrets to Success in Your Personal Injury Case
    Pursuing a personal injury case in Pa can be challenging and confusing without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer like Stuart Carpey. For over 30 years, Carpey Law has withheld a reputation for being a top personal injury firm…
  • Jan 19

    Winter Driving Safety Tips for Snow and Ice

    Winter Driving Safety Tips for Snow and Ice
    The National Safety Council reports that fatal car accidents are “14 percent more likely to occur on the first snowy day of the season.” This is because drivers need to re-acclimate themselves to winter driving from the year…
Rank this Week: 3245

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice
    Pittsburgh based law firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C. has announced its merger with the former and preeminent litigation boutique Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN®) effective January 1, 2018. The merger creates a 43 lawyer firm…
  • Feb 15

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pa. We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top 100 IP blogs on the net by Feedspot. The Pittsburgh  law firm of Houston Harbaugh looks forward ……
  • Jul 4

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top…
Rank this Week: 3371

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 16

    Motion to Coordinate Post-Koken Actions Pending In Separate Counties Into One County Granted

    Motion to Coordinate Post-Koken Actions Pending In Separate Counties Into One County Granted
    In his recent decision in the case of Grimes v. Velez, No. 2016-CV-4071 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Jan. 22, 2018 Gibbons, J.), Judge James A. Gibbons of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas granted a Plaintiff’s Motion to Coordinate…
  • Feb 16

    Mock Trial Jurors Needed for Semi-Final Round

    Mock Trial Jurors Needed for Semi-Final Round
    The High School Mock Trial Competition is continuing in counties across the Commonwealth.  Please consider serving as a Juror in your County's Competition to score the high school students competing in the tournament as…
  • Feb 15

    ERISA Plan Precluded From Pursuing Recovery From Third Party Settlement Due to Delay

    ERISA Plan Precluded From Pursuing Recovery From Third Party Settlement Due to Delay
    In the case of Carpenter Technology Corp. v. Weida, 2018 W.L. 398297 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 11, 2018 Stengel, C.J.) (Mem. Op.), the court granted a Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss the Plaintiff’s action for equitable relief to enforce the…
Rank this Week: 4363

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2834

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Feb 15

    China Embraces Patents in a Big Way

    China Embraces Patents in a Big Way
    Fifteen years ago, China did not have much of a patent program.  After all, with a centrally controlled economy and no private property, what good was a patent? Much of that has changed, at least the private property part. The Chinese…
  • Feb 8

    Marijuana Madne

    Marijuana Madne
    Marijuana has become big business. We never thought it would happen but now  29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana and eight states have legalized pot for recreational use. But alas, federal law,…
  • Feb 1

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Grumpy Cat

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Grumpy Cat
    Dear Doc: I hear that although a monkey can’t own a copyright, a cat can be both a copyright and a trademark, and is worth a whole lot of money. What gives? Judges don’t like monkeys, but love kitties? What kind of law is that?…
Rank this Week: 3672

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: 2281

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Feb 13

    On the Road to Connect Business and Government!

    On the Road to Connect Business and Government!
    We recently hit the road with Onvia, a leading government market intelligence company that was just acquired by Deltek. The combination of Onvia and Deltek’s GovWin IQ provides enterprise, mid-market, and small business customers with…
  • Feb 1

    National 8(a) Winter Conference – Changes Coming for SDVOSB

    National 8(a) Winter Conference – Changes Coming for SDVOSB
    Hello from Nashville, Tennessee! I’m currently at the National 8(a) Association’s Winter Conference and had the privilege of participating in a great panel discussion with some of the leading small business scholars and…
  • Jan 31

    The GAO’s Electronic Docket May Be Going Live Soon!

    The GAO’s Electronic Docket May Be Going Live Soon!
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014 required the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) to establish an electronic docketing system for bid protests. Now, four years later, there are indications that…
Rank this Week: 1631

Newman Elder Law Blog

Newman Elder Law Blog

Provides legal information to those with aging family members and children with special needs.

http://www.buckscounty-elderlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    5 Ways for Seniors to Alleviate Boredom

    5 Ways for Seniors to Alleviate Boredom
    You finally broke free from the 9 to 5 grind and now retirement isn’t what you thought it would be and you are bored, very bored.  Or maybe you are the son, daughter, spouse of a retiree and you see … Continue reading →
  • Feb 13

    Seniors and Boredom

    Seniors and Boredom
    You finally broke free from the 9 to 5 grind and now retirement isn’t what you thought it would be and you are bored, very bored.  Or maybe you are the son, daughter, spouse of a retiree and you see … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian for Senior

    Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian for Senior
    When we think of the term “guardianship,” we typically picture someone tasked with caring for a child. But what happens when an adult needs a guardian? It’s the type of question an elder law attorney in Bucks County is often…
Rank this Week: 1932

Penglase & Benson Law Blog

Penglase & Benson Law Blog

Covers wills and trusts, DUI and criminal law, personal injuries and auto accidents, and general legal advice.

http://www.penglaseandbenson.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Tips for Writing Your Will

    Tips for Writing Your Will
    Writing a will is one of the basics of estate planning. It’s also something 40 percent of us avoid doing. And on some level, we can understand that. Writing a will means acknowledging the end of our lives, and that’s something…
  • Jan 30

    The Consequences of Parole Violation in Pennsylvania

    The Consequences of Parole Violation in Pennsylvania
    The term “parole” dates back to the Medieval era, and comes from the French word for “speech,” although a more exact meaning is “word of honor.” Long before the modern criminal law system came into being,…
  • Jan 17

    How Do Federal & State Drug Charges Differ in PA?

    How Do Federal & State Drug Charges Differ in PA?
    The phrase “tough on crime” means different things in different parts of the world. For example: In the United States, the federal sentence for most first offense drug possession charges is less than a year in jail. Get caught…
Rank this Week: 1937

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

https://www.cordiscosaile.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4009

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and…

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and Tax Law Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.spencerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?

    How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 ("TCJA") changes are effective for 2018. The 500 page law makes lots of changes but the net effect across the board is a very small benefit to low and middle income taxpayers,...
  • Sep 17

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?
    In general, property law is state law. There are a few exceptions and one of them is Spousal Consent to change a beneficiary on qualified plans. Many employees are surprised to find out that they must name their spouse as...
  • Jun 27

    Snowbirds and Taxe

    Snowbirds and Taxe
    Where you live and where you are taxed.  Many folks like to spend the cold winter months in Florida, or some other warm state, and return to northern climates for the summer. Many of these folks think that their...
Rank this Week: 3953

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: 2012

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Harley Davidson Recalling 250,000 Motorcycles due to Potential Brake Failure

    Harley Davidson Recalling 250,000 Motorcycles due to Potential Brake Failure
    Harley Davidson is recalling 250,000 motorcycles world-wide to fix an issue that has the potential to cause the brakes to fail.  175,000 of those motorcycles are in the United States. The investigation began in July 2016 when the…
  • Feb 2

    The NHTSA Launches Drugged Driving Initiative

    The NHTSA Launches Drugged Driving Initiative
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on January 25, 2018 that it is launching a new initiative to fight drugged driving.  With a national opioid epidemic and…
  • Jan 25

    Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Released Their 15th Annual “Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws”

    Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Released Their 15th Annual “Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws”
    The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance with the mission to make America’s roads safer by advocating for the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs to prevent motor vehicle crashes, deaths, and…
Rank this Week: 1380

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/
  • Feb 9

    Nursing Homes Overmedicating Dementia Patient

    Nursing Homes Overmedicating Dementia Patient
    A new study released this week by the Human Rights Watch found that many nursing home residents are needlessly being given antipsychotic drugs.  The 157 page report titled “They Want Docile’: How Nursing Homes in the United…
  • Feb 2

    Study shows that Simplified Nursing Home Rating Systems are Informing Consumers on Making Decision

    Study shows that Simplified Nursing Home Rating Systems are Informing Consumers on Making Decision
    Quality rating systems and report cards for healthcare facilities are intended to give consumers more information about choosing the best quality hospital or nursing home.  A study performed by Marcelo Perraillon, a Health economist of…
  • Jan 25

    Nursing Home Resident Dies after Spending 8 Hours in Freezing Temperature

    Nursing Home Resident Dies after Spending 8 Hours in Freezing Temperature
    According to a report by the Associated Press, an investigation into the death of a 76 year old woman at an Ohio nursing home revealed she spent roughly 8 hours outside while temperatures fell below zero.  Phyllis Campbell was found dead…
Rank this Week: 2888

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Key Whistleblower Changes in Bipartisan Budget Act

    Key Whistleblower Changes in Bipartisan Budget Act
    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, passed overnight and signed this morning by President Trump to end the second federal government shutdown of this year, includes two key provisions for whistleblowers previously introduced by Senator Charles…
  • Feb 9

    CFTC Issues Record $30 Million Fine for Spoofing to Deutsche Bank

    CFTC Issues Record $30 Million Fine for Spoofing to Deutsche Bank
    The CFTC announced enforcement actions against three banks and six individuals for spoofing at the end of January. The three banks, Deutsche Bank, UBS, and HSBC, were charged with spoofing in precious metals futures contracts trading on the…
  • Jan 4

    Study Confirms Breast Implants Increase Rare Cancer Risk

    Study Confirms Breast Implants Increase Rare Cancer Risk
    The largest study of the link between breast implants and lymphoma to date found that there is a greatly increased risk of a rare cancer, according to the report published this month in JAMA Oncology. The study found breast implants are…
Rank this Week: 2679

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/
  • Feb 9

    Reckless Tractor Trailer Drivers and Trucking Companies are Liable for Punitive Damage

    Reckless Tractor Trailer Drivers and Trucking Companies are Liable for Punitive Damage
    Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyers Most of us have experienced the extreme fear caused by seeing a tractor trailer in our rear-view mirror approaching our vehicle at a high rate of speed on an interstate highway.  Fortunately, most…
  • Jan 31

    Filing A Claim or Petition in a Pennsylvania Work Injury Case

    Filing A Claim or Petition in a Pennsylvania Work Injury Case
    How Do I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim or Petition? The provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act establish the administrative law system that is used to administer and process claims for workers who are injured on…
  • Jan 29

    Workers’ Compensation Questions & Answers | DLP Law

    Workers’ Compensation Questions & Answers | DLP Law
    Workers’ Compensation Question Ed was hired by the XYZ Promotions to work for the weekend at a charity golf tournament in Clarks Summit. Ed’s job was to watch over a new SUV that was being offered as a prize to anyone scoring a…
Rank this Week: 4547

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.…

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury law.

https://www.yourerielawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Wet, Slippery, and Icy Road Tip

    Wet, Slippery, and Icy Road Tip
      When fall is in full swing and winter on its way, road conditions can change with each rising and setting of the sun. From wet leaves to black ice, and from snow to large puddles on the road, there are plenty of different hazards that…
  • Jan 31

    Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawsuit

    Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawsuit
    On average, 11 large truck accidents occur every day in the United States, according to estimates from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). About 4,000 deaths are caused by large truck accidents every year, and over…
  • Jan 24

    Upcoming Free Legal Day for Veteran

    Upcoming Free Legal Day for Veteran
    The law firm of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. initiated the Erie Veterans’ Free Legal Clinic in 2016. The law firm is proud to serve veterans on a monthly basis by empowering them with legal tips and tools to help them plan their…
Rank this Week: 2234

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

Covers criminal and family law.

http://jbmartinlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Do Both Spouses Have to Live in Pennsylvania to Get a PA Divorce?

    Do Both Spouses Have to Live in Pennsylvania to Get a PA Divorce?
    It is not at all uncommon for two legally married spouses to be living in two different states at the time that one of the spouses wants to file for divorce. Common situations include: 1) two spouses moving to a new state, only to have one…
  • Dec 18

    Remember to Update Your Accounts After a Divorce

    Remember to Update Your Accounts After a Divorce
    We all understand that a divorce requires going to a state court to have your marriage legally dissolved, and that this can require determinations regarding property, spousal support, child custody, and child support. And, in nearly all…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1330

Your Pennsylvania Divorce

Your Pennsylvania Divorce

By Petrelli Law, P.C. Covers the divorce process, legal question and answer along with related topics of child support, child custody and alimony.

http://www.petrellilaw.com/category/divorce-topics/
  • Feb 6

    Spouses Waiting One Year to File for Divorce Now Able to Proceed

    Spouses Waiting One Year to File for Divorce Now Able to Proceed
    Last year, Pennsylvania amended its divorce code. The state now allows a person to file for a no-fault divorce without the consent of his or her spouse if they have lived separately for at least one year. The law marked December 5, 2016 as…
  • Jan 8

    Why January 8 is Called “Divorce Day”

    Why January 8 is Called “Divorce Day”
    Lawyers in the United Kingdom refer to January 8 as “Divorce Day” because of the spike in the number of couples deciding to dissolve their marriages after the holiday season ends. Why do the holidays motivate many people to…
  • Jan 4

    4 Terms You’ll Hear if You’re Getting Divorced in Pennsylvania

    4 Terms You’ll Hear if You’re Getting Divorced in Pennsylvania
    Young couple having serious problem in marriage[/caption]Divorcing can seem like an overwhelming process for anyone. There is suddenly an influx of new information to understand and options to choose, all while you’re trying to make the…
Rank this Week: 2624

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 6

    David Freeman to Speak at New York University Brownfields Program

    David Freeman to Speak at New York University Brownfields Program
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Environmental Department, will participate in an upcoming program entitled “New Opportunities in Brownfield Urban Redevelopment.” The event will be hosted by the NYU School of…
  • Jan 25

    Catherine McCabe Assumes Duties as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

    Catherine McCabe Assumes Duties as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    Governor Phil Murphy’s nominee for Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) assumed her new duties as Acting Commissioner on January 22, 2018 while she awaits confirmation by the…
  • Dec 29

    Real Estate and Pass-Through Provisions of the New Tax Act

    Real Estate and Pass-Through Provisions of the New Tax Act
    The new Tax Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Holders and developers of commercial real estate will be impacted by certain provisions of the new Tax Act, such as its treatment of real property depreciation deductions, 1031…
Rank this Week: 2966

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/
  • Feb 6

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience
    By Michael F. Snyder and Jamie K. Unger Many consumers and companies are familiar with trademarks in some form or another, but until a recent Federal Circuit ruling, companies and individuals... read more
  • Jan 30

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie K. Unger Divided infringement, or infringement carried out by multiple actors, seemed like an easy escape from accusations of direct infringement for entities... read more
  • Jan 10

    Use of Video Deposits to Supplement Enablement Requirement

    Use of Video Deposits to Supplement Enablement Requirement
    By Abhik A. Huq and Brandon R. Theiss Videos are worth more than a picture, which in turn is only equal to a thousand words, in describing an invention and... read more
Rank this Week: 1005

In the Zone

In the Zone

Covers real estate, zoning and land use law in Pennsylvania. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 6

    Attempts to Amend Conditions of Approval

    Attempts to Amend Conditions of Approval
    In a recent case decided by the PA Commonwealth Court, titled Toll Brothers and Orleans Homebuilders v. Upper Uwchlan Township, the court upheld the decision of the Court of Common Pleas and the Board of Supervisors to deny the…
  • Jan 30

    New Jersey Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233 Enacted, Ensuring Reforms Performance and Maintenance Guarantee Requirement

    New Jersey Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233 Enacted, Ensuring Reforms Performance and Maintenance Guarantee Requirement
    Jack Plackter writes: Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233, which was signed into law on January 15, modifies the requirements for furnishing performance and maintenance guarantees under the Municipal Land Use Law and modifies the current…
  • Jan 12

    Bucks County Planning Commission

    Bucks County Planning Commission
    The Bucks County Planning Commission has increased its filing fees for 2018.  The base fees for residential subdivisions, land developments and conversions remain the same, but the additional lot multiplier fees have been increased by $5…
Rank this Week: 2349

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Feb 6

    Fired for What!? - Meek Mill and the Court Clerk

    Fired for What!? - Meek Mill and the Court Clerk
    I suppose a Philly-themed post is appropriate given that the new NFL champions are PA's own Philadelphia Eagles. Did you like that rap song the Eagles played as they took the field in te Super Bowl? It's called Dreams and Nightmares, by…
  • Jan 28

    The DirecTV installers' long NLRA adventure has come to an end

    The DirecTV installers' long NLRA adventure has come to an end
    I teach undergraduate and graduate employment law classes at Penn State. Every semester, we cover a NLRB decision from 2011, MasTec Advanced Technologies.MasTec employed a bunch of DirecTV installers. It was important to DirecTV that the…
  • Jan 18

    Update on Unpaid Intern

    Update on Unpaid Intern
    Several years ago, the Department of Labor issued a Fact Sheet (#71) addressing when internships may be unpaid (versus falling under the general FLSA employment requirements, including the requirement that employers pay workers at least a…
Rank this Week: 4395

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Feb 6

    Can Retainage Be Held Until Final Completion Of The Project?

    Can Retainage Be Held Until Final Completion Of The Project?
    On public projects, an owner typically withholds retainage of 10%. Can the owner hold this 10% retainage until final completion? The short answer is, No! Section 3921 of the PA Procurement Code mandates that, when the contract is…
  • Jan 18

    Can A Public Owner Ever Seek Clarification Of Ambiguous Pricing?

    Can A Public Owner Ever Seek Clarification Of Ambiguous Pricing?
    Recently, a public owner solicited bids for a university construction project. The bid form sought pricing for base bid work and alternate work. One of the bidders included ambiguous pricing for an alternate item, in that the pricing was…
  • Dec 12

    Debriefing After Non-Selection Does Not Toll 7-Day Deadline For Bid Protest

    Debriefing After Non-Selection Does Not Toll 7-Day Deadline For Bid Protest
    The Pa. Procurement Code sets a strict deadline for bid protests – the protest must be filed within seven days after the protestant knew or should have known of the facts giving rise to the protest.  If the protest…
Rank this Week: 1767

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S NEW UNPAID INTERN TEST

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S NEW UNPAID INTERN TEST
    Photo: Doug Leavitt Last month the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division officially rejected the 6-part test it had been using to determine if an employer who had an unpaid intern was violating the Fair Labor Standards Act…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3563

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: 4468