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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/
  • Aug 22

    11th Cir. Confirms Servicer May Designate Address for QWR

    11th Cir. Confirms Servicer May Designate Address for QWR
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of a mortgage servicer, holding that the servicer had no duty to respond to a Qualified Written Request (“QWR”) under the…
  • Aug 18

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently granted in part and denied in part a mortgage servicer’s motion to dismiss a borrower’s claim that the servicing transfer notice supposedly violated the federal…
  • Aug 17

    6th Cir. Holds Debtors Could Compel Abandonment of Home If Little Equity Available

    6th Cir. Holds Debtors Could Compel Abandonment of Home If Little Equity Available
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a bankruptcy court’s order granting the debtors’ motion to compel the trustee to abandon their home as property of the estate because it had little equity and thus…
Rank this Week: 183

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    SEPTA NHSL Crash at 69th Street: Dozens Injured

    SEPTA NHSL Crash at 69th Street: Dozens Injured
    Dozens of SEPTA passengers and the conductor were injured last night when a Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into a parked train car at 69th Street Station in Upper Darby after midnight. Four were reportedly critically injured but…
  • Aug 14

    Disturbingly High Number of Hostile and Threatening Workplace

    Disturbingly High Number of Hostile and Threatening Workplace
    A study of 3,066 U.S. workers found that nearly one in five employees face a hostile or threatening environment at work. The unemployment rate may be at a 16-year low in 2017, but the study indicates everything is not well on the job front.…
  • Aug 10

    WSJ Reports Ontario Securities Whistleblower Tips Against Major Private Equity Firm

    WSJ Reports Ontario Securities Whistleblower Tips Against Major Private Equity Firm
    Since the Ontario Securities Commission opened its whistleblower program to tips, at least four individuals have filed complaints against one of Canada’s largest private equity firms according to the Wall Street Journal. Officials at…
Rank this Week: 156

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Forms from Philadelphia Courts now easier to use!

    Forms from Philadelphia Courts now easier to use!
    The Philadelphia Courts have made access to forms easier and faster. The Forms Center is now organized by Division (Trial, Family, Orphans', Municipal, etc.) and then by subject matter.For example, pick Family Division, Domestic…
  • Aug 15

    New Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Tools in HeinOnline

    New Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Tools in HeinOnline
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.HeinOnline has just begun to work on new research tools and concepts that will help both novice and experienced researchers make the…
  • Aug 11

    Condo Law

    Condo Law
    Have a client with a condominium law question?  Jenkins can help with various Pennsylvania condominium law treatises.PBI's Hot Topics and Trends in Condominium and Homeowner Associations is a good starting point for an overview…
Rank this Week: 213

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 22

    D.C. accepting student loan servicer license applications; CT adopts student loan servicing standard

    D.C. accepting student loan servicer license applications; CT adopts student loan servicing standard
    D.C. License Applications. The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking recently started to accept applications and transition fillings for a Student Loan Servicer License on the National Mortgage Licensing System…
  • Aug 22

    DOJ confirms termination of Operation Chokepoint; OCC welcomes DOJ statement

    DOJ confirms termination of Operation Chokepoint; OCC welcomes DOJ statement
    In a letter dated August 16, 2017 to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Stephen Boyd stated that “[a]ll of the [DOJ’s] bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Chokepoint…
  • Aug 17

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie
    The Minnesota Attorney General announced that she has filed a lawsuit in state court against two pension advance companies. According to the AG’s press release, the companies often solicited borrowers through their own websites or…
Rank this Week: 247

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
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Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
  • Nov 9

    Tony Stewart and his Wrongful Death Pit Stop

    Tony Stewart and his Wrongful Death Pit Stop
    Check out my article for CLM’s Claims Management Magazine on a potential lawsuit against Tony Stewart for a wrongful death claim here:http://claims-management.theclm.org/home/article/Wrongful-Death… Continue Reading
  • Oct 18

    Justice Demands More for the Sayreville Football Scandal

    Justice Demands More for the Sayreville Football Scandal
    There is nothing good about what is going on in Sayreville.  We have allegations of systematic sexual abuse on students by their teammates.  We have victims of awful alleged offenses.  We have potential serious offenders who…
  • Oct 8

    Why the Sayreville Board Had No Choice But to Sack Football

    Why the Sayreville Board Had No Choice But to Sack Football
    From recent media reports, we know that certain parents, players and fans are very angry and outraged that the Sayreville (NJ) Board of Education decided to cancel its football program for the remainder of the season.  Many times a…
Rank this Week: 405

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: 351

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses accidents and injuries. By Edith A. Pearce.

http://philadelphiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic 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 300Government studies estimate that…
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
  • Nov 27

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident

    Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accident
    Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed…
Rank this Week: 382

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Helpful Biblical Counsel on the Real Life Legal Situations You Face. By Stephen Bloom.

http://www.istherealawyerinthechurch.com
  • Nov 30

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg
    Because of my recent election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am suspending my activity here at “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” I have disabled the comment feature, but I intend to leave the static site available as a…
  • May 22

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break
    Good news: I won the Republican primary election for the PA 199th District State House seat! Bad news: No time for blogging as my campaign for the November 2 general election is on! Please visit my campaign website.
  • Apr 20

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)
    I’m running for Pennsylvania State Legislature and will be focused on campaigning through election day, so I’m taking a break from new postings here until after May 18. Please visit my campaign website www.StephenLBloom.com Your prayers…
Rank this Week: 392

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 18

    TORT TALK PRACTICE TIP

    TORT TALK PRACTICE TIP
    BE REDUNDANT IN STATING YOUR LEGAL POSITION IN BRIEFSWhile redundancy in particular word use is to be avoided in brief writing, every effort should be made to repeatedly state the validity of your legal ­position supporting the relief…
  • Aug 15

    Twombly/Iqbal Standards Applied to Dismiss Bad Faith Complaint

    Twombly/Iqbal Standards Applied to Dismiss Bad Faith Complaint
    In the recent Eastern Federal District Court of Pennsylvania case of Jones v. Allstate, No. 17-00648 (E.D. Pa. June 19, 2017 Pappert, J.), the Court applied the mandates of Twombly/Iqbal in granting the carrier's motion to dismiss the…
  • Aug 9

    Landlord Secures Summary Judgment In Slip and Fall Case Where Court Found Duties Owed by Tenant

    Landlord Secures Summary Judgment In Slip and Fall Case Where Court Found Duties Owed by Tenant
    In a recent decision by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in the case of Stuski v. Philadelphia Auth. 4 Indev., No. 1979 C.D. 2016 (Pa. Cmwlth. May 25, 2017 Covey, J.), summary judgment was affirmed in favor of a landlord Defendant in…
Rank this Week: 675

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    FINRA Arbitration Awards for Broker U5 Defamation Claim

    FINRA Arbitration Awards for Broker U5 Defamation Claim
    U5 Arbitration Lawyer for Brokers In PennsylvaniaIf You Are the Victim of an Erroneous, Misleading or Libelous/Defamatory U5, You Can Sue for Substantial RemediesSecurities broker-dealers who are employed by securities firms are put in a…
  • Aug 9

    Brothers Joe Hammond Live in Malvern, PA This Week and Next

    Brothers Joe Hammond Live in Malvern, PA This Week and Next
    Local Boys Make Good - Charlie and Sam Gallagher are Brothers Joe HammondLive at Locust Lane Craft Brewery August 10, August 12 and August 17, 2017They are very talented, play multiple instruments each, and play a pretty diverse playlist.…
  • Aug 6

    Securities Broker Disputes under FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitration – U5 Defamation Claim

    Securities Broker Disputes under FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitration – U5 Defamation Claim
    Have You Been Subjected to an Erroneous or Defamatory U5?U5s Can be DevastatingThe law requires that a Form U5 be filed any time a securities broker-dealer is involuntarily separated from his/her employment with a securities firm.  This…
Rank this Week: 570

Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

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

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 580

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 20

    Fifth Amendment Concerns Result in Overturned Convictions in First Criminal LIBOR Appeal

    Fifth Amendment Concerns Result in Overturned Convictions in First Criminal LIBOR Appeal
    The Second Circuit yesterday became the first court of appeals to address a criminal appeal regarding the government’s investigation into the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). Its decision in…
Rank this Week: 573

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
Rank this Week: 543

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

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

http://elman.com
  • Jul 18

    Educating the Community and Ourselves – June 2017

    Educating the Community and Ourselves – June 2017
    Elman Technology Law attorneys continue to speak and write about various topics.  Recently, two of our attorneys (Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston) have been speaking about cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and more.  Josh…
  • Jul 18

    Gerry’s keynote presentation to the 2017 CIO Government Technology Conference

    Gerry’s keynote presentation to the 2017 CIO Government Technology Conference
    On June 22, 2017  Gerry gave the Keynote Breakfast Speech on Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things and then participated in a panel discussing Government Cybersecurity Issues and Cyber Threats, at the CIO Government…
  • Jun 15

    “The Glacier is Too Cold” – Protecting Your Right to Complain

    “The Glacier is Too Cold” – Protecting Your Right to Complain
    Can a business prevent an unreasonable customer from posting a negative (and unfair) online review to Yelp, Facebook, Amazon, or other online platform? For example, a reviewer wrote, “Do Not Camp Anywhere Near Here – You Will…
Rank this Week: 611

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 429

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney…

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt negotiation. By Dan Mueller.

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

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

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

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie

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

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution
    Deficiency judgments often follow a mortgage foreclosure, leaving the former homeowners on the hook for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes, because of the common misconception that the sheriff’s sale eliminates the…
Rank this Week: 898

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jan 18

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck
    In this episode of Legal Talk, from January 18, 2008, host Stephen Karp discusses one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln with guest, Professor Brian Dirck, author of the new book “Lincoln the Lawyer.”
  • Jan 18

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008
    In this episode we discuss one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln.
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation
    Topics covered in this podcast: Peter Hart, legal talk, karp and hart, law, legal program, WCHE, motor vehicular law violations, traffic offenses, drunk driving, malpractice, Mark Lieberman, West Chester, practicing, Lieberman and Kohler,…
Rank this Week: 3855

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/
  • Aug 22

    16 State Attorneys General Opposing Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

    16 State Attorneys General Opposing Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is part of a coalition of 16 State Attorneys General and the Attorney General from the District of Columbia who sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hoping to…
  • Aug 4

    Pennsylvania Fining Nursing Homes at Higher Rate

    Pennsylvania Fining Nursing Homes at Higher Rate
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has levied $816,000 in fines against nursing home providers already in the first half of 2017. That is more than double the $407,450 in fines handed out in 2016.  The department also handed out fines…
  • Jul 25

    Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Abuse Warning Sign

    Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Abuse Warning Sign
    In our last blog post we talked a bit about signs that it might be time to consider assisted living for an aging loved one. In this post, we will talk a bit about Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Abuse. How often abuse occurs, what to be on the…
Rank this Week: 4887

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Hartzman Law Firm.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 22

    U.S. Department of State to Temporarily Halt Nonimmigrant Visa Processing in Russia

    U.S. Department of State to Temporarily Halt Nonimmigrant Visa Processing in Russia
    On August 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of State announced a temporary suspension of nonimmigrant visa services in Russia. The move comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on July 30th, 2017, that he was expelling 755 employees…
  • Jul 18

    Government Announces A One-Time Increase in H-2B Visa

    Government Announces A One-Time Increase in H-2B Visa
    On July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), along with the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), published a final rule increasing the number of H-2B visas available for the 2017 fiscal year by…
  • Apr 5

    Trump Administration Announces Crackdown H-1B Visa Fraud

    Trump Administration Announces Crackdown H-1B Visa Fraud
    President Trump ran his presidential campaign on a pledge to protect the jobs of American workers. As part of this pledge, President Trump routinely on the campaign trail said that he wanted to limit legal immigration to the United States.…
Rank this Week: 971

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: 3199

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/
  • Aug 21

    Are Witnesses Required on a Will?

    Are Witnesses Required on a Will?
    [The following article was written by Attorney  Casey Sauerwine of Marshall, Parker and Weber, and is posted with her permission] Does a Will Need Witnesses to be Valid? Like many estate planning questions the answer is not as simple as…
  • Aug 18

    [The following article was written by…

    [The following article was written by Attorney Elizabeth White of Marshall, Parker and Weber, and is posted with her permission] It is common for parents to consider deeding their home to their child or children. The reasons for…
  • Jul 16

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement
    Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult and traumatic event. One of the obstacles to be overcome is reviewing and signing the facility’s admission paperwork. This typically involves many pages of complicated provisions and…
Rank this Week: 3083

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
  • Aug 21

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released. Today’s episode is about policies, policies, policies: employees engaging in political activity outside the workplace, disclosure of customer…
  • Aug 4

    Part 2 of 2 – New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

    Part 2 of 2 – New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode
    Been waiting anxiously for this for two weeks? A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! In today’s episode, I update you on the DOL’s significant next step on the road toward…
  • Jul 20

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez
    A big, special new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! This is part 1 of a 2 part sit-down interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who offers terrific insight on issues…
Rank this Week: 3670

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

By Reiff & Bily.

http://www.reiffandbily.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Car Accidents Are Being Caused by Unregulated and Dangerously Long Shifts for Uber Driver

    Car Accidents Are Being Caused by Unregulated and Dangerously Long Shifts for Uber Driver
    You might think that stepping into an Uber is no more dangerous than stepping into a regular taxi, but you might want to think again. Most of us are willing to accept the risk that our Uber driver may not necessarily have the same…
  • Aug 15

    Ohio State Fair Accident Update: Corrosion to Blame?

    Ohio State Fair Accident Update: Corrosion to Blame?
    Late last month, we reported on the tragic amusement park ride accident that left one young man dead and seven others injured. The accident occurred at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus on July 26, 2017. The victims were passengers on a ride…
  • Aug 10

    Dangerous Auto Defects Still on the Radar in the US in 2017

    Dangerous Auto Defects Still on the Radar in the US in 2017
    We’ve written multiple blogs about the dangers of exploding airbags, but people are still being injured by these and other auto defects. The primary company responsible for exploding airbag cases has been Takata, a Japanese manufacturer…
Rank this Week: 2361

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

Covers divorce and child custody.

http://jbmartinlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    How Qualified is a Public Defender to Take on My Case?

    How Qualified is a Public Defender to Take on My Case?
    Anyone who has never seen a police-based TV show know that criminal defendants are all apprised of their right to an attorney, and that “if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you…” And, based on a…
  • Aug 14

    Do I Need a Reason to Get Divorced in Pennsylvania?

    Do I Need a Reason to Get Divorced in Pennsylvania?
    Some couples – or at least one of the spouses in the couple – simply fall out of love and cannot find ways to keep the marriage going that serves each other’s needs. When asked specifically why they want to get a divorce,…
  • Aug 8

    How Is Marital Property Divided in Pennsylvania?

    How Is Marital Property Divided in Pennsylvania?
    In preparing for a divorce, one of the most significant financial – and often emotional – issues you will need to address is what happens to the marital property, and specifically which spouse will walk away with what property.…
Rank this Week: 2471

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/
  • Aug 20

    Car Accident? What the heck is Limited Tort?!

    Car Accident? What the heck is Limited Tort?!
    I can’t tell you how many times a new client recently involved in an automobile accident comes into our offices and states “Thank goodness I have full coverage”. Their hearts sink when a cursory review of their insurance…
  • Aug 17

    The Dangers of using Social Media after a Car Accident Injury Claim

    The Dangers of using Social Media after a Car Accident Injury Claim
    Like it or not, social media is central to the way that many people conduct themselves in today’s society. While this can often bring good things into your life, adding to and not taking away, social media can be extremely damaging to a…
  • Mar 31

    DLP Launches New, Redesigned Website

    DLP Launches New, Redesigned Website
    Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP, a national, full-service law firm specializing in Personal Injury, is thrilled to announce the launch of its completely redesigned law firm website, www.DLPlaw.com. This new website highlights…
Rank this Week: 3604

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?
    If an infringer copies your patented invention, a judge should make them stop, right?   Not necessarily. An order from a judge directing someone to do or not do something (such as to stop infringing your patent) is called an…
  • Aug 11

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement
    Dear Doc:   I’ve heard that when the Post Office makes a mistake in printing a stamp, they can really increase in value. I’ve also heard that the USPS made a whopper of a mistake that is headed for court soon. What can you…
  • Aug 4

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office
    At Lipton, Weinberger & Husick, we spend a lot of time reviewing office actions issued to clients who filed trademarks on their own or with a trademark service like LegalZoom or Trademarkia. Registration services provide only the bare…
Rank this Week: 4515

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers auto law and personal injury. By Carpey Law.

http://www.carpeylaw.com/category/articles/
  • Aug 17

    Evaluating PA Personal Injury Cases Compensation

    Evaluating PA Personal Injury Cases Compensation
    Evaluating a personal injury is certainly a difficult task, and yet it is what juries across America are asked to do every day. The woman who suffered the horrific injury described in this article certainly deserves compensation, yet there…
  • Jun 30

    July 2017 Newsletter

    July 2017 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: The Carpey Family Expands by Two! Laura Carpey’s Recipes of the Month Carpey Law Is Proud To Be Recognized The Nightmare Deposition Feedback From A Carpey Law Client After Her Case Ended Continue reading…
  • Jun 30

    June 2017 Newsletter

    June 2017 Newsletter
    Inside This Issue: Do You Really ‘Knee’d’ Surgery For A Meniscus Tear? Laura Carpey’s Recipes of the Month Stuart Carpey Named To The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers For The 4th Year In A Row! …
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Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Unsafe driving activities that can injure or kill people

    Unsafe driving activities that can injure or kill people
    Driving safely is a duty that all drivers should uphold. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. For some drivers, trying to hurry up and get to their destination is the most important thing -- even if it means putting...
  • Aug 11

    Hold distracted drivers accountable for harming you in a crash

    Hold distracted drivers accountable for harming you in a crash
    The jolt of a car crash is something that is rather shocking. Many people who are struck by other vehicles never see the accident coming. This means that you don't have time to brace yourself. In these cases, you...
  • Jul 31

    Hashtags show startling Instagram use behind the wheel

    Hashtags show startling Instagram use behind the wheel
    Hashtags are used to sort posts on social media, allowing people to label them so that other users can search through those labels. The Auto Insurance Center noticed that people tended to use specific hashtags if they were taking...
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PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Aug 17

    Pennsylvania Initiates Disparity Study For Small Diverse Business Program

    Pennsylvania Initiates Disparity Study For Small Diverse Business Program
    In June 2017, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania initiated a disparity study that will provide information to help the Department of General Services (DGS) implement the Pennsylvania’s Small Diverse Business Program. The expected…
  • Aug 10

    Commonwealth Court: Laches Requires Reversal Of Injunction Issued For Violation Of Separations Act

    Commonwealth Court: Laches Requires Reversal Of Injunction Issued For Violation Of Separations Act
    A recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania illustrates the extreme perils of waiting too long to challenge a violation of the public bidding laws. In December 2015, the West Jefferson Hill School District solicited bids for a…
  • Aug 3

    Regulations Issued For City of Philadelphia Best Value Contracting

    Regulations Issued For City of Philadelphia Best Value Contracting
    On July 27, the regulations governing the City of Philadelphia’s purchase of goods and non-professional services under the “best value” standard became official. Under the regulations, the Procurement Commissioner can permit…
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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
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Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    1851 Recognizes Tom Spadea as a 2017 Legal Player

    1851 Recognizes Tom Spadea as a 2017 Legal Player
    1851 Franchise completed their nominations of the best of the best attorneys in franchising (Legal Player Awards) for 2017, and our own Tom Spadea was selected as a recipient. As part of this award, 1851 interviewed Tom to learn more about…
  • Aug 11

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's September Lunch & Learn

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's September Lunch & Learn
    The Lunch & Learn for September is quickly approaching! Hosted by the Philadelphia Franchise Association, Lunch & Learn is a quarterly Q&A panel discussion and networking opportunity. Tickets for the event are available now. Come…
  • Jul 26

    The Lifecycle of a Franchise System

    The Lifecycle of a Franchise System
    Franchising is a get-rich-slow, exponential growth strategy. It takes some time to take root and the first few years require patience and investment. You are setting your business up for explosive future growth by planting the seeds of…
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MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
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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/
  • Aug 15

    How does ERISA Affect Long Term Disability?

    How does ERISA Affect Long Term Disability?
    ERISA is the acronym for The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA is a comprehensive and complicated federal law that was originally intended to protect employee pension plans. Since ERISA was enacted it has been amended…
  • Aug 8

    What’s the difference between SSDI and SSI and which is right for you?

    What’s the difference between SSDI and SSI and which is right for you?
    If you have become disabled and need to file for disability, the application process can be overwhelming. However, there are ways to get through it. Your first step is to identify the most important questions that need to be answered before…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Quickly and Correctly

    The Importance of Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Quickly and Correctly
    As an injured worker, you are entitled to receive payment of reasonable medical expenses as well as wage-loss benefits. In order to receive compensation, you must notify your employer within 120 days of the injury. However, if you wait too…
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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/
  • Aug 15

    Don’t SaaS me! – What exactly is Software-as-a-Service?

    Don’t SaaS me! – What exactly is Software-as-a-Service?
    In an era of ever expanding uses for our smart devices, we know that we rely to some extent upon cloud based services. (I almost said smartphones until I responded to a text on my Huawei Watch while typing that sentence). These come in many…
  • Aug 1

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 2)

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 2)
    I recently discussed an important victory for farmers in the case of Branton v. Nicholas Meat, LLC. The Branton case also had another interesting discussion that should help all agricultural operations, even those that do not generate or use…
  • Jul 28

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 1)

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 1)
    Pennsylvania Courts just announced an important victory for farmers in the case of Branton v. Nicholas Meat, LLC. This case helps farmers that generate and use food processing waste (“FPW”).  It also helps any agricultural…
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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/
  • Aug 15

    Superior Court Holds Pennsylvania DUI Defendant Received a Prompt Trial

    Superior Court Holds Pennsylvania DUI Defendant Received a Prompt Trial
    A defendant appealed from the July 2016 judgment of sentence entered in the McKean County Court of Common Pleas following his convictions for DUI and careless driving. The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed. The defendant raised one issue…
  • Aug 10

    Pennsylvania’s New Ignition Interlock Law Is Finally Here!!!!!!

    Pennsylvania’s New Ignition Interlock Law Is Finally Here!!!!!!
    It was over a year ago on May 25, 2016 that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 290 into law which has been coined by many the “ignition interlock law”. Now 15 months later this new ignition interlock limited license…
  • Aug 1

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Reverses Suppression of Blood Test Pursuant to Birchfield

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Reverses Suppression of Blood Test Pursuant to Birchfield
    The Commonwealth appealed from an October 17, 2016 order entered in the York County Court of Common Pleas, granting the motion to suppress filed by a defendant in a Pennsylvania DUI case. Since the trial court did not make factual findings…
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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/
  • Aug 15

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification
    Employment Eligibility Verification Form The I-9 form is used by employers to verify both the identity and eligibility of individuals for employment in the United States.  The new form goes into effect on September 18, 2017.  You…
  • Jul 18

    Non-Disclosure Agreements – Employee Solicitation

    Non-Disclosure Agreements – Employee Solicitation
    Non-Disclosure Agreements – Protect Your Employees This week I reviewed three Non-Disclosure Agreements and was surprised when two of the NDAs were silent regarding employee solicitation. Working with clients over the years I have found…
  • Jun 21

    EU’s GDPR Data Privacy Law Affects US Busine

    EU’s GDPR Data Privacy Law Affects US Busine
    The General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known as the GDPR, replaced an inconsistent country by country approach to how companies were required to handle the personal data of European Union (EU) residents.  The EU Parliament…
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Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Aug 15

    Can employers fire employees for attending Charlottesville protests?

    Can employers fire employees for attending Charlottesville protests?
    I'm sure you've already heard about the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend, and you've probably heard about the efforts to get the white supremacist protesters fired. Is is legal for employers to fire employees for attending the…
  • Aug 8

    About that guy who got fired from Google for writing that memo . . . .

    About that guy who got fired from Google for writing that memo . . . .
    The SetupBy now, you have probably already heard about the Google engineer who got fired for writing that memo - you know, this one. The memo addressed controversial subjects, and concluded in part: Differences in distributions of traits…
  • Aug 7

    D.C. Circuit on Joint Employers (Sort Of)

    D.C. Circuit on Joint Employers (Sort Of)
    On Friday, the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in NLRB v. CNN. One of the issues was whether the NLRB applied the correct joint employer test.As readers of this blog know, the NLRB announced a new "refined" standard for joint employment in…
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Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Aug 13

    Is the City of Philadelphia’s DBE Program Unconstitional?

    Is the City of Philadelphia’s DBE Program Unconstitional?
    Probably.  Based on the City’s 2016 Disparity Study the City DBE program is no longer being used to remedy past discrimination but to further a political agenda designed to direct maximum public funds to female and minority…
  • Aug 13

    Using Social Media to Defeat a Union Election

    Using Social Media to Defeat a Union Election
    Businesses engage customers and clients online more than ever.  Now, your online strategy needs to include a plan to combat union organizing.  Unions have been ahead of the game on using social media and the internet to support…
  • Aug 1

    Can a Non-Union Company Be Compelled to Arbitrate?

    Can a Non-Union Company Be Compelled to Arbitrate?
    Some of the most viewed topics on this blog are those concerning double breasted company.  That is a two separate firms, commonly owned, one that is a signatory to a union and the other that is merit shop. An issue frequently encountered…
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Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.needlelawfirm.com/blog/
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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
  • 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…
  • Mar 24

    Illinois Announces NextGrid

    Illinois Announces NextGrid
    This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC or Commission) launched NextGrid, an initiative to explore the utility of the future. It will be an 18-month statewide collaborative aimed at transforming Illinois’ energy landscape and…
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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/
  • Aug 11

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie Unger In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-Cola.[1] The formula for Dr. Pemberton’s beverage sensation did not even make it... read more
  • Jul 5

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story
    By John C. Donch Jr and Jamie K. Unger Kids are so indulged these days! They get to play with a new toy known as a “fidget spinner,” in contrast... read more
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion
    By: Michael F. Snyder On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued another unanimous decision in an intellectual property appeal. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International,... read more
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Philadelphia Personal Injury Blog

Philadelphia Personal Injury Blog

By the Wieand Law Firm.

http://www.wieandlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Congratulations to Brittany Courville! Recipient of Wieand Legal Scholarship 2017

    Congratulations to Brittany Courville! Recipient of Wieand Legal Scholarship 2017
    The Wieand Law Firm LLC is proud to announce that Brittany Courville is this year’s winner of the Wieand Legal Scholarship 2017. About the Wieand Legal Scholarship 2017 Winner Brittany received her undergraduate degree in English from…
  • Jul 21

    Client Testimonial

    Client Testimonial
    Don’t Take it from Us. Here’s What our Clients Say. “I turned to Brent after another firm rejected my case. He didn’t stop pushing until the other driver’s auto insurance offered its policy limits.”…
  • Jul 21

    Client Testimonial

    Client Testimonial
    Don’t Take it from Us. Here’s What our Clients Say. “I could not be happier with the outcome of my case.” –S.A. The post Client Testimonials appeared first on The Wieand Law Firm, LLC.
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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/
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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
  • Aug 4

    The Protz Impact

    The Protz Impact
    Ever since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared in Protz v. WCAB that the Impairment Rating Evaluation provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act are unconstitutional, my office has been deluged with calls asking…
  • Jul 31

    Where there’s a Will there’s a way…

    Where there’s a Will there’s a way…
    Here’s a topic no one wants to talk about – death. We don’t want to think about it, the realities of it, the when or how, but it is a reality that every single one of us is faced with. While there’s not much we can do…
  • Jul 26

    Available Soon – Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania (6th Edition) – Edited by Attorney Daniel J. Siegel

    Available Soon – Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania (6th Edition) – Edited by Attorney Daniel J. Siegel
    Almost hot off the presses. I just received a copy of the cover of my newest book, Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania. I edited the book (now in its 6th edition) and authored one chapter. The book will be available for purchase in the next few…
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