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Post-Koken Issues at Trial

By Judge Mark I. Bernstein and Kevin Carey on 08/18/2014

Article Image Before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Insurance, Diane Koken, Insurance Commissioner, 889 A.2d 550 (Pa. 2005), Insurance Department regulations required insurance policies to mandate that Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) disputes be adjudicated in binding non-court arbitration. Read Full Story »

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REAL PROPERTY

Proof of Mailing Not Very Taxing

By James W. Cushing, Esq. on 08/18/2014

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania clarified the interpretation of the statutory notice requirements for tax sales in the matter of Horton v. Washington County, 81 A.3d 883 (2013). The underlying claim involved Plaintiffs’ not having paid real estate taxes for the Property for the years 2007 and 2008 to Washington County’s Tax Claim Bureau ("Bureau"). Due to the delinquent taxes, the Bureau pursued and perfected a tax sale of the Property. Read Full Story »

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: July 2014 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 08/21/2014

A brief overview of Penalties/Medical Bills/Utilization Review, Utilization Review/Reasoned Decision, Claim Petition/Undocumented Worker/Evidence/Adverse Inference, and Suspension/Modification/Vocational. Read Full Story »

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Kimberly Alford Rice on personal branding in the workplace and beyond at the July 29, 2014 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: May 2014 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 06/17/2014

A brief overview of Uninsured Employers Guarantee Fund, IRE/Reasoned Decision, Course and Scope. Read Full Story »

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CIVIL RIGHTS LAW

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education - The Past, The Present & The Future

By Amber Racine on 05/20/2014

Article Image From 1896 to 1954, American schools operated under the falsehood that separate could be equal. That all changed when the Supreme Court issued the, now historic, Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. Since that decision, the education system in America has made great strides, but has not reached the goal of guaranteeing an equal education to all children. Read Full Story »

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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

McCutcheon v. FEC: The Effect on Campaign Finance

By Lane Schiff, Esq. on 04/16/2014

Article Image Individual donors are still limited in the amount of money they can donate to a specific candidate or committee. However, the Supreme Court recently ruled they can now contribute to as many candidates and committees as they choose. Read Full Story »

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LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Video Interviewing - Pros and Cons

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. on 08/19/2013

What are the risks to a company and a candidate that may be faced as a result of this new world of "on-line job dating"? With Skype and similar services out there, video interviewing has and will continue to change the landscape of interviews. Technology has fundamentally changed many aspects of the way we work. Skype, Facetime, GoToMeeting, and YouTube are some examples. Individuals of all ages are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the technology, as video cameras are in computers and even many of the phones that we carry around. Read Full Story »

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Alcohol Putting Unemployment Compensation to the Test

By James W. Cushing, Esq. on 08/19/2013

In the matter of Dillon v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 2013 WL 2991042, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania interpreted Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law to include alcohol consumption within the meaning of 43 P.S. Section 802(e.1). Read Full Story »

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