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Clarity Brought to Durable Powers of Attorney

By Adam S. Bernick, Esq. on 12/16/2014

Article Image It seems as if every decade or so, the Legislature makes changes to the statutes governing powers of attorney. It did so again with the passage of House Bill 1429, which Governor Corbett signed into law July 2014, thereby becoming Act 95 of 2014 ("Act 95"). Read Full Story »

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FEDERAL LAW

Tele-radiology, Medicare Fraud & the False Claims Act

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. and Franklin J. Rooks. Jr., PT., MBA, Esq. on 12/16/2014

Whistleblowers are at the forefront of the news these days, with reports of millions of dollars being awarded to individuals who are often fired from their jobs as a result of speaking up against corporate greed. As the healthcare industry expands, these opportunities to speak up are expanding as well and companies need to be aware of the ever growing maze of compliance laws with which they must comply. Failure to comply may lead to extremely costly litigation, state/federal recoveries and very wealthy whistleblowers in the process. Read Full Story »

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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

SCOTUS Weighs in on Police Shooting

By James W. Cushing, Esq. on 12/16/2014

By now almost everyone knows about the police shooting that is the subject of controversy in Ferguson, Missouri. By coincidence, the Supreme Court of the United States has recently weighed in on a different police shooting in the matter of Tolan v. Cotton, 134 S.Ct. 1861 (2014). Read Full Story »

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Attorney-Author Brian Tannebaum on What to do to Become a Better Lawyer at a Dec. 8, 2014 Young Lawyers Division Program

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

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

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 12/17/2014

A brief overview of Course and Scope, Subrogation/Heart and Lung Act, and Loss of Use Read Full Story »

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Search of Digital Information on a Cell Phone Cannot be Justified Under the Search Incident to Arrest Doctrine

By Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. on 7/22/2014

Article Image “[W]hat police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple – get a warrant.” – Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court of the United States Read Full Story »

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ETHICS

Ethical Issues Concerning Social Media

By Paul Kazaras, Esq. on 9/24/2014

Article Image Social Media is everywhere-LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and many others yet to be developed. Not only are lawyers using these various social media for publicity advertising and marketing, but issues regarding clients and social media repeatedly arise in litigation. Read Full Story »

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LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Video Interviewing - Pros and Cons

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. on 8/19/2013

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 8/19/2013

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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