The Pennsylvania Legal Blog

It’s Time to Revise the Rules of Professional Conduct to Recognize the Impact of Technology on Lawyers (The Inaugural Episode)

Published on: September 23, 2021

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct, upon which all attorney ethics rules are based, were created in 1983, the same year Microsoft introduced Word, and before many of today’s lawyers were born. In fact, the Model Rules do not mention the word “technology” and only consider the impact of technology in a limited number of […]

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Drafting a Will or Power of Attorney? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Lawyer

Published on: August 2, 2021

There is no substitute for consulting with a lawyer who can provide legal advice that is correct, current, complete, and customized to your particular situation. In this day and age of do-it-yourself online document preparation, the lure of quick and easy seems alluring, and it also appears to cost less. The problem is that the […]

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Honesty is the Best Policy, but Corporations Still Lie

Published on: July 21, 2021

The year 2020 will forever be associated with the global public health crisis caused by a deadly virus, commonly referred to as COVID-19. Millions of people suffered and continue to suffer. Yet, Smithfield Foods, a multinational meatpacking company, prospered. Unfortunately, the company’s questionable conduct isn’t unusual. We have seen many clients find themselves in similar […]

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Will Workers’ Compensation Carriers Cover Medical Marijuana? Maybe.

Published on: June 25, 2021

Injured workers, people hurt in car accidents, and many others, often find themselves in considerable pain. In many cases, that pain does not respond to standard medical treatment. Or, they simply want an alternative to addictive opioids. For these people, alternative types of medical care are important, and at times essential. Yet it can be […]

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Florida Supreme Court Alters CLE Rules to Withhold Approval from Programs with Diversity Policies

Published on: June 7, 2021

When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better. That quote from Pat Wadors highlights the importance of listening to diverse points of view. Unfortunately, the Florida Supreme Court doesn’t agree. In April, the Florida Supreme Court announced that it would not approve any Continuing Legal […]

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Beware of Social Media!

We all spend way too much time browsing social media. It is easy to get lost looking at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and every other platform that has become a way of life. Although most of the time spent on social media is harmless, sometimes what seems harmless often can be problematic. Recently, an article was […]

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Make Sure Your Insurance Company Honors Your Policy Terms

Dealing with an accident is stressful. When your insurance company won’t honor the terms of your policy after the accident, that makes everything unnecessarily more difficult. That is why it is extremely important to know what your policy says and make sure you get the coverage you paid for. On April, 14, 2021, the federal […]

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Yes, Social Security Disability Claimants Can Die While Waiting for a Hearing

Published on: April 22, 2021

The headline is gruesome: “With COVID Delays, You May Die Waiting for Disability Benefits.” But the headline and the accompanying article in the February 2021 issue of In These Times are true. Disabled individuals who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) often have to wait years to […]

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Tips for Being a Client that Helps Your Own Case

Published on: April 9, 2021

For most people, being involved in a lawsuit, workers’ compensation claim or a Social Security Disability claim, can be confusing, frustrating, and at times, scary. The world of law is uncomplicated for us because it is what we do. However, we realize that just like doctors don’t always explain the terms they use to their […]

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Decision Can Help Injured Plaintiffs Recover More

It has been a decade since then Governor Tom Corbett signed into the law what was called the Fair Share Act (FSA), although the Unfair Share Act may have been a more accurate name. Before the FSA, if two defendants caused your injuries, but one couldn’t afford to pay, the other defendant was responsible. Under […]

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