Can Fracking Revive Pennsylvania’s Industrial Base?

Hydraulic fracturing—“fracking,” as it’s commonly called—isn’t a new technology, but the technique is still a newcomer to Pennsylvania. Using high-pressure fluid to break through layers of brittle shale rock underground releases pockets of natural gas. Although the extensive Marcellus Shale...

/ January 20, 2014

Is Fracking Still “Safe Enough”?
New Report Links Radioactivity.

The big news last month is that radioactive contamination in a Pennsylvania creek is almost certainly due to an out-of-control fracking industry. Here’s the essential background you need to know A team of researchers led by a Duke University professor...

/ November 20, 2013

Handling Adoptions

Any area of the law can provide satisfaction to the practitioner for a job well done, especially if the client is contented with the result. In most of these cases, however, there is usually one side who does not share...

/ November 20, 2013

The Dangers of Insider Trading and What You Can Do About It

Insider trading is against the law. When an insider, who has information about a company or particular investment, makes a securities trade based on privileged information it undermines the faith people have in the market and it potentially harms investors...

/ October 20, 2013

3 Things You May Not Know About the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Four years ago this month, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act became law in the United States.  The law was an important expansion of the 1969 federal hate crime law and one that is important...

/ October 11, 2013

Will Pennsylvania’s Hunting and Fishing Industries Survive the Fracking Boom?

Pennsylvania is—and long has been—a beautiful and pleasant place to live, to work, and to play. No doubt everyone hopes it will remain so for the future. But there are troubling signs that changes are underway to diminish our Commonwealth’s...

/ October 2, 2013

Divorce Mediation and Emotion

Going through a divorce is one of the most emotionally charged periods of your life.  You are at once confused, overwhelmed, fearful, furious, lonely, and filled with righteous indignation and hate.  The trust you once had in your spouse has...

/ September 28, 2013

How to Sabotage Your Divorce Mediation

Nothing is perfect in this imperfect world, and that’s true of divorce mediation in Florida, Pennsylvania, and most other states. We’ve spent a lot of time highlighting the benefits that mediated divorce brings to the table: Divorce mediation saves money...

/ September 4, 2013

Workers’ Compensation Automation and Integration System (WCAIS) is Open for Business

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s  Workers’ Compensation Automation and Integration System (WCAIS) is now available online. Injured workers can access some portions of their claim online from their home computer. If your case is in litigation, you may be able...

/ August 28, 2013

How Much Help Can You Depend on from Your State’s Life Insurance Guaranty Association?

The American free enterprise system has proven to be the most resilient and efficient means of getting consumers the goods and services that they want. But—as we have all learned—free markets aren’t ever risk-free. Even well-established companies can fail during...

/ August 27, 2013