IRE Determinations

NEWS ALERT - IRE Determinations On September 18, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued a significant decision that impacts prior IRE (impairment rating evaluation) cases.

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)


Companies Responsible For New Malignant Mesothelioma Cases

11/05/2013 - New Orleans, Louisiana – A man is suing a number of defendant corporations in a lawsuit filed over asbestos-related cancer known as malignant mesothelioma. Luby A.

The Rising Divorce Rate of Seniors

There was a time when divorce was entirely unacceptable in our culture. But as the 50’s gave way to the 60’s and 70’s, that taboo, like many others, fell.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Cap on Liability

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has been a frequent topic of political discussion as it has been faced with an ever growing debt and budget gap.

Battoo/PIWM Fraud Provides a Teachable Moment for Investors

Last week, the SEC filed charges against Nikolai Battoo, a hedge fund manager who claimed to manage $1.5 billion on behalf of investors around the world, including at least $100 million in the United States.

State Law Enforcement Departments to Receive Stimulus Dollars

Police Departments around the country are joyously welcoming additional revenue from the Obama administration’s stimulus package.

Congress Proposes Changes to U.S. Patent Law

In a highly controversial move, the United States government is thinking again about making radical changes to patent law.

New York Lawmakers to Enact Stronger Fire Hydrant Regulations

Following a fatal fire, which tore through a co-op complex in New York, several counties are considering changes to the necessary regulations on fire hydrants.

Washington State Law Allows Assisted Suicide

On Thursday, a new law will go into effect in Washington state.

Obama Determined to Close Guantanamo

Though reports have come back from Cuba, saying that the Guantanamo Bay prison- held by the United States as a detainment facility for suspected terrorists, is being well-run, President Obama se

Supreme Court Upholds Firearm Ban for Domestic Abusers

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that those individuals who have been convicted of crimes related to domestic violence are no longer allowed to carry or own firearms. The passing of this ruling has been the work of several agencies and organizations, which promote non-violence, gun control and domestic harmony.

Young Figure Skaters Call for Tougher DUI Laws in Illinois

After their young friend was killed by a drunk driver, while she was riding home from a competition with her mother, a group of figure skaters has decided to do something about drivers who choos

California Ban on Violent Video Games Struck Down

Friday, the state of California struck down a proposed ban on the rental and sale of violent video games to minors.

Washington State May Expand Medical Marijuana Laws

While many people who live in the city of Seattle have little to no trouble getting their hands on marijuana for medical purposes, those who live in more rural or suburban areas have difficulty.

Selling Primates May Become Federal Offense

In Connecticut on Monday, a woman was savagely attacked by her friend’s “pet” chimpanzee. When she entered her friend’s house, the chimp immediately threw himself at her and began to use his teeth to tear into her face and hands. She has been left with disfiguring injuries that she will live with for the rest of her life.

New York City Law Cuts Down on Pollution

Lawmakers in New York City are cracking down on vehicles that choose to loiter in front of school buildings.

Scientists Boycott Louisiana after Recent Law

Many prominent scientific groups have announced that they will boycott the state of Louisiana for a recently passed law. The scientists have agreed to not hold any conferences in the state, thereby cutting them off from any potential revenue from the scientific community.

Study Shows that More Lawyers Represent Pro Bono

The American Bar Association recently reported that the number of lawyers who do work for free, or pro bono, has risen from 66 percent in 2005 to 73 percent, this year.