Good Law | Bad Law
Summary: Good Law | Bad Law is a weekly podcast featuring Attorney Aaron Freiwald and guests taking stories from the headlines and from the courtroom and discussing how and why the law matters to every American. Come join us and our guests every Friday for an informative and fun conversation! Submit your questions and topic suggestions on Facebook or Twitter to have them discussed on the show.
Today Aaron and Mitch discuss a recent story about 3 online law services that have come under investigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for violating certain ethics standards. We also turn the conversation toward disclosure and how that ties in with ethics, not only in law but other fields as well. Enjoy the episode!
Today Aaron is joined again by Matt Bravette, Staff Attorney for Community Legal Advisors to talk about a new article he wrote discussing famous people who died without wills. We think of the rich and famous as being above a lot of things. They have nice cars, nice houses, go to fancy parties, but when they die - they need to protect their assets just like the rest of us. Matt shares some amazing stories of famous musicians, artists, and even US Presidents who died without wills and what happened to their estates. To learn more about what Matt does visit communitylegaladvisors.com! If you liked the episode remember to subscribe!
Josh Kershenbaum is back for another episode to discuss the effects and consequences of social media in schools. What rights parents and students have when the school questions you and what action can be taken. Social media has become an integral part in our society and teaching kids how to use it without putting themselves at risk is something that has to be taught at an early age. Once you put information online, it's there forever and if you do it on a school network they don't need your permission to look at it. As always, if you enjoyed the episode please like and subscribe! To contact Josh go to - mykidslawyer.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week, on the 45th Anniversary of the Watergate scandal, Aaron and Mitch talk about an event that has shaped American politics ever since. 45 years ago five "plumbers" broke into the Watergate hotel which set up one of the biggest scandals in American history. The event defined what power the President, the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General have. Today we see clear ties to what happened 45 years ago from someone "hacking" the DNC, special prosecutors, and attorney generals being fired. Tune in for this extra episode and remember to like and subscribe!
Today Aaron is joined by Professor Frank McClellan, a leading expert on health care policy, lawyer, and emeritus professor from Temple University for a conversation about why dignity needs to be a core value in the delivery of health care and why universal care can accomplish that goal. As always, remember to like and subscribe to our podcast and keep an eye out every Friday for new episodes! To contact Frank: Email LinkedIn Facebook Follow Us: Twitter Facebook Website
This week Aaron is joined by Josh Kershenbaum from Frankel and Kershenbaum in Radnor PA (mykidslawyer.com) to discuss special needs summer camps. When your child has special needs, it is important that the school system gives them the care and attention they deserve. Today's episode is focused on that exact point. Josh explains some of the options out there for families in this situation and provides some valuable resources! You can learn more about Josh by visiting his website, sending him an email, or giving him a call at 610-922-4200. The ESY article Josh references in the episode can be found here.
Last Friday Penn State announced "changes" to their hazing policy in light of the recent media coverage and events on their campus. We are looking at these changes one by one and talking about what they really mean. Aaron and Mitch are discussing what each of these changes means and see if it is a change that will actually make a difference in the climate on campus. You can find the proposed changeshere. As always, if you like the show, please review and subscribe!
This week Aaron and Mitch discuss whistleblowers; the good things that can come from them and what happens when they aren't taken seriously. We look at a recent case about a Dr. that was double booking his spinal surgeries. Essentially opperating on two peoples spines and backs at the same time in two operating rooms. Next, we look at the Tim Piazza / Penn State case that has been in the news recently. We see how when a whistleblowers warnings are ignored the drastic situations that can arise. If you like the show please subscribe! Follow us: Twitter: @AaronFriewald @Freiwaldlaw Facebook: @freiwaldlaw
On this special Tuesday episode of Good Law | Bad Law - we talk about the tragic death of Timothy Piazza after being hazed as part of a fraternity pledge class at Penn State. We represent a client who was in a similar situation and talk about that case and the similarities to the Piazza case we see today.
Aaron and Mitch join the conversation about sexual assault awareness month and some of the new legislation that is being put forward to try and make an impact on the problem of sexual assault in our country. Listen in as we discuss HB106 in New Hampshire, a Houston law that proposes we punish those who don't come forward with information regarding a sexual assault, and the Joyful Heart Foundations efforts to rid the backlog of untested rape kits. Follow us: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Remember to Subscribe!
Hospitals have an advantage over other industries. They get to claim they are the best without having to back it up. This week we talk about the healthcare industry. How hospitals and Dr.s don't have to disclose certain important information that may influence a patients decision to stay there and what medicare is trying to do about that. We also take a look at a lawsuit where a family is suing Apple claiming they have the technology to prevent people from texting and driving or driving distracted but they won't use it. Listen in and as always, if you like what you hear subscribe! Leave any questions in the comments below and be sure to follow us at: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Website: freiwaldlaw.com Subscribe here!
Aaron sits down with staff attorney Matt Bravette to talk about a new Philadelphia legal service called Community Legal Advisors (CLA) and the importance of planning for your future. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Follow us: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Website: freiwaldlaw.com Subscribe here!
We discuss the growing epidemic of opioid in America, what is causing it, how it starts, and what we can do about it. The big pharmaceutical companies are lobbying against change even after we've seen the morbidity rate rise and emergency room rates rise. Listen in as we offer our opinions on the topic. Follow us: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Website: freiwaldlaw.com Subscribe here!
This week we remember one of the most influential people in American History, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who 49 years ago was shot and killed. He fought valiantly for the rights of black Americans; to get equality for all in our country. Today we are still fighting many of the same battles he fought in the 60s. We also talk about the workplace rights of the LGBTQ community and their protection under title Vll which says employers can't discriminate based on sex which is now interpreted as including sexual orientation. As always you can follow us at: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Website: freiwaldlaw.com Subscribe here!
In honor of April fools day we wanted to lighten things up a bit. We all know the McDonald's hot coffee case but we wanted to highlight some other silly lawsuits that have happened recently. We discuss an employee who had a bit of a gas problem, exploding plates, false advertising, and monkey selfies. As always you can follow us at: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Website: freiwaldlaw.com Subscribe here!