What's new and notable in the legal blawgosphere? Lately, it seems many websites are singing the praises of criminal defense lawyers.Yes, life is tough for the criminal defense attorney. You're constantly asked why you represent guilty people, and if you're a public defender, people don't think you're a real lawyer...... Click throug […]
The year was 2004. Paul Giamatti shined in "Sideways," a dramedy that would win the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Usher's "Yeah!," featuring rapper Ludacris and producer Lil Jon was tearing up the Billboard charts. And Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland was headed to prison after pleading guilty to...... Click through to k […]
You've heard the horror stories before. Businesses getting offensive with bad reviews on Yelp have been requiring customers to sign non-disparagement agreements. Those customers purportedly can't write negative reviews (though they're more than free to write stellar reviews).In another case, a dentist's office required a potential patient […]
A recent survey finds that 10 percent of U.S. workers have gone to work while high on marijuana. In addition, 3 percent of respondents say they've gone to work under the influence of a drug other than marijuana, and 28 percent under the influence of a prescription drug, according to...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
Does a company have a First Amendment right to spam the crap out of you on behalf of your friends who (via a browsewrap license terms-of-service agreement that they never read) said that they wanted to contact you (only once)? Whew, that's a mouthful, but that's pretty much what LinkedIn...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com. […]
Should the American Bar Association drop its long-standing ban on academic credit for paid externships during law school? That was last week's "Room for Debate" topic over at The New York Times, with two people (a law student an an attorney) arguing in favor of lifting the ban, and one...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.c […]
Prosecutors in Adrian Peterson's alleged child abuse case have filed a petition to protect the NFL player's 4-year-old son. The Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) petition, filed in child protection court on Friday, summarizes the abuse allegations against the Vikings player and details a plan for...... Click through to keep reading th […]
From 2006 to 2011, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders posed as talent scouts on ModelMayhem.com, a social network for aspiring models. The duo would lure women to Miami under false pretenses, then drug and sexually assault them on tape, marketing the videos as pornography. Both were eventually convicted and received...... Click through to keep reading this p […]
Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day, and rather than keel-haul the lot of ye, ye may be well served reading these piracy-related cases from the U.S. Supreme Court. That's right: Actual cases of real pirates on the High Seas, doubloons, eye patches, yard-arms. (OK, maybe not really any of...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
#DearFindLaw: It's like Dear Abby, but for masochists masquerading as legal scholars. What are this week's topics? The first is all about revising your legal writing (especially in law school) using checklists. Also, a wise man in a warm, humid place wants to know what a "3-2-1" study schedule...... Click through to keep reading this post […]
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