We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week's offerings from various areas of FindLaw's unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what's new:
- Text Messages Inadmissible Hearsay, Penn. Appeals Court Rules: FindLaw's Decided notes that while text message evidence can be valuable, a Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled them to be inadmissible hearsay. A defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. At trial, prosecutors introduced drug-related text messages sent from her phone. The goal was to show that she intended to sell the drugs. That conviction was overturned after the court concluded the text messages had been improperly admitted.
Pricing Disputes: You Pay the Lowest Marked Price: Ever gotten into a pricing dispute? You know, when a retailer tries to charge you more than the listed price? FindLaw's Common Law informs readers that just because the computer contains the wrong price, it doesn't mean you need to pay it.
- School Bus Stop Safety: Top 3 Ways to Avoid Danger: FindLaw's Injured reminds us that with students back to school, bus stop safety and school bus safety should be on parents and children's minds. Read on for some tips to ensure your child gets to school safely.
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Real Alternatives to the Billable Hour
It is time to rethink the way that law firms are compensated for their services, writes Hugh J. Totten in a new Law Practice Management article. Although the billable hour has long been considered the gold standard for law firm fees, the truth is that this is not always a fair or straightforward way to receive compensation.
-- Compiled by Adam Ramirez, FindLaw Audience Team