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:
- Alabama Immigration Law Partially Blocked by 11th Circuit: FindLaw's Decided dissects how a new court order might cause some confusion amongst those challenging the controversial Alabama immigration law. Acting on the Justice Department's recent appeal, the 11th Circuit partially granted a preliminary injunction enjoining two sections of the law. However, the court also denied a request to stop the enforcement of four other provisions. To make matters worse, the order provides absolutely no explanation for the court's decision.
- Could PTSD Be a Defense in Seal Beach Shooting?: New information about Seal Beach shooting suspect Scott Dekraai has some wondering whether he will get off scot-free. FindLaw's Blotter notes that court records indicate that Dekraai has suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since 2007. Medical documentation also suggests that contact with his ex-wife is incredibly stressful and unhealthy. On Tuesday, the couple's bitter custody battle involving their 8-year-old son resulted in a restraining order. Is this enough of a trigger to successfully launch a PTSD defense?
- What Are Your Rights When You Buy a Car?: Despite economic concerns and high gas prices, U.S. vehicle sales were up last month, with an overall 10% increase in the last year. And with increased sales, comes increased questions about car purchase contracts and a buyer's rights when purchasing a car. Common Law looks at whether there is a "cooling-off" period.
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- Is Your Company's Social Media Launch Ahead of Its Compliance Program: Many businesses are still coasting along enjoying the marketing advantages of social media without making sure they have a good compliance program in place. For every company with a Facebook fan page or Twitter account, roughly 65 percent would admit they do not have a social media policy. A new Legal Technology Center article states that for companies with a social media policy, many of those policies have been lifted from online samples with language that tries to go too far in restricting what employees can say online about their employers.
-- Compiled by Adam Ramirez, FindLaw Audience Team