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:
- Police May Be Able to Secretly Monitor Your Phone: Police tracking of cell phones has become a more common tactic, but its reception in court is in question. Some jurisdictions say police must have a warrant, while others limit the practice to certain data like a cell phone's location. We reach out and touch on the controversy in FindLaw's Law and Daily Life.
- New Graphic Cigarette Warnings Blocked by Judge: Gory pictures of blackened lungs will stay off cigarette cartons for now. A federal judge found the photos — part of the Food and Drug Administration’s new anti-smoking warnings — violate tobacco companies’ free speech rights. FindLaw’s Decided looks at the labeling lawsuit, and what’s set to happen next.
- The Unfinished Business Doctrine Can Haunt Attorneys: When a law firm goes bankrupt and its lawyers disperse, that doesn’t mean they’re off the hook for the defunct firm’s debts. FindLaw’s Strategist spells out the legal doctrine that allows creditors to come knocking — and how the late supermodel Anna Nicole Smith may help bankrupt firms fight back.
Law Firm Management
- The ABA’s Attack on ‘Unauthorized’ Practice of Law and Consumer Choice: An ABA task force has drafted a proposed statute aimed at creating consistency regarding the practice of law. But as paralegals and accountants step onto turf traditionally occupied by lawyers, some experts are taking issue with parts of the proposal. The Federalist Society’s George W.C. McCarter breaks it down in FindLaw’s Law Firm Management Practice Guide.
— Compiled by the FindLaw Audience Team