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:
- Can I Be Fired for Taking Part in Occupy Protests?: As the nationwide “Occupy” protests continue well into a second month, should participants worry about getting fired from their jobs for taking part in anti-corporate actions? As FindLaw’s Law & Daily Life points out, an employer may view an employee’s civil disobedience as violating their company’s code of conduct. But there are also some laws in place that may work to protect employees who take their convictions to the streets.
- IL Court Upholds Verdict Despite Juror's Blog Posts: Jurors aren't supposed to discuss the trials they're set to deliberate. But what about blogging the details of the jury experience? FindLaw's Decided dissects a recent case in which the actions of a juror-blogger nearly derailed an accident victim's multimillion-dollar verdict. Find out why the judge decided the juror's blogging did not rise to the level of juror misconduct -- and just how close the juror came to crossing the line.
- Horn Honking Restrictions Violate Free Speech, Washington Court Rules: Drivers passing through Snohomish County, Wash., are once again free to honk their horns in support of free speech. The state's Supreme Court struck down a county ordinance that made it illegal to honk for purposes other than public safety or as part of an official event. FindLaw's Decided explains why the court held this was unconstitutional, and sounds off on why similar anti-honking laws in other jurisdictions will probably pass legal muster.
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- Top Five Tips for Using the Cloud for e-Discovery: More law and government offices are now venturing into the cloud -- where methods of keeping and accessing records seem to shift as constantly as the winds. How can your firm or office make the best use of cloud computing for e-discovery and data management? Neal Lawson, of Intelligent Discovery Solutions, Inc., offers his top five tips for taking advantage of this expanding and evolving technology -- such as coming up with what he calls an e-discovery "shampoo plan." Read, pontificate, and repeat in FindLaw's latest Law Technology article.
-- Compiled by Adam Ramirez, FindLaw Audience Team