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:
- FTC, Facebook Reach Privacy Settlement: An agreement between the feds and Facebook will have wide-ranging effects on Internet privacy. Facebook was accused of deceiving users when it promised, and failed, to keep users' personal information private — so government lawyers stepped in. FindLaw's Decided shares details of the settlement, and why Facebook's 800 million users should "like" its terms.
- What Does AA's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Mean?: As American Airlines revealed its turbulent finances in bankruptcy court this week, speculation has taken off about what it will mean for consumers -- and for the legacy carrier that once dominated domestic air travel. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life outlines the Chapter 11 process, and explains how AA could eventually emerge in the clear.
- What Can Child Support Be Used For?: With the holidays upon us and many families strapped for cash, it may be tempting to spend all available funds on holiday parties and presents for your kids. But are those legitimate uses for child support? The lawyerly answer: It depends. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life breaks down the law to explain what you can, and can't, buy with child support funds.
Law Firm Management
- The Optics of Law Firm Rate Increases: With the economy still lagging, your law firm has probably been cutting back on costs such as printing and scanning and passing on the savings to your clients. But if you're planning to raise your hourly rates in the new year, the goodwill you've built with your clients may not be good enough. Find ways to show clients how much you've sacrificed, and ways to recoup those costs, in FindLaw's latest Law Firm Management post.
-- Compiled by the FindLaw Audience Team