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:
FindLaw Consumer Blogs
- Super Bowl Gambling: Illegal or Harmless Fun?: From office pools to sports bookies, what's legal when it comes to gambling on the Super Bowl? Odds are you may not face serious legal consequences from friendly sports wagers, but don't bet on it. Learn more about gambling laws and the "social gambling" exception in FindLaw's Law and Daily Life.
- CA Woman Wins $10K in Honda Small Claims Suit: A former attorney who sued Honda for exaggerating the fuel economy of her hybrid car has won big in small-claims court. But she may want to hold off on a victory lap, as her case may not be at the finish line quite yet. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life explains the woman's case against the car maker, and how appeals work in small-claims court.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs
- Looking Forward to Spring: Groundhogs and Stolen Valor: The groundhog says there's six more weeks until spring, but there's just two more weeks until the High Court is back in session. Next on the docket: the Stolen Valor Act, which imposes criminal penalties for lying about one's military service. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog looks at lower courts' conflicting opinions about the law, and how free speech will take center stage.
Law Firm Management
- Is Your Computer Still Necessary? Practicing Law with a Tablet: A new survey finds 29% of Americans now own at least one tablet computer, and attorneys are no exception. With new legal-research apps hitting the market, will a tablet soon replace your desktop or laptop altogether? FindLaw's latest Law Technology article compares the pros and cons of practicing law with a tablet, and explains what you need to consider to make tablets work for you.
-- Compiled by the FindLaw Audience Team