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:
- 5 Notable New State Laws for 2013: Some 400 new laws went into effect across the country as clocks struck midnight on New Year's Day. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life highlights five of the most noteworthy new laws, including new limits on sex offenders and social-media password requests.
- 5 Ways the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill Affects Small Biz: In a last-minute deal that fell far short of a “grand bargain,” Congress finally passed a bill to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” As with most pieces of legislation, there’s some good news and some bad news for small business owners. FindLaw’s Free Enterprise breaks down the bill and its biggest potential impacts for entrepreneurs.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs
- Middle Finger Appeal Reaches Second Circuit: A driver made an offensive gesture toward a police officer, but was that enough to warrant a traffic stop? Federal appeals court judges have weighed in by reversing a lower court’s ruling. FindLaw’s U.S. Second Circuit blog points out the legal arguments that carried the day.
Law Firm Management
- Contraceptive Coverage Provision of Health Care Law Takes Effect: While most “Obamacare” provisions don’t kick in until 2014, there are a few notable exceptions. Challenges to one controversial mandate involving coverage for contraceptives went before two different courts in December, with very different outcomes. FindLaw’s latest Corporate Counsel article explains what happened, and what those decisions mean for employers.
— Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team