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:
- Legal How-To: Checking Your Credit Report: Do you know what’s in your credit report? If not, you’re not alone. A new FindLaw survey finds nearly 1 in 4 Americans has never checked their credit report — despite the fact that it’s relatively easy to do, and it’s free. FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life guides you through three simple steps to obtain your credit report, and offers some suggestions for what to do if you find something fishy.
- AP Twitter Hack Spurs 'Spear-Phishing' Alert: How did hackers hijack the Associated Press' Twitter account, causing a stock market "flash crash" earlier this week? Apparently, some AP staffers fell for a "spear-phishing" email and clicked on a malicious link. What is "spear-phishing," and what can business owners do to prevent similar attacks? FindLaw's Free Enterprise explains.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- SCOTUS Won't Stand in the Way of Beer and COLA: A lawsuit by federal judges who've been fighting for cost-of-living adjustments may finally pay off, as the High Court has declined to hear another appeal in the matter. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog examines the background of the case and why the government sought Supreme Court review not once, but twice.
Law Firm Management:
- The FindLaw Guide to Negotiating Liens in Personal Injury Cases: Dealing with liens, reimbursement claims, and unpaid medical bills can be a huge headache for personal-injury lawyers. What are the best ways to approach lien claims, and what are the most effective strategies for negotiation? Check out FindLaw's new Guide to Negotiating Liens in Personal Injury Cases, a free PDF that you can read online or download and share with your colleagues.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team