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:
- Is Your Teen Sharing Too Much on Social Media?: A new study finds teens are changing their social media habits, but some old habits die hard. For example: Guess how many teens share pictures of themselves with their so-called "friends" and followers, and how many even divulge their phone numbers online? FindLaw's Law and Daily Life summarizes the study and highlights potential risks raised by teens' online activities.
- Walmart to Pay $110M for Environmental-Protection Violations: Lawyers for the world’s largest retailer pleaded guilty this week to violating environmental-protection laws in three separate cases. Two cases involved Walmart employees improperly dumping hazardous waste, while a third involved pesticide labeling. FindLaw’s Decided explains the plea agreements and the fines that are set to be imposed.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Roundup: Two Controversial Decisions Expand Habeas Availability: After a string of relatively uncontroversial Supreme Court rulings, the justices’ ideological split was again apparent in a pair of 5-4 decisions issued this week. Which “side” of the Court got its way, and what did the dissents take issue with? FindLaw’s U.S. Supreme Court blog breaks it all down.
Law Firm Management:
- Taxing Online Sales - What You Need to Know: As you probably know, Congress may soon make it easier for states to collect taxes on Internet purchases. But the issue of taxing online sales has long been debated by various courts and legislatures across the country. FindLaw’s latest Legal Technology article explains some of the most signficant cases, and what lawyers need to know about this taxing issue.
— Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team