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:
- Bicyclist Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide: A cyclist who struck and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk is the first person in the United States to be convicted of vehicular homicide by use of a non-motorized bicycle. But the convicted killer won’t serve any time behind bars, thanks to a plea deal. FindLaw’s Blotter explains what happened and offers some legal reminders for cyclists.
- Legal How-To: Responding to a DMCA Takedown Notice: If something you posted online gets removed because of alleged copyright infringement, what can you do? Look no further than the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which spells out how to draft a counter-notice to get your content back online. FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life walks you through the steps of crafting an effective counter-notice and suggests some additional steps if you need more help.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Hobby Lobby’s Contraception Challenge Likely Headed to SCOTUS: A privately owned craft-store chain has become a cause célèbre for those challenging the Affordable Care Act’s so-called birth control mandate. The company faces fines of $1 million per day for failing to comply with Obamacare, which it opposes based on religious grounds. FindLaw’s U.S. Supreme Court blog breaks down the case and what’s expected to happen next.
Law Firm Management:
- A Primer on the Affordable Care Act’s “Employer Mandate”: As you may have heard, Obamacare’s “shared employer responsibility” provision is being pushed back until 2015. That gives corporate counsel and business owners a bit more time to prepare for its full implementation. What exactly does the law require, and does your business even have to comply with it? FindLaw’s latest Corporate Counsel article answers some of the most common questions about the ACA.
— Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team