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:
- Top 5 Obamacare Court Rulings: Disagreements over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act dominated political discussion this week and even caused a government shutdown. But Congress and the White House aren't the only ones debating the new health care law; federal courts have also weighed in. FindLaw's Decided summarizes five of the most significant court opinions regarding the Affordable Care Act, and explains why the law may soon return to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Which Legal Structure Is Best for Your Business?: Among the first questions to ask when you're starting a business: Which type of business legal structure will work best for you? Sole proprietorships are relatively simple, but would a partnership or corporation offer more legal protection? What are the pros and cons? To help you figure it all out, FindLaw's Free Enterprise offers a concise legal overview of a small business owner's organizational options.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- 2 More Important Cases: Legislative Prayer, Abortion Protests: The first oral arguments of the Supreme Court's 2013 Term are set to begin Monday, and FindLaw's Legal Professional blog team will be covering them from all angles. Two of the more significant appeals to be heard this Term involve a small town's invocation before public meetings, and a state law that prevents protesters from getting too close to abortion clinics. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog explains what's at stake in Galloway v. Town of Greece and McCullen v. Coakley.
Law Firm Management:
- DOL Issues Guidance on Same-Sex Marriages and Employee Benefit Plans: Pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Windsor earlier this year, the Labor Department is clarifying a few definitions -- namely, the terms "spouse" and "marriage," as used in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. What's the practical effect for married same-sex couples, and for those in civil unions or domestic partnerships? FindLaw's latest Corporate Counsel article deciphers the DOL's guidance.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team