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:
- Social Media Posts Costing Jobs: FindLaw Survey: A White House official with a secret Twitter account was recently fired because of what he posted online. And he's not alone. A new FindLaw.com survey suggests some social media users are creating problems for themselves when it comes to employment. How many adults has this happened to already? FindLaw's Law and Daily Life summarizes the survey's key findings.
- Texting and Driving: 3 Ways to Prove It: Some drivers just aren't getting the message when it comes to not texting behind the wheel. But when a texting driver causes a crash, how do prosecutors prove the driver's distraction was to blame? Some recent cases shed light on the strategies being used in court. FindLaw's Blotter examines three common ways to prove a defendant was texting and driving.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Contraception Cases Close to Cert; New Lawsuits Could End Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act could soon return to the U.S. Supreme Court, as cases from four federal circuits are seeking the High Court's review. Meantime, two lawsuits are asserting new arguments against different parts of the ACA. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog explains how these challenges could potentially affect the new health care law.
Law Firm Management:
- Lawyers' Use of Group Coupon Marketing Allowed but May Be 'Difficult': Is it OK for lawyers to offer discounts via Groupon and other "deal of the day" marketing services? The ABA's Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently weighed in on this question and found "numerous difficult issues" that may conflict with a lawyer's obligations. FindLaw's latest Law Firm Management article offers a concise overview of the ABA's guidance.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team