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'The Good Wife': Good Law? Top 10 Legal Lessons From Season 5

After almost a year, Season 5 of "The Good Wife" has come to a close -- and so has FindLaw's legal reviews of each episode... until next season, of course.

Still, looking back on all the time we spent watching Alicia, Diane, Peter, and the recently departed Will, we may have actually learned something.

Press pause on your DVR and relive Season 5 with these 10 spoiler-filled legal lessons from "The Good Wife":

The gentle breeze, the smell of spring flowers, the smug satisfaction of passing gridlocked cars filled with angst-ridden commuters -- what's not to like about commuting by bike?

OK, maybe those close calls at the intersection or a particularly long uphill stretch. Gear heads know that pedaling to work rivals the benefits of that morning cup of coffee or occasional trip to the gym, but the savvy bike commuter also needs to know the rules of the road.

So in honor of National Bike to Work Week, we at FindLaw offer our two cents on the legal aspects of bicycling in a car-dominated world.

How I Met Your Mother's Legal Needs at

Mother's Day is almost upon us. Instead of overpriced lotions and hastily bought greeting cards, why not help your mom get her legal ducks in a row?

Let's face it, your mother probably already has a mug (or two... or three) that say "World's No. 1 Mom," and flower arrangements will quickly wither. But does your mom have an updated estate plan, an advance directive, or a durable financial power of attorney?

Turn to for these simple ways to meet your mother's legal needs:

New at FindLaw: Power Morcellator Problems for Fibroid Surgery Patients

It was supposed to be a significant medical breakthrough: uterine fibroid removals (myomectomies) and uterine removal (hysterectomies) requiring only a small incision (laparoscopy) rather than full-blown surgery (laparotomy).

Instead of weeks of recovery, a patent would be back to normal in mere days. But in order to reduce the size of the organs in order to remove them from the body, a surgeon would have to "morcellate" (cut into smaller pieces) the tissue.

Unfortunately, morcellation has now been linked to a previously unknown side effect in rare cases -- an increased risk of spreading cancer.