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. This week, it is clear that law effects much in our daily lives, even what we eat. Take a look at what’s next:

Legal Blogs

  • McDonalds Sued: Glass in McChicken Worth $600K?: FindLaw’s Injured looks at the latest twist on the McDonalds hot food lawsuit. This time, the fast food giant isn’t being sued for the temperate of its food products, but for the shard of glass the plaintiff says was unexpectedly included in her McChicken sandwich.

  • Is a California Shark Fin Ban Racist?: A new California law has been proposed that would ban the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins. Chinese-American state Senator Leland Yee is calling the law an attack on Chinese culture. Read FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life for a look at the balancing act California must perform between a struggling species and the state’s multi-cultural population.
  • Energy Drinks Health Concerns: Dangerous for Children?: FindLaw’s Common Law looks at the concerns over the safety of energy drinks. Despite a lack of oversight by the FDA, the American Medical Association says they may be unsafe for kids, teens and expectant moms.

Case Law

  • Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores, Inc., (Cal. Supreme Court): This week, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision that could have a major effect on retailers, both large and small, operating in California. The case against famed cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma resulted in a finding that it is illegal for stores to ask for personal identification information from their customers, including their zip codes.

– Compiled by Tanya Roth, FindLaw Portal Team

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