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:
- Billionaire Raj Rajaratnam Guilty in Insider Trading Case: FindLaw’s Decided details how Raj Rajaratnam, billionaire investor and founder of the Galleon Group, was found guilty of insider trading, fraud and conspiracy. Rajaratnam was convicted on all 14 counts by a federal jury in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
- Navy Reverses Course on Allowing Gay Marriages: It was an interesting week for the U.S. Navy. FindLaw’s Law & Daily Life looks at how a policy had been in place that spelled out what would happen after the transition away from “don’t ask don’t tell” in military branches including the Navy – same-sex marriages were to be permitted by Naval chaplains. Military attorneys quickly retreated and after swift political pressure said the policy needed to be further reviewed.
- Shoplifters: What Are Your Legal Rights?: FindLaw’s Free Enterprise looks at the shopkeeper’s privilege in relation to shoplifters. When can a business owner detain someone and not flirt with a false imprisonment charge?
- What are my Rights During a Traffic Stop?: FindLaw’s
Blotter breaks down some frequently asked questions about when you are pulled over by police. While police officers are given a high level of authority, they must abide by certain rules laid out by the Fourth Amendment.
- Invasion of Privacy: The right to privacy historically has been defined as the right to be left alone, so the invasion of privacy is an intrusion upon an individual’s reasonable expectation to be left alone. A new Learn About the Law section on invasion of privacy breaks down the 4 different forms of this tort.
— Compiled by Adam Ramirez, FindLaw Portal Team