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:
- Does Your Gym’s Liability Waiver Mean Squat?: As happens every New Year, health clubs are signing up new members in droves. But buried in your gym contract’s fine print is a legal waiver that you may not have read too closely. What exactly did you agree to waive, and is such a clause even enforceable? Let FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life do the heavy lifting for you by explaining everything you need to know about your gym’s liability waiver.
- NFL Concussion Settlement: Details Revealed in Court Filing: The NFL is trying to address the sensitive issue of ex-players’ brain injuries with a tentative $765 million settlement. But now that the proposed deal has been filed in court, it’s clear that not all former players will be eligible for the same payout. FindLaw’s Decided breaks down the NFL settlement agreement and the choice that some 4,500 ex-players and their relatives will likely soon have to make.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Did SCOTUS Make the Right Call in Halting UT’s Gay Marriage?: The High Court this week ordered a temporary halt to same-sex nuptials in Utah, less than three weeks after a federal district judge struck down the state’s anti-gay marriage law. Neither that judge nor the Tenth Circuit would issue a stay, so why did the Supreme Court decide differently? FindLaw’s U.S. Supreme Court blog offers some legal insight.
Law Firm Management:
- NLRB Issues Decision on Notice Posting Rule: It may have been well intentioned, but the NLRB’s so-called “poster rule” is no more. The Board announced this week it will not challenge a pair of federal appeals court decisions that invalidated the rule, which would have required employers to display a particular poster about union rights in the workplace. FindLaw’s latest Corporate Counsel article summarizes the rulings and what anyone who deals with human resources needs to know.
– Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team