‘Joke’ Gun Violence Threats on Social Media Will Get You Arrested

Hot legal news! Making threats against someone on social media can get you into hot water. But, even just joking about gun violence on social media can get you arrested. Just ask Ricky Jared Rankin of Texas. Rankin allegedly posted a photo of an AR-15 to Instagram and captioned the photo: “I’m…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2CD5x6W

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Can a Hotel Check Your Room If You Post ‘Do Not Disturb’?

Hot legal news! Many hotel guests want privacy, and giving guests what they want is good for hotels. So as more hotels and casinos announce regular check-in policies for guest rooms, questions are being raised over the wisdom and legality of the universal ‘do not disturb’ placard. The answer might surprise you……. FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2CCWva3

HIV Patients Sue CVS Over Privacy Issue

Hot legal news! There are many things that Americans hold dear, and one of the big ones is the right to privacy. And, when we feel that we’ve suffered an invasion of privacy, we want the person who violated our privacy held accountable. That’s what’s happening with a group of HIV patients who…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2HCFyAh

Can Doctors Be Sued for Not Washing Hands?

Hot legal news! You’d think this wouldn’t be a thing. Kids learn to wash their hands from a young age. Employees can be required to wash their hands after using the restroom. And, in general, most people are pretty good about it. Despite this, doctors, who really should know best here, are…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2GxMfSN

Casino Changes Policy to Check Hotel Rooms Every 24 Hours

Hot legal news! Caesars Entertainment will check guests’ hotel rooms every 24 hours even with a ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door, under a newly announced policy. The company, one of the largest casino operators in the world, joins a growing list of hotel and casino operators that have taken similar…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2EZowh6

IMDb Age Law Violates First Amendment, Court Rules

Hot legal news! Celebrities are usually known for being sensitive about revealing their age. In fact, AB 1687 was passed in California to restrict the disclosure of actors’ ages (if requested by an actor) on entertainment databases that required a subscription. However, a federal judge has ruled that the law violates the First…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2sNo4hk

What to Do If Someone Else Claims Your Child as a Dependent

Hot legal news! You can claim a $4,050 dependent tax exemption for each qualifying child under federal tax law. Married couples filing jointly generally claim their children on their return, which is easy enough to manage between them. But when parents file separately, which often happens in the case of divorce or…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2HwtUqD