Daylight Savings Time Could Reduce Crime Rates

Hot legal news! This weekend we’re all winding our clocks back an hour. (Or our cell phones and smartwatches are doing it for us.) Some of us, author included, consider Daylight Saving Time an antiquated hassle that needs to go the way of the horse and buggy. But some new crime statistics…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/20gMirz

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Can I Get Compensation for Whiplash?

Hot legal news! Anyone who’s been in a car accident, and many people who haven’t, know that whiplash injuries are scary and painful. Neck muscle and ligament damage from sudden head and neck movements can take some time to manifest, and even longer to heal. Whiplash might be the most common car accident…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1SdGpGu

Muslim Truckers Who Refused Booze Transport Win Religious Discrimination Suit

Hot legal news! Refusing to provide reasonable accommodations to religious employees could cost bosses. Two Muslim truckers who refused to transport alcohol for religious reasons were vindicated by a jury this week. They won their religious discrimination claim and $240,000 in damages, The Washington Post reports. The suit was brought in Illinois…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1GCgPts

Pediatricians Group Says Climate Change Threatens Kids

Hot legal news! Climate change uniquely affects children’s health and is an increasing threat, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group issued a statement in the journal Pediatrics warning of the dangers of climate change to kids particularly. “Warming of the planet is unequivocal,” the AAP writes, taking those who…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1NebARQ

Has Anyone Died in Your House? Now You Can Find Out

Hot legal news! Is your house haunted by ghosts and meth labs past? You can find out for $12, which may be worth it if you are the curious type or are about to buy a property with a grisly tale. The Died In House site says it will search 130 million…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1GCgPd7

Are Graduate Students Employees? The Latest NLRB Case

Hot legal news! Most public sector employees have the right to form a union, and to collectively bargain for the key terms and conditions of employment. But before any of that, you need a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board declaring that you are, in fact, an employee. And this can…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1N0kX38

Greatest Hits: The Best of Celebrity Trademarks

Hot legal news! Property can be an abstract notion and intellectual property is particularly difficult to value. Few of us would think to trademark the things we say or our children’s names, and if we tried, it would not work. For the rich and famous, however, it can make sense to claim…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1NdgYEX