Welcome to another edition of the Rocket Lawyer Round Up, where we studiously compile the recent happenings in the world of Rocket Lawyer. Here’s what we’ve been writing about lately:
The Supreme Court ended their October 2010 term by striking down a California law that sought to fine retailers who rented or sold violent video games to minors. In addition to another victory for First Amendment advocates, this was the first time the SCOTUS recognized the free speech merits of video games.
We took a look back at the abovementioned Supreme Court term, focusing on precedents set in class action and free speech issues. The take aways? It’s getting much more difficult to both form a class and litigate as one; nearly all speech remains protected, regardless of its obscenity or unpopularity.
Amazon.com has an affiliate program which pays bloggers and other online sites a 15% kickbacks when the traffic they send to the online book seller results in a sale. When California’s online sales tax was signed into law, Amazon decided the effect on that program would be detrimental and pulled the plug. They have done so in at least six states already and show no sign of slowing down.
The saga of Dominique Strauss-Kahn took a sharp turn last Friday, as some of his accuser’s claims were found to be dubious or patently untrue. We look at what those were and how it changes the case.
No longer simply the scourge of your Facebook feed, Zynga filed for an IPO last week. And despite claims of intellectual property theft and questionable advertising practices, the company could be valued at $20 billion.
Sociable Lawyer headed down to Anaheim for the California Solo and Small Firm Summit. The idea? To bring the old fashioned face-to-face meet up back to a world that’s becoming more and more digital. And also, as the picture to the left attest, to give away a fancy iPad.
Sociable Lawyer also took a gander at the many ways attorneys utilize Facebook. Whether its posting a picture of a baby or sharing their documents online, there are plenty of ways to use the world’s biggest social media site. Check out a few.
The title says it all. When you’re dealing with a service animal, your “No Pets Allowed” sign is no longer valid. Find out how to spot a service animal and your legal obligations as a business owner.
Nothing brings out your inner child like a slew of patriotic fireworks. But, like everything else, there are legal implications. You know, besides “don’t shoot them at your friends.”
The first five posts on our round up today are from our news blog, Legally Easy. In addition to Google news syndication, we’ve just won an Apex Award for Excellence.
Yeah, we’re bragging a little.