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Can You Avoid a DUI Checkpoint If You're on a Scooter?

Sep 19 2018
In a fantastic testament to the human spirit, people who choose to drink are increasingly more aware of drinking and driving. And the ride-sharing companies of the world thank you for that. But what about the new scooter rental companies? Can you legally drive a scooter while intoxicated? And the......

The Battle Over Student Social Media Accounts

Sep 19 2018
It's pretty obvious that schools will want to monitor their students' social media activity. From preventing online bullying or harassment to ensuring that students don't tarnish a school's image, administrators have an interest in keeping an eye on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram belonging to students. But when can that......

The Legal Lowdown on Small Biz Loans

Sep 19 2018
Most small businesses need a little financial help getting off the ground or out of the garage. And while there are many ways to finance a startup, from angel investors to friends and family, most small biz owners are turning to loans to get their businesses up and running, or......

Family Sues Police for Taser Wrongful Death

Sep 19 2018
Police use Tasers instead of traditional guns, based on their supposed temporary infliction of pain. However, numerous police suspects have died or suffered permanent brain damage when stunned. A family in Daly City, California has sued the local police department for wrongful death after one of its officers used......

Elon Musk Sued for Defamation Over 'Pedo Guy' Tweet, Other Claims

Sep 19 2018
Back in July, we wondered whether Elon Musk would get sued for calling a British man who assisted in rescuing trapped children from a cave in Thailand "pedo guy." While Musk initially walked back his accusation, he's done anything but since then. "I f***ing hope he sues me," Musk wrote......

Police Use of Surveillance Stingrays Requires a Warrant

Sep 19 2018
It is unconstitutional for police to use Stingrays without a warrant. And yet, it happens more often than is ever discovered. Last week, the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that any evidence obtained through the use of a Stingray device without a warrant is inadmissible, even if police used admissible......

Can a Mobile Home Park Require U.S Citizenship?

Sep 19 2018
Does a mobile home park's policy of requiring residents to prove they're legal U.S. residents violate the Fair Housing Act of 1968? Read more on FindLaw Legal Blogs....

Caught on Video Shoplifting From a Cashierless Store: Is This Traffic Cam 2.0?

Sep 18 2018
A customer walks into a store and only sees merchandise. No cashier. No security cop. And about 30 cameras watching his or her every move, using behavioral data, to decide if that customer will buy, steal, or forego that candy bar. Cashierless stores are the next brainchild in the marriage......

Are 'Looters Will Be Shot' Signs Legal?

Sep 18 2018
As often happens as storms approach and residents and business owners evacuate, the signs get posted: "Looters Will Be Shot." Most people just chuckle, a few people get worried about armed vigilantes, and a few others think, "they'll get what they deserve." And while the First Amendment may protect your......

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