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Searching For Law on the Internet

NCJ Number
Trial Volume: 33 Issue: 9 Dated: (September 1997) Pages: 78-90
S C Weiss; K McMurry; D C Dilworth
Date Published
13 pages
This series of six articles discusses Internet applications to the legal profession and examines recent court decisions on a variety of issues.
The first article reviews searching for law on the Internet, offers techniques for effective use of the Internet, and identifies potentially useful Websites. A second article discusses sleep deprivation as a type of repetitive exposure recoverable under the Federal Employers' Liability Act. The third article studies the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that a factory worker with a disability can sue for discrimination even though he had already applied for Social Security, workers' compensation, and disability retirement benefits. The fourth article reports on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals examination of bias in the treatment of lawyers, litigants, jurors, and witnesses. The fifth article reviews scientific evidence that found many repetitive strain injuries to be job-related. The sixth article reports briefly on a decision that a parody of a Dr. Seuss classic to ridicule O.J. Simpson did not qualify as protected parody. Notes