Legal Resources

Success depends on thorough factual and legal research combined with skillful advocacy inside and outside the courtroom.

Sexual Abuse & Crime Victim Rights Websites:

 

Class Action-Related Websites:

  • www.classactionlitigation.com. General class action information, research materials and news.
  • www.uclpractitioner.com. California Unfair Competition Law and Class Actions.
  • http://securities.stanford.edu/. Stanford Law School’s Securities Class Action Clearinghouse.
  • www.fjc.gov. Federal Judicial Center website containing, among other things, free downloadable PDF versions of Managing Class Action Litigation:A Pocket Guide for Judges, Second Edition, Barbara J. Rothstein & Thomas E. Willging (2005); Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth (2004); and various reports and studies related to class actions and federal practice.

Qui Tam, Whistleblower, False Claims Act Cases:

  • http://www.taf.org/. Website of the False Claims Act Legal Center containing news, court decisions, and links relating to false claim cases and combating fraud against government.

Governmental Websites:

  • www.ftc.gov. Website of the Federal Trade Commission, which contains voluminous data and materials on consumer-related issues and laws.
  • www.gpoaccess.gov. Federal government website containing searchable texts of the Federal Register, U.S. Government Manual and of the Code of Federal Regulations.
  • www.usa.gov. U.S. government’s official web portal, with links to state and federal agencies and publications.
  • www.flsenate.gov. Website of the Florida Senate containing searchable texts of Florida Statutes.
  • www.flrules.org. Website of the Florida Department of State containing searchable texts of the Florida Administrative Code.
  • http://sec.gov/index.htm. Website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission containing filings of publically traded companies.
  • http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html. Website of the Library of Congress which contains bills, committee materials and legislative histories.
  • http://www.uscourts.gov/. Website with links to federal courts around the country.
  • http://www.cpsc.gov/. Website of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission which contains recall and safety information relating to consumer protects.
  • http://www.nhtsa.gov/. Website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which contains recall and safety information relating to motor vehicles.
  • http://www.fcc.gov/. Website of the Federal Communications Commission which contains regulations and consumer information relating to telecommunications and carriers.
  • http://www.justice.gov/oip/oip.html. Website of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy, containing materials on making public records requests to the federal government.
  • http://www.myflsunshine.com/. Florida Attorney General’s Website on the Florida public records law containing the Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual.
  • http://myfloridalegal.com/. Website of the Florida Attorney General which contains a searchable database of consumer-related investigations the Attorney General is conducting.

Legal News and Research:

  • www.law.cornell.edu. Website of the Legal Information Institute (“LII”) which contains, among other things, public access or links to federal and state laws and rules, uniform laws such as the Uniform Commercial Code, and US Supreme Court decisions.
  • www.lawreview.org/. Website of the University Law Review Project, which contains links to law journals and information, some of which is viewable on line at no charge.
  • http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/. Consumer Law & Policy Blog sponsored by Public Citizen’s Consumer Justice Project.
  • http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/. Website of the American Bar Association Journal.
  • http://www.justia.com/. Website of Justia.com which contains numerous links and legal information viewable at no charge.
  • http://www.courthousenews.com/. Website of the Courthouse News Service.
  • www.municode.com Website containing a searchable database of local codes and ordinances.

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