If you’ve been using Findlaw for its wealth of law-related resources (including free California cases and codes), then you may be interested to learn that West Group has agreed to acquire Findlaw. Here’s an article with all the information known to date. Reading between the lines, it looks like Findlaw was running out of cash and West saw an easy and cheap way to upgrade its current web offerings. They’re cagey about any planned changes to the Findlaw services, of course, but West says it will continue to let Findlaw users access cases for free. Really. It promises. Uh huh. Yup. Sure.

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