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  • Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:40:44 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.

  • US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:33:09 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.

  • Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:58:15 GMT

    KITTERY, Maine (AP) — There's an unusual ship undergoing sea trials off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine.

  • US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:49:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.

  • Egypt court bars pictures in homosexuality trial

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:46:35 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court official says a judge has barred photographers from taking courtroom pictures of 26 men on trial in connection to their suspected homosexuality, after their families protested.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Lawyers Take Acting Classes?

    2014-12-19T16:45:01Z

    Being a trial lawyer is truly a theatrical experience. It involves not only the technical elements of theater, like staging and voice, but also the truly "act-y" parts. What will you say, and when? How will you react to a question you already know the answer to? And most importantly,......

  • KBR Employee Appeals D.C. Circuit Ruling in Whistleblower Suit

    2014-12-18T20:03:01Z

    In 2005, Harry Barko, an employee of government contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), filed a False Claims Act complaint. KBR, which at the time was a subsidiary of Halliburton, provided military support services in Iraq. Barko alleged that KBR was inflating costs and receiving kickbacks. This case, for which......

  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

Criminal Law News

  • Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:36:57 GMT

    TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.

  • Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:56 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

  • Timeline of events before, after NYPD cop deaths

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:42 GMT

    A timeline of events on Saturday in the hours before and moments after two NYPD officers were shot in their cruiser by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

  • Real-life 'Sopranos' strip club robbed of $30K

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:09:49 GMT

    LODI, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of "The Sopranos" has been robbed of $30,000.

  • Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:03:37 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • Oneida Indians plan new 'Oz'-themed NY casino

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:37:06 GMT

    CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) — The Oneida Indian Nation plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where author L. Frank Baum was born, the Oneidas confirmed Sunday.

  • Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:36:57 GMT

    TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.

  • Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:36:12 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A polling firm says Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from Tunisia's previous regimes, has won the nation's presidential runoff.

  • Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:56 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

  • Timeline of events before, after NYPD cop deaths

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:42 GMT

    A timeline of events on Saturday in the hours before and moments after two NYPD officers were shot in their cruiser by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Trending Legal News

  • Statute of Frauds in Business Litigation-- Some Basics

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:59:17 GMT

    Buffington Law Firm's business attorneys have taken many breach of contract lawsuits to court in which one of the key issues was the failure of the parties to document their deal or transaction in a written agreement. In last week's Blog...

  • Make sure you understand your finances before asset valuation

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:35:19 GMT

    Is one of your New Year's resolutions to finally file those divorce papers and begin to move forward with your life? While pursuing a much-needed divorce can be an enormous relief to many people in Colorado, doing so without a...

  • Medical Board: Botched tubal ligation caused by surgical errors

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:27:12 GMT

    An obstetrician was handed a $5,000 fine at the conclusion of proceedings with his state's Medical Examining Board following a mistake that he had made over a year ago. New Jersey parents may already be familiar with the procedure known...

  • Options exist after a loved one dies in crash

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:30:48 GMT

    Everyday people throughout the state of Connecticut get into their vehicles to run errands and go to home, work and school. Though much of the time these trips are uneventful, on some occasions drivers are involved in serious crashes. In...

  • Keeping pedestrians who are children safe

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:24:11 GMT

    In most cases parents and guardians want to do everything they can to keep their children safe. As a result, while with their kids most spend a lot of time trying to anticipate issues that could arise and keep them...