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  • AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:46:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.

  • CrossFit gym closed after complaints of slamming barbells

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:38:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A CrossFit gym located in the first-floor of a New York City condo building must close after upstairs neighbors sued over excessive exercise-induced noise.

  • Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:27:14 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals.

  • Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:55:52 GMT

    GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.

  • Ala judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:39:02 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and considers the ceremonies a highlight of his job.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:46:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.

  • Cops save beaten puppy buried alive in snow; owner arrested

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:17:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say neighbors witnessed him beat his puppy and bury the dog alive in a snowbank.

  • Ex-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrenders

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:51:01 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.

  • Dueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-in

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:29:33 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law.

  • Attorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:46:07 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:52:29 GMT

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for drought conditions.

  • AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:46:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.

  • Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:43:04 GMT

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with as many belongings as they could carry.

  • Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:41:33 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday.

  • Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:40:36 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.

Trending Legal News

  • What happens if I am found to be liable for my own injuries?

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:44:32 GMT

    One of the primary purposes of personal injury litigation is to give plaintiffs an opportunity to obtain compensation for injuries they suffer as a result of the negligence of another party. Building a strong personal injury case, therefore, depends on...

  • Fiery Louisiana car accident kills one, severely injures another

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:20:21 GMT

    According to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, a car accident occurred around 8:10 a.m. on Jan. 23 on the Belle Chasse Bridge. The incident took place when a pick-up truck lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the metal...

  • Filing for divorce in Texas

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:10:16 GMT

    When both spouses in Texas mutually agree that divorce is right for them, it is referred to as an uncontested divorce. This type of marriage dissolution offers the couple certain advantages, but it may not suit everyone. A divorce may...

  • Rear-end collisions and whiplash

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:50:30 GMT

    Minor car crashes are common for Maryland residents. Most minor accidents result in very little damage to either the car or the occupants. However, injuries can occur in even minor accidents. Suddenly being thrown forward and backwards during a rear-end...

  • Tax facts for single Michigan parents

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:20:07 GMT

    Many single or divorced parents may not realize what options they have to increase their tax returns or decrease their tax burden. For many single parents, filing under the head of household status can increase their deductions and decrease their...