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  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:47:03 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit by a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007.

  • US court in Virginia hears 2 Somali pirates' appeals

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:45:25 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Somali pirates convicted of killing four Americans aboard a yacht have launched appeals in a Virginia federal court.

  • Police: Family killed man over child custody dispute

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:42:10 GMT

    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head with a hammer and fatally shot him as he tried to run away — a scheme created because they were upset about a child custody dispute, according to police in South Carolina.

  • 4th person faces murder charges in deadly house explosion

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:41:59 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a fourth person in an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and damaged dozens of homes.

  • NY man gets 40 to life for killing mom, stepdad with rock

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:39:15 GMT

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for beating his mother and stepfather to death with a rock the size of a bowling bowl.

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  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

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  • 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

  • As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:46:46 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • US court in Virginia hears 2 Somali pirates' appeals

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:45:25 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Somali pirates convicted of killing four Americans aboard a yacht have launched appeals in a Virginia federal court.

  • Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:42:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's budget will propose spending $74 billion more than current spending caps. That would be an increase of about 7 percent.

  • Police: Family killed man over child custody dispute

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:42:10 GMT

    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head with a hammer and fatally shot him as he tried to run away — a scheme created because they were upset about a child custody dispute, according to police in South Carolina.

  • Belarus to host new round of Ukrainian peace talks

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:41:11 GMT

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks amid fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Trending Legal News

  • Lawyers at Town Hall Meeting Skeptical that ABS Will Benefit Consumers

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:31:52 GMT

    The debate continues over whether law firms in Ontario should adopt alternative business structures. Because the ABS model allows lawyers to sell shares of their practice to non-lawyers, there is the risk that ABS would place the profit concerns of...

  • Bernie Mac's widow drops wrongful death case, may refile

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:20:35 GMT

    If you keep up with celebrity news in Florida, you may remember that the late Bernie Mac's widow had headed to court with a wrongful death lawsuit. She has decided to drop the case, but her attorney claims that...

  • 3 Important Medical Malpractice FAQs

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:01:44 GMT

    Medical malpractice has become an epidemic in the United States. According to Forbes, medical malpractice claims totaled more than $3 billion in 2012 alone. On average, there are more than 365 payouts per year. However, it is often challenging to...

  • Report: Car accidents increase dramatically on Super Bowl Sunday

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:52:09 GMT

    Drivers across Atlanta will want to take extra precautions this weekend on the road. According to research by The University of Toronto, car accidents increase sharply on the Sunday evening after the Super Bowl.  This may not be that surprising,...

  • Super Bowl Sunday known for drunk drivers

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:46:33 GMT

    This Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots will go head-to-head in Super Bowl XLIX. What Atlanta residents don’t want to do is end up going head-to-head with a drunk driver the same day. Unfortunately, the country’s most...