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  • The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:56:10 GMT

    8:55 p.m. (1955 GMT, 3:55 a.m. EDT)

  • Mom of toddler found dead in backpack in creek pleads guilty

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:59 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in an Ohio creek pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.

  • Deaths of hospital CEO and wife in fire ruled murder-suicide

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:51 GMT

    A hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled Friday, finally giving an explanation six months later of the mysterious deaths.

  • With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:45:21 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays and lesbians on religious grounds.

  • NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:38:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.

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  • Sexual Assault Survivor Can't Sue Feds for Failing to Investigate

    2015-03-27T16:01:05Z

    A former University of Virginia undergrad who was allegedly sexually assaulted while a student has lost her suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education for mishandling her complaints against the University. The plaintiff, suing as Jane Doe, had complained to the......

  • Lawyers Need a Booth at the Farmers Market or County Fair

    2015-03-27T16:56:47Z

    It's officially now spring, which means (for most of the country) blue skies and warm weather. People are outdoors at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. What are you doing indoors on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? You should be out there, at the fair, drumming up business. Outdoor events are a......

  • Dealership Workers get Overtime, 9th Rules in Circuit Split

    2015-03-27T16:08:59Z

    Customer service workers at car dealerships aren't exempt from the FLSA's overtime protections, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. The court's unanimous holding revived a lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime brought by four "service advisers" at a Mercedes Benz dealership in California. The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum pay and......

  • Pregnant UPS Employee Can Proceed With Discrimination Suit

    2015-03-27T15:56:23Z

    An employment policy that accommodates disabled workers must also accommodate pregnant workers, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a 6-3 opinion in Young v. UPS. After becoming pregnant, UPS driver Peggy Young was advised by her doctor not to lift more than 20 pounds; however, UPS requires drivers to......

  • What UPS v. Young Means for Corporate Employment Policies

    2015-03-27T12:56:39Z

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit brought by a pregnant driver against UPS to proceed. The driver, Peggy Young, was told by her doctor that she shouldn't be lifting more than 20 pounds. UPS drivers, however, have to lift 70 pounds. She asked for an accommodation, UPS said......

  • Proactive Domain Name Purchases: How to Head off Domain Trolls

    2015-03-27T12:56:08Z

    As you may have heard, pop star Taylor Swift recently bought TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. It's not a sign of a career change, though, it's simply good business. Swift and many others are taking proactive steps to snap up embarrassing domain names before anyone else can. With the growing proliferation......

Criminal Law News

  • Man charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:56:53 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Justice Department says a former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school.

  • The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:56:10 GMT

    8:55 p.m. (1955 GMT, 3:55 a.m. EDT)

  • Deaths of hospital CEO and wife in fire ruled murder-suicide

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:51 GMT

    A hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled Friday, finally giving an explanation six months later of the mysterious deaths.

  • NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:38:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.

  • Daughter sues elder abuse investigator over father's will

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:34:43 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Medford police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

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