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  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:35:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents.

  • Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:33:39 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new church essay says Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced.

  • Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:27:29 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday denounced as an "act of electoral terrorism" a newsmagazine report suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras.

  • Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:23:35 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.

  • Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:22:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

  • Kansas court affirms verdict in abortion shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:14:29 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court Friday agreed with the first-degree murder conviction of the man who admitted shooting abortion provider Dr. George Tiller to death, rejecting his argument that he should have been allowed to present a defense that his actions were necessary to stop a greater wrong.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:38:04 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting.

  • Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:23:35 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.

  • Man detained in destruction of disputed statue

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:15:09 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal authorities have detained a man who they say admitted to driving a car into a disputed Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol building, smashing it to pieces.

  • Kansas court affirms verdict in abortion shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:14:29 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court Friday agreed with the first-degree murder conviction of the man who admitted shooting abortion provider Dr. George Tiller to death, rejecting his argument that he should have been allowed to present a defense that his actions were necessary to stop a greater wrong.

  • Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:13:23 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting.

  • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:49:08 GMT

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Oklahoma inmate attacked his attorney with a razorblade moments before he was to be sentenced in the killings of two young girls and his fiancee.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:37:24 GMT

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

  • Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:34:22 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton rallied fellow Democrats in Wisconsin on Friday, saying the nation is watching the state and voters shouldn't have a hard choice in choosing a governor when they compare the state's economic recovery to that of the U.S. as a whole.

  • US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:34:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks advanced yet again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.

  • Republicans question federal response on Ebola

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:30:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility.

  • Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:27:29 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday denounced as an "act of electoral terrorism" a newsmagazine report suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras.

  • Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:22:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

Trending Legal News

  • Tips for avoiding a pedestrian accident this Halloween

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:16:13 GMT

    Halloween is just a few days away. Soon, children will put on costumes and march from house to house, with their parents in tow, on the hunt for candy. This fun annual event can quickly turn dangerous, if someone gets...

  • Understanding means tests in bankruptcy

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:10:23 GMT

    A Texas bankruptcy case does not begin until a petition is filed, and it is important to complete some preliminary steps before filing. Chapter 7 is ideal for liquidation purposes, allowing many unsecured debts to be discharged. However, this is...

  • I DREAM OF JEANNIE?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:07:37 GMT

    For some people, thinking about what your life will look like after the divorce is a dream.  For some it's a nightmare.  Some divorcing people focus on the freedom of not being tied to the other anymore.  Some will focus...

  • Are overworked doctors contributing to medical errors?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:58:44 GMT

    Time is precious for all health-care employees, but especially for physicians who evaluate and treat many patients every day. Although Pennsylvanians might think there are enough doctors in the state's hospitals to attend to their medical needs, they might...

  • Pennsylvania youth volunteers subject to strict background checks

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:57:52 GMT

    The Jerry Sandusky scandal has made all Pennsylvanians more vigilant about the threat of child sexual abuse. It has also raised awareness that child predators do not necessarily stand out as suspicious, and that this is why it may be...