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  • Hearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:56:21 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer says last week's $3.2 million payment for Chinese drywall damage to seven houses is a good sign for thousands of others in at least six states.

  • SEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, firms

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:53:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms, who are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to loans to distressed companies.

  • GNC reaches deal with NY AG over Herbal Plus products

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:33:01 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over its Herbal Plus products.

  • 1 of 2 victims of NYC explosion is officially identified

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:31:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — After two bodies were pulled from the rubble of an apartment building collapse, authorities shifted their focus to the cause of the massive explosion and fire and investigated the possibility that someone might have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings.

  • Jury hearing case against ex-undercover drug officers

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:22:30 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for six fired police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and narcotics from drug dealers attacked the government case Monday, saying it relies on 19 lying drug dealers and a "dirty, despicable" ex-colleague.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Make a Great Impression

    2015-03-30T19:13:07Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. Finally land the firm job you've been dreaming of? Congrats!......

  • 3 Mistakes Lawyers Make Responding to ESI Requests

    2015-03-30T16:12:37Z

    Electronic discovery is the name of the game these days as more and more people and companies store their stuff in the form of bytes, not pages. That means that lawyers need to know how electronic discovery works (and in some places, that's an ethical requirement). Even so, nobody's perfect,......

  • Ellen Pao Verdict: What Does it Mean for Women at Work?

    2015-03-27T23:06:11Z

    The gender discrimination trial that captured the attention of Silicon Valley, if not the whole nation, came to a close this Friday after weeks of testimony. Ellen Pao's lawsuit against a storied venture capital firm highlighted what many saw as the subtle forms of discrimination and exclusion that keep women......

  • Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Suit on 3 of 4 Counts

    2015-03-27T22:38:08Z

    The verdict is in on the Ellen Pao discrimination case. Sort of. Earlier this afternoon, a San Francisco jury returned verdicts in favor of defendant Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers on three of four counts. On the fourth count, the jury failed to reach the required nine votes out of......

  • Get to Know a Judge: Thomas Ambro, A Voice for Liberalism, Bankruptcy

    2015-03-27T18:57:50Z

    Judge Thomas Ambro joined the Third Circuit in 1999, as a Clinton appointee. A graduate of Georgetown University for both undergrad and law school, he previously worked in the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger for 34 years. In private practice, Ambro focused on bankruptcy and business law.......

  • Kansas, Arizona Petition for Cert in Voter Registration Case

    2015-03-27T20:50:21Z

    Several months after the Tenth Circuit struck down Arizona and Kansas' proof of citizenship voter registration lawsuit, the states have asked the Supreme Court to hear the case. The Tenth had rejected a suit by the two states which sought to force the Election Assistance Commission to include a......

Criminal Law News

  • SEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, firms

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:53:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms, who are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to loans to distressed companies.

  • Deadline looms on plan to block ID after police shootings

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:51:37 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A bill that would require Arizona law enforcement agencies to temporarily keep secret the names of police officers who shoot suspects will become law or be rejected Monday.

  • NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:43:35 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer were hurt.

  • US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:34:41 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, leaving one of them dead, officials said.

  • Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:32:53 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has been charged with murder after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

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.

Political News

  • Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:57:38 GMT

    ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs.

  • SEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, firms

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:53:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms, who are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to loans to distressed companies.

  • Deadline looms on plan to block ID after police shootings

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:51:37 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A bill that would require Arizona law enforcement agencies to temporarily keep secret the names of police officers who shoot suspects will become law or be rejected Monday.

  • NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:43:35 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer were hurt.

  • US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:34:41 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, leaving one of them dead, officials said.