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  • Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:30:04 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

  • Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:22:38 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.

  • Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:08:10 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

  • Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:55:55 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

  • Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:55:55 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:55:16 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:48:57 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:17:07 GMT

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

  • Ambush suspected held in dead trooper's handcuffs

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:11:39 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says a survivalist accused of ambushing two troopers last month was held in the handcuffs of a trooper he's believed to have killed when he was arrested.

  • Tribal service held for Washington school shooter

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:11:55 GMT

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed a recreation center on the Tulalip Indian reservation Thursday for a memorial service for the 15-year-old gunman in a deadly Washington state school shooting.

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.

Political News

  • Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:55:16 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:48:57 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:43:48 GMT

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights.

  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:25:56 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

  • Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:24:31 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout.

Trending Legal News

  • Research shows that kids benefit from joint child custody

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:18:07 GMT

    In academic circles, there is a growing awareness that family courts may be inadvertently harming the development of children by awarding sole guardianship to one parent during a divorce. In fact, the U. S. Centers for Disease Control estimates...

  • Memorializing the sacrifice of disabled veterans

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:55:18 GMT

    Earlier this month, a new national memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. Located directly east of the Capitol Building, this memorial was erected in an effort to honor American veterans who sustained lifelong disabilities as a result of their service...

  • Spinal injury due to car accident could lead to lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:51:07 GMT

    Some car accidents that occur on Connecticut roads result in devastating injuries to those involved. One type of injury that falls into that category is spinal injuries. An injury to the spine can result in lifelong changes for those who...

  • College students: Responding to an arrest

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:50:14 GMT

    If you are currently enrolled at a college or university and have recently been arrested, you may be understandably concerned about how your arrest will affect your life moving forward. Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving, disorderly conduct...

  • Co-parents, it is time to start planning for the holidays

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:48:18 GMT

    Tomorrow is Halloween. Adults and children alike will turn their attention to sweet treats and spooky fun for an evening before November dawns. November heralds the beginning of the holiday season. First, the nation will observe Thanksgiving, then winter religious...