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  • Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:10:30 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

  • Maldives opposition to protest until ex-leader freed

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:56:20 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader.

  • Judge: Man competent for trial in killings of 3 at meeting

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:34 GMT

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with opening fire during a municipal meeting in Pennsylvania, killing three people, is competent to stand trial, a judge has ruled.

  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:28:19 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive.

  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:02:05 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:30:09 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.

  • Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:27:31 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

  • Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:35:16 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.

  • Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:20:50 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.

  • Judge: Man competent for trial in killings of 3 at meeting

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:34 GMT

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with opening fire during a municipal meeting in Pennsylvania, killing three people, is competent to stand trial, a judge has ruled.

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  • Rubio tells Club for Growth its picks are GOP's new leaders

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:37:31 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told the anti-tax group Club for Growth on Saturday that the Senate candidates they've backed recently represent the Republican Party's new leadership.

  • Rubio tells group its favored candidates are GOP leaders

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:36:26 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is telling the anti-tax group Club for Growth that the Senate candidates they've backed recently represent the Republican Party's new leadership.

  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:30:09 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.

  • Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:27:31 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

  • O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:09:43 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the nation.

Trending Legal News

  • Whole Foods Recall May Affect New Jersey

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:46:57 GMT

    The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Whole Foods Market has recalled a number of items prepared with cumin that may have contained peanuts. Items prepared with the ground spice, which was provided by...

  • NJ Has 1.3M Recalled, Unrepaired Cars on the Road

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:41:09 GMT

    The New Jersey car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that tens of millions of U.S. motorists are driving vehicles that have been recalled because of potential safety issues but have not yet been brought to a dealership...

  • A bad seed indeed: There's a fine line between slayer and heir p3

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:58:01 GMT

    We are still talking about slayer statutes and what happens to the heir or beneficiary who is responsible for the death of the testator/grantor. As we have said, you cannot kill your father, be convicted of the crime and still...

  • Study examines why false confessions occur

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:26:32 GMT

    Residents of Kalamazoo may have read about news stories in which an individual confesses to a crime that he or she did not commit. While accurate statistics related to the prevalence of false confessions are difficult to obtain, according to...

  • In the wake of four pedestrian deaths, area non-profit takes action

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:31:36 GMT

    Cities across the country and throughout California are taking action to explore and invest in alternative modes of transportation. Taking steps to ensure that city residents aren’t 100 percent reliant on motor vehicles for transportation is not only important from...