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  • Hellman's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:57:58 GMT

    Hellman's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

  • China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:57:48 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — China is promising to streamline a regulatory process that has held up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States. The country also pledges to enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies.

  • Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:52:45 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city.

  • Montana ex-billionaire jailed for contempt

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:51:15 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Embattled real estate mogul Tim Blixseth was taken away in handcuffs on Thursday after a federal judge ordered the onetime billionaire jailed until he accounts for millions of dollars he owes his creditors.

  • Day care owner pleads in boy's death in murky pool

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:19:30 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia day care owner has pleaded guilty in the drowning of a boy who attended her unlicensed center.

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  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

  • CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

    2014-12-18T17:50:01Z

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

  • Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

    2014-12-17T23:08:01Z

    This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Criminal Law News

  • Report: Australian lawmaker's adviser detained

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:54:29 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian media are reporting that the media adviser to eccentric Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer has been detained in relation to an alleged kidnapping.

  • Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:52:45 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city.

  • Police sketch of meteorologist shooting suspect released

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:21:00 GMT

    TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting a Central Texas television meteorologist outside the studio where the weatherman worked.

  • Day care owner pleads in boy's death in murky pool

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:19:30 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia day care owner has pleaded guilty in the drowning of a boy who attended her unlicensed center.

  • NYC rapper pleads not guilty to gun, drug charges

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:56:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a New York City street gang responsible for several shootings during turf wars over drug trafficking.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:57:48 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — China is promising to streamline a regulatory process that has held up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States. The country also pledges to enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies.

  • Report: Australian lawmaker's adviser detained

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:54:29 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian media are reporting that the media adviser to eccentric Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer has been detained in relation to an alleged kidnapping.

  • Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:52:45 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city.

  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:49:01 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from moguls to makeup artists takes stock of the scandal and how it could affect their jobs.

  • Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:37:34 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.

Trending Legal News

  • Drunk driving statistics and prevention

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:11:20 GMT

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that out of every 140 miles driven, a drunk driver is behind the wheel for one mile. While 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010,...

  • Passenger killed in 2-vehicle collision

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:10:53 GMT

    According to reports, a 51-year-old Albemarle woman was killed in a head-on collision that occurred on Dec. 4. North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers reported that the accident happened on U.S. 52 between Albemarle and Norwood around 7:00 p.m. Officers stated...

  • Navigating the Legal Landscape of Same-Sex Marriages in Illinois

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:03:03 GMT

    As more states legalize same-sex marriages, the legal landscape continues to evolve in the United States.  In Illinois, same-sex marriage was legalized on June 1, 2014.  The statute promises marriage equality under the law. Converting a Civil Union to Same-Sex...

  • Assuming a juvenile crime is minor can lead to problems

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:44:09 GMT

    Imagine that your son or daughter is in high school, and as a high schooler they are bound to get into a little bit of trouble. They aren't necessarily going to commit serious crimes, but they are going to get...

  • Traumatic brain injuries and car accidents

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:40:41 GMT

    Brain injuries are one of the leading causes of permanent disability and death in Canada and worldwide. In fact, brain injuries occur at a greater rate than all instances of spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer each...