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  • Caesars Entertainment to buy affiliate

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:46:36 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load.

  • A look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambush

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:35:34 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officer Rafael Ramos was called "the best father and husband and friend," and Officer Wenjian Liu was lauded for his facility with Chinese dialects, a bridge between police and community, as relatives and friends recalled the NYPD partners killed in an ambush.

  • Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:31:03 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy began getting Arizona driver's licenses Monday for the first time.

  • Judge strikes down wage boost for home workers

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:25:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Labor Department regulations extending minimum wage and overtime pay to nearly 2 million home health care workers.

  • Argentina: Court grants orangutan basic rights

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:21:03 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An orangutan that has lived 20 years at the Buenos Aires zoo is entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans, an Argentine court has ruled, a decision the ape's attorney called unprecedented and a ticket to greater freedom.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?

    2014-12-22T18:24:01Z

    Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

  • Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins

    2014-12-22T18:08:01Z

    It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

  • 5 Totally Useless Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office

    2014-12-22T17:59:01Z

    By now, you've read many of our gift guides, including the Black Friday tech gift guide and the plain old lawyer gift guide. All of those gifts were actual gifts, with real utility. Don't you ever want to get someone something that's completely useless? Well, fear not. We scoured the......

  • NLRB Names McDonalds, Franchisees as Joint Employers in 13 Complaints

    2014-12-22T17:52:01Z

    In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......

  • 2014's Top 10: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

    2014-12-19T23:05:01Z

    FindLaw doesn't have Texas Case Law blog. We don't have a West Virginia Case Law blog. We have a California Case Law blog. And we're sure glad we do, because if we didn't, there's no way our writers and readers would know that they might be able to change music......

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Colorado to Block Recreational Pot

    2014-12-19T20:00:01Z

    Colorado has legalized marijuana. Undoubtedly, some of the out-of-staters who cross the border to purchase marijuana will take it back with them when they leave. This causes headaches for neighboring states that do not wish to legalize marijuana -- all of Colorado's neighboring states, to be exact. That is what......

Criminal Law News

  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:52:28 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

  • Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:51:18 GMT

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.

  • Police: Teen shot over possible athletic-shoe envy

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:40:08 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.

  • A look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambush

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:35:34 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officer Rafael Ramos was called "the best father and husband and friend," and Officer Wenjian Liu was lauded for his facility with Chinese dialects, a bridge between police and community, as relatives and friends recalled the NYPD partners killed in an ambush.

  • Dozens injured in 3 separate attacks in France

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:29:58 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the violent acts were connected by any terrorist motive.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Mayor invites Obama to see Hawaii lava flow

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:59:38 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — The mayor of Hawaii's Big Island is inviting President Barack Obama to view lava from an active volcano that has flowed into a rural town.

  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:52:28 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:38:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

  • Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:36:52 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now.

  • Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:31:03 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy began getting Arizona driver's licenses Monday for the first time.

Trending Legal News

  • Do semi-at-fault bicyclists get compensation after a crash?

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:29:48 GMT

    Imagine for a moment that you are a bicyclist who has just been injured in a pedestrian accident. If you're like most of our California readers then your first thought might be how you should go about seeking compensation from...

  • Presidential move blocks new oil and gas drilling in Bristol Bay

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:23:58 GMT

    According to many scientists, the environment is a fragile thing. Even the smallest interruption, such as a small oil spill or a gas well explosion can have a devastating impact on the people, animals and plants nearby. In some cases,...

  • How can I avoid the denial of my SSDI claim?

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:47:53 GMT

    If you are like many Americans who have suffered serious illnesses or injuries and are seeking out Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you are probably wondering how you can streamline the process and avoid having your claim denied. This...

  • Could brain injury concern spell the end of high school football?

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:46:38 GMT

    Traumatic brain injuries are serious. There are so many things that can cause them and their effects can be life altering for the victims and their families. This is something of which any attorney with experience in personal injury law...

  • Missouri car accident leaves both drivers deceased

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:10:40 GMT

    Anytime two cars are coming toward each other, there may be the risk of a collision. If one car is in the wrong lane and headed in the wrong direction, the risk of a crash involving serious injuries and/or fatalities...