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  • Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:52:40 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:47:57 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.

  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:03:39 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.

  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:49:57 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:40:14 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

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

  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:44 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 near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:47:57 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:39:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.

  • Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:05:07 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.

  • Today in History

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:21 GMT

    Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.

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

  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:44 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 near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:42:59 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.

  • Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:37:56 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government.

  • Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:16:55 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.

  • AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:13:54 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last week, then forced onto a U.S.-bound flight with just the clothes on his body.

Trending Legal News

  • How cooling a person down can possibly save their life

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:14:10 GMT

    The process of cooling a person down so that doctors can treat life-threatening injuries is more than just science fiction. In fact, this strategy has gained traction in recent years with remarkable stories of success. Joe Tiralosi, a native New...

  • 2 painters die following water tower accident

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:10:51 GMT

    Two Ohio workers were painting a water tower in Reily Township when they fell to their death on Oct. 24. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls and slips accounted for 16 percent of the 4,405 fatal work...

  • What is a charitable trust?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:57:05 GMT

    In most cases, trusts in Canada are designed to oversee properties that are to be conferred on one or more beneficiaries. Trustees are responsible for managing those properties until the time at which a transfer to a beneficiary is deemed...

  • What to do after a motorcycle accident?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:37:18 GMT

    There are thousands of people in Texas who enjoying riding their motorcycles on the open road. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to have the wind in your face and the sun on your back? For many...

  • Drunk driving car accident claims in Virginia Beach City

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:35:13 GMT

    Even the smallest of fender-benders can result in serious personal injury. Mix alcohol into the equation and what should have been a simple bumper crumple can escalate into a fatal accident in a heartbeat. Virginia Beach City residents who...