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  • Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:12:24 GMT

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.

  • Venezuelan hedge fund manager to be sentenced in huge fraud

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:11:29 GMT

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Nearly four years after he confessed to running a massive fraud scheme, a former hedge fund manager is expected to be sentenced in a Connecticut case that had its biggest fallout in Venezuela, where the state oil company had hundreds of millions of dollars invested with the disgraced financier.

  • Inquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullet

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:48:44 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.

  • Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:03:43 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:33 GMT

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2015. There are 336 days left in the year.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:12:24 GMT

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.

  • Venezuelan hedge fund manager to be sentenced in huge fraud

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:11:29 GMT

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Nearly four years after he confessed to running a massive fraud scheme, a former hedge fund manager is expected to be sentenced in a Connecticut case that had its biggest fallout in Venezuela, where the state oil company had hundreds of millions of dollars invested with the disgraced financier.

  • Inquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullet

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:48:44 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:33 GMT

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2015. There are 336 days left in the year.

  • Irish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:12:00 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Volatile markets push up earnings at Deutsche Bank

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:57:35 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank rebounded to make a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 441 million euros ($498 million) as it saw lower charges for settling accusations of wrongdoing.

  • NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:54:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.

  • Sri Lanka says to return private lands in civil war areas

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:50:49 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan minister says the country's new government plans to give back military-held private land in the country's war-ravaged north and release detainees in apparent moves at post-civil war reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.

  • N. Korea demanded $10 billion for summit: ex-Seoul leader

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:40:48 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president said in a memoir to be published next week.

  • Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:40:33 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up.

Trending Legal News

  • A warning to sports fans for the coming weekend

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:35:17 GMT

    If you are a sports fan (much less a football fan) you probably have February 1 circled on your calendar. Okay….who uses calendars anymore. But the point is that you know that Super Bowl XLIX is on Sunday, you know...

  • What is distracted driving in Virginia Beach?

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:20:45 GMT

    Technically, distracted driving is anything that you do that takes your eyes off of the road or splits your attention between driving your car and the other task. It can be simple multitasking that people do every day, like...

  • Child custody issues when custodial parent desires to relocate

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:10:41 GMT

    At times, custodial parents desire to move out-of-state after the divorce for a variety of reasons. However, that parent cannot simply leave the state with the child or children. If you are a custodial parent and wish to relocate the...

  • Pedestrian accident: 1 dead and 2 injured in 3 accidents on 1 day

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:48:17 GMT

    Police and emergency workers in Columbia, the home of the University of Missouri, tended to an abnormally high number of vehicle-pedestrian accidents on a recent Thursday. Between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., there were no less than three such accidents...

  • Estate plan good idea in case of dementia

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:32:45 GMT

    Medical articles abound that feature data discussing the known issues and available research with regard to the often devastating cognitive issue known as "dementia." Many of these articles include a list of warning signs, such as inability to remember previous events...