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  • Juno Therapeutics' stock surges in market debut

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:51:43 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of cancer treatment company Juno Therapeutics Inc. are surging 60 percent in their stock market debut.

  • Court finds Texas 'stand your ground' trial unfair

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:41:33 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a man convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one.

  • Police: 5-year-old boy found dead wasn't abducted

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:33:47 GMT

    BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — The death of a 5-year-old boy is being treated as a homicide after investigators determined a caretaker lied when she told them he had been abducted from an Albany-area home by two masked men, New York authorities said Friday.

  • Black market kidney broker is released from prison

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:32:54 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who prosecutors said styled himself as 'the Robin Hood of kidneys" is out of prison after being the first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs.

  • Kenya president signs controversial security law

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:17:48 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curbing civil liberties.

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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......

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  • Court finds Texas 'stand your ground' trial unfair

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:41:33 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a man convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one.

  • Police: 5-year-old boy found dead wasn't abducted

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:33:47 GMT

    BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — The death of a 5-year-old boy is being treated as a homicide after investigators determined a caretaker lied when she told them he had been abducted from an Albany-area home by two masked men, New York authorities said Friday.

  • Report: FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:33:01 GMT

    The Government Accountability Office says the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks was flawed.

  • Black market kidney broker is released from prison

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:32:54 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who prosecutors said styled himself as 'the Robin Hood of kidneys" is out of prison after being the first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs.

  • Report: Turkish prosecutor wants US-based cleric arrested

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:28:28 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor is demanding that an arrest warrant be issued for the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen — a former ally-turned-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.

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  • Butler County farmer injured by tractor

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:57:14 GMT

    A Butler County man was injured when his tractor was accidentally activated and ran over him. As this Clay Township, Pennsylvania man was getting off of his tractor, his foot knocked the vehicle into gear. Subsequently, he was hanging onto...

  • Jail time given to Deion Sanders' ex-wife for visitation violations

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:45:11 GMT

    When, in a divorce decree regarding parents with minor children, one of the parents is granted visitation rights, the decree will generally contain a visitation schedule. It is very important for parents to not wrongfully violate such a schedule. Some...

  • Mom works for change after losing 2 daughters in truck crash

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:51:56 GMT

    Marianne Karth knows the heartache of losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident. Her two teenage daughters were killed in 2013 when one semitrailer truck plowed into the back of her car near Greensboro, Georgia, and drove it...

  • What is different about physical and legal custody?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:45:23 GMT

    When deciding to separate from your spouse, you both may have some questions. For divorcing couples who have children, there are a few different ways that child custody can be handled. As always, it is best to keep the...

  • Effexor birth injuries lawsuits closer to trial

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:36:34 GMT

    The birth injuries lawsuits involving Effexor, an antidepressant drug, have been set to move toward the first round of trials. The lawsuits allege that when expecting mothers took the antidepressant during their first trimester, it caused their children to suffer...