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  • Family of NY woman slain by mentally ill man settles lawsuit

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:45 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a suburban New York teacher killed and dismembered in her home by a neighbor high on cocaine settled a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday with a therapist who allowed the killer to be released on a weekend pass from an upstate mental health facility.

  • Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:46:02 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • Minnesota professor accused of smuggling elephant ivory

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:35:06 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A philosophy professor at St. Cloud State University is accused of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the U.S. and into China.

  • Comedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:29:33 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," his graphic tweets targeting women and Jews are causing a social media backlash and Comedy Central is defending its newest late-night star.

  • Morgan Stanley cuts estimate of US online bet market in half

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:27:14 GMT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. Internet gambling market by nearly half.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • EPA at the Forefront in Two D.C. Cir. Cases

    2015-03-31T16:15:44Z

    When it comes to federal regulation, the D.C. Circuit is arguably the most important court in the nation. Not only does it see more cases challenging government rulemaking, it throws out those rules regularly -- at a rate significantly higher than any other circuit. The EPA is no stranger......

  • Opinion Isn't Fact: SCOTUS Reverses 6th Cir on Securities Fraud

    2015-03-31T16:05:51Z

    When is an opinion that turns out to be wrong an untrue statement of fact? Only when it is not sincerely held, the Supreme Court ruled last week in a securities fraud case. The Court's decision in Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construct Industry Pension Fund, overturned a recent......

  • When can Jargon Hurt Your Case?

    2015-03-31T17:50:53Z

    Lawyers aren't often known for their clarity and concision -- we paid good money to learn our Latin phrases, after all. We have also been known to fall for the specificity, if not clarity, of a few extra words every now and then. But, pair the somewhat obscure language......

  • 3 Things Employers Don't Care About on Your Resume

    2015-03-31T13:01:22Z

    Have you been applying to jobs and not hearing back? Don't worry, that doesn't mean you're a bad candidate. You could just have a resume that needs some serious help. In the current job market, employers are swamped with eager candidates, so they won't think twice before discarding an......

  • The History of Technology -- Past, Present and Future

    2015-03-31T13:01:15Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in the digital age, with the Internet growing exponentially and with our lives becoming more online every day. It is easy to believe that the development of technology has happened primarily......

  • Prisoner Lawsuit Over Transparent Jumpsuit Can Proceed

    2015-03-30T19:55:02Z

    The Seventh Circuit last week allowed a prisoner's lawsuit to proceed, overruling a district court that tossed the case on summary judgment. Marshall King, a county jail prisoner in Illinois, was forced to wear a transparent jumpsuit "that exposed his genitals and buttocks" while being transferred to state prison. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Police: 2 hostage takers in Istanbul killed, hostage wounded

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:48:11 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Two members of a banned leftist group who had held a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a courthouse in Istanbul were killed Tuesday in a shootout with police that left their captive seriously wounded, officials said.

  • Man accused of posing as officer to cut into fast-food line

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:51 GMT

    ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant.

  • Family of NY woman slain by mentally ill man settles lawsuit

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:45 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a suburban New York teacher killed and dismembered in her home by a neighbor high on cocaine settled a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday with a therapist who allowed the killer to be released on a weekend pass from an upstate mental health facility.

  • Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:24:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 22 people serving time in federal prison.

  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:21:22 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

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