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  • Court: NY woman can keep $10K ring from ex-beau

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:11 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.

  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:17:44 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.

  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.

  • AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:04 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:26 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

  • China's ruling party pushes for better judiciary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:30 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party said it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concluded its annual meeting on Thursday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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Criminal Law News

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:31 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:34 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son.

  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:28:53 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:31 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:17:44 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.

  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.

  • Albania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:08:03 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Kosovo foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. Enver Hoxhaj described the visit as a historic event and a sign of improving ties.

  • US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

  • Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:04:25 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.

Trending Legal News

  • Drunk driving suspected in Louisiana car crash deaths

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:21:50 GMT

    Each year, numerous people around the country, and here in Louisiana, are killed by drivers who get behind the wheel of their vehicles after drinking. These drunk driving accidents are some of the most preventable and tragic crashes that occur,...

  • Can I get emergency child custody under Minnesota law?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:03 GMT

    Minnesota has long recognized the importance of having both parents actively involved in the care and raising of their children. However, during divorce proceedings Minnesota family courts are also tasked with ensuring the best interests of the children. Sometimes,...

  • The Importance of Retaining an Expert

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:17:52 GMT

    In many cases where an individual is injured as the result of the negligence of another, it is important when you are bringing such a claim that you or your attorney evaluate the need of retaining an expert opinion to...

  • Proper Authorization for Medical Treatment

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:17:37 GMT

    I have recently come across multiple situations where my client has been authorized for medical treatment, as in the form of an MRI or surgery or physical therapy, yet the medical providers are reporting to me and my office that...

  • The Value Of An FCE

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:17:19 GMT

    When an individual sustains a work related injury, many doctors including orthopedic doctors, neurosurgeons and pain specialists after treatment for the injured worker, has to make a determination about the injured worker's ability to return back to work and whether...