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  • Detectives say they followed reputed ex-mob boss

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:59 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Detectives with an FBI task force say they followed a reputed former Philadelphia mob boss in Florida as part of an unspecified investigation — not to catch him in a parole violation.

  • Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:30:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

  • Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:24:03 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — Italy's highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.

  • WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:23:03 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

  • Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:15:31 GMT

    WOBULENZI, Uganda (AP) — When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.

  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:55:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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  • NBC, Interns Agree to Settlement Over Unpaid Internships

    2014-10-23T22:31:01Z

    Back in 2013, several interns sued NBCUniversal, alleging unfair labor practices. Basically, they claimed NBC was using unpaid or underpaid interns to do the actual work that properly paid employees should be doing. The lawsuit struck in the middle of a nationwide debate about the role of the "unpaid intern."......

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  • Fox Sued Over 'Simpsons' Character; Actor Wants $250M

    2014-10-23T21:02:01Z

    You might recognize Frank Sivero from such films as "Goodfellas" and "The Godfather Part II." But what about "The Simpsons"? Sivero apparently recognized himself in a semi-recurring character on Fox's animated television series "The Simpsons." Sivero has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox claiming that the character Louie,......

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  • Not Registering as Sex Offender Isn't 'Moral Turpitude': 4th Cir.

    2014-10-23T16:25:01Z

    Being a sex offender is probably a crime of moral turpitude, right? What about the acting of failing to register as a sex offender? The U.S. government thought so; that's why it initiated deportation proceedings against Khalid Mohamed, a citizen of Sudan. Mohamed was convicted of sexual battery in 2010,......

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  • EA's 'Puffery' Means Partial Victory in Battlefield 4 Fraud Case

    2014-10-23T16:19:01Z

    We covered the train wreck that was the launch of Battlefield 4 by gaming company Electronic Arts last year: Despite loads of hype and a ton of pre-release awards at the E3 industry tradeshow, the game's release was an unmitigated disaster. Servers crashed, the game was plagued with glitches, online......

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Criminal Law News

  • Woman guilty of pushing husband off cliff appeals

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:47:16 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman is appealing her conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park last year.

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:26:57 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

  • Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:31 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.

  • Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

  • 180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:46:42 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.

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

  • Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:35:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign operation on Friday said it borrowed $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising, as officials see their majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum.

  • Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:24:03 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — Italy's highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.

  • Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:16 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.

  • Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:15:02 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.

  • Republicans question federal response on Ebola

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:13:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility.

  • Clinton to campaign for Burke in Milwaukee

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:07:26 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Bill Clinton planned to campaign in Milwaukee on Friday for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, but it wasn't clear whether the get out the vote effort would have much impact because most of those in line described themselves as regular voters who already planned to support Burke.

Trending Legal News

  • How do you value your business in Colorado?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:39:26 GMT

    Whether you're ready to sell your Colorado business or you just need to value it for your divorce, it's important to have the valuation done in a fair manner. You want to know how much your business is worth,...

  • Can a consumer apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:39:18 GMT

    As a consumer, you may be able to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, even though you aren't a small business or corporation. You may never have heard about this kind of bankruptcy as a consumer in New York, because...

  • What is product liability?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:38:53 GMT

    Product liability occurs when a manufacturer or anyone in the supply chain for a product is found liable for damages that are caused by a product. According to Cornell University's law library, plaintiffs must prove that a defect exists...

  • When can an Arizona prenuptial agreement be set aside?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:38:29 GMT

    Prenuptial agreements, as we've previously mentioned on this blog, can be indispensible tools for protecting assets in the event of divorce, particularly for wealthy couples. The key with prenuptial agreements, though, is to ensure they are set up carefully so...

  • Business litigation guidance can fuel St. Louis business growth

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:50 GMT

    Whether a St. Louis entrepreneur has a brand-new startup or a long-standing fixture of the business community, the desire for business growth will likely drive their daily efforts. All business owners want to see their enterprise expand, but even...