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  • Brazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:55:52 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what they call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil.

  • US Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:53:07 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

  • Deliberations in 'Blurred Lines' case to resume Tuesday

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:51:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has completed its first full day of deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye's family claims the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" copied their father's music.

  • Ohio terrorism suspect says he would have shot Obama

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:50:54 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama's head.

  • Passengers gouged on airport water? Yes, charge legal papers

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:39:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court fight over retail operations at one of the nation's busiest airports led to a charges Friday that passengers are being gouged on bottled water prices.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Be a Cool Boss: 5 Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Employees

    2015-03-06T17:01:01Z

    Today is Employee Appreciation Day, and your law firm probably has at least few non-lawyer employees. Paralegals, legal assistants, and legal secretaries do a lot of the hard work at a law firm, and today is a great day to appreciate them for what they do. But heck, why limit......

  • Contact Lens Recall Plaintiff Didn't Prove Product Liability: Court

    2015-03-05T20:07:01Z

    In December 2006, Steven Kallal started using CIBA-brand contact lenses that he received as a sample from his eye doctor. He bought some more and kept using them until May 2007, even though he experienced sharp pain in his eyes. Unbeknownst to Kallal, CIBA found a flaw in the contact......

  • Job Market Improves: Time to Explore New Practice Areas?

    2015-03-05T19:36:01Z

    According to James Leipold of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), job prospects for new lawyers are improving. With law school enrollment rates falling 19 percent from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2017, new law graduates will likely face less competition for jobs. Where are these......

  • Some in Congress Try to Roll Back Net Neutrality

    2015-03-05T19:00:01Z

    Last Friday, the FCC voted along party lines to approve Title II regulation for Internet Service Providers. This means -- absent lawsuits from Verizon and Comcast -- that the FCC would be able to enforce net neutrality regulations preventing ISPs from selectively throttling whatever traffic it wants and extorting content......

  • 7 Ways to Show Workers You Care on Employee Appreciation Day

    2015-03-05T18:49:01Z

    The first Friday in March is National Employee Appreciation Day, and in honor of the occasion, we've assembled a list of things that your company's employees might appreciate. Basically, don't violate state and federal labor laws. Your employees would really appreciate that.......

  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients

    2015-03-05T18:39:01Z

    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

Criminal Law News

  • Brazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:55:52 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what they call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil.

  • Deliberations in 'Blurred Lines' case to resume Tuesday

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:51:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has completed its first full day of deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye's family claims the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" copied their father's music.

  • Ohio terrorism suspect says he would have shot Obama

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:50:54 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama's head.

  • US Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:46:22 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

  • Authorities provide security for holdout juror in Arias case

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:38:06 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were providing security Friday for the sole juror who voted to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Political News

  • Ex-Cabinet official Donna Shalala to lead Clinton Foundation

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:58:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala has been tapped to run the Clinton Foundation as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares for her expected 2016 presidential campaign and the philanthropy faces scrutiny of its fundraising practices.

  • Brazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:55:52 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what they call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil.

  • US Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:53:07 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

  • US Sen. Menendez, amid federal investigation, says he's always behaved appropriately in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:33:59 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — US Sen. Menendez, amid federal investigation, says he's always behaved appropriately in office.

  • Hutchinson seeks review of adoption rules after abuse case

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:33:06 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is working with lawmakers and the Department of Human Services to potentially change state adoption procedures after a House member gave his adopted daughters to a man who later admitted to sexually abusing one of them.

Trending Legal News

  • What is Discovery and Why is it Necessary? Part 2 of 3

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:17:56 GMT

    In the last blog posting on this subject, we discussed the types of discovery we use to collect information and documentation about the issues involved in a divorce. In this blog, we will discuss how we actually use the information...

  • How a simple prescription drug can land you in big trouble

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:52:42 GMT

    Imagine for a moment that you are prescribed pain medication after visiting the doctor for an injury. After awhile, the pain subsides but you notice that you haven't taken all of the pills. A friend of yours has been complaining...

  • MO Supreme Court to Decide if Felons can Possess Firearms

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:44:35 GMT

    Since the 1980s, Missouri statutes have prohibited people convicted of felonies in Missouri or other states from possessing firearms of any type, for any purpose.  Thus, if you were convicted of felony driving while revoked, driving while intoxicated, passing a...

  • How do Americans really feel about immigration issues? - Part II

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:29:12 GMT

    Last week, we began a discussion about the American Values Atlas. We noted that the AVA was constructed after the Public Religion Research Institute conducted more than 40,000 telephone interviews with Americans of different backgrounds and economic classes all over...

  • Case Study - How Insurance Companies and State Legislation Are Putting Injured Workers in Harms Way

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:28:51 GMT

    On February 26, 2015, due to the ineffectiveness of Utilization review and Workers' Comp Legislation, another BMG client was denied medical treatment and put in harms way. Our client, a 45 year old quadriplegic, has been provided with Intravesical botox-...