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  • $13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:44:38 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

  • 88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:42:10 GMT

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say an 88-year-old central Missouri man accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family.

  • Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:25:04 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

  • Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:57:02 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

  • Mexico judge orders immediate release of Marine

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:13:04 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Does Your Law Firm Website Need Videos?

    2014-10-31T19:07:01Z

    I have a pet peeve: I hate it when a website has a really interesting link in a post, something that SCREAMS "Click me! CLICK ME!" like the "Exorcist" girl, and then when I do, it's a standalone video. A video. A video that I can't watch in public unless......

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  • Maine Judge Rejects In-Home Quarantine for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

    2014-10-31T18:45:01Z

    A judge in Maine has reversed a temporary in-home quarantine order for a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. The judge's new order, issued Friday, removes many of the restrictions initially placed on the nurse's movement. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere had issued a temporary order Thursday, requiring nurse......

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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 6

    2014-10-31T16:40:01Z

    Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)......

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  • Manuel Noriega Loses 'Call of Duty' Publicity Suit Against Activision

    2014-10-31T16:31:01Z

    Wait, Manuel Noriega is in court and he's the plaintiff? It's more likely than you think. Apparently following on the heels of Lindsay Lohan, Noriega -- yes, the same one who was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 -- sued Activision, maker of the game "Call of......

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  • What Can GCs Learn from the EEOC's Live Twitter Chat?

    2014-10-31T16:24:01Z

    Earlier this week, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the EEOC held a "live Twitter chat" where members of the public could ask questions about disabilities and employment that would be answered on Twitter by EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. So what did we learn......

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Criminal Law News

  • $13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:44:38 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

  • 88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:42:10 GMT

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say an 88-year-old central Missouri man accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family.

  • Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:26:45 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.

  • Kentucky man charged with killing parents, sister

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:25:32 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man was charged Friday with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in southwestern Kentucky.

  • Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:57:02 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

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.

Political News

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:32:48 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

  • North Texas town voting on fracking ban

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:27:40 GMT

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing.

  • Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:59:31 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.

  • Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:57:02 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

  • Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:53:42 GMT

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

Trending Legal News

  • Is the IRS abusing its collection authority?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:46:15 GMT

    It’s certainly not news to say that the Internal Revenue Service has enforcement powers to collect a tax liability. Such tools may include filing a notice of levy or tax lien, wage garnishment or even a sale of property. Of...

  • What is an immigration affidavit of support?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:45:33 GMT

    When a family member or a worker hopes to become a United States citizen, he or she may need to be sponsored in specific ways before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will consider allowing this individual to become an...

  • On the best interests of the child

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:25 GMT

    California law holds the best interests of the child or children to be paramount in any decisions involving custody or divorce. Although that may seem to be a subjective standard, there are certain well-tested guidelines and indicators that the court...

  • Failure to diagnose cancer affects Massachusetts residents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:20:14 GMT

    Thousands of Massachusetts residents suffer from the effects of cancer every year. Improperly diagnosed cancer presents a very troubling situation for patients and their families. A misdiagnose may cause a lot of suffering and ultimately result in death from a...

  • Safety measures can prevent injuries, death from falls at work

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:11:03 GMT

    A suspension scaffold refers to one or multiple platforms that are secured from an overhead structure, and safety administrations have precautions in place due to the risk of falling workers face when using scaffolding equipment. This is intended to protect...