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  • Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:51:02 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.

  • Judge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:48:48 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer.

  • APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:04:17 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI.

  • Kurt Cobain's family wants death-scene photos kept sealed

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:50:46 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain's widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:47:28 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Bad Dog's Bad Drug-Sniffing Skills Are Good Enough for 7th Cir

    2015-07-30T20:18:19Z

    Lex, the drug-sniffing dog, has been a very bad boy. No, Lex didn't bite anyone. He never peed on the carpet or tore apart an officer's shoe. Rather, Lex sniffed drugs on just about everyone he encountered -- whether there were drugs present or not. Lex's nose was just about......

  • Clients Want Artificial Intelligence and They Want It Soon-ish

    2015-07-30T18:59:02Z

    Move over pink brains, the new legal smarts are contained within circuit boards and transistors, not flesh -- or so techno-futurists claim. Those same voices are now loudly predicting the integration of artificial intelligence into legal practice. Of course, machine intelligence is nothing new. Commentators have long said technology will......

  • Think Twice Before Using Crowdfunding and Litigation Investments

    2015-07-30T17:58:16Z

    We're in the middle of a crowdfunding golden age. Individuals have raised thousands of dollars to make potato salad ($55,000), create inflatable Lionel Richie sculptures ($12,500), and conduct a squirrel census ($9,000). When it comes to fundraising, it seems like people are just giving money away. Should lawyers and litigants......

  • Weed Lawyers Can Be Weed Sellers, Washington State Bar Says

    2015-07-30T15:43:07Z

    The Evergreen State just got a little greener, at least for lawyers. The Washington State Bar Association gave attorneys the, ahem, green light to use weed and operate marijuana-related businesses, just three years after Washington voters legalized recreational use. This makes Washington the first state to not only allow attorney......

  • Wills Can Be Amended After Death, Cal Supreme Court Rules

    2015-07-29T22:07:06Z

    Finally, that LLM you got in Zombie Law is about to pay off! The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that wills may be amended post-mortem. That's a drastic shift from the categorical bar against modifying an unambiguous will. Of course, those wishing to amend their wills after death won't......

  • In-House Counsel Hate California. Here's Why

    2015-07-29T21:57:11Z

    California dreams are often more like nightmares for many in-house counsel. In-house counsel have a largely negative view of the state's litigation and regulatory climate, according to a new survey by the law firm Archer Norris. In-house lawyers perceive litigation as a greater risk in California than other states. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Governor allows parole for California school bus hijacker

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:57:50 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor is allowing parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago.

  • Former top Chinese general suspected of corruption

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:47:40 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward.

  • Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher's license suspended

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:43:24 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself" before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended.

  • APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:04:17 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI.

  • Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:42:32 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Governor allows parole for California school bus hijacker

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:57:50 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor is allowing parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago.

  • Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:51:02 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.

  • Former top Chinese general suspected of corruption

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:47:40 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward.

  • Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:21:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency.

  • APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:04:17 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI.