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  • Woman wins $100 million in transvaginal mesh case

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:54:09 GMT

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware jury has ordered a medical device manufacturer to pay $100 million to a woman who, despite two surgeries, still has pieces of transvaginal mesh embedded inside her.

  • In Ohio pepper-spray assault case, victim fires back

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:53:57 GMT

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face has received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye."

  • Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:46:19 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.

  • For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:38:50 GMT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Jim Thigpen first met with an investor in early 2012 to discuss selling control of the Tennessee financial firm he had run for more than 20 years, he said W. Wesley Drummon boasted of a business plan that involved $2 billion from the Bank of China. Nothing was said about running a loan program for Atlantic City.

  • China destroys more than 660 kilograms of smuggled ivory

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:26:46 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities Friday destroyed 662 kilograms of ivory that was seized after being smuggled into the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Overworked? 7 Tips on How to Get Part-Time Help, Legally

    2015-05-28T22:25:21Z

    Feeling swamped with extra work, but not enough to justify hiring full time assistance? Part-time employees can be a great way to spread out your workload, whether you're hiring contract attorneys, interns, or support staff. Part-time employees, like any new hire, require that you pay close attention to the rules......

  • Apple Antitrust Monitor Stays Put: 2nd Cir.

    2015-05-28T18:55:11Z

    Apple -- you know, the company that makes your iPhone -- got into a bit of trouble a few years ago when the United States started investigating allegations of price fixing in the e-book market. Eventually, Apple settled for $450 million, but did so in the most begrudging way possible.......

  • Challenge to N.C. Board of Ed. Redistricting Advances

    2015-05-28T18:54:01Z

    Citizens of Wake County will be able to go ahead in their challenge to North Carolina's gerrymandered Board of Education election districts, following a ruling by the Fourth Circuit yesterday. After a regular, time-based redistricting saw the County school board elections swept by a Democratic majority, the state's Republican......

  • Former Ala. Gov. Siegelman Denied New Trial in Bribery Appeal

    2015-05-28T16:09:43Z

    Don Siegelman, the former Governor of Alabama, lost his motion for a new trial last week. Siegelman was convicted of bribery, mail fraud and obstruction of justice in 2006, following an investigation that many Democrats argued was politically motivated, but which Republicans claimed revealed extensive corruption. After a series......

  • Defense Lawyers: How to Deal With Defeat

    2015-05-28T19:07:39Z

    You've tried your hardest, but in spite of your best efforts, your client still got convicted. What is there to do? What did you do wrong? What could you have done better? Cheer up, that's what. Losing is a part of being a lawyer; no one wins all the time.......

  • Ostriches Finally Vindicated as Posner Rejects Jury Instructions

    2015-05-28T16:55:47Z

    Judge Posner hates ostriches. The large, flightless birds, erroneously thought to bury their heads in the sand at the sight of danger, are one of the Judge's favorite insults. Did you ignore adverse precedent? Ostrich! Somehow fail to check citing references? Ostrich conduct! That doesn't mean he thinks ostrich......

Criminal Law News

  • In Ohio pepper-spray assault case, victim fires back

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:53:57 GMT

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face has received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye."

  • Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:46:19 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.

  • China destroys more than 660 kilograms of smuggled ivory

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:26:46 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities Friday destroyed 662 kilograms of ivory that was seized after being smuggled into the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.

  • Wife of Czech ex-PM acquitted by court of abuse of power

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:19:55 GMT

    PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague court on Friday acquitted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power charges in a case that brought down his government.

  • UK reporter handed suspended sentence in bribery case

    Fri, 29 May 2015 10:44:55 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British tabloid reporter has been handed a suspended 18-month prison sentence over a police bribery case.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • Japan, EU agree to step up defense, economic ties

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:51:59 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and European leaders have agreed to step up defense and economic ties, while expressing concern about rising tensions in the South China Sea.

  • Madagascar's president faces impeachment attempt

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:44:25 GMT

    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Political instability is looming in Madagascar, where lawmakers voted this week to impeach the country's president, who disputed the outcome and whose supporters say the result was falsified.

  • Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:39:21 GMT

    ZURICH (AP) — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday.

  • For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:38:50 GMT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Jim Thigpen first met with an investor in early 2012 to discuss selling control of the Tennessee financial firm he had run for more than 20 years, he said W. Wesley Drummon boasted of a business plan that involved $2 billion from the Bank of China. Nothing was said about running a loan program for Atlantic City.

  • Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"

    Fri, 29 May 2015 11:34:06 GMT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.