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  • Authorities say fugitive paid cash for long-term hotel stay

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:53:16 GMT

    Authorities say a treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was paying cash for the Florida hotel room where he and a companion lived for more than a year.

  • Perry: Ongoing felony case won't delay 2016 preparations

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:51:53 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Wednesday that a judge's refusal to quash felony abuse of power charges won't derail — or even delay — his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run, calling the case tantamount to the "criminalization of politics."

  • Back from Brazil, ex-music promoter faces $300M fraud case

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:51:11 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A former airline pilot who reached the heights of the music promotion business by producing shows for acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Santana to Coldplay sat shackled in a Florida courtroom Wednesday, faced with a $300 million fraud case after spending years fighting extradition from Brazil.

  • Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:48:06 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

  • Controversial French comic tells court he seeks peace

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:46:17 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala has told a court he wants "to make peace" with critics who have accused the 12-times convicted performer of anti-Semitism and inciting racial hatred.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:57:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.

  • Authorities say fugitive paid cash for long-term hotel stay

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:53:16 GMT

    Authorities say a treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was paying cash for the Florida hotel room where he and a companion lived for more than a year.

  • Perry: Ongoing felony case won't delay 2016 preparations

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:51:53 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Wednesday that a judge's refusal to quash felony abuse of power charges won't derail — or even delay — his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run, calling the case tantamount to the "criminalization of politics."

  • Back from Brazil, ex-music promoter faces $300M fraud case

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:51:11 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A former airline pilot who reached the heights of the music promotion business by producing shows for acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Santana to Coldplay sat shackled in a Florida courtroom Wednesday, faced with a $300 million fraud case after spending years fighting extradition from Brazil.

  • Monitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:46:45 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department says he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:57:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.

  • Fed stays 'patient' on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:52:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but noted that inflation remains below its target even as the U.S. economy improved.

  • Perry: Ongoing felony case won't delay 2016 preparations

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:51:53 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Wednesday that a judge's refusal to quash felony abuse of power charges won't derail — or even delay — his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run, calling the case tantamount to the "criminalization of politics."

  • Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:48:06 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

  • Monitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:46:45 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department says he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed.

Trending Legal News

  • The benefits of a revocable living trust

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:10:54 GMT

    Some California residents who are planning on how their assets will be distributed when they die may want to consider the use of a revocable living trust. This type of vehicle may make it possible for assets to pass to...

  • The bankruptcy discharge process

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:10:33 GMT

    Many Ohio residents that are considering bankruptcy are not really certain of what is involved in a discharge of debt. they may have mistaken ideas about what types of debts will be discharged, whether the debt still exists and what...

  • Myth or Reality?- "It's OK to date as soon as you're separated."

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:04:26 GMT

    The title implies that the word "myth" is used to define something untrue, or not real. However, many myths contain elements of truth. Whether dating after separation will or will not effect you legally is one of those instances. Since...

  • SCI Ontario Peer Support Session: Know Your Rights

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:30:14 GMT

    Join your SCI Ontario peers for an information evening session on "Know Your Rights". Get answers to your pressing legal questions. ...

  • Understanding income tax years

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:21:32 GMT

    For individuals living in Georgia and anywhere else in the United States, it is very important to know when the income tax year begins. For most people, the tax year is 12 consecutive months and runs from Jan. 1 to...