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  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:49:22 GMT

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.

  • Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:35:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

  • Young immigrants to line up for driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:25:23 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.

  • Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:06:02 GMT

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.

  • AP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:02:19 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Lawyers Take Acting Classes?

    2014-12-19T16:45:01Z

    Being a trial lawyer is truly a theatrical experience. It involves not only the technical elements of theater, like staging and voice, but also the truly "act-y" parts. What will you say, and when? How will you react to a question you already know the answer to? And most importantly,......

  • KBR Employee Appeals D.C. Circuit Ruling in Whistleblower Suit

    2014-12-18T20:03:01Z

    In 2005, Harry Barko, an employee of government contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), filed a False Claims Act complaint. KBR, which at the time was a subsidiary of Halliburton, provided military support services in Iraq. Barko alleged that KBR was inflating costs and receiving kickbacks. This case, for which......

  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

Criminal Law News

  • Palestinian man arrested after foiled attack on soldier

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:54:27 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military says a Palestinian man has been arrested after a foiled attack on a soldier in the West Bank.

  • Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:35:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

  • AP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:02:19 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

  • AP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:01:00 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

  • Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:30:10 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • Palestinian man arrested after foiled attack on soldier

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:54:27 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military says a Palestinian man has been arrested after a foiled attack on a soldier in the West Bank.

  • Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:35:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

  • Young immigrants to line up for driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:25:23 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.

  • Republicans in charge of Senate _ but 2016 awaits

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:13:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP back into the minority.

  • Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:06:02 GMT

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.

Trending Legal News

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    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:40:31 GMT

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    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:33:05 GMT

    When getting a divorce in Texas, many topics are brought before the court that you may not have thought of before. Spousal support is one of those subjects. You may have faced the fact that your debt and assets...

  • Rheumatoid arthritis drugs and expectant Florida moms

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:22:44 GMT

    Everyone knows that there are certain prescription drugs as well as other medications and substances that women should not take when they are pregnant and as long as they are breast-feeding. A number should also be avoided for some...

  • Leave for parents is a wise investmemt for cities

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:19:02 GMT

    Across the country, many municipalities including cities of all sizes are facing tough economic times. Despite recent improvements in some local economies, city government officials are still trying to rebound from the tough times and revenue loss of recent...

  • Stranger stayed at the side of car accident victim as he died

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:02:14 GMT

    Many Texas residents who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents often wonder if they died alone. Fortunately, the family of one man involved in a recent car accident does not have to speculate. A woman who happened upon...