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  • Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:26:40 GMT

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A jury says a former university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania isn't guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students.

  • AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:26:11 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two former subsidiaries did business without licenses and misled regulators about their operations in the state.

  • 3 California counties voting on fracking bans

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:24:30 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production.

  • Jury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:18:49 GMT

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.

  • Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:07:45 GMT

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.

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

  • Police release recordings from school shooting

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:52:53 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus.

  • Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:42:17 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say seven cyclists and an assistant kidnapped while training in the mountainous outskirts of the capital have been freed.

  • 2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:40:32 GMT

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

  • Jury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:18:49 GMT

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.

  • Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:12:17 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.

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

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:58:12 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.

  • Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:52:07 GMT

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers.

  • Judge denies former NBA player's fraud appeal

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:48:58 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected jailed former NBA player Tate George's appeal of his 2013 fraud conviction, ruling that the government provided ample evidence for a jury to find him guilty of running a real estate Ponzi scheme.

  • Republicans take big lead in Colorado early voting

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:46:51 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans are taking a big lead in early voting in Colorado.

  • Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.

Trending Legal News

  • Failing to own your financial fate often a problem in divorce

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:38:43 GMT

    "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." Those are lines of the poem "Invictus" by William Earnest Henley. Readers might recognize it. It became something of an ear worm back in 2009, because...

  • How child custody is determined in Virginia

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:11:39 GMT

    When parents have a custody dispute and file a petition, courts determine custody and visitation rights in accordance with the best interests of the child. In making the decision, courts look to a number of factors. Virginia law instructs judges...

  • What should I do immediately after a car accident?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:11:16 GMT

    Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in America, and the traffic code has evolved to meet the demands of the populace. The many opportunities for fender benders and other accidents make it a good idea to review what to...

  • Texas employers and the Family Medical Leave Act

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:10:56 GMT

    The Family Medical Leave Act is a federal law designed to protect an employee's ability to take medical leave, either paid or unpaid, for up to 12 weeks if needed. The leave may be taken to either recover from an...

  • Visitation rights for non-custodial parents and grandparents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:10:44 GMT

    Parents or grandparents of a child who has been placed in the custody of social services may be awarded visitation rights. Under New York law, the family court or the supreme court can award these visitation rights, and in certain...