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  • Jury to decide if Toyota involved in 2006 crash had defect

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:56:47 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for a Minnesota man whose Toyota Camry rammed into another car in 2006, killing three people, said during closing arguments in federal court Wednesday that the car had a defect that caused the accelerator to stick.

  • Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:53:14 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.

  • Rights groups also doubt Mexico account on missing students

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:47:33 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — International human rights groups on Wednesday questioned the Mexican government's official account of the disappearance of 43 college students last fall in the southern state of Guerrero.

  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:39:25 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

  • Inquest begins into deadly Sydney cafe siege

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:26:48 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — An inquest into a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe began on Thursday, aimed at determining exactly how a gunman and two of his hostages ended up dead after a 16-hour standoff with police.

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 23:40:19 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.

  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:39:25 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

  • Inquest begins into deadly Sydney cafe siege

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:26:48 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — An inquest into a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe began on Thursday, aimed at determining exactly how a gunman and two of his hostages ended up dead after a 16-hour standoff with police.

  • Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:19:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

  • Detroit officer won't go on trial 3rd time in girl's death

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:18:24 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Authorities won't pursue a third trial against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a nighttime raid that was filmed by a reality TV show, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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

  • Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:54:56 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:53:14 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.

  • Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:47:54 GMT

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war.

  • Rights groups also doubt Mexico account on missing students

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:47:33 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — International human rights groups on Wednesday questioned the Mexican government's official account of the disappearance of 43 college students last fall in the southern state of Guerrero.

  • Romney courts middle class, jabs Clinton in Mississippi

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:42:25 GMT

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questions Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials.

Trending Legal News

  • Terminating an employee who has an employment contract

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:20:38 GMT

    If a New Jersey employee is performing poorly or causing problems in the workplace, the employer may want to let that individual go. However, if the employee in question has an employment contract, this may complicate matters because there may...

  • Pensions from work and social security in Texas

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:20:28 GMT

    Sometimes, after people have worked for a number of years while paying into a pension through their jobs, a disabling condition will occur, forcing the person into early retirement. Many people in such a position may wonder if the fact...

  • Undisclosed defects when purchasing a home

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:20:27 GMT

    As Maryland homeowners may know, buying a new house may be a joyous occasion until the buyer is faced with a major defect in the home that was not disclosed. For instance, an undisclosed leak in the roof may be...

  • The IRS sometimes goes after the wages of those with tax debts

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:52:15 GMT

    For most people, their paychecks from work are their financial lifeblood. Receiving such wages is often an essential part of a person's ability to meet the various expenses they incur as a part of everyday life. Thus, one could imagine...

  • Road rage: how to see it coming and how to avoid it

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:50:09 GMT

    Frequently, when we consider ways that one may be injured or one's car damaged on the road, we think of negligent behaviors such as distracted driving, speeding or even reckless behaviors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or...