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  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in hit-and-run probe

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:35 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.

  • Police: Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV acted alone

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:40:37 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime has told detectives he was acting alone and had no links to any terror organization, police said Friday.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:36 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Rap Mogul Suge Knight turns self in in LA hit-and-run probe

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:26:33 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.

  • Chinese MH370 relatives reject word that passengers are dead

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:09:45 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — About 100 Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:55:21 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the U.S. said it would assist.

  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in hit-and-run probe

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:35 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.

  • Rap Mogul Suge Knight turns self in in LA hit-and-run probe

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:26:33 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.

  • Rap Mogul Suge Knight turns self in LA hit-and-run probe

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:08:44 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.

  • Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:09:15 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

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

  • Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:55:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.

  • Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:55:21 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the U.S. said it would assist.

  • Activists: Syrian rebels blow up tunnel under army post

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:51 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian opposition fighters have detonated a large amount of explosives in a tunnel under an army post in the northwestern province of Idlib, inflicting heavy casualties on the government troops.

  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:46 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.

  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in hit-and-run probe

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:35 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.

Trending Legal News

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:27:55 GMT

    There are few things that can be as fun, exciting and creative for company executives as creating a business trademark, whether starting a new business or modernizing the look of an established company. Trademarks are arguably the most identifying feature...

  • Premises liability claims can stem from unsafe rentals

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:04:37 GMT

    According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, over 43 million households are occupied by renters. The bulk of these renters live in the urban meccas of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Phoenix. With all these...

  • Porsche auto defects may affect West Virginians

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:03:26 GMT

    One of the most important factors people often consider when buying a new car is the vehicle's safety record. Unfortunately, manufacturers sometimes make mistakes that result in dangerous auto defects -- defects that are potentially fatal. Some consumers in West...

  • Felony consequences for people with repeat DUI convictions

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:44:30 GMT

    The consequences for drunk driving can be severe for any conviction, whether it’s a driver’s first DUI or if he or she has had prior convictions. These consequences have the potential to affect a person for many years, and a...

  • Will I be eligible for spousal support under California law?

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:34:01 GMT

    Divorcing Sacramento couples may wonder if they can pursue spousal support from their husband or wife. The state of California does allow payment of spousal support by one party to the other in some instances. Judges factor in many...