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  • Russian opposition activist faces 10 years behind bars

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:57:05 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors have demanded that an opposition activist be imprisoned for a total of 10 years on allegations of fraud.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:51:30 GMT

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

  • Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:16:33 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in Britain's biggest Cold War political scandal, the "Profumo Affair," has died. She was 70.

  • Victory for plaintiff in China gay conversion case

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:41:24 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China's first case involving so-called conversion therapy.

  • HK court: Property tycoon guilty of corruption

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:30:22 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong jury found a billionaire property developer and a former top government official guilty of corruption Friday after a high profile trial that amplified anger at the city's elite.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 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......

  • CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

    2014-12-18T17:50:01Z

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

  • Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

    2014-12-17T23:08:01Z

    This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Criminal Law News

  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:22:43 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

  • Spanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:20:54 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police were searching for possible explosives at the headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance Friday.

  • Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:08:13 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claims someone attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president.

  • HK court: Property tycoon guilty of corruption

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:30:22 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong jury found a billionaire property developer and a former top government official guilty of corruption Friday after a high profile trial that amplified anger at the city's elite.

  • Woman arrested in crash that killed 3 from crowd

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:38:41 GMT

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what led up to a motorist driving through a red light and into nearly a dozen people as they left a church Christmas event in Southern California — leaving three women dead and several other people injured, including children.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • Russian opposition activist faces 10 years behind bars

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:57:05 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors have demanded that an opposition activist be imprisoned for a total of 10 years on allegations of fraud.

  • Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:34:28 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping center in the small town of Pahoa.

  • Dutch coalition crisis fizzles out

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:08 GMT

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove workable.

  • Spanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:20:54 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police were searching for possible explosives at the headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance Friday.

  • Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:16:33 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in Britain's biggest Cold War political scandal, the "Profumo Affair," has died. She was 70.

Trending Legal News

  • Office Depot might benefit from business merger in the New Year

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:16:09 GMT

    Individuals in California are not the only ones thinking ahead to the New Year, as many companies are already considering ways to maximize their success after 2014 draws to a close. While some businesses may plan on rolling out new...

  • Overcoming fear can lead to successful business transactions

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:49:28 GMT

    Becoming an entrepreneur in California may enable a person to feel a sense of freedom he or she has never experienced as a traditional employee. However, hiring workers and engaging in business transactions for the first time can be a...

  • Colorado woman facing vehicular assault charges following crash

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:13:58 GMT

    A young woman is being treated at a hospital in Colorado following a crash in which her vehicle was struck by a driver who was allegedly impaired at the time of the wreck. The crash shut down the intersection for...

  • Tips for driving safelty in hazardous conditions

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:50:41 GMT

    Getting in an accident is frightening. While you may do everything you can to avoid an accident, the actions of another driver are something you can't control. You may do your best to drive calmly, cautiously, without distraction and...

  • Falls cause most deaths in construction accidents

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:20:50 GMT

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, falls are the leading cause of deaths on construction sites. As New York City is always in the throes of construction projects, it is vital for companies to have health and...