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  • Estonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:56:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries with software that disabled anti-virus protections and steered users to websites they did not choose.

  • Marine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:30 GMT

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.

  • $2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.

  • Union appeal denied in NY stop and frisk case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:14:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday denied a last-ditch effort by police unions to continue challenging a decision that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of minorities with its stop and frisk policy, clearing the way for reforms to begin.

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:11:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

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

  • Estonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:56:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries with software that disabled anti-virus protections and steered users to websites they did not choose.

  • Slain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:42:37 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.

  • Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:38:36 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.

  • 2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:21 GMT

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer was fatally injured Friday when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.

  • Murder charge dropped in prayer group death

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:05 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor has dropped charges against a former suburban Kansas City man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader.

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

  • Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:21 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.

  • Early votes: Already over 15 million in 31 states

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes have now soared past 15 million across 31 states. That's enough to give 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 of Representatives and 36 governorships at stake.

  • Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:48:46 GMT

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.

  • Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:40:00 GMT

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Friday that Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman.

  • Yemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:12 GMT

    ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.

Trending Legal News

  • What is the difference between conservators and guardians?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:20:25 GMT

    Texas law divides child custody into two designations: conservators and guardians. A person who possesses a child is deemed a conservator. This designation is similar to that of a guardian, who is someone that a Texas probate court appoints to...

  • Federal jury in Texas convicts brothers in synthetic drug ring

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:20:18 GMT

    A Dallas federal jury convicted two brothers of multiple charges related to running a synthetic marijuana ring, according to federal prosecutors. The brothers, ages 43 and 28, were indicted by a federal grand jury in July. Authorities allege that the...

  • What is Erb's Palsy?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:20:13 GMT

    Arizona parents who are expecting a child should be aware that Erb's Palsy, a condition affecting the nerves of the shoulder and arm, may strike between one and two children out of every thousand who are born. One common cause...

  • Do Political Conations Sway Court Rulings?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:07:04 GMT

    By Ryan Meikamp of Strong Law Offices on Friday, October 31, 2014 Can political donations sway appellate court rulings in cases where there is the potential for a very large recovery or there already has been a large verdict entered...

  • The dangers of fatigued driving

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:48:07 GMT

    Sometimes, when a driver is out on the roads, drowsiness strikes. Signs that a driver may be succumbing to drowsy driving include: missing turns or road signs, being unable to remember the details of the past few minutes, having difficulty...