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  • New mass grave evidence at Mladic trial

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:45:39 GMT

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — U.N. judges have ruled prosecutors may present evidence from a recently discovered mass grave against former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic — a decision that will further delay a verdict at his war crimes trial.

  • Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:31 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:12 GMT

    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

  • 3 states wage fight to keep same-sex marriage ban

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:07:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.

  • Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:04:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.

  • Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:46 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • South Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:33 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges accusing them of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in Africa, money laundering and trafficking in rhino horns.

  • Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:31 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:34:37 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the gunman who carried out the deadly attack on Canada's seat of government said Thursday that she is crying for the victims of the shooting rampage, not her son.

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:45 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:16:27 GMT

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life.

  • Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:04:25 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver of an ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:02:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

  • Party committees spending $3M each day on House

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost $3.4 million every day — according to campaign finance summaries released Thursday.

  • Canada remembers soldier killed in attack

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:57:01 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadians on Thursday mourned the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard before the country's Tomb of the Unknown soldier.

  • Cassidy has many opponents in Louisiana Senate bid

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:52:57 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Mary Landrieu is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Louisiana, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012 and where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular.

  • New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:51:51 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

  • Tech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:46:58 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they were working on a special project in the U.S.

Trending Legal News

  • Balanced Billing

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:04 GMT

    The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled that a person insured under a health insurance plan may assert a private right of action for costs and attorney's fees against any hospital, clinic, or other health care provider that attempts to collect...

  • Bronx bookstore to close down due to lease dispute

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:58:03 GMT

    A popular Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Bronx, which has been around since 1999, is reportedly going to closing down at the end of the year due to a dispute with its landlord, Prestige Properties & Development. The dispute...

  • Missouri workers' compensation covers work-related illnesses, too

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:39:46 GMT

    When many people hear the term "Workers' Compensation," their first thought is likely about workers' injuries. However, Workers' Compensation in Missouri and other states does cover occupational illnesses, too. This can encompass many types of illnesses depending on what...

  • Jersey City small businesses feel impact of local leave law

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:38:25 GMT

    Statewide mandatory paid sick time may be no more than a twinkle in some labor advocates' eyes, but Jersey City is living the experiment. The Municipal Council passed a law in September 2013 that required business with 10 or more...

  • What is Supervised Visitation?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:22:07 GMT

    Written by: Ginger Cooper of Schwam-Wilcox & Associates Attorney's and Counselor's at Law. Home Office: Orlando When parents are in conflict or facing certain charges in criminal or dependency court, the judge may order a parent or parents to have...