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  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:51:55 GMT

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

  • Woman faces trial for Christmas concert crash that killed 4

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:48:13 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she was intoxicated when she plowed a car into people leaving a Christmas church concert, killing three women and a 6-year-old boy.

  • Son: City Hall gunman in Minnesota clashed with authorities

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:47:18 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday.

  • Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:42:44 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Eastern Europe.

  • Ex-officer gets probation for sharing suspect's nude photos

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:38 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Tuesday to three years' probation for sharing explicit photos from the cellphones of two women while they were under arrest.

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

  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:51:55 GMT

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

  • Woman faces trial for Christmas concert crash that killed 4

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:48:13 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she was intoxicated when she plowed a car into people leaving a Christmas church concert, killing three women and a 6-year-old boy.

  • Son: City Hall gunman in Minnesota clashed with authorities

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:47:18 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday.

  • Mexico AG: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay put

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:43:08 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top prosecutor says the country does not intend to extradite captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States anytime soon.

  • Ex-officer gets probation for sharing suspect's nude photos

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:38 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Tuesday to three years' probation for sharing explicit photos from the cellphones of two women while they were under arrest.

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

  • Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:48:49 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Japanese officials were tightlipped Wednesday as secret talks in Jordan sought to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists and purportedly threatened with death within 24 hours.

  • Son: City Hall gunman in Minnesota clashed with authorities

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:47:18 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday.

  • NY Assembly speaker to step down amid criminal charges

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:35 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, agreed to give up the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.

  • 'Wicked storm': New England hit by blizzard's 2 feet of snow

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:42:53 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

  • Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:42:44 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Eastern Europe.

Trending Legal News

  • Liability for accidents that occur when drivers run yellow lights

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:51:04 GMT

    Many car accidents in British Columbia occur at intersections. People involved in some of these collisions may have questions about who is liable if one of the drivers was in the process of running a yellow light, causing the other...

  • Suffering hearing loss on the job

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:50:57 GMT

    Employees in Texas might benefit from understanding more about hearing loss injuries that may be caused by exposure in the workplace, as described by the National Occupational Research Agenda. Hearing loss is most common in occupations associated with the manufacturing...

  • The basics of going to family court in Ontario

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:50:34 GMT

    When Ontario couples are going through a divorce or separation, it is not uncommon for them to be unable to agree on certain aspects of the agreement, such as how custody will be arranged. In a situation such as this,...

  • Understanding grandparents’ rights and adoption in Minnesota

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:51 GMT

    In an ideal situation, children are raised in homes with loving parents who provide them with loving care. Unfortunately, many parents become unable or unwilling to remain in that capacity. Issues with substance abuse, domestic violence, incarceration or mental...

  • Knowing your rights when facing charges for sex offenses

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:40:32 GMT

    If you have been accused of sex crimes in Colorado, whether you are guilty or not, you must know what your rights are. For example, you have the right to refuse to talk to the officers who have brought...