FindLaw Legal Professional NewsLegal Professional News

Top Legal Headlines

  • US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:56:51 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action unless the company admits that driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.

  • Snow and rain delay Thanksgiving travelers

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:46:57 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.

  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:45:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:24:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:14:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • Police ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:59:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved.

  • Suspect in deadly assault charged with murder

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:38:30 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire at a Wichita park was charged Wednesday in the death of the mother of four.

  • Bulgaria imam charged with terrorism incitement

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:27:10 GMT

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian prosecutors have charged a Muslim religious leader and six others with spreading war propaganda for the Islamic State group.

  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:24:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:49:00 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

Supreme Court News

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:14:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

Political News

  • 9th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:57:30 GMT

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official says a ninth Sierra Leonean doctor has been infected with Ebola, underscoring the devastating toll the disease is taking on health care workers.

  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:45:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:14:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:03:12 GMT

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.

  • Sierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:40:19 GMT

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.

Trending Legal News

  • 3 adoption types: Each has specific considerations

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:29:31 GMT

    Going through an adoption is an incredibly rewarding experience for any parent. The process, however, can sometimes involve complex situations that might require a full knowledge of the laws surrounding adoptions in Texas. In any adoption, it is vitally important...

  • Lawsuits: Does Viagra Cause Skin Cancer?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:24:07 GMT

    In June 2014, JAMA Internal Medicine published a study which reported that users of the drug Viagra were 84 percent more likely to develop skin cancer over a 10-year period. The study looked at 26,000 men, finding that those who...

  • The challenges of grandparents' rights cases

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:18:03 GMT

    Most of our Texas readers never have to concern themselves with grandparents' rights; however, this does not hold true for everybody. There are times when a grandparent or set of grandparents need to step in and take the place...

  • Truck accidents with pedestrians not common, but dangerous

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:15:40 GMT

    Accidents involving 18-wheelers and smaller passenger vehicles rarely have a good outcome for those riding in the smaller vehicle. When pedestrians are somehow involved in truck accidents, the potential for catastrophe is obvious. Without any of the protections afforded to...

  • Electronic health records: often at the heart of a malpractice case

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:08:46 GMT

    The massive change in patients’ medical records in recent years from paper charts and notations to entries noted in an electronic format has had broad-based effects. After all, the transformation has been -- and continues to be -- nothing short...