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  • Police ambush gunman's sister calls him her 'protector'

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:02 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The younger sister of a man who fatally shot a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in a 2014 ambush says he was her "protector" against their abusive parents.

  • After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' back in Miami court

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:17:27 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The last of the "cocaine cowboys" who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years after fleeing an indictment.

  • Justices revive suit against Indian casino limo driver

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:10:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court says that Indian tribes' immunity from lawsuits does not always extend to their employees in incidents that occur far from Indian reservations.

  • Partner of cop who shot Rice: 'I didn't know it was a kid'

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:45:41 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy's condition worsened.

  • Volunteers usher US immigrants to court to allay their fears

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:42:12 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it.

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  • More Lawyers Use Social Media, but Don't Know How It Helps

    2017-04-24T22:00:46Z

    Almost all lawyers use social media but few know how it helps their practice, according to a new survey. Attorney at Work, reporting results of its third annual social media marketing survey, said that 96 percent of the respondents regularly use social media. But barely seven percent believe social......

  • Berkeley Settles Sex Harassment Case Against Former Law School Dean

    2017-04-24T21:58:02Z

    Ending a story that may never be told in court, UC Berkeley School of Law has settled a controversial sexual harassment case against the school and its former dean. Sujit Choudhry, who resigned as dean last year after a former assistant sued him for sexual harassment, has settled the......

  • Discovery Communications Names New General Counsel

    2017-04-24T18:57:06Z

    Savalle Sims has been named the new general counsel for Discovery Communications. Sims, formerly deputy general counsel, will lead the company's global legal teams and manage legal issues worldwide. In the new position, she reports to Bruce Campbell, chief development and legal officer. "Savalle is a strong leader, with......

  • Pros and Cons of Being a General Practitioner

    2017-04-24T17:59:01Z

    People used to ask me, "What kind of a lawyer are you?" "A good one," I liked to reply. It usually brought a smile, and always brought a follow-up question: "No, like, what kind of law do you practice?" In the law practice world, clients seem to expect that......

  • Nonparty Not Bound by an Injunction as a Successor in Interest

    2017-04-24T10:00:39Z

    Company A obtains an injunction against Company B, which sells its assets to Company C. Is Company C bound by the injunction? The simple answer is "no" because Company C was not in privity with the parties to the A-B injunction. That's the basic rule of ADT v. NorthStar......

  • Top 1L's, Are You Getting Ready to Transfer?

    2017-04-24T13:00:00Z

    Many people move in the summer time, and that includes first-year law students -- especially those who want to move up. Michael Matta, for example, was attending George Washington University Law School in 2015. But as he was completing his first year, he took a chance and applied for......

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  • Police ambush gunman's sister calls him her 'protector'

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:02 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The younger sister of a man who fatally shot a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in a 2014 ambush says he was her "protector" against their abusive parents.

  • After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' back in Miami court

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:17:27 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The last of the "cocaine cowboys" who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years after fleeing an indictment.

  • Last words haunt surviving teen's sentencing in fatal fire

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:52:55 GMT

    LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building.

  • Former NY police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:36:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor have been arrested in a federal gun licensing probe.

  • Lawmaker in Hungary's ruling party indicted for corruption

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:36:18 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prosecutors in Hungary say they have indicted a lawmaker from the ruling Fidesz party and six others for attempting to embezzle public funds.

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  • Slovenian leader wants talks on EU systematic border checks

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:22:12 GMT

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister is seeking discussions over increased border controls that have led to huge lines of cars forming on the country's border with Croatia.

  • Police ambush gunman's sister calls him her 'protector'

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:02 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The younger sister of a man who fatally shot a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in a 2014 ambush says he was her "protector" against their abusive parents.

  • Netanyahu cancels meeting with German FM

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:14:51 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday canceled a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister over the latter's plans to sit down with Israeli rights groups, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel's closest and most important allies.

  • Justices revive suit against Indian casino limo driver

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:10:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court says that Indian tribes' immunity from lawsuits does not always extend to their employees in incidents that occur far from Indian reservations.

  • Head of beleaguered Hungary university appeals for EU help

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:08:56 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of a Hungary-based university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros appealed Tuesday for European Union support to fight a new law he says is aimed at shutting the school down.