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  • Poland's richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies at 65

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:45:43 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65.

  • Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:22:18 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:13:50 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:08:35 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:44:32 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — More than 30 years after a series of bombings and shootings in Sydney left four people dead, police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect in a case that terrorized Australia's legal fraternity.

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  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

  • 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Complaints

    2015-07-28T18:58:40Z

    Litigators usually aren't natural investigators, but in-house counsel can often be called on to play that role. Whether it's responding to an allegation of harassment, accusations of discrimination, or internal whistle blowing, in-house counsel will sometimes have to play the role of Sherlock Holmes, rather than ... whoever played Sherlock's......

  • Paying and Getting Paid: Effective Lawyer Compensation Schemes

    2015-07-28T17:59:33Z

    Money isn't the only reason attorneys show up for work, but it's at least one of the main motivators. You may have joined the legal profession out of a sense of justice, but few lawyers' Atticus Finch dreams alone can pull them through another day of motion practice. That's the......

  • Adultery Gone Awry on the Internet

    2015-07-28T15:58:56Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that "Life is short. Have an affair." The home page goes on to state that "Ashley Madison is the world's leading married dating service......

  • Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward

    2015-07-27T21:57:38Z

    The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

  • Don't Ignore YouTube When Marketing Your Law Firm Online

    2015-07-27T21:45:37Z

    If you're looking to stand out when marketing your firm online, consider video. More and more potential clients are turning to online video, particularly to YouTube, to learn about legal issues. The market for legal videos is huge: 20 percent of people research legal topics on YouTube. While the bad......

Criminal Law News

  • Saudi police officer shot dead in the east of the kingdom

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:37:49 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a police officer has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the east of the kingdom.

  • Bahrain makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombing

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:28:07 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom.

  • Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:22:18 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:13:50 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other.

  • Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:44:32 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — More than 30 years after a series of bombings and shootings in Sydney left four people dead, police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect in a case that terrorized Australia's legal fraternity.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:25:00 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.

  • Myanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:21:29 GMT

    THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party.

  • Iraqi government declares 4-day holiday over severe heatwave

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:54:57 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Council of Ministers has declared a four-day mandatory holiday beginning Thursday as temperatures are set to soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • 23 people missing in Lao military helicopter accident

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:53:14 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Laotian army helicopter had an accident shortly after it left the capital and 23 people on board were missing, the Lao News Agency said on Wednesday.

  • Israel OKs settlement building amid standoff with settlers

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:50:10 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Prime Minister's office said Wednesday it has approved the "immediate construction" of 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El and has advanced plans for 504 new housing units in Israeli settlement areas in east Jerusalem.