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  • Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:57:45 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday.

  • Lawyer: Abuse prevention program protects Boy Scouts

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:56:18 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An attorney defending the Boy Scouts against a sex abuse lawsuit in California says the organization acknowledges mistakes in the past but now has a robust child protection program in place.

  • Identical twins who spilled cartel secrets to be sentenced

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:46:02 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.

  • Court: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell will be free during appeal

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:42:07 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, a federal court ruled Monday.

  • Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:31:31 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

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  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • Lawyer: Abuse prevention program protects Boy Scouts

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:56:18 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An attorney defending the Boy Scouts against a sex abuse lawsuit in California says the organization acknowledges mistakes in the past but now has a robust child protection program in place.

  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:37:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.

  • Twins who informed on kingpin eligible for light sentence

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:37:16 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twin brothers who partnered with Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin to build a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring will be sentenced Tuesday in Chicago.

  • Conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:08:49 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Nevada lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 reelection campaign.

  • Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:48 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial.

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  • McCain gives thumbs up to 'American Sniper' movie

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:56:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film.

  • VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:55:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions.

  • Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:55:05 GMT

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity.

  • Man takes responsibility for drone over White House

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:45:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say he was responsible and didn't mean to fly it over the complex.

  • CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:37:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.

Trending Legal News

  • Can a bankruptcy impact a child support obligation?

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:52:17 GMT

    There are many things that a custodial parent may be alarmed to hear have happened to their ex. One is that their ex has gone into bankruptcy. One thing a custodial parent may be worried about upon hearing such a...

  • Woman seeks over $200,000 for her sexual harassment claim

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:47:56 GMT

    In the event that an employee is subjected to unwanted advances, it is the company's responsibility to protect the worker and prevent the incident from recurring. No one should be expected to work in an environment that does not deter...

  • Dietary workers accusing Alaris of wrongful termination

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:43:42 GMT

    Two employees who worked for a health care facility are claiming that they lost their jobs without due process. Both of the workers were dietary aides at Alaris Health at the Fountains facility in New Jersey. One of the employees...

  • Impending storm: Will it come as advertised by forecasters?

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:13:08 GMT

    Well, there’s really nothing else to talk about today in New York City or elsewhere in the state other than the weather for denizens who are gazing skyward and wondering what tomorrow is going to look like. And, let’s face...

  • Excess Underinsured Motorist Protection: Why Vancouver Drivers Need It

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:48 GMT

    Traffic accidents are commonplace on Vancouver's busy streets. When we venture out upon the roads, we assume that if we are in a car accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident for which we are not at fault, the at-fault driver...