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  • Pa. couple charged in boy's death waives hearing

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:50:35 GMT

    HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area couple charged in the torture death of the woman's 3-year-old son will head to trial after waiving their preliminary hearings.

  • James Holmes' parents plead against death penalty

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:21 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.

  • Police: 5-year-old boy found dead wasn't abducted

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:32:31 GMT

    BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — New York police investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy say a caretaker's initial report that he was abducted from an Albany-area home is false.

  • China arrests US aid work in N. Korean border town

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:23 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.

  • Black market kidney broker released from prison

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:13:09 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

  • CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

    2014-12-18T17:50:01Z

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

  • Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

    2014-12-17T23:08:01Z

    This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Criminal Law News

  • Spanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:26:09 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police searched Friday for possible explosives at the Madrid headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance.

  • China arrests US aid work in N. Korean border town

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:23 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.

  • Black market kidney broker released from prison

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:13:09 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison.

  • Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:10:23 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that an opposition activist be imprisoned for 10 years on allegations of fraud.

  • China arrests US aid work in N Korean border town

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:41:44 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • Obama closing 2014 with year-end news conference

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:53:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference at which he'll face questions on Cuba, the Sony hacking and how he will work with the Republican Congress.

  • Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:46:10 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.

  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:40:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Belarus slaps 30 percent fee at currency exchanges

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:30:46 GMT

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus has imposed a 30 percent fee on currency exchange transactions in an effort to contain panic that has spilled over from neighboring Russia.

  • 5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:29:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference.

Trending Legal News

  • Distracted driving remains a serious issue for motorists

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:29:07 GMT

    Technology has come a long way in the past twenty years. Cell phones and GPS alone have revolutionized the way we communicate and travel. However, despite the advantages emerging technologies may bring us, they often also carry multiple disadvantages...

  • What is the statute of limitations for filing an accident claim?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:27:16 GMT

    A statute of limitations is a period of time during which a victim may file claims against the party or parties that caused his harm. In Louisiana the civil and criminal statutes of limitation are set by state law...

  • What are the common causes of truck accidents?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:25:43 GMT

    Trucks are huge commercial vehicles and only professional drivers are allowed to operate them. Accidents involving trucks are relatively few when compared to car accidents. However, truck accidents often cause more catastrophic results than car accidents. Due to the...

  • Video Hearings

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:20:46 GMT

    Increasingly, the Social Security Administration is conducting hearings by video. Whether or not this makes sense in your case is a matter to discuss with your attorney. Sometimes, your lawyer's familiarity with the local judges outweighs any possible benefit of...

  • What is workers' compensation?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:29:33 GMT

    For many workers in Florida, workers' compensation provides the assurance that if they are injured on the job, they will be able to remain financially functional. But, what is workers' compensation, and how much does it really cover? Workers'...