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  • Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:51:03 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.

  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30:15 GMT

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man appeared in a suburban Detroit courtroom Thursday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million.

  • Haitians' lawyer to NY judge: Ignore UN immunity

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:25:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak have asked a New York judge to ignore the U.N.'s immunity and let their lawsuit proceed.

  • Plea deal in FAMU case is off the table

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:23:54 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A plea deal that was contemplated by one of the four defendants facing trial next week for the hazing death of a Florida A & M drum major is off the table.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:54:51 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:51:03 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • Parents' email to AP expresses grief over shooting

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:12:32 GMT

    The following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:13 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.

  • Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:53 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:56:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.

  • Family of abused boy wants GOP ads pulled

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:55:07 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death has spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding that the state Republican Party take down a new television ad that uses the case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:54:51 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:53:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators announced Thursday they will introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.

  • Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:51:03 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • MRB Attorneys Get Car Wreck Verdict

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:01:27 GMT

    Congratulations to our newest lawyer, Ben Ford, who this week went to trial for the first time (at the side of experienced MRB attorney Roger Lucas) and brought back a win for the client! Roger and Ben represented a former...

  • Medical malpractice claims reduce doctor errors, costs

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:50:51 GMT

    Losses tied to unnecessary patient injuries take an enormous personal toll. Charleston victims of medical malpractice may suffer needless health problems and related costs. Some are disabled or die due to the mistakes of medical professionals, who are expected...

  • Compensation and damages may be available for surgical errors

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:42:55 GMT

    The vast majority of the time when people in Louisiana undergo a surgical procedure they do so with the reasonable anticipation that the outcome will be beneficial to their health. And most of the time they are not disappointed in...

  • Woman dies in on-the-job injury at trucking company

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:28:19 GMT

    Trucking is an important industry for the United States economy. This is how many products eventually reach the marketplace in order to fulfill needs of consumers in California as well as every other state. However, this industry also comes with...

  • Florida man may be facing DUI charges after boating accident

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:18:03 GMT

    A recent Florida boating accident has left a woman dead and two others injured. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, it may result in DUI charges for one of the drivers of the boats involved. Unfortunately, this means that...