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  • Thai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:29:43 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money.

  • Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:28:56 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

  • Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:25:01 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the executions of two officers.

  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:04:34 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

  • Charges to be dismissed in Arizona dog deaths

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:49:35 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Animal cruelty charges will be dismissed against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel and two caretakers charged in the deaths of 21 dogs this summer, prosecutors said Monday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?

    2014-12-22T18:24:01Z

    Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

  • Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins

    2014-12-22T18:08:01Z

    It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

  • 5 Totally Useless Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office

    2014-12-22T17:59:01Z

    By now, you've read many of our gift guides, including the Black Friday tech gift guide and the plain old lawyer gift guide. All of those gifts were actual gifts, with real utility. Don't you ever want to get someone something that's completely useless? Well, fear not. We scoured the......

  • NLRB Names McDonalds, Franchisees as Joint Employers in 13 Complaints

    2014-12-22T17:52:01Z

    In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......

  • 2014's Top 10: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

    2014-12-19T23:05:01Z

    FindLaw doesn't have Texas Case Law blog. We don't have a West Virginia Case Law blog. We have a California Case Law blog. And we're sure glad we do, because if we didn't, there's no way our writers and readers would know that they might be able to change music......

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Colorado to Block Recreational Pot

    2014-12-19T20:00:01Z

    Colorado has legalized marijuana. Undoubtedly, some of the out-of-staters who cross the border to purchase marijuana will take it back with them when they leave. This causes headaches for neighboring states that do not wish to legalize marijuana -- all of Colorado's neighboring states, to be exact. That is what......

Criminal Law News

  • Ga. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plot

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:12:32 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities say an Atlanta airline employee is suspected of helping smuggle firearms to New York City on passenger jets.

  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:04:34 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

  • Charges to be dismissed in Arizona dog deaths

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:49:35 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Animal cruelty charges will be dismissed against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel and two caretakers charged in the deaths of 21 dogs this summer, prosecutors said Monday.

  • Key developments in the case of slain NYPD officers

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:17:40 GMT

    New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday afternoon by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of police officers shooting unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.

  • 2 men indicted in deadly California bank robbery

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:04:55 GMT

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — An indictment unsealed Monday charged two men with murder, kidnapping and other crimes in a violent bank robbery and shootout with police that ended with the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other suspects.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Valles Caldera looks to future as national park

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:31:06 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico.

  • Thai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:29:43 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money.

  • Ceremony marks new national monument in Nevada

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:28:36 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several dignitaries received plaster replicas of an Ice Age mammoth tooth on Monday to help mark the dedication of a new national monument in a fossil-rich area at the northern edge of the Las Vegas valley.

  • PG&E discloses more emails with state regulators

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:05:44 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest power utility released a dozen more emails Monday that it said showed improper back-channel discussions between the utility and top state regulators.

  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:04:34 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

Trending Legal News

  • At least 4 accused of manufacturing meth in Texas

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:20:20 GMT

    On Dec. 15, Texas authorities reported that they took at least four people into custody and seized approximately $1 million worth of drugs after shutting down a major drug lab. The report stated that the drug lab was located at...

  • The growing number of consumer scams and fraud

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:10:31 GMT

    California residents may not be aware of the growing number of scams in which thieves target elderly victims attempting to steal their identities. Tactics vary, and once word gets out, the thieves will often switch their methods in order to...

  • Alleged drunk truck driver causes 2 deaths in Illinois

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:00:11 GMT

    It is important for drivers to be completely aware when on the road. This means taking action to ensure that a person is completely rested and fully aware. It also means that one should avoid certain actions, such as drinking...

  • Louisiana road construction site accidents can be deadly

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:58:02 GMT

    Louisiana men and women who work at road construction sites assume risks that other construction workers do not have to think about. Vehicles are always speeding by these individuals, and many of them are especially vulnerable if they are not...

  • California marijuana dispensaries face fines for operation

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:30:12 GMT

    The city of San Jose has reportedly found at least 19 of 23 marijuana dispensaries in the area to be operating in an illegal manner, resulting in warning letters along with more than $160,000 in fines. Additionally, the collectives in...