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  • Memorial services held for Sydney siege victims

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:19:16 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Two victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe.

  • Experts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangered

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:15:16 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states.

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:13:32 GMT

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

  • 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.

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 02:39:32 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday.

  • Texas TV meteorologist improving after shooting

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:33:24 GMT

    TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas meteorologist who was shot last week outside of his TV station says he is "slowly getting better."

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:13:32 GMT

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

  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:06:21 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the top county prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the U.S. attorney to later announce a federal investigation of the incident.

  • 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.

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

  • Experts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangered

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:15:16 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states.

  • Gitmo envoy at State Department returning to law firm

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:02:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department official responsible for diplomatic efforts to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees is returning to his law firm.

  • 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.

Trending Legal News

  • Driver involved in fatal car accident charged with DWI

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:10:34 GMT

    Authorities reportedly charged a driver involved in a fatal head-on crash in Greenport on Dec. 6 with driving while intoxicated. The 71-year-old man was driving the wrong way on Route 25 when he collided with an oncoming vehicle, according to...

  • 80-year-old dead after 2-car collision

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:10:16 GMT

    A two-car collision on New Jersey Route 66 resulted in the death of an elderly driver on Dec. 14. It is not known what caused the accident to happen, according to a representative of the prosecutor's office in Monmouth County....

  • Motor vehicle work accident statistics

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:50:16 GMT

    While motor vehicle accidents in the realm of work accidents may not readily come to mind for Illinois residents, such accidents account for numerous work-related serious injury and fatality accidents every year. In fact, work-related motor vehicle accidents are the...

  • Medical malpractice ‘super losses’ on the rise

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:44:32 GMT

    Sometimes when people see a headline about a medical malpractice case in which the victim of a doctor’s negligence receives substantial compensation, they think it’s like the victim won the lottery. The problem with this line of thinking is that...

  • Need to know about Drug Paraphernalia arrests

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:31:41 GMT

    Being caught with "drug paraphernalia" even without the drugs is serious charge in the state of Florida. Any type drug paraphernalia possession is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000....