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  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:28:19 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive.

  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:02:05 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.

  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:14:15 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.

  • One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:12:10 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91.

  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:58:52 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:52:27 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.

  • Homicide leads Arizona police to arrest man in 2 killings

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:21:15 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a man arrested in a homicide that occurred Friday is also responsible for the killing of a homeless man last month.

  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:11:18 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road.

  • Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:55:45 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

  • Greek police arrest 2 suspected members of anarchist group

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:32:05 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested two people allegedly belonging to armed anarchist group Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire.

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Political News

  • Biden welcomes pending passage Ukrainian economic plan

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:36:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming plans by the Ukrainian government to pass legislation next week to help stabilize the country's economy.

  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:28:19 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive.

  • Venezuela to limit US diplomat number, require tourist visas

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:27:05 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he will limit the number of U.S. diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and also will require U.S. citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit.

  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:06:53 GMT

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.

  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:02:05 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.

Trending Legal News

  • FMLA embraces same-sex marriage

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:32:40 GMT

    Another barrier has fallen for same-sex married couples. For the past couple of years, Minnesota has watched as other states struggle with the constitutionality of same-sex marriage laws. We know, of course, that there is work to be done to...

  • Workers sick due to chemical exposure could seek workers' comp

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:08:21 GMT

    Many people do not think about everything that goes into the foods that they eat. In many situations the way a food tastes is the result of chemical flavorings added while it is being manufactured. While the chemicals added may...

  • Despite IRS cuts tax season going well

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:22:33 GMT

    In a previous post we wrote about why this year taxpayers should have lower expectations regarding service from the Internal Revenue Service. Among other things a reduction in the number of IRS employees due to budgetary constraints is to blame....

  • Do lower gas prices have a bearing on frequency of car accidents?

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:56:21 GMT

    Over the course of the last couple months, people throughout the United States have rejoiced at paying lower gas prices at the pump. While many may be grateful to have more money available to spend on other things, a study...

  • Children with cerebral palsy may secure SSI

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:49:16 GMT

    Caring for children is an expensive proposition. When they have a disability, the costs can rise exponentially. This can leave many people facing difficulties in making ends meet. To help with that, some seek disability benefits from the Social Security...