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  • Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:57:45 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, but not without limits and a promise that he'll remain under heavy scrutiny.

  • Hellmann's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:55:11 GMT

    Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:21:11 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:12:00 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — China promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies.

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:11:27 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.

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

  • Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:51:01 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off.

  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:21:11 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • Arson caused $30 million downtown Los Angeles fire

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:06:16 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was an act of arson that caused an estimated $20 million to $30 million in damage, the Fire Department announced Thursday.

  • Ex-Tulsa cop to stand trial in off-duty shooting

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:52:28 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered a former Tulsa police officer to stand trial on a charge that he killed his daughter's boyfriend in an off-duty shooting.

  • California lawmaker enters plea after DUI arrest

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:50:32 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge of alcohol-related reckless driving.

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

  • Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:50:23 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is stepping up training so that all police officers on the force would be fully trained to deal with the mentally ill by 2018, the mayor announced Thursday, months after a Milwaukee police officer killed a schizophrenic man at a park.

  • Japan, US delay update to defense cooperation

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:50:14 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States formally postponed Friday an update to their defense cooperation guidelines.

  • China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:12:00 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — China promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies.

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:11:27 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.

  • S Korea court orders dissolution of leftist party

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:58:56 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party hounded by claims of pro-North Korea views. Critics say the decision could worsen already deep political divisions in a country once ruled by military dictators, and trigger a fierce debate on authorities' limits in restricting freedom of expression.

Trending Legal News

  • Child support: How is paternity established?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:42:48 GMT

    Many women who may be entitled to child support do not pursue it because they are not sure about what the paternity establishment process entails. What if you don't know where the father of your child is? What if...

  • Car Accidents Could be Reduced with More Taxi Driver Training

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:12:47 GMT

    Traffic in New York City, especially Manhattan, is usually a sea of yellow because of all the cabs crowding the city streets.  Not surprisingly, many of the car accidents in Manhattan involve cabs. Overall in New York City, between...

  • Wills and estate planning

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:10:40 GMT

    In California, one of the best ways to plan for the future is to create a will. Wills are legal documents that direct how a person's estate will be distributed after they have passed away. Without a will, the distribution...

  • Helpful tips for motorcyclists

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:10:26 GMT

    Many Kentucky residents enjoy the open road experience that comes with riding a motorcycle. When riders follow important safety tips, they reduce their risk of an accident with catastrophic injuries. One way that motorcyclists can help keep themselves safe is...

  • New York misdiagnosis cases persist

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:50:28 GMT

    As some New York residents may be aware of, complications are typically an expected risk that many patients acknowledge before undergoing treatment supervised by a health care official. However, many do not expect medical professionals themselves to make errors that...