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  • Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:51:22 GMT

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

  • LA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:42:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.

  • More potential jurors released from theater shooting trial

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:30:33 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — More potential jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been released for reasons ranging from language barriers or residency issues, or because they have a relative connected to the case.

  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:26:04 GMT

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:21:44 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:51:22 GMT

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Mexico: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay put

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:39:36 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico's top prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • More potential jurors released from theater shooting trial

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:30:33 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — More potential jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been released for reasons ranging from language barriers or residency issues, or because they have a relative connected to the case.

  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:26:04 GMT

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:21:44 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:21:44 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand.

  • Saints, Pelicans owner asks judge to dismiss heirs' lawsuit

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:55:12 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his recently estranged heirs who are seeking control of his NFL and NBA teams.

  • 'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:53:56 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

  • Australian leader vows to consult more widely on knighthoods

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:34:23 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday promised to consult more widely before bestowing knighthoods in the future as he weathered an avalanche of criticisms over his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight.

  • Japan's Abe calls latest hostage deadline 'despicable'

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:23:26 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage.

Trending Legal News

  • Should I litigate or mediate my child custody dispute?

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:38:29 GMT

    If you are embroiled in a child custody dispute, chances are that you have received (or are about to receive) a great deal of advice from friends and loved ones. This may included what you should ask for as far...

  • You can now pay for divorce through divorce funding firms

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:25:57 GMT

    According to a story in Forbes online, several firms have recently emerged that provide funding for those going through a divorce. This latest niche proves how it has become a modern, technology-rich world by giving even the most cash-poor...

  • How digital data can assist you in your truck accident lawsuit

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:26:46 GMT

    Although probably not surprising to many Norfolk residents, commercial trucking is an essential part of our local economy. The Port of Virginia is the sixth largest cargo complex for containerized cargo in the U.S. In fact, an estimated 2.22...

  • Liability for accidents that occur when drivers run yellow lights

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:51:04 GMT

    Many car accidents in British Columbia occur at intersections. People involved in some of these collisions may have questions about who is liable if one of the drivers was in the process of running a yellow light, causing the other...

  • Suffering hearing loss on the job

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:50:57 GMT

    Employees in Texas might benefit from understanding more about hearing loss injuries that may be caused by exposure in the workplace, as described by the National Occupational Research Agenda. Hearing loss is most common in occupations associated with the manufacturing...