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  • NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:37:14 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.

  • Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:29:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.

  • 'Boyhood' tops Gotham Awards with 4 nominations

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's 12-year-long family drama, "Boyhood," leads the Gotham Independent Film Awards with four nominations, including best feature.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:12:03 GMT

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has set bond at $1 million for a 15-year-old Michigan girl who prosecutors say stabbed her 12-year-old brother and conspired to kill other family members so she could run away with her 23-year-old boyfriend.

  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:04:09 GMT

    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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Criminal Law News

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:12:03 GMT

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has set bond at $1 million for a 15-year-old Michigan girl who prosecutors say stabbed her 12-year-old brother and conspired to kill other family members so she could run away with her 23-year-old boyfriend.

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:56:37 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • Columnist George Will's Ohio lecture draws protest

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:32:14 GMT

    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Columnist George F. Will appeared for a speech on a southwest Ohio campus and drew protests over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:38 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:28:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:04:09 GMT

    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:56:37 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • Image of Asia: Climbing for democracy in Hong Kong

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:26 GMT

    In this photo by Kin Cheung, a hiker looks at the yellow banner reading "I want genuine universal suffrage" in Chinese and "Umbrella Movement" in English hanging from the face of Lion Rock mountain in Hong Kong. Democracy activists hung the banner on the mountain in support of the protest movement in which thousands of demonstrators have camped out on the streets of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly a month to press their demands for greater democracy.

  • Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:47:04 GMT

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • Expungements: Can I get my record expunged?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:20 GMT

    If you have a criminal record, you already know that a history of arrests, convictions or indictments can impact many other areas of your life. In today's society, background checks are becoming increasingly required for everything from a rental...

  • Does child support end when child gets married?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:02:02 GMT

    The Boston Herald recently addressed an interesting and somewhat complicated issue within family law: child support duties for college-aged adult children. The column featured an even more interesting twist by adding marriage and divorce into the picture. First, let’s start...

  • What happens if I can't repay my tax debt?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:42:15 GMT

    Individuals who fail to file or pay their taxes may do so for a number of reasons. For many, fear is a motivating factor. An individual may know that he or she simply isn't able to pay their tax debt....

  • ZONING BRIEFS - FALL 2014

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:24:21 GMT

    Here are a few recent zoning and land-use related headlines/articles from around the region. Plymouth's upcoming Town Meeting has a few zoning-related items on the Warrant, the most interesting of which is Article 31, which seeks to add a "demolition...

  • Could a road sign have saved a 15-year-old crash victim?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:22:16 GMT

    In 2011, a 15-year-old girl was killed in a tragic car accident in Pittston Township, Pennysylvania. The driver of the vehicle that crashed, a 16-year-old without a driver's license, was charged with homicide by vehicle in juvenile court. He...