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  • Ford House sells Cezanne painting for $100 million

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:51:27 GMT

    GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy.

  • US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:46:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.

  • Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:41:31 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

  • New Jersey beach owner sues over dune project

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:35:59 GMT

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state's shoreline.

  • Court: Texas 'stand your ground' trial unfair

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:31:49 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court says a 49-year-old man who was convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one.

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

  • Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:41:31 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

  • Court: Texas 'stand your ground' trial unfair

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:31:49 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court says a 49-year-old man who was convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one.

  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:19:30 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said.

  • Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:07:49 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3.68 million) to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president, in the latest twist in the bailed-out country's fraught presidential vote.

  • Black market kidney broker released from prison

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:47:42 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison.

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

  • Least productive Congress? Not this one, barely

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:49:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It turns out this Congress did not produce the fewest laws since the days of Harry Truman. But it was pretty darn close.

  • US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:46:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:46:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials say prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

  • Putin: Russia military modernization plan to go on

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:44:47 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces.

  • Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:41:31 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

Trending Legal News

  • West Virginia authorities respond to a fatal work accident

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:26:39 GMT

    It is an unfortunate fact, but the truth is that accidents happen. Moreover, many do not have control over when an accident occurs because it is often the case that the negligence of another party might have caused the...

  • What happens after an Ohio motor vehicle accident?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:26:31 GMT

    After a serious Ohio car crash, it can be devastating to see your vehicle -- quite possibility your sole source of transportation -- damaged beyond recognition. You will likely have a flood of thoughts going through your mind. What...

  • Skiing accident may put many Utah tourists at risks

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:23:11 GMT

    Utah residents have all the natural resources they needed to enjoy different recreational activities. During summer, many families enjoy outdoor activities such as boating in or near the Great Salt Lake. When the weather turns cold, residents and tourists...

  • What is a simple assault in Georgia?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:22:31 GMT

    There are a variety of terms that describe various offenses in Georgia criminal law. One such term is that of assault. Generally, assault means the apprehension of a harmful or offensive touching. This may take a variety of different...

  • Working to find the best resolution to Missouri fraud charges

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:22:26 GMT

    It is an important time of year for many St. Louis businessmen and businesswomen, who are in the process of squaring up year-end matters. There may be multiple financial issues to take care of before the end of the...