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  • Couple arrested after girl, 1, falls out of window

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:39:32 GMT

    HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window.

  • Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:36:16 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:35:08 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal trials.

  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:34:46 GMT

    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.

  • Ohio high court upholds traffic camera enforcement

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:33:41 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera advocates.

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

  • Couple arrested after girl, 1, falls out of window

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:39:32 GMT

    HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window.

  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:35:08 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal trials.

  • Colombia's government rebuffs rebel truce

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:27:41 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government on Thursday rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying the guerrillas' conditions are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.

  • Sheriff to halt squad targeting immigrant ID theft

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:21:48 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.

  • Mom sent back to jail in New England custody case

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:18:32 GMT

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman accused of fleeing with her daughter to Central America in a custody dispute 10 years ago has been sent back to jail to await trial in New Hampshire.

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

  • IRS head says budget cuts could delay tax refunds

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:37:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.

  • Steroids trial pushed back for A-Rod's cousin

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:36:45 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings with the clinic that illegally provided performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players.

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:34:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Ohio high court upholds traffic camera enforcement

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:33:41 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera advocates.

  • Oakland joins LA in banning circus elephant tool

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:28:35 GMT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.

Trending Legal News

  • A look at relocation issues for parents after a divorce

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:53:54 GMT

    British Columbia residents may be interested in some of the considerations that courts make when deciding whether one parent can relocate with a child, away from the other parent. Competing judicial interests make these relocation decisions difficult to predict. When...

  • Head-on crash allegedly due to drunk driving

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:53:13 GMT

    A two-vehicle crash in New York critically injured one driver and seriously injured two others on Dec. 8 when one vehicle hit the other head on. Multiple firefighting units were on hand to assist sheriff's deputies at the crash site,...

  • Reporting of patient safety incidents

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:52:37 GMT

    Patients in Nova Scotia undergo approximately 100,000 surgeries and procedures each year. During the same period, there are about 665,000 visits to the emergency room, and 100,000 people transported to the hospital by ambulance. To cut down on medical malpractice...

  • Using bankruptcy to stop or delay foreclosure

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:52:24 GMT

    If a New York homeowner has received a notice of default from a mortgage lender, it likely means that the lender is beginning the foreclosure process. One strategy to attempt to stop the foreclosure is to file for bankruptcy. However,...

  • Structuring an effective estate plan

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:51:13 GMT

    Many Florida residents are interested in setting up a viable estate plan. Doing this by taking all the necessary steps may avoid confusion about the decedent's wishes. However, failing to discuss the plan with adult children may lead to family...