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  • Charges to be dismissed in Arizona dog deaths

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:49:35 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Animal cruelty charges will be dismissed against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel and two caretakers charged in the deaths of 21 dogs this summer, prosecutors said Monday.

  • Goldman Sachs sells metals business to Swiss firm

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:42:12 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs says it has sold Metro International Trade Services, a metals storage business that drew lawsuits and congressional scrutiny.

  • Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:40:53 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death.

  • Thai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:36:21 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge is ordering a California-based labor contractor to pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms.

  • Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:35:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of their own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?

    2014-12-22T18:24:01Z

    Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

  • Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins

    2014-12-22T18:08:01Z

    It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

  • 5 Totally Useless Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office

    2014-12-22T17:59:01Z

    By now, you've read many of our gift guides, including the Black Friday tech gift guide and the plain old lawyer gift guide. All of those gifts were actual gifts, with real utility. Don't you ever want to get someone something that's completely useless? Well, fear not. We scoured the......

  • NLRB Names McDonalds, Franchisees as Joint Employers in 13 Complaints

    2014-12-22T17:52:01Z

    In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......

  • 2014's Top 10: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

    2014-12-19T23:05:01Z

    FindLaw doesn't have Texas Case Law blog. We don't have a West Virginia Case Law blog. We have a California Case Law blog. And we're sure glad we do, because if we didn't, there's no way our writers and readers would know that they might be able to change music......

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Colorado to Block Recreational Pot

    2014-12-19T20:00:01Z

    Colorado has legalized marijuana. Undoubtedly, some of the out-of-staters who cross the border to purchase marijuana will take it back with them when they leave. This causes headaches for neighboring states that do not wish to legalize marijuana -- all of Colorado's neighboring states, to be exact. That is what......

Criminal Law News

  • Charges to be dismissed in Arizona dog deaths

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:49:35 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Animal cruelty charges will be dismissed against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel and two caretakers charged in the deaths of 21 dogs this summer, prosecutors said Monday.

  • Key developments in the case of slain NYPD officers

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:17:40 GMT

    New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday afternoon by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of police officers shooting unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.

  • 2 men indicted in deadly California bank robbery

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:04:55 GMT

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — An indictment unsealed Monday charged two men with murder, kidnapping and other crimes in a violent bank robbery and shootout with police that ended with the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other suspects.

  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:52:04 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday, while the U.S. attorney said hours later that there will be a federal investigation of the case.

  • Man who shot protected hawks gets 6-hour jail term

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:44:14 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who shot protected hawks from the back door of his southern New Jersey home has been ordered to serve six hours in jail and perform 60 hours of community service at a wildlife facility.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:20:49 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now.

  • Key developments in the case of slain NYPD officers

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:17:40 GMT

    New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday afternoon by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of police officers shooting unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.

  • California Supreme Court nominee confirmed

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:17:08 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left.

  • Federal judge upholds Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol, rules executions can resume

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:35:10 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal judge upholds Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol, rules executions can resume.

  • French power company to pay $772M in bribery case

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:31:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking foreign government officials for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.

Trending Legal News

  • 2014 Notable Settlements

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:28:06 GMT

    Here are just a few of the personal injury and wrongful death cases resolved by the lawyers of Marsh, Rickard & Bryan during this past year: David Marsh and Susan Silvernail settled a case on behalf of a young girl...

  • Driver ejected, killed in 4-vehicle California crash

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:50:30 GMT

    A 36-year-old woman from Dublin died after being ejected from a Jeep that had been rear-ended by a truck driven by a 45-year-old man from Modesto. The cause of the accident is being investigated, however no citation was issued to...

  • New Jersey man taken into custody, charged with robbery

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:50:15 GMT

    The New Jersey State Police stated that a 49-year-old man was taken into custody on robbery charges in connection with a reported incident at a Montclair restaurant three days earlier. The man also faces a charge for weapon possession. On...

  • Life changes should prompt a will update

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:50:13 GMT

    As many Florida retirees may confirm, estate planning is not a one-time chore or static exercise but instead, it is an ongoing process. This will hold true so long as the lives of the individuals behind the planning remain an...

  • Pennsylvania man injured in crash

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:40:23 GMT

    A 75-year-old Pennsylvania man was left in serious condition following a Dec. 17 collision with a propane truck. The propane truck pulled out of a driveway and collided with the man's vehicle, sending it into a ditch where the 75-year-old...