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  • Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:47:27 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.

  • Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:34:33 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Previously sealed Boy Scout "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday that a victim of sex abuse filed against the organization.

  • Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in court

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:28:49 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia is making his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge.

  • Book tells of gang-related homicides in black neighborhoods

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:13:09 GMT

    "Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America" (Spiegel & Grau), by Jill Leovy

  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:17 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said. Legal Blogs

  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck


    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?


    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal


    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme


    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know


    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption


    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • The effects your BAC level may have on you

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:43:16 GMT

    Blood alcohol content level, otherwise known as BAC, is the measuring stick that is use to determine how impaired by alcohol you might be. However, there are a lot of myths and fallacies surrounding BAC, which can make it hard...

  • What are the consequences of your DUI T-bone collision?

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:27:44 GMT

    People who drive while under the influence risk an increased chance of getting into an accident. One of the types of collisions they may face is the T-bone collision, otherwise known as a side-impact or broadside collision. This collision occurs...

  • Reasons why child support can be expensive

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:13:39 GMT

    If you have recently been issued a child support order, it is natural to have sticker shock when you see how much you will be ordered to pay. After all, diapers, formula and clothing add up, and that is before...

  • Drug addiction often results in felony drug charges

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:23:08 GMT

    Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive drug that causes the brain to release increased levels of dopamine which results in users experiencing an intense and euphoric high. Unlike many other types of illegal drugs, methamphetamine or meth can be produced by...

  • 2015 could see more disabled workers in the workplace

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:38:59 GMT

    In 2015, the U.S. economy is expected to grow steadily, and the first quarter of the year appears to be following that prediction. Even though it is early, there is reason for optimism as people who had struggled for years...