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  • UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:56:08 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:55:47 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A concessionaire has been awarded a temporary contract to provide services at the Grand Canyon's South Rim.

  • Lawyer: Child molester won't testify in 1979 case

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:49:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A convicted child molester who was long suspected in a 1979 missing child case plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime, his lawyer said Friday.

  • Court finds anti-whaling protesters in contempt

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:42:06 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:34:15 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Lawyers Take Acting Classes?

    2014-12-19T16:45:01Z

    Being a trial lawyer is truly a theatrical experience. It involves not only the technical elements of theater, like staging and voice, but also the truly "act-y" parts. What will you say, and when? How will you react to a question you already know the answer to? And most importantly,......

  • KBR Employee Appeals D.C. Circuit Ruling in Whistleblower Suit

    2014-12-18T20:03:01Z

    In 2005, Harry Barko, an employee of government contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), filed a False Claims Act complaint. KBR, which at the time was a subsidiary of Halliburton, provided military support services in Iraq. Barko alleged that KBR was inflating costs and receiving kickbacks. This case, for which......

  • 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......

Criminal Law News

  • Lawyer: Child molester won't testify in 1979 case

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:49:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A convicted child molester who was long suspected in a 1979 missing child case plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime, his lawyer said Friday.

  • China arrests US aid worker near N. Korean border

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:30:19 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker running a school in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.

  • Not guilty plea in crash that killed pedestrians

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:26:01 GMT

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman charged with running her car into a crowd of pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court on a stretcher and pleaded not guilty.

  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:24:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.

  • Man charged with bogus report during police search

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:15:22 GMT

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been accused of making a bogus carjacking report while police were searching for someone believed to have killed six people in suburban Philadelphia.

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

  • UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:56:08 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:55:47 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A concessionaire has been awarded a temporary contract to provide services at the Grand Canyon's South Rim.

  • Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:51:43 GMT

    Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama's remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview":

  • State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra careful

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:42:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.

  • Court finds anti-whaling protesters in contempt

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:42:06 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

Trending Legal News

  • Makers of tainted drugs face criminal charges for meningitis outbreak

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:46:05 GMT

    Just over two years ago, many Americans learned more about the disease meningitis than they ever wanted to know. That’s because hundreds of patients across 20 states contracted fungal meningitis after receiving tainted medicine from a single compounding pharmacy. Before...

  • Eye-tracking tech may be fast and inexpensive test for brain injury

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:10:41 GMT

    Last month, we wrote about an incident in which a high school football player in New York died as the result of a traumatic brain injury that coaches and other officials allegedly failed to address. The player was not taken...

  • Hackers face prosecution, but who exactly is the victim?

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:04:06 GMT

    The federal government confirmed this week that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber attack. Officials admit they are still a little fuzzy on the actual mechanics of the Nov. 24 attack, but they are confident that North...

  • The most common motorcycle accident scenarios

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:13:34 GMT

    A lot of Californians will be hitting the road over the next two weeks. Low gas prices and other favorable factors mean that holiday travel may be more popular this year than it has been for quite some time. Here...

  • Understanding the Immediate Relative Process for adopted children

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:20:27 GMT

    Georgia residents who are dealing with child immigration issues may be interested in an alternative method for bringing an adopted child into the U.S. If the requirements are met, this could allow the child to gain permanent residency when brought...