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  • UN tribunal says Serb suspect Seselj has to return to court

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:47:09 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal ruled Monday that Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague.

  • Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:42:27 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend says he must heal the "wounds" inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were students.

  • Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:49:41 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

  • Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:47:05 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has proposed two new anti-terror laws that reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts to curb militant activities in the country.

  • Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:18:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Sexual Assault Survivor Can't Sue Feds for Failing to Investigate

    2015-03-27T16:01:05Z

    A former University of Virginia undergrad who was allegedly sexually assaulted while a student has lost her suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education for mishandling her complaints against the University. The plaintiff, suing as Jane Doe, had complained to the......

  • Lawyers Need a Booth at the Farmers Market or County Fair

    2015-03-27T16:56:47Z

    It's officially now spring, which means (for most of the country) blue skies and warm weather. People are outdoors at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. What are you doing indoors on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? You should be out there, at the fair, drumming up business. Outdoor events are a......

  • Dealership Workers get Overtime, 9th Rules in Circuit Split

    2015-03-27T16:08:59Z

    Customer service workers at car dealerships aren't exempt from the FLSA's overtime protections, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. The court's unanimous holding revived a lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime brought by four "service advisers" at a Mercedes Benz dealership in California. The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum pay and......

  • Pregnant UPS Employee Can Proceed With Discrimination Suit

    2015-03-27T15:56:23Z

    An employment policy that accommodates disabled workers must also accommodate pregnant workers, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a 6-3 opinion in Young v. UPS. After becoming pregnant, UPS driver Peggy Young was advised by her doctor not to lift more than 20 pounds; however, UPS requires drivers to......

  • What UPS v. Young Means for Corporate Employment Policies

    2015-03-27T12:56:39Z

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit brought by a pregnant driver against UPS to proceed. The driver, Peggy Young, was told by her doctor that she shouldn't be lifting more than 20 pounds. UPS drivers, however, have to lift 70 pounds. She asked for an accommodation, UPS said......

  • Proactive Domain Name Purchases: How to Head off Domain Trolls

    2015-03-27T12:56:08Z

    As you may have heard, pop star Taylor Swift recently bought TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. It's not a sign of a career change, though, it's simply good business. Swift and many others are taking proactive steps to snap up embarrassing domain names before anyone else can. With the growing proliferation......

Criminal Law News

  • More dead goats found at farm of pair charged with cruelty

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:53:22 GMT

    CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) — The melting snow has revealed the frozen carcasses of more than a dozen more dead goats at a Cornwall, Connecticut, farm whose operators have been charged with animal cruelty.

  • Investigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:24:59 GMT

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of a 27-year-old German co-pilot who prosecutors say deliberately flew a plane carrying 150 people into a mountain, a French police official said Monday.

  • Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:49:41 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

  • Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:33:48 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said.

  • Police arrest 26 in crackdown on anarchist group

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:10:09 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 12 people suspected of belonging to an anarchist group with terrorist aims.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:57:22 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets started the week strongly Monday following strong European economic figures and as investors cheered an indication from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared Monday on hopes of more economic stimulus.

  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:54:01 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.

  • Yemeni Shiite rebels shell Aden, as airstrikes continue

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:53:27 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels along with security forces loyal to the former president began a fresh offensive Monday against the southern city of Aden, shelling the city with artillery and battling local militias as Saudi airstrikes continue to target rebel positions, according to security officials.

  • Uzbekistan's leader scores landslide re-election win

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:53:06 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Election authorities in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan say incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won Sunday's presidential election, as expected.

  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:50:26 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.