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  • Ga. man who killed a fellow prisoner to be executed Tuesday

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:47:54 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die Tuesday evening unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:36:43 GMT

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  • Feds: 12 years for Venezuelan financier in Connecticut fraud

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:28:45 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan financier who ran a massive fraud scheme used investment funds as personal piggy banks to support a lavish lifestyle, including a $5 million home on Connecticut's Gold Coast, prosecutors said in a memo urging a federal judge to sentence him to at least 12 years in prison.

  • American Indian tribes to discuss legal pot at conference

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:20:48 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state.

  • Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:18:16 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.

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  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

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  • Woman and her 8-year-old son shot in St. Louis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:46:04 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home.

  • Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum worth $10,000

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:28:45 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets stolen from a Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco is worth roughly $10,000.

  • Feds: 12 years for Venezuelan financier in Connecticut fraud

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:28:45 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan financier who ran a massive fraud scheme used investment funds as personal piggy banks to support a lavish lifestyle, including a $5 million home on Connecticut's Gold Coast, prosecutors said in a memo urging a federal judge to sentence him to at least 12 years in prison.

  • Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:18:16 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.

  • Immigrant accused of killing store clerk was out on bond

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:07:41 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An immigrant accused of killing a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk and then calmly walking over the victim and stealing two packs of cigarettes was facing deportation but was out on bond.

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  • Gowdy vows to 'ratchet up' Benghazi investigation

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:47:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, promised Tuesday to "ratchet up" an inquiry he said is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.

  • Son: City Hall gunman had history with authorities

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:38:10 GMT

    NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — A family member identifies a man killed in a confrontation with police at a suburban Minneapolis City Hall as 68-year-old Raymond Kmetz, and says he had a long history of friction with authorities.

  • Feds: 12 years for Venezuelan financier in Connecticut fraud

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:28:45 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan financier who ran a massive fraud scheme used investment funds as personal piggy banks to support a lavish lifestyle, including a $5 million home on Connecticut's Gold Coast, prosecutors said in a memo urging a federal judge to sentence him to at least 12 years in prison.

  • US sees Kobani as key win, but Mosul may require new tactics

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:25:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kurdish recapture of Kobani in northern Syria appears to have provided a blueprint for defeating the Islamic State, bringing together U.S. air power with an effective ground force and protected routes for the movement of fighters and weaponry. Taking back the key Iraqi city of Mosul may be an entirely different matter.

  • Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:25:31 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

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  • Post-blizzard safe driving tips from AAA

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:19:48 GMT

    Connecticut residents are in the midst of what could be the most significant blizzard in recent history. Areas in the eastern part of the state have already seen more than 20 inches of snow, and the flakes are still falling....

  • Stepfamilies increasingly common in the U.S.

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:13:28 GMT

    There are many different types of families here in America. One type that has become more and more common over the past few decades is the stepfamily. This can be seen in statistics on the issue. In 1960, stepfamilies made...

  • The Big Question: Should I Get a Divorce

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:51:40 GMT

    Occasionally in our office we consult with new clients who question whether or not they really should get a divorce. They aren't sure if their marriage is ripe for such a drastic measure. After all, divorce is new to them,...

  • The Maryland workers' compensation process

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:50:56 GMT

    Employees in Maryland may be interested in learning more about some of the common questions involving certain workers' compensation issues. When a covered worker misses at least three days due to an illness or injury suffered on the job, they...

  • Medical malpractice and amputations

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:50:55 GMT

    If you have lost a limb as a result of a surgical amputation, you are most likely dealing with multiple issues as a result. You may now require prosthetic devices, a wheelchair, a reduction in your quality of life, disfigurement...