FindLaw Legal Professional NewsLegal Professional News

Top Legal Headlines

  • S Korea court orders dissolution of leftist party

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:58:56 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party hounded by claims of pro-North Korea views. Critics say the decision could worsen already deep political divisions in a country once ruled by military dictators, and trigger a fierce debate on authorities' limits in restricting freedom of expression.

  • Ex-Tulsa cop to stand trial in off-duty shooting

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:52:28 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered a former Tulsa police officer to stand trial on a charge that he killed his daughter's boyfriend in an off-duty shooting.

  • California lawmaker enters plea after DUI arrest

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:50:32 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge of alcohol-related reckless driving.

  • SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:48:17 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party accused of pro-North Korea policies.

  • Bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:35:27 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob."

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 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......

  • CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

    2014-12-18T17:50:01Z

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

  • Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

    2014-12-17T23:08:01Z

    This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Criminal Law News

  • Ex-Tulsa cop to stand trial in off-duty shooting

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:52:28 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered a former Tulsa police officer to stand trial on a charge that he killed his daughter's boyfriend in an off-duty shooting.

  • California lawmaker enters plea after DUI arrest

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:50:32 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge of alcohol-related reckless driving.

  • Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:40:04 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off.

  • Judge may toss 4 guilty pleas in inside-trade case

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:33:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Thursday he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent appeals court ruling criticizing prosecutors' tactics.

  • Report: Australian lawmaker's adviser arrested

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:27:43 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — The media adviser to eccentric Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer has been arrested in relation to an alleged kidnapping, local media reported Friday.

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

  • S Korea court orders dissolution of leftist party

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:58:56 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party hounded by claims of pro-North Korea views. Critics say the decision could worsen already deep political divisions in a country once ruled by military dictators, and trigger a fierce debate on authorities' limits in restricting freedom of expression.

  • California lawmaker enters plea after DUI arrest

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:50:32 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge of alcohol-related reckless driving.

  • SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:48:17 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party accused of pro-North Korea policies.

  • IMF withholds bailout money for Cyprus

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:41:32 GMT

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it won't release $108 million (88 million euros) in rescue money for bailed-out Cyprus after the country's parliament voted to hold a key foreclosure law from taking effect at the end of December.

  • Judge may toss 4 guilty pleas in inside-trade case

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:33:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Thursday he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent appeals court ruling criticizing prosecutors' tactics.

Trending Legal News

  • The four types of construction defects

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:10:51 GMT

    Poor construction of homes and commercial buildings in Kansas could end up causing significant problems for owners and property management companies. Some of the most expensive and most common construction defects involve water intrusion, issues with structural integrity and both...

  • Diagnosing TBI and its symptoms

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:10:45 GMT

    Residents of Canada who have had head injuries may be interested in learning more about diagnosing traumatic brain injuries and the symptoms typically associated them. People who suffer traumatic brain injuries may exhibit any of number commonplace symptoms. Some of...

  • Avoiding common estate planning mistakes

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:10:39 GMT

    While parents likely have good intentions in mind when setting up a willing and leaving inheritances, common estate planning mistakes can make a process that is already difficult for some to talk about more complicated. Those in Nevada who have...

  • Drunk driving statistics and prevention

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:11:20 GMT

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that out of every 140 miles driven, a drunk driver is behind the wheel for one mile. While 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010,...

  • Passenger killed in 2-vehicle collision

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:10:53 GMT

    According to reports, a 51-year-old Albemarle woman was killed in a head-on collision that occurred on Dec. 4. North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers reported that the accident happened on U.S. 52 between Albemarle and Norwood around 7:00 p.m. Officers stated...