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  • Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:49:33 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:39:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.

  • Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:30:04 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

  • Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:22:38 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.

  • Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:08:10 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:20 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:39:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.

  • Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:05:07 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Today in History

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:21 GMT

    Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.

  • Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:17:07 GMT

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

Political News

  • Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:58:24 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.

  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:52:51 GMT

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the country's political and military heavyweights.

  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:20 GMT

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

  • Japan's inflation slips as jobless rate edges up

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:43:55 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:39:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • 2 painters die following water tower accident

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:10:51 GMT

    Two Ohio workers were painting a water tower in Reily Township when they fell to their death on Oct. 24. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls and slips accounted for 16 percent of the 4,405 fatal work...

  • What is a charitable trust?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:57:05 GMT

    In most cases, trusts in Canada are designed to oversee properties that are to be conferred on one or more beneficiaries. Trustees are responsible for managing those properties until the time at which a transfer to a beneficiary is deemed...

  • What to do after a motorcycle accident?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:37:18 GMT

    There are thousands of people in Texas who enjoying riding their motorcycles on the open road. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to have the wind in your face and the sun on your back? For many...

  • Drunk driving car accident claims in Virginia Beach City

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:35:13 GMT

    Even the smallest of fender-benders can result in serious personal injury. Mix alcohol into the equation and what should have been a simple bumper crumple can escalate into a fatal accident in a heartbeat. Virginia Beach City residents who...

  • What are 'never events' in medical malpractice?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:30:48 GMT

    When a patient sees a doctor for treatment, he or she expects to receive the proper treatment. This could include surgery, further testing or medications. During surgery, there are many 'never events' that can occur. A never event is...