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  • Former CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:53:51 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge says a wrongful termination lawsuit the former CEO of Sands China Ltd. filed against the Macau-based company and Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson can proceed in Nevada.

  • National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing daughters

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:35:26 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and a stepdaughter at their home and trying to intimidate his children so they wouldn't discuss the allegations against him was convicted on Friday.

  • Local ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumes in Denton

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:25:04 GMT

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.

  • Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:10:21 GMT

    Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.

  • Former South Dakota candidate says at trial she was a novice

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:01:26 GMT

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth said Friday shortly before testimony ended in her trial that it wasn't her intention to mislead anyone when she attested to signatures on campaign documents that she didn't actually witness.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

  • Did RGB Just Let Us Know How the Court Will Decide Gay Marriage?

    2015-05-22T17:02:13Z

    Voters in Ireland go to the polls today to vote on whether the Emerald Isle will legalize gay marriage. If the vote is successful, Ireland will be the first country to adopt marriage equality by popular referendum. Meanwhile, gay marriage fans and foes alike in the United States are......

  • No More Personal, Religious Exemptions to State Vaccine Law?

    2015-05-21T22:08:38Z

    California may soon be getting rid of the religious and personal exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their children before enrolling them in school, daycares or nurseries. A new bill imposing more robust child vaccination requirements has been approved by the state Senate and is well on......

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals

    2015-05-21T18:55:59Z

    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • Enough With In-House: Tips for Moving Back to Firm Life

    2015-05-21T21:46:35Z

    Maybe you miss the pay of a high performing firm, or you long to return to litigation. Perhaps you've just realized that the General Counsel isn't going to die and leave you the top spot anytime soon. Whatever the reason, you want to go back to firm life. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Colombian paramilitary warlord wanted in US freed from jail

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:41:43 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A prominent paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges walked out of a Colombian jail Friday, becoming the first major paramilitary boss to earn freedom as part of a decade-old peace deal.

  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:36:40 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.

  • Cartel surveillance cameras found in Mexican border city

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:11:37 GMT

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A drug cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas used at least 39 surveillance cameras to monitor the comings and goings of authorities in the city of Reynosa across the border from Texas, Mexican officials said Friday.

  • Police release surveillance video in shooting investigation

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:08:29 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.

  • APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

    Fri, 22 May 2015 23:59:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted.

Supreme Court News

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

Political News

  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:56:44 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.

  • Colombian paramilitary warlord wanted in US freed from jail

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:41:43 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A prominent paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges walked out of a Colombian jail Friday, becoming the first major paramilitary boss to earn freedom as part of a decade-old peace deal.

  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:36:40 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.

  • Navy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:35:12 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway after landing at Naval Air Station North Island.

  • Dead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin

    Sat, 23 May 2015 00:32:41 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast.