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  • Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:54:14 GMT

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former rap music mogul with a long history of violent crimes, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of a hitting and killing a man with his car and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.

  • DA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:39:27 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney says it may have been illegal for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to give money to city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss."

  • Brother of man in no fly list suit put on terrorist list

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:26:34 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Just a day before a judge was scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the government's no fly list, the brother of the man who filed the lawsuit was placed on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.

  • 'Ida' takes an unlikely road to the Academy Awards

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:18:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pawel Pawlikowski tried to make his film a flop. He shot it in black-and-white, in Polish and without any well-known actors. Commercial prospects were about as grim as the movie's own exhumation of German-occupied Poland.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:04:38 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

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  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

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  • US economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:54:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.

  • Ahead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:47:53 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel's national election.

  • Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:40:28 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met Friday with the country's new left-wing government leaders in Athens.

  • DA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:39:27 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney says it may have been illegal for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to give money to city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss."

  • Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:20:55 GMT

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensifies between pro-Russia separatists and government troops.

Trending Legal News

  • Cupcake bakery files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:01:02 GMT

    A company in West Virginia can quickly start out in the black and end up in the red for a variety of reasons beyond its control, such as changes in the market or the economy. Unfortunately, one company offering sweet...

  • Business transactions possible through various funding sources

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:56:33 GMT

    Starting a business is a common dream among people in the United States, including those in California. However, after coming up with a stellar idea and writing a strong business plan, many budding entrepreneurs hit a roadblock before starting to...

  • Tenants in Texas apartment fire file lawsuit

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:55:20 GMT

    Multiple plaintiffs are seeking compensation in a lawsuit arising out of a fire that occurred recently in an 11-story high-rise apartment building located in the city of Castle Hills. The fire, which gutted the third floor of the Wedgewood Senior...

  • When "unlimited" really means "limited"

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:50:23 GMT

    Imagine if you saw a restaurant that advertised that they had an "All you can eat buffet." If you were really hungry, you may believe that would be a good deal, and you rushed in and paid for your dinner....

  • Causes of surgical errors

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:44:40 GMT

    Every year, in Louisiana and elsewhere in the United States, surgical errors take place which can lead to worsened injuries or other medical conditions. Surgery is an inherently risky process which is why, ordinarily, you will be informed beforehand of...