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  • Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:54:21 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here.

  • Russia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:40:50 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Russia has extended its walkout from Europe's human rights watchdog after again losing its right to vote over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:39:46 GMT

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.

  • Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:40:14 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday officially declared the crash of Flight 370 an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims.

  • Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:16:30 GMT

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on the run.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 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......

Criminal Law News

  • Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:54:21 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here.

  • Romania: ex-minister indicted for money-laundering

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:05:13 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors have indicted a former presidential candidate, who was one of Romania's most influential politicians in recent years, on suspicion of money-laundering and making false statements.

  • Stig Bergling, Swede who spied for Soviets, dies

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:51:04 GMT

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who spied for the Soviet Union during the Cold War, has died. He was 77.

  • Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:34:31 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

  • Utah family's deaths followed mom's obsession with murderer

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:38:01 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and claimed God told them to kill their sister-in-law and her baby after she resisted her husband's entry into a radical polygamous group.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

Political News

  • New deadline approaches in Islamic State hostage crisis

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:56:06 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A sunset deadline was approaching Thursday in the Middle East for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner or face the death of a captured Jordanian air force pilot, according to the latest threat purportedly issued by the Islamic State group.

  • Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:54:21 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here.

  • Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:50:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law.

  • EU parliament president to meet with new Greek government

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:41:31 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament's president is to be the first European official to visit Athens, a day after announcements by Greece's nascent radical left government on rolling back a series of key budget commitments sent the country's stock market plummeting.

  • Russia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:40:50 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Russia has extended its walkout from Europe's human rights watchdog after again losing its right to vote over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Trending Legal News

  • A warning to sports fans for the coming weekend

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:35:17 GMT

    If you are a sports fan (much less a football fan) you probably have February 1 circled on your calendar. Okay….who uses calendars anymore. But the point is that you know that Super Bowl XLIX is on Sunday, you know...

  • What is distracted driving in Virginia Beach?

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:20:45 GMT

    Technically, distracted driving is anything that you do that takes your eyes off of the road or splits your attention between driving your car and the other task. It can be simple multitasking that people do every day, like...

  • Child custody issues when custodial parent desires to relocate

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:10:41 GMT

    At times, custodial parents desire to move out-of-state after the divorce for a variety of reasons. However, that parent cannot simply leave the state with the child or children. If you are a custodial parent and wish to relocate the...

  • Pedestrian accident: 1 dead and 2 injured in 3 accidents on 1 day

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:48:17 GMT

    Police and emergency workers in Columbia, the home of the University of Missouri, tended to an abnormally high number of vehicle-pedestrian accidents on a recent Thursday. Between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., there were no less than three such accidents...

  • Estate plan good idea in case of dementia

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:32:45 GMT

    Medical articles abound that feature data discussing the known issues and available research with regard to the often devastating cognitive issue known as "dementia." Many of these articles include a list of warning signs, such as inability to remember previous events...