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  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:26 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

  • China's ruling party pushes for better judiciary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:30 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party said it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concluded its annual meeting on Thursday.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:23 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years.

  • New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:52 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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Criminal Law News

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:35 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man identified as Ottawa gunman has told The Associated Press she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:34 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son.

  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:28:53 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:58 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:46 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.

  • Danes summon Turkish diplomat over freed suspect

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:03 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has summoned Turkey's ambassador over the disappearance of a man suspected of attempted murder who was arrested in Istanbul at Denmark's request.

  • US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:50:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

  • EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:44 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has contributed another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to the fight against Ebola, as the bloc's leaders try to close in on a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.

  • Swiss chain sorry for 'unforgivable' packaging

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:32:33 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — A leading Swiss supermarket chain is apologizing for what it calls an "unforgivable blunder": distributing mini-containers of coffee cream bearing portraits of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:28:53 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

Trending Legal News

  • The Importance of Retaining an Expert

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:17:52 GMT

    In many cases where an individual is injured as the result of the negligence of another, it is important when you are bringing such a claim that you or your attorney evaluate the need of retaining an expert opinion to...

  • Proper Authorization for Medical Treatment

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:17:37 GMT

    I have recently come across multiple situations where my client has been authorized for medical treatment, as in the form of an MRI or surgery or physical therapy, yet the medical providers are reporting to me and my office that...

  • The Value Of An FCE

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:17:19 GMT

    When an individual sustains a work related injury, many doctors including orthopedic doctors, neurosurgeons and pain specialists after treatment for the injured worker, has to make a determination about the injured worker's ability to return back to work and whether...

  • Admission To The Iowa Bar

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:16:19 GMT

    I recently applied for admission to practice law in the State of Iowa primarily to handle a medical malpractice claim where the injury occurred in Iowa. I was sworn in to the Iowa Bar on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and...

  • Properly Obtaining and Reviewing an Accident Re-Construction Report

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:09:09 GMT

    If a friend, family member or loved one has been involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious physical injury or death, some local police agencies have the ability to perform what is termed as an...