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  • Manufacturer halts sales of highway guardrails

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:46:36 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury verdict.

  • Democrat loses ground in Kansas governor's race

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:40:39 GMT

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll.

  • ZeekRewards founder charged in $850 million scam

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:41 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:11:14 GMT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

  • Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:07:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the three men he once held hostage looked on, a former commander of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in a federal prison for their mistreatment during five years of captivity.

  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:55:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:47:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical.

  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:45:36 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.

  • 2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:25:16 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.

  • ZeekRewards founder charged in $850 million scam

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:41 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.

  • Police: 1 dead besides Washington school shooter

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:13:53 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say one person was killed in a high school shooting in addition to the lone student gunman.

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:11:14 GMT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

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

  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:58:12 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers.

  • House Democrats on defense in Nevada

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:48:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections.

  • NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:47:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical.

  • Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:47:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,

  • Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:47:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether imposing quarantines or new travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease.

  • Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:46:06 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.

Trending Legal News

  • Small businesses and owners frequently targeted by IRS

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:17 GMT

    Small business owners often make many financial and personal sacrifices to ensure for the growth of their business. Starting a business is a complicated process and requires that an individual is not only knowledgeable about their specific market, products and...

  • KY truck crashes sometimes the result of truck company negligence

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:22:19 GMT

    How safe of a place Kentucky's roads are is in part dependent on how trucking companies that operate trucks in the state act. Whether they realize it or not, trucking companies can significantly impact the safety of others when they...

  • What are the penalties for a DWI in New Jersey?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:10:23 GMT

    In New Jersey, DWI offenses are treated very seriously and carry some potentially severe consequences for people who are convicted. Even first-time offenders face possible jail time, temporary loss of license, fines and expensive surcharges in addition to the related...

  • Is credit counseling before filing for bankruptcy necessary?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:10:17 GMT

    Federal bankruptcy laws mandate that people who wish to file for bankruptcy must complete an approved credit counseling course within 180 days prior to filing. Additionally, after the bankruptcy is filed and prior to being able to receive a discharge,...

  • Keeping abreast of unique distracted driving cases

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:10:16 GMT

    There are many laws that dictate how Los Angeles drivers should act on our roadways. These are put in place to keep everyone on and around the road safe. Readers can easily list off the most commonly known laws related...