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  • European court blames Russia for fatal shooting of Moldovan

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:58:49 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan man in 2012.

  • Attorneys aim to get founder of ultra-rich club released

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:49:57 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the founder of a luxury Montana club planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with a federal appeals court seeking to free him after he was jailed for failing to disclose what happened to $13.8 million from the sale of a Mexican resort.

  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:38:29 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

  • A look at the EU's 10-point emergency migrant action plan

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:36:07 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Spurred into action by a massive loss of lives in the Mediterranean, the European Union's executive arm has proposed a 10-point action plan for dealing with the unprecedented migrant influx. Here's a look at each point of the plan, which will be fleshed out by EU leaders at a crisis summit Thursday, and how likely each is to help the situation:

  • Former officer accused of injuring Indian man due in court

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:35:56 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer is due in court on charges of violating the rights of an Indian man during a violent confrontation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Six Months for Insulting Colleagues

    2015-04-20T16:53:52Z

    Litigation can make us mad, it's true. But the key is not to let your anger take over. That, as Yoda knows all too well, leads to the Dark Side. David Novoselsky, a lawyer from Illinois, apparently didn't watch any of the "Star Wars" films, because he issued a litany......

  • Best Ultrabook Under $1,300

    2015-04-20T15:58:22Z

    Apple has set the bar high with its new Retina MacBook, a computer that combines the slimness of the MacBook Air with the audacious screen of the Retina MacBook Pro. The Retina MacBook isn't the only game in town, though, when it comes to the "ultrabook" -- a category of......

  • The Sky Is Falling: New Students Have Lowest LSATs in Years

    2015-04-20T12:58:00Z

    For the fifth year in a row, the number of entering law students with high LSAT scores has dropped, leading to hand-wringing concern that the lawyers of tomorrow won't be as smart as the lawyers of yesterday. Indeed, less than half as many entering 1Ls had scores above 165......

  • Court Clarifies Class Ascertainability in Computer Spyware Case

    2015-04-17T18:58:00Z

    A couple may proceed in their class action lawsuit against Aaron's, a furniture and office rental store, and many of its franchisees, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday. Clarifying the Circuit's standards on class ascertainability, the Circuit held that the ascertainability test should be a simple, narrow examination of the......

  • 5 Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

    2015-04-17T18:58:30Z

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics. Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a......

  • Your Company's Confidentiality Agreements Might be 'Pretaliation'

    2015-04-17T16:58:00Z

    KBR Inc., a Texas tech and engineering company, has settled the first SEC "pretaliation" enforcement action under Dodd-Frank, Inside Counsel reported yesterday. KBR's standard confidentiality agreement, used in internal investigations, forbids employees from "discussing any particulars" about the investigation without prior authorization from the law department. That's illegal pretaliation, according......

Criminal Law News

  • European court blames Russia for fatal shooting of Moldovan

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:58:49 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan man in 2012.

  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:38:29 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

  • Police: Woman killed farmer husband, buried him under manure

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:34:21 GMT

    ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been charged with killing her husband of 30 years and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple's western New York farm.

  • Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:29:04 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.

  • UNHCR: weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:17:15 GMT

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.

Supreme Court News

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

Political News

  • European court blames Russia for fatal shooting of Moldovan

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:58:49 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan man in 2012.

  • Attorneys aim to get founder of ultra-rich club released

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:49:57 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the founder of a luxury Montana club planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with a federal appeals court seeking to free him after he was jailed for failing to disclose what happened to $13.8 million from the sale of a Mexican resort.

  • Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:39:14 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.

  • Police: Woman killed farmer husband, buried him under manure

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:34:21 GMT

    ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been charged with killing her husband of 30 years and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple's western New York farm.

  • Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:29:04 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.