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  • Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:44:28 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit says Kimberly-Clark Corp. falsely claimed its surgical gowns met the highest standards for protecting against Ebola and other infectious diseases.

  • Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:08:10 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

  • Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:05:50 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

  • Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:55:55 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

  • Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:55:55 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:29:42 GMT

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

  • Tribal service held for Washington school shooter

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:11:55 GMT

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed a recreation center on the Tulalip Indian reservation Thursday for a memorial service for the 15-year-old gunman in a deadly Washington state school shooting.

  • Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:01:00 GMT

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

  • Judge approves California city's bankruptcy plan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:15:43 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations.

  • Court: Illegal police search led to dog death

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:52:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut city's reputation as one of America's most dangerous communities did not give police officers the right to invade a yard where they killed a family dog after getting an erroneous tip that guns were hidden in an abandoned car behind the home, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

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.

Political News

  • Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:45:45 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid.

  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:38:24 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested that President Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

  • N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:33:07 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.

  • Japan's inflation slips as jobless rate edges up

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:32:40 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up.

  • Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:29:42 GMT

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

Trending Legal News

  • Steps to secure a mortgage approval post-divorce in Colorado

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:17:03 GMT

    Divorce is not only an emotional burden; it's also a financial one. Most Colorado spouses are used to the luxuries of a two-income household and, most likely, good credit. While former spouses are trying to get their lives on track,...

  • Deaths, serious injuries can result from texting and driving

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:16:29 GMT

    Philadelphia drivers who text and drive or become so animated or absorbed in their telephone conversations while driving never think that their inattentiveness will result in someone's death or dismemberment. But for one young Pennsylvania woman, the reality of...

  • Foreign objects left in patients and medical malpractice claims

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:51:12 GMT

    In a previous blog post, we discussed how Illinois's statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases can affect your case. Generally, lawsuits seeking compensation from doctors or hospitals for injuries suffered during medical procedures are required to be filed...

  • Florida divorce could be eased by certain actions

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:46:40 GMT

    Divorce is never an easy process for those involved, and it can sometimes feel like riding an emotional roller coaster. Many factors go into a divorce, and many of them have to be handled directly by the individuals involved. If...

  • General motorcycle tips on avoiding personal injury

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:37:22 GMT

    Riding a motorcycle is arguably one of the most liberating experiences an individual can have. Ironically, some of the qualities of motorcycle riding that makes it so exhilarating are also some of its most dangerous liabilities. Simply put, motorcycles...