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  • Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:58:39 GMT

    It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.

  • Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:42 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An autopsy pathologist says the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom.

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:40 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

  • Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:39:17 GMT

    Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.

  • Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:37:48 GMT

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.

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

  • Milwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chief

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:18 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.

  • Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:42 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An autopsy pathologist says the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom.

  • Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:39 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper.

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:40 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

  • Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:37:48 GMT

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.

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

  • Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:58:47 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."

  • Milwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chief

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:18 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.

  • Democrats in tight New England governor races

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:00 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.

  • Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:39 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper.

  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:03 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

Trending Legal News

  • Confusion exists over medical marijuana laws

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:44 GMT

    U.S. federal and state drug laws often impose stiff penalties on individuals found to possess or distribute illegal drugs. When it comes to many Schedule I drugs like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines; federal and state guidelines related to drug charges...

  • When can criminal assault and battery charges be filed?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:27 GMT

    From a fist fight between two patrons at a bar to an altercation outside a home that ends in one individual pulling out a gun and shooting and injuring another, criminal charges related to assault and battery are likely to...

  • Causes and signs of a skull fracture

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:40:42 GMT

    West Virginia drivers may know that head injuries are common in a car accident and could result in persistent problems that interfere with daily life. Understanding the types of head injuries and their repercussions are important. Skull fractures are caused...

  • Woman dies following alleged drunk-driving collision

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:40:23 GMT

    Brockton police reported that a 26-year-old woman whose car was allegedly struck by a drunk driver on Oct. 22 succumbed to her injuries on Oct. 24 around 11:00 a.m. The accident happened at night on East Ashland Street. The 26-year-old...

  • What options exist if a SSDI claim is denied?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:36:05 GMT

    For individuals who have disabling physical or mental injuries, conditions or illnesses; every day is filled with obstacles and challenges. From an individual struggling with depression who is overcome by feelings of sadness and hopelessness and unable to think clearly...