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  • Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:55:16 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

  • Juror questioning to resume in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:05 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection is set to resume Monday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

  • Trial to begin in Boy Scout sex abuse civil case

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:10:40 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of sex abuse.

  • Lawsuit against Boy Scouts could reveal sex abuse claims

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:59:49 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from "perversion" files kept by the organization.

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:20:55 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

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  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • Juror questioning to resume in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:05 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection is set to resume Monday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

  • Trial to begin in Boy Scout sex abuse civil case

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:10:40 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of sex abuse.

  • Lawsuit against Boy Scouts could reveal sex abuse claims

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:59:49 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from "perversion" files kept by the organization.

  • Missing Mexican journalist found dead in Veracruz state

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:01:04 GMT

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — The body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been found in eastern Mexico, authorities said Sunday, adding that a former police officer has confessed to carrying out the crime allegedly at the request of the town's mayor.

  • Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:41:21 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay.

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  • Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:55:16 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

  • Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:33 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.

  • Greece's Syriza seeks coalition partners after poll win

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:33:46 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing Syriza party is preparing to launch coalition talks hours after a landmark general election victory fought on a pledge to rewrite the country's massive bailout deal with the eurozone.

  • Afghan economic crisis looms as foreign aid dollars depart

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:27:46 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against the Taliban.

  • New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:13:13 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.

Trending Legal News

  • Reasons why child support can be expensive

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:13:39 GMT

    If you have recently been issued a child support order, it is natural to have sticker shock when you see how much you will be ordered to pay. After all, diapers, formula and clothing add up, and that is before...

  • 2015 could see more disabled workers in the workplace

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:38:59 GMT

    In 2015, the U.S. economy is expected to grow steadily, and the first quarter of the year appears to be following that prediction. Even though it is early, there is reason for optimism as people who had struggled for years...

  • Safe driver discounts could be realized through OnStar program

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:41:33 GMT

    Consumers are always looking for ways to save on auto insurance costs. Even if they are not actively searching, providers are apt to show you ways to save, if it can give them a leg up in the marketplace. Forget...

  • How deaths after premature births can be avoided

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:25:14 GMT

    It is difficult enough to bring a baby who is full term into the world. For babies who are premature, caring for them is no less important, but can be difficult as well. However, modern medicine is enabling more pre-term...

  • Tax season reminder about tax scams: Hang up - it's not the IRS

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:27:03 GMT

    This tax season may prove to be especially confusing. First, taxpayers have to remember the tax extenders that passed at the last minute. Then, taxpayers have to remember that the IRS has admitted that customer service is a low priority,...