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  • Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:28:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

  • Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:22:07 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after admitting recent cocaine use and explaining his curious business dealings with felons.

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:14:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

  • N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:01:39 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, "The Interview."

  • Testimony: No warrant for FBI ruse in Vegas case

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:51:15 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada casino regulator told a federal judge that investigators spent hours briefing a federal prosecutor, but never told a judge they posed as Internet repairmen to gain entry to high-roller suites at Caesars Palace.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Spending Bill Defunds DOJ Efforts to Fight Medical Marijuana

    2014-12-17T20:08:01Z

    The federal spending bill recently passed by Congress may have a dramatic impact on the government's enforcement of federal laws criminalizing marijuana even in states that have legalized medical use of the drug. The bill is currently awaiting President Obama's signature, reports the Los Angeles Times. But if he......

  • Most Americans Like Red-Light Cameras: FindLaw Survey

    2014-12-17T18:25:01Z

    Most Americans -- 56 percent -- are in favor of red-light cameras being used at intersections, according to a new survey by FindLaw.com. The survey comes as New Jersey pulls the plug on its red-light cameras (they were turned off overnight, the Asbury Park Press reports); several other states and......

  • Zillow Lawsuits: 3 Legal Lessons for Business Owners

    2014-12-17T18:18:00Z

    Online real estate marketplace Zillow was hit with five new lawsuits this week alleging employee discrimination, retaliation, and other mistreatment of workers. The five lawsuits were all filed by the law firm of Geragos & Geragos, reports LAist. Geragos & Geragos is the same law firm representing a Zillow employee......

  • Ex-Sony Employees Sue Over Leaked Emails

    2014-12-17T17:59:01Z

    Sony Pictures has been hit with multiple lawsuits related to the massive data breach recently suffered by the company. On Monday, the company was sued by two former employees who claimed that they had personal information such as Social Security numbers and salary history made public as a result......

  • FindLaw's Top 10 Consumer Blog Posts for 2014

    2014-12-16T22:27:01Z

    The year is coming to a close, but we can't say goodbye to 2014 without considering some of the "greatest hits" from FindLaw's consumer-focused legal blogs. Every year, FindLaw's Blogs cover topics that consumers can't get enough of: law enforcement questions, viral video liability, and even reality TV court......

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Scalia: Constitution silent on torture

    Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:43:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Criminal Law News

  • Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:28:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:14:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

  • Testimony: No warrant for FBI ruse in Vegas case

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:51:15 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada casino regulator told a federal judge that investigators spent hours briefing a federal prosecutor, but never told a judge they posed as Internet repairmen to gain entry to high-roller suites at Caesars Palace.

  • Massachusetts ride-share driver accused of rape

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:47:06 GMT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had summoned the ride-sharing service.

  • Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:55:36 GMT

    BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) — Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies are combing the area around a remote Central Texas television studio where a morning meteorologist was shot in a parking lot after an argument.

Political News

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:14:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

  • Testimony: No warrant for FBI ruse in Vegas case

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:51:15 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada casino regulator told a federal judge that investigators spent hours briefing a federal prosecutor, but never told a judge they posed as Internet repairmen to gain entry to high-roller suites at Caesars Palace.

  • Castro survived odd, often inept, US schemes

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:49:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.

  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:41:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.

  • Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:34:41 GMT

    Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would to remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates.

Trending Legal News

  • Destruction of Florida divorce papers can be a tricky decision

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:02:55 GMT

    Couples that are going through a divorce in Florida may find the experience emotionally exhausting. Consequently, when it's finished, they tend to stash away their divorce papers and never look upon them again if they can help it. However, what they...

  • Florida police officer charged with DUI

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:56:50 GMT

    A police officer who was off duty was recently arrested in Florida on charges of driving under the influence. The arrest related to DUI took place early in the morning on a Monday. Police said that the 51-year-old man had...

  • Drunk driving case puts woman on home arrest

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:32:31 GMT

    One woman is bound to her home following an arrest for allegedly driving under the influence. At a court appearance, she pleaded not guilty, and her grandfather later spoke up on her behalf. As the ordeal of her drunk driving...

  • Employee suffers workplace injury; OSHA violations possible

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:10:18 GMT

    Working with any type of machinery can be a potentially risky ordeal. In order to keep the possibility for a serious workplace injury at a minimal, Illinois employers need to keep all work environments maintained, up to date and free...

  • Missouri man takes plea bargain after repeat DWI charge

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:55:33 GMT

    When an individual is faced with charges, he or she may wish to better understand how to go about handling the situation. If drivers have been charged on repeat DWI allegations, some parties may consider their best course of action...