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  • Who Can I Call as an Expert Witness?


    When going to trial, particularly in cases that involve technical or scientific evidence, having the right experts on your side can make or break a case. Not only does the expert need to actually be a subject matter expert, but having presentation skills, or just charisma, can be just......

  • How to Protect Your Business From the WannaCry Ransomware?


    Over the past few weeks, businesses small and large have been forced to deal with the most recent ransomware attack, aptly named WannaCry. Like other ransomware, a business's computers, networks, data, and servers, all get locked down by a hacker that demands payment in untraceable bitcoins to unlock the......

  • NFL Painkiller Claims: The Difference Between a Grievance and a Lawsuit


    There are, as of this writing, still two active lawsuits against the NFL and/or its member teams regarding the prescription of painkillers to players. Dent v. NFL was filed in the District Court of Northern California in May 2014 and claimed the league withheld medical information from players, oversaw acquisition......

  • Boating Accident Liability: When to Sue for Wrongful Death?


    Boats, many of which lack brakes, seat belts, and airbags, can be just as dangerous as cars. And a recent lawsuit in Washington details just how dangerous they can be. The surviving family members of a man who drowned in a boating accident at Lake Coeur d'Alene last summer claim......

  • Drone Hobbyists Don't Need to Register With FAA, Court Rules


    The US Court of Appeals for D.C. issued a ruling that drone hobbyists are rejoicing over. The 2015 FAA emergency regulation that required all drone and model aircraft users to register their glorified toys was struck down last week. Now hobbyists can fly their drones, and RC planes, without......

Supreme Court News

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:28:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

  • Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:24:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Mon, 22 May 2017 17:50:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

  • Court upholds 'soft money' limits; Gorsuch, Thomas disagree

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding federal limits on political parties' use of so-called soft money for federal elections.

  • Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Sat, 20 May 2017 01:02:19 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday advanced tough new limits on abortion— hitting back at a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer striking down most of the sweeping restrictions on the procedure that America's second-largest state approved four years ago.

Criminal Law News

  • Police make more arrests in Manchester bomb but leaks feared

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:35:08 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police arrested two more people and were on Thursday searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert, as British authorities complained bitterly about investigation leaks by U.S. officials.

  • President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

    Thu, 25 May 2017 07:58:22 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president ordered a thorough investigation Thursday of twin suicide bombings that targeted police, killing three officers, in the deadliest attack by suspected militants in the capital in a year.

  • GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

    Thu, 25 May 2017 07:17:32 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Thursday's nationally-watched election for Montana's sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground.

  • Police make 2 more arrests over Manchester bombing

    Thu, 25 May 2017 06:39:49 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert.

  • Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

    Thu, 25 May 2017 05:47:19 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks.

Political News

  • Trump to meet with anxious EU and NATO leaders

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:31:51 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

  • The Latest: Trump arrives at European Union Headquarters

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:19:30 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

  • The Latest: Trump arrives at NATO meeting

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:14:24 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

  • Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:05:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.

  • NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:04:57 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage war against the extremists, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders.