Russian Malware Developer Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Hot legal news! The Department of Justice called it “one of the most advanced crimeware tools available in the underground market,” malware that infected almost 11 million computers worldwide and caused over $500 million in losses. And its creator was just sentenced to five years in prison. The “banking trojan” software, dubbed Citadel,…… FindLaw News – Top Stories

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole; When Will He Be Released?

Hot legal news! After serving nine years in prison for robbery and kidnapping, O.J. Simpson was granted parole today. “I’ve done my time,” Simpson told the Nevada Board of Parole. “I’ve done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can.” The parole board was unanimous in its decision, and is…… FindLaw News – Top Stories

Does Your Teenager’s Makeup Have Asbestos in It?

Hot legal news! According to investigative journalists at ABC 11 in Durham, North Carolina, a popular powder makeup marketed to teens may contain asbestos and other harmful ingredients. The team sent “Just Shine Shimmer Powder,” sold at Justice Stores, to the Scientific Analytical Institute in Greensboro, where samples of the makeup tested positive…… FindLaw News – Top Stories

What’s Fair Market Value?

Hot legal news! While the phrase “fair market value” might seem simple enough to understand, legally, the phrase is rather significant. Fair market value generally refers to what services, or a piece of property, are actually worth, rather than what they cost. Fair market value matters quite a bit when it comes…… FindLaw News – Top Stories

DOJ Reinstates Civil Asset Seizure Policy: What You Need to Know

Hot legal news! The Department of Justice just reinstated their policy to assist local law enforcement in civil asset seizures. What does this mean? Well, it means that law enforcement will now have more incentive to just take your stuff, even your home and cold hard cash, if they suspect any of it…… FindLaw News – Top Stories

Wrongly Diagnosed With Hypothyroidism: When to Sue

Hot legal news! Any misdiagnosis, whether falsely identifying an issue that doesn’t exist or failing to discover one that does, can be harmful. This can be especially true for hyperthyroidism, which affects millions of people per year. If not accurately diagnosed, those people may go untreated, or undergo potentially harmful treatments based on…… FindLaw News – Top Stories

5 Common Camping Crimes

Hot legal news! Summer often means a return to nature. Leaving our 9-to-5 routine behind, even for a few days, can be healthy and invigorating, but it’s worth remembering that an escape from the city doesn’t necessarily mean escaping criminal laws and the consequences for breaking them. So as you’re packing up your…… FindLaw News – Top Stories