Which States Use Criminal Grand Juries?

Hot legal news! Following last night’s announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, many may have questions about how grand juries operate. Grand juries are generally called on to decide whether there is probable cause to…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1zuEVNT

Ga. Supreme Court OKs Private Probation, Denies Extending Sentences

Hot legal news! The Georgia Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it was constitutional for private probation companies to monitor offenders but ruled it was illegal to extend sentences once imposed. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the state’s High Court found that private probation supervision companies like Sentinel Offender Services were allowed…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1zuEVxw

When Does a Bruised Knee Become a Lawsuit?

Hot legal news! Thanks to human anatomy, your knees tend to be an easy place to bruise when you fall. Also called a patellar contusion by medical professionals, a bruised knee may initially seem like nothing. But sometimes a bruised knee is the first sign of more serious medical problems following an…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1zuEXFF

‘Steve Harvey Show’ Slapped With $42.3M Music Theft Lawsuit

Hot legal news! “The Steve Harvey Show” has been slapped with a $42.3 million lawsuit over allegations that the program stole music owned by the We 3 Kings. The music publishing company claims that the self-titled show of comedian Steve Harvey used its unlicensed music without its permission and without paying We…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1rjI1FZ

Should Franchises Purchase Business Insurance?

Hot legal news! Turning a successful business into a franchise is a great way to turn a good idea into a great company. But that success may also create the need for additional business insurance. With the rise in lawsuits targeting chain businesses, insurers are now offering new types of business insurance…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1rjI3xs

Legal How-To: Build a Fence Around Your Property

Hot legal news! A fence around your property can serve a range of purposes: marking your property line, keeping trespassers out, and/or providing privacy for your family. However, a fence can also be the source of a potential dispute with your neighbors. With that in mind, making sure that your fence does…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1zuEXpb

Being Thankful for the Simple Things at FindLaw

Hot legal news! This has been a successful year for us at FindLaw as we continue to improve the user experience, update our content, and grow our audience. But without an engaged audience (that’s you), the effort and passion we pour into our work every day is all for naught. So in the…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1rjI0Sr