What Do Federal Child Abuse Laws Say? 3 Things You Should Know

Hot legal news! In addition to state laws prohibiting child abuse, the federal government has its own laws meant to protect children from neglect and other forms of abuse. These laws include minimum child welfare standards to which the states are required to conform. However, a recent three-year study by the Children’s…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1wJcrxa

What Is Resisting Arrest? Are There Any Defenses?

Hot legal news! What is resisting arrest, and what defenses can potentially be used to defeat the charge? A San Francisco public defender was arrested Wednesday after she refused to let police photograph her client in a court hallway. Notably, a police officer told her before she was placed in handcuffs that she…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1LnclWE

FindLaw.com Opens New Doors With Legal Forms in Spanish

Hot legal news! FindLaw.com is expanding its already robust selection of easy-to-use legal forms by offering over a dozen of our most popular forms in Spanish. We recognize that the Spanish-speaking population is continuing to grow in America, and those families and individuals more comfortable with Spanish need better access to the U.S……. FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1Lncn0F

What Is Rent Control?

Hot legal news! In order to prevent the cost of rental housing from skyrocketing, local governments may institute rent control regulations. Without rent control, rental prices in some cities can be, as former New York City mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan eloquently put it, “too damn high.” Though as it turns out, McMillan’s…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1JORU3l

James Brown Will Dispute: Was He Legally Married When He Died?

Hot legal news! James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, died in 2006, but a legal battle over his estate has been going on ever since. Brown’s will left his entire estate to a charitable trust, leaving nothing to the woman he married in 2001, Tommie Rae Hynie.But legally speaking, was Hynie even Brown’s…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1JPZzOH

Contractor Injured at Your House: Are You Liable?

Hot legal news! Homeowners having work done to their homes may be concerned about not just the quality of the work, but also about the potential legal liability for injuries sustained by contractors performing the work. By virtue of owning the property, homeowners may generally be held responsible for injuries caused by…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1LmfYw8

Supreme Ct. Stays Executions, Will Hear Lethal Injection Challenge

Hot legal news! For the first time in years, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the lethal injection method of execution is constitutional. The decision to hear the case comes shortly after one Oklahoma state prisoner out of four to file the case was already executed. At least that won’t happen to…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1LncedP