Can I Seal My Divorce Filings?

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When reports surfaced this week that Bill O'Reilly had been accused of domestic abuse during divorce proceedings, the news only came to light because a source leaked the information. The actual documents of the case were filed under seal,...

If I Find a Diamond, Can I Keep It?

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Welcome to the new FindLaw series, "If I Find," where we'll discuss the rule of finders keepers as it applies to different topics. We hope you'll check back regularly! As Marilyn Monroe said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend!"...

Is It Legal to Release a Wild Animal?

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More and more people are trying to keep wild animals as pets, only to find them not as friendly when they're full grown. Sometimes people come across injured wildlife while hiking, camping, or even in our own backyards. And...

Non-Sequiturs: 05.22.15

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Ed. note: Above the Law will not be publishing on Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. * The settlement deal between Target and Mastercard over the 2013 data breach is dead after failing to garner the requisite issuer support. Proposed settlement: $19 million. Years of protracted litigation: Priceless. [Credit Union Times] * High school teacher who admitted she and another teacher had a threesome with a 16-year-old student got off -- well, legally -- with a slap on the wrist. Folks are starting to wonder if her dad being a sitting district judge had anything to do with that. [Times-Picayune] * On a similar note, Mama June of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo... fame? Is she famous? Whatever. The point is Mama June is toying with suing the TLC Network because they canceled her show over a child molester, but haven't nuked 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of its brewing molestation scandal. When you consider these hit shows starring inbred hillbillies with molestation issues, remember that TLC stands for "The Learning Channel." [TMZ] * Lawmakers pushing back against Governor Cuomo's proposal to appoint an independent monitor to investigate police-related civilian...

Urban Agriculture: 3 Laws to Know

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Once the provenance of hippies and hipsters, urban agriculture is becoming more and more popular across city-dwelling populations. Rooftop gardens, front-yard farms, and vacant lots-turned-vegetable patches are popping up every day. And whether you're getting into urban agriculture because...

Non-Sequiturs: 05.04.15

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* DEA Agent thinks legalized pot will get rabbits high. Do you know how quickly they reproduce? This could lead to a terrifying Dorito's shortage. [Lowering the Bar] * Facebook lands a guy in prison after he "Likes" his own Wanted poster. [Jonathan Turley] * The billable hour is a recipe for law firm failure. [The Legal Intelligencer] * Dov Charney really really wants to get back control of American Apparel. Guy can't seem to take no for an answer. In any event, his legal maneuvers may have set the stage for the intentional death of the company. [Dealbreaker] * In honor of Star Wars Day, here are lessons lawyers can learn from Star Wars. Don't go Jar Jar. [The Nutmeg Lawyer] * The $140 million suit brought against Proskauer Rose by the Johnson & Johnson heirs will go forward. So... more tears for Proskauer. [Reuters] * Attorney General Loretta Lynch's Brooklyn spin class turns into a celebration. [Wall Street Journal / Metropolis]