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Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

Family Law News and Stories

SEC to Family Offices: Brother-In-Law Must Exit
Barron's (blog)February 2, 2012

“If you have in-laws in a trust which includes family members, you can't just move the family members out. It's part of a trust. Splitting the two families apart takes time, potentially. It can also be expensive and complicated.” And, I might add, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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New Jersey high school test scores paint mixed picture
Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 2, 2012

Christie's administration used the test results to reinforce its call to adopt the governor's education-overhaul measures. David Sciarra, direct of the Education Law Center, which has represented low-income, urban districts, found cause for optimism in ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Can a customary marriage be legally dissolved?
The StandardFebruary 4, 2012

Or must women married under customary law suffer in silence because there are no legal ways out? Thanks for your compliments. There are no fixed grounds for divorce under customary law as in English law, which forms the basis of couples that exchange ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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IVF And Religion
The Jewish Week (blog)February 29, 2012

That term does not appear in the official Catholic News Service report, and it seems that what the Pope may essentially have been saying was that clinics who turn to IVF as a first resort, rather than trying to address and treat infertility to allow ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Former Greenville High athlete found dead at USC off-campus housing
Greenville NewsFebruary 7, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Tuesday morning's paper: Dawn E. Dunn of Greer (Wood Mortuary); Alfred Miles Sutterlin Jr. of Clemson (Cremation Society of South Carolina); Herman Wilbanks of Greer (Wood Mortuary); Shirley Johnson of ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Some Urge City to Snub Domestic Partner Benefits Ban
WKZOFebruary 3, 2012

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Some members of the Kalamazoo clergy would like the city of Kalamazoo defy the state ban on domestic partner benefits. A prayer breakfast was held Thursday, organized by the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center.more »

Name Changes
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Wrightsville Beach refuses to release officers' names
StarNewsOnline.comFebruary 3, 2012

By Julian March & Brian Freskos The town of Wrightsville Beach is refusing to release the names of three police officers placed on paid administrative leave, despite a state law that makes any changes in an employee's status a matter of public record.more »

Domestic Violence
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Bill aims to boost programs for domestic violence victims
PallTimes.comFebruary 2, 2012

Y., is working to beef up the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to give law enforcement and victims more tools to fight back. According to data provided by the senator's office, there was a 6 percent increase in domestic violence incidents in 2010.more »

Paternity Suits
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The twelfth man
The AustralianFebruary 3, 2012

The so-called Sita White affair - in which Khan was named in a paternity suit by another British heiress - became fodder for political opponents and the Pakistani media. "A lot of things have changed since then," says Khan. "We have developed a party, ...more »

Foster Care
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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Minneapolis Firm Announces New Shareholder
Exec Digital (press release)February 10, 2012

The firm's attorneys represent clients in a wide-range of family and juvenile practice areas, such as adoption, prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, juvenile delinquency, child support and custody, and divorce.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Illinois legislators again take up anti-gay adoption bill
ChicagoPride.comFebruary 1, 2012

by News Staff Springfield, IL — Downstate Republicans have again filed legislation to allow religion based discrimination against gay and lesbian couples when it comes to foster and adoption services in Illinois. State Rep.more »

State Child Protection
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Child victims need more protection
Daily CameraFebruary 1, 2012

The children -- in addition to being trafficked for illegal sex with strangers -- are often abused, threatened, and plied with drugs and alcohol. They are told, and technically not inaccurately at least according to the law, that they will be arrested ...more »

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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Guardianship matters still sound in equity despite extensive regulatory statutory schemes. Here, the court appointed a guardian for the person and estate of an elderly impaired woman and then approved the management of the estate by that guardian.more »


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