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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Pregnant? Please Leave, Conn. Woman's Employer Said
ABC NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Zvovushe, 31, said because she had worked at the company for four months her employer said she was not protected under the federal Family Medical Leave Act, which says employees must be on the job for at least a year to be eligible for up to 12 weeks ...more »

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Adoption, Birth or Legal Guardianship
Valley City State UniversityFebruary 14, 2012

Congratulations on the new addition, or expected addition, to your family! A birth, adoption, acquired legal guardianship is a qualifying life event and allows 30-days (from the date of the event) for a mid-year change or addition of benefits. vcsu.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Hammerle Finley Law Firm Says Denton Texas Jury Finds In Favor Of Medical ...
PR Web (press release)February 2, 2012

We address a broad range of legal issues, from business entity formation to guardianship, divorce & family law to oil & gas law, collections to criminal defense. We strive to represent our clients in all types of legal matters, whether they be complex, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Law School Student Debt Is Just Tip of the Iceberg
U.S. News & World Report (blog)February 1, 2012

It is the highly visible tip of a growing iceberg of student debt that threatens all of higher education. It's not a surprise to regular readers of the Student Loan Ranger that most law students borrow to finance their legal education (88.6 percent ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Oklahoma State Senate approves 'Personhood Act'
KSDKFebruary 18, 2012

Whatever their intention was to protect life can be reversed it is an anti-life, anti-reproduction and anti-family bill," said infertility specialist Dr. Eli Reshef. Senate Bill 1433, better known as the Personhood Act, has people on both sides of the ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Mary Kay Advocates for Domestic Violence Survivors in Atlanta
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)February 2, 2012

ATLANTA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Mary Kay Inc. and Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, in partnership with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence are descending upon the Georgia State Capitol to raise awareness with lawmakers about ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Pastor James David Smith
Ridgecrest Daily IndependentFebruary 14, 2012

Viewing will take place at Holland & Lyons Mortuary on Thursday, February 16, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Crossroads Community Church on Friday, February 17, at 11:00 am, with graveside services to follow at ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence increases in Coweta, local shelter trying to help
Newnan Times-HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

By Rebecca Leftwich A downturn in the economy has led to an increase in domestic violence, and Coweta County's Community Welcome House reports it served 742 women and children in 2011 through Safe Haven admissions and outreach programs.more »

Name Changes
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Business, Government , Legal News from Throughout W.Va. - Lt. Governor Bill ...
State JournalFebruary 8, 2012

Earl Ray Tomblin's legislative plans for this session, some members of the committee were unhappy with provisions in the bill, which goes by the formal name House Joint Resolution 108. As it reads now, the bill would create the position of lieutenant ...more »

Foster Care
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Ex-foster parent in Republic accused in child sex abuse case
Springfield News-LeaderFebruary 1, 2012

A former foster parent from Republic has been accused of sexually abusing two foster children and videotaping the incidents. A warrant for Mark Daniel Obrien, 40, who had been a foster parent for a decade to numerous children, was issued Tuesday.more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Love and relationships: Setting expectations essential before unmarried ...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

Family law attorneys also recommend that unmarried couples sign a cohabitation property agreement, which is similar to a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement for couples getting married. Think about the unexpected. Cohabitating means sharing your lives, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Men sentenced to 18 years for slaying South African lesbian
CNNFebruary 2, 2012

(CNN) -- Gay rights advocates in South Africa hailed a judge's sentencing of four men to 18 years each in prison for brutally slaying a 19-year-old lesbian. Hatred fueled the 2006 stabbing and stoning of Zoliswa Nkonyana, who was targeted because of ...more »

State Child Protection
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Bill would toughen Mississippi child abuse laws
Memphis Commercial AppealFebruary 3, 2012

By Phil West JACKSON -- The new House Republican majority flexed its muscle Thursday by defeating all but one attempt by Democrats to alter a proposed Child Protection Act and then passing it with help from conservative Democrat members.more »


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