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Regency Window fate still unclear
Plain DealerFebruary 1, 2012

Forty-three people have filed complaints against Regency with the Ohio attorney general's office since reports that it had closed without explanation. Emails sent from the Akron Better Business Bureau to Regency's vice president of operations and legal ...more »

Attorneys start seizing La. Citizens Property Insurance assets
The AdvocateFebruary 1, 2012

By Ted Griggs Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s board has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday after plaintiff attorneys began seizing the insurer's assets Monday to satisfy a $100 million-plus judgment against Citizens.more »

Family Law News and Stories

Facebook May Be Used Against You In Court, Local Lawyers Say
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

The law journal talked to several lawyers about the phenomenon, including some in Norristown. "By and large, we haven't had a custody case where something Facebook-related doesn't come up," Jonathan Hoffman, an attorney specializing in family law at ...more »

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Leagle.comFebruary 17, 2012

... filed an emergency petition for the court to: (1) appoint her as Lamar's guardian and conservator, (2) appoint her as trustee of Lamar's revocable living trust, and (3) declare null and void certain documents (a power of attorney, trust amendments, ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Kilday Hart: Divorce forms divide two groups of Texas lawyers
Houston ChronicleFebruary 4, 2012

That's when the Family Law section of the State Bar of Texas cried foul, accusing the group of essentially breaking vows and spilling family secrets. With how-could-you-do-this-to-me outrage, the Family Law section began sending emails questioning the ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Education reform: Roosevelt's rise makes case for No Child waiver
OregonLive.comFebruary 1, 2012

This waiver would set aside the heavy-handed and counterproductive aspects of federal law and replace them with better tools to measure schools. The federal law has changed the conversation about education in some positive ways.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Infertility rates rising for Canadian couples
Victoria Times ColonistFebruary 15, 2012

In 1992, 8.5 per cent of women age 18 to 44 who were married or living common-law were considered infertile. Not only are the emotional, physical and financial costs to couples substantial, the researchers write, but the health system also has to bear ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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East Lansing City Council votes to join legal fight against domestic partner...
MLive.comFebruary 1, 2012

EAST LANSING -- The East Lansing City Council unanimously approved a resolution directing the City Attorney to fight a recent law banning the use of taxpayer funds for domestic partner health benefits. The resolution directs the city attorney to assist ...more »

Mortuary Law
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House panel OKs cutting DOT commission
Greenville NewsFebruary 3, 2012

12:27 am We're working on the following obituaries for Friday morning's newspaper: Dorothy Fortner Garrett of Greensboro NC (Forbis and Dick-Guilford); Everette H. Ballew of Travelers Rest (The Howze Mortuary); David Krieger of Greenville (Mackey ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Criminalisation of domestic violence demanded in draft bill
Pakistan Daily TimesFebruary 2, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Rights activists have demanded criminalisation of domestic violence in the draft Domestic Violence Bill that has to be tabled in parliament soon for debate. Civil society organisations also called for abolishment of the clause that allows ...more »

Name Changes
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Navigating the Legality of Autonomous Vehicles
Wired (blog)February 7, 2012

... acts: talking on their phones, speeding, changing lanes without signaling, tailgating, you name it. But what does the law say about autonomous vehicles? “The law in California is silent, it doesn't address it,” Google's Anthony Levandowski told me.more »

Foster Care
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Joining forces in bid to boost foster care
Halifax Evening CourierFebruary 2, 2012

The recruitment campaign is coupled with new a new streamlined application system and greater support for foster parents. That should reduce the expected average time it takes for someone from making an initial enquiry to actually becoming a foster ...more »

State Child Protection
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LA judge orders Juvenile Court opened to news media
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

It does not apply to the delinquency side, which handles crimes committed by children. (Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times / June 6, 2005) By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County Juvenile Court will be opened to media coverage regularly, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Lib at Large: Marin filmmaker's pro-gay marriage documentary stirs protests ...
Marin Independent-JournalFebruary 4, 2012

And once again, she and her film have come under fire from some surprising and unforeseen critics: bloggers from the gay and lesbian "The Right to Love," which premieres Monday at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, focuses on the Leffew family of ...more »


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