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'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

PBA of NYS approves contract
Albany Times Union (blog)February 1, 2012

the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union that inherited the mantle of the law enforcement unit of Council 82, has ratified a proposed contract, 965 to 36. The union was created in part due to deep dissatisfaction with the initial ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Children's legal right to see both parents after divorce criticised by family...
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 3, 2012

Today, Mr Norgrove criticised the plans, insisting that his review had “concluded that the law should not be changed”. He said: “The independent Family Justice Review panel thoroughly considered the issue of shared parenting and concluded that the law...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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Wife of Yankee GM Cashman files for divorce
Wall Street JournalFebruary 5, 2012

AP NEW YORK — The wife of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman filed divorce papers Friday, a day after prosecutors charged a woman with stalking him and extorting money over an extramarital affair. Mary Cashman filed the paperwork Friday at a court ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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GOP Legislators Aim to Kill Contraception Rule
Wall Street JournalFebruary 9, 2012

Mr. Carney on Wednesday replied to criticism from GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by pointing to a Massachusetts law that, like the federal rule, mandated coverage of contraception while Mr. Romney was governor. "This is, I think, ironic, that…more »

Mortuary Law
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Address pension fund concerns now
Greenville NewsFebruary 5, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Sunday morning's paper: Andrea D. Propes of Easley (Dillard Funeral Home); Joan Kilpatrick Gillespie of Richmond, VA (Howze Mortuary); Ellis Center of Landrum (Wood Mortuary); Harry E. Knox Jr. of ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Dissolving partnership
Orlando WeeklyFebruary 1, 2012

26 at 11 am Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was scheduled that day to meet with the Orlando Anti Discrimination Ordinance Committee and several other LGBT leaders to discuss her apparent wobble on support for a domestic-partner registry for county ...more »

Name Changes
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Apple in a legal battle for the iPad name?
GlobalPost (blog)February 7, 2012

A $1.6 billion lawsuit reportedly claims Apple can't legally use the name iPad in China. A man navigates through the new iPad 2 during its launch in the Philippines at an Apple store in Manila on April 29, 2011. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) "To steal ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Workshop for RMC staff to curb domestic violence
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

RANCHI: In an attempt to reduce cases of domestic violence with help of elected representatives, Women Helpline and Child Line in association with Unicef organized an orientation workshop for ward councillors of Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC).more »

Paternity Suits
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Would Harry Styles and Caroline Flack Have had a Beautiful Baby?
Gather Celebs News ChannelFebruary 18, 2012

... band mates are actually being extremely careful when it comes to going after groupies—unlike what happened with Justin Bieber's wannabe baby mama Mariah Yeater, one of the guys could find themselves dealing with a legitimate paternity suit someday.more »

Foster Care
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Virginia governor to sign controversial adoption measure
Chicago TribuneFebruary 22, 2012

It would free those agencies from considering or consenting to foster care or adoption placements that violate their written religious or moral convictions or policies. McDonnell, a Republican, will sign the bill into law, spokeswoman Taylor Thornley ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Don't Just Plan The Wedding, Plan Your Future
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 9, 2012

In the past it was less common for there to be mention of pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements or the need to make wills when planning a wedding. And not many unmarried couples buying a house before they married considered a co-owners' agreement or ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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On ENDA, Chris Christie's Deal of a Lifetime Sounds Awfully Good
Huffington PostFebruary 7, 2012

Others, however, would relish the opportunity: For those of us who've stood by in abject frustration as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was blocked, time and again, sometimes, through apparent Republican disinterest, the bill is withdrawn.more »

State Child Protection
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Sentencing under way in Upper Dublin child abuse case
Montgomery NewspapersFebruary 1, 2012

Theresa M. McNulty, 53, of the 600 block of Loch Alsh Avenue, who previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault in connection with incidents that occurred between April 2008 and November 2009 ...more »

Guardianship
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St Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower receives EU funding
Malta Independent OnlineFebruary 12, 2012

It was the first historic site entrusted to the Din l-Art Helwa in 1970, and today the organisation holds 17 national sites in guardianship and has restored 37. In 1975, when the Council of Europe celebrated the Year of Architectural Heritage, ...more »

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