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Attorney general opinion clarifies Harbor Police authority
Houma CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The Louisiana Attorney General's office has clarified a 2011 decision which suggested the authority of Port Fourchon's Harbor Police Department is not recognized by the state. The confusion began last year, when the port's private Harbor Police...more »

SBIA: Correcting course starts with accountability
San Bernardino SunFebruary 1, 2012

Could it be the owner of the local franchise of Million Air, an upscale refueling facility for private aircraft at San Bernardino International Airport, worried he might not be in business once allegations of fraud were made public?more »

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Family wants change to custody law after child's death
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

“This law is our effort to help other children who may be in the same situation,” Julie Anderson said. “Custody should be awarded not on the antiquated notion that the mother is the best caretaker.” HB888, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Summary Judgments for Feb. 2
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 2, 2012

By Carlyn Kolker Legal education, as my colleague Moira Herbst, has chronicled, is in a state of crisis, either real or perceived. To wit: The American Bar Association is considering taking a tougher stance on the job data schools provide.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Law firm giving away a free divorce for Valentine's Day
Daily Mail - CharlestonFebruary 8, 2012

by Cheryl Caswell For the fifth year, the Webb Law Firm will give away a free divorce for Valentine's Day. The service will go to the person, who in the opinion of the firm, presents the most compelling story as to why they deserve a free divorce.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Infertility doctors speak against Personhood Act
KFORFebruary 25, 2012

Fertility specialists like Dr. Eli Reshef worry the bill would put them on the wrong side of the law. In the lab, just like in nature, only around 30 percent of eggs survive. "These are a person according to quote-unquote 'law' and these people who do ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Ibuna's case keeps Ignacio Arroyo body in UK 22 days after his death
Inquirer.netFebruary 15, 2012

She added, however, that her client's camp was disturbed because documents appeared to show that Ibuna had now become the sole beneficiary of the lawmaker's estate, eliminating the legal wife and his three children from his last will and testament.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Cleveland Surrounding County Extends Domestic Partner Benefits To Gay Employees
On Top MagazineFebruary 16, 2012

By On Top Magazine Staff Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland, Ohio, has approved domestic partner benefits to gay employees, The Plain Dealer reported. Council members voted 6-4 on Wednesday to extend health insurance benefits to the partners of ...more »

Name Changes
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Free speech rights, anti-bullying fight collide
The TennesseanFebruary 6, 2012

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, based in New York, is concerned that putting a First Amendment exemption into Tennessee's anti-bullying law could make schools less safe for gay and lesbian students. “I don't think there is a legitimate ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence call leads to police shooting in Lake Havasu City
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

A domestic violence call has led to a police shooting in Lake Havasu City. The police department says officers were called to a residence early Wednesday when a caller said a man was threatening to kill himself and harm others.more »

Paternity Suits
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Linda Evangelista Breaks Her Silence On Paternity Suit Against PPR CEO ...
Hollywood ReporterFebruary 3, 2012

Supermodel Linda Evangelista has broken her silence about the controversial paternity suit she filed last year against French businessman, and husband of Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault. Prior to filing the suit, Evangelista had not revealed the ...more »

Foster Care
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Local graduate featured on CNN
Montgomery AdvertiserFebruary 1, 2012

Figures from the Atlanta-based nsoro Educational Foundation show only about 2 percent of children raised in foster care earn college degrees. "Most of the people I've known in foster care did not attend college," James said Tuesday.more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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One Of The Divorce Attorneys In Chicago, Michael Craven, Named As A Super Lawyer
Einnews PortugalFebruary 21, 2012

Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove, LLP holds offices in Chicago and Highland Park representing individuals and businesses in Family Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Probate, Business Counseling and Commercial Transactions, Appeals, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay and lesbian talk with writer Roz Kaveney in mile End this evening
East London AdvertiserFebruary 2, 2012

Rainbow Hamlets, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender forum in Tower Hamlets, have teamed up with Bancroft Library for a talk this evening with writer and editor Roz Kaveney. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email ...more »

State Child Protection
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19 Lawmakers sponsor “Refusal-to-Report” Bill to protect endangered children
Oregon Faith ReportFebruary 1, 2012

“This bill gives law enforcement an additional tool to help protect children, help locate missing children quickly, and deliver justice for young victims,” said Horman, father of missing child Kyron Horman. “I urge the Legislature to approve HB 4048 ...more »

Guardianship
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Should I File a Tax Return?
OregonLive.com (blog)February 2, 2012

Security Disability and I also have legal guardianship of my 7 yr old grandson. Is there any benefit for me to file a tax return? I have to tell you that based on the information you have provided in your question, it is unlikely that you have a ...more »

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