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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Fla. man adopts his 42-year-old girlfriend
CBS NewsFebruary 2, 2012

A West Palm Beach air conditioning fortune heir has adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend, turning an on-going legal battle into a tricky law-bending situation. John Goodman, who also founded the Wellington polo club, is being charged for the death of ...more »

Guardianship
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Universal Lubricants Offers First-of-its-Kind Product Line to Meet the Needs ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 13, 2012

Universal Lubricants collects, re-refines, blends, packages and redistributes its own oil, the ECO ULTRA® line--without ever losing guardianship within the chain--in an infinitely repeatable cycle. Universal Lubricants' menu of CNG engine oils fuse ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Children win access to fathers
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 2, 2012

Children are for the first time to be given the legal right to have a proper relationship with both their parents after a divorce, The Telegraph can disclose. Ministers intend to rewrite the law in an attempt to ensure that fathers get improved access ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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State law prohibits mandatory fees for school extracurricular activities
Redlands Daily FactsFebruary 5, 2012

REDLANDS - A 2-year-old state law says it is illegal for schools to charge students and parents mandatory fees for participation in extracurricular activities, such as art, music, theater and sports. The Redlands Unified School District may be ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Rottenstein Law Group Learns of SSRI Antidepressants' Potential to Cause Male ...
Albany Times UnionFebruary 15, 2012

While the infertility that SSRIs can cause male users doesn't seem to be permanent, it can take a while for a man's sperm to return to normal even after he has stopped taking SSRIs. "[T]he situation is reversible and corrects itself once the medication ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Excerpts from ruling on Calif's gay marriage ban
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 7, 2012

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but to the couple desiring to enter into a committed lifelong relationship, a marriage by the name of `registered domestic partnership' does not." _ "Had Marilyn Monroe's film been called How to Register a ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Inland Pioneer Sam Martin Remembered
Black Voice NewsFebruary 9, 2012

By Cheryl Brown – The life of Samuel Martin Sr. will be remembered by family and friends at a service on Saturday, February 11, at the Arlington Mortuary in Riverside, CA. Martin was the 2nd of 20 children born to Will and Mary Martin on September 10, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Hockey teams joining forces against domestic violence
Foster's Daily DemocratFebruary 2, 2012

SANFORD — Caring Unlimited is working with the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) and the University of Maine Black Bears to raise awareness about domestic violence, and to encourage men and boys to speak out against abuse.more »

Name Changes
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Taco restaurants get wrapped up in legal dispute
Pacific Business NewsFebruary 3, 2012

He was forced to change the eatery's name from Just Tacos after he and franchisor Jesus Santoyo became embroiled in a legal dispute. A legal dispute between the owner of the Just Tacos Mexican Grill & Cantina restaurants in Hawaii and a franchisee over ...more »

Foster Care
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Annual North Dakota Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference is under way
Bismarck TribuneFebruary 3, 2012

The conference is in its 11th year and more than 200 child protection workers, people in human services and juvenile justice departments, teachers and foster parents are in attendance, said program director Sandy Bercier. The event wraps up Friday.more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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New York's Same-Sex Marriage Law and Marital Rights in the US
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 11, 2012

With the legal right of marriage comes the legal process of divorce, and same-sex couples need to protect their interests the same way opposite-sex couples protect their interests under the law. February 11, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When Governor ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Blankfein to Speak Out for Same-Sex Marriage
New York TimesFebruary 6, 2012

The Human Rights Campaign, a national organization that promotes equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, has persuaded Mr. Blankfein to be its first national corporate spokesman for same-sex marriage, an issue that will come up ...more »

State Child Protection
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Gary Whittenberger: HB 839 is a jumble of bad terms, bad science
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)February 5, 2012

Daniel Davis, R-Jacksonville and designating the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." Let's look at the problems with it. First, the bill misuses language. At least 15 times the bill uses deceptive political terms such as "unborn child" or its ...more »

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