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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

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Enforcement of child maintenance orders
The StarFebruary 1, 2012

He is a senior partner in the firm of Chigiti and Chigiti Advocates in Nairobi whose key area of practice is Human rights and public interest litigation and family law. He was admitted to the list of Counsel at the International Criminal Court-ICC in ...more »

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Grandmother of kids who lost mom in fire opposes man's early release
nwitimes.comFebruary 3, 2012

Jones hopes to retain guardianship of the children. Jones is not convinced Collins is the father of the children and is seeking DNA testing, Yates said. Jones, who works for Portage Township Schools, has temporary guardianship of the children and will ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Want a divorce? Take a class
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

Jim Nielson, R-Bountiful, said current law mandates that an orientation course be taken within 60 days after filing for divorce — but people need not complete it until just before the divorce is finalized. He said the purpose of the course is to help ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Law allowing schools to deny enrollment to students expelled from other ...
Wisconsin State JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick, an attorney with Disability Rights Wisconsin. said his organization disapproves of the expulsion law, which has been on the books since 1997. The state constitution guarantees a free education to all students between the ages ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Anti-abortion "personhood" bill advances in Virginia
Baltimore SunFebruary 16, 2012

But she said the intent is the same, with the measure ultimately aimed at banning abortion, contraception and infertility treatment. "Should this bill become law, it could have a far-reaching impact on women's access to health care," Nash said.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Equality Florida: 'Same-sex couples want to marry for the same reasons others ... (blog)February 7, 2012

As the news of Prop 8 being ruled unconstitutional broke today, more than 50 citizen advocates were walking the halls of Florida's Capitol, talking to lawmakers about passing a statewide domestic partnership law. When passed, Florida domestic ...more »

Mortuary Law
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St. George Daily SpectrumFebruary 5, 2012

He graduated from Stanford University School of Law in 1953 and established a long and highly successful law practice in San Diego, California. He was active in the LDS Church serving faithfully in numerous callings. He had a deep love for temple ...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 »

Name Changes
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Anti-cuts protests push Romania PM out
ReutersFebruary 6, 2012

* PM resigns after weeks of anti-government protests * President appoints minister Predoiu as interim PM * Parliamentary election due by November * IMF sees no change in bailout deal By Ioana Patran and Sam Cage BUCHAREST, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Romanian ...more »

Foster Care
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Advocates voice concerns over embattled foster care provider
Baltimore Sun (blog)February 2, 2012

The state has issued a pending sanction against the company that could block new referrals for foster care placement. "These are children who, through no fault of their own, are involved in a complex legal system," Kilcullen said.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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Teenage Girl: I Want Anti-Gay Discrimination for My Birthday (blog)February 4, 2012

Their lives are being affected right now by people who share Sarah's views. Gay and lesbian couples are being strained every day – financially and emotionally – because they don't have the same rights and protections that the government grants to ...more »

State Child Protection
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Hard Talk:Child abuse is one of the worst human rights violations
The Citizen DailyFebruary 4, 2012

The report revealed that about 140 children detained in Tanzanian prisons and other facilities (and were mixed with adult prisoners) often became victims of sexual abuse by fellow children, adult convicts and even law enforcers (The Citizen on Sunday: ...more »


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