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The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

Cuts to foreclosure-prevention aid fought
Ithaca JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The agency, which oversees lending in the state, will review New York's laws governing foreclosure, he said. New York has appropriated $26 million in state funds and $21 million in federal stimulus money since the 2008-09 fiscal year for housing ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...more »

Guardianship
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Bettencourt quits L'Oréal board
Financial TimesFebruary 13, 2012

The 89-year-old heiress's position on the board was put in doubt since last October when a French court ordered Ms Bettencourt to be placed under the guardianship of her daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, who is a L'Oréal board member, ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Kris Humphries Wants Minnesota Attorney to Represent Him in Kim Kardashian Divorce
E! OnlineFebruary 11, 2012

The Kim and Kourtney Take New York star lawyered up with Hutton for his split back in November, just a couple weeks after the divorce went public. And surprisingly, he's not your usual family law specialist. The Minnesota-based attorney actually ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Janet's Law passes Assembly committee and with the blessing of minority leader ...
New Jersey HillsFebruary 3, 2012

Janet's Law, with the support of Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Somerset-Morris, passed the Assembly Education Committee by unanimous vote Thursday, Feb. 2, in Trenton, making it the first automated external defibrillator (AED) school-related ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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China's surrogate mothers see business boom in year of the dragon
The GuardianFebruary 8, 2012

Besides, she has her own biological seven-year-old to care for – and she's busy searching for another infertile couple seeking a womb. Gao is one of China's surrogate mothers working underground for vast sums of money to deliver children to wannabe ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Teen Dating Violence
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted by Congress in 1994, focuses on four areas: domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The first three of these issues were each given a designated "awareness month" years ago, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Investigation finds no link to DC in 'Fast and Furious' gun ploy
The Seattle TimesFebruary 1, 2012

If Congress leaves current law unchanged, the report said, the deficit will fall to $585 billion in 2013 and $345 billion in 2014. Military mortuaries: Federal investigators have concluded that supervisors at Dover Air Force Base retaliated against ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Clemson WR Craig arrested for criminal domestic violence before being ...
Greenfield Daily ReporterFebruary 2, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC — Former Clemson receiver Joe Craig was arrested on a criminal domestic violence charges hours before being dismissed from the football team. Craig allegedly shoved his girlfriend Whitney Fountain early Sunday morning at his apartment, ...more »

Name Changes
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Apple Could Be Slapped With $38 Million Fine For Using iPad Name In China
Cult of MacFebruary 7, 2012

We learned this yesterday when it was revealed that the Cupertino company is demanding a New Zealand case manufacturer to change the name of its driPhone brand. But it seems Apple may be guilty of exactly the same practice, which could land it a $38 ...more »

Foster Care
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Foster parents express difficulties at hearing
Daily NebraskanFebruary 3, 2012

Soon, Aernie will be her legal parent. But Melanie Williams-Smotherman, the lone testifying opponent of the bill, fears that not all foster parents are like Aernie. Williams-Smotherman, executive director of Family Advocacy Movement, said that foster ...more »

State Child Protection
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Turnaround: What it will take to protect all of Oswego's children
Syracuse.com (blog)February 2, 2012

A new Child Protection Advisory Council meets monthly to review issues like training, regulations and best practices. Mullaney sits on the council. The department his hired more caseworkers, reducing the caseload for each worker from an average of 139 ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay marriage in Washington creates personal divide
Mid Columbia Tri City HeraldFebruary 5, 2012

But soon, Washington likely will confirm in law what Gettmann, 69, and Frisch, 71, already know in their hearts. They are one of almost 10000 couples registered as domestic partners whose relationships will be re-defined as marriage under a bill ...more »

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