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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

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Family says crash victim may have been shot
KFOX El PasoFebruary 6, 2012

By Samantha Manning A 31-year-old man was found dead inside his car after a crash and his family told KFOX14 that they suspect he may have been shot before he crashed. Krystal Paiz said that her brother-in-law was the man found dead inside his car at ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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US Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis
Huffington Post (blog)February 1, 2012

For the past three years, working with a statewide task force of experts and advocates in a variety of fields and a team of seven education economists, the Campaign for Educational Equity has examined the legal, economic, and policy issues associated ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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DC Council approves bill allowing gay couples to get divorced without living...
Washington PostFebruary 7, 2012

Under current law, one member of the divorcing couple has to live in Washington for six months before starting divorce proceedings. The council approved the bill unanimously Tuesday in a preliminary vote. It will get a final vote before being sent to ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Other Massachusetts health care experts call Romney dishonest about his record
Capital New YorkFebruary 9, 2012

Johnston said that the original mandate to require employers to cover contraceptives was signed into law by then-governor Jane Swift in 2002, and neither Johnston nor McDonough remembered Romney ever publicly opposing the bill.more »

Mortuary Law
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Tulsa attorney, Civil War authority Murray Stewart dies at 80
Tulsa WorldFebruary 5, 2012

31 at Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home, with burial at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Stewart, a Broken Arrow attorney, became interested in Civil War history when trying to learn more about his grandfather, who had fought for the Confederacy in Missouri ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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In Idaho, it's still man and wife
Coeur d'Alene PressFebruary 12, 2012

Even alternative measures like domestic partnerships will flounder, he believes. "On the House side, it wouldn't have a chance," Goedde said, adding that the House has consistently proven to be the more conservative body.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 »

Domestic Violence
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Not always love in February as domestic violence calls rise
KGBT-TVFebruary 1, 2012

by Daisy Martinez Love is in the air as Valentine's Day nears, but unfortunately Brownsville Police said they see an increase in domestic violence calls during the month of February. Claudia Cerda from the Friendship of Women said couples don't always ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Sobantu wins court battle against wife
Times of SwazilandFebruary 3, 2012

He said Dlamini had a right to know if he was Muzi's biological father or not. He ordered that Dlamini should pay costs of undergoing the paternity tests. He further ordered Muzi and Patience to pay costs of suit. MBABANE – Army Com-mander Sobantu ...more »

Foster Care
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Major Grant Will Fund Study to Improve Lives of Kids in Foster Care
UB News CenterFebruary 2, 2012

BUFFALO, NY -- Making tax dollars devoted to child welfare work most effectively for children is the focus of a promising two-year study led by a University at Buffalo Law School professor. The study, funded with a newly announced $270269 grant from ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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One Of The Divorce Attorneys In Chicago, Michael Craven, Named As A Super Lawyer
Einnews PortugalFebruary 22, 2012

Michael C. Craven, one of the divorce attorneys in Chicago, was recently named a 2012 Super Lawyer. This is the fourth consecutive year that he has been named as a one of the best divorce lawyers in Chicago. CHICAGO, IL, February 21, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay marriage proponents decry ruling on Proposition 8 trial video
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 2, 2012

The ruling overturned a lower court decision in favor of making the video public, a position favored by the news media and gay rights groups. The same 9th Circuit panel is considering whether Proposition 8 is constitutional. That decision, which could ...more »

State Child Protection
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Talk on child trafficking issues in Asia
Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fmFebruary 3, 2012

By Jake Ten The Council on Social Welfare (MKM) Brunei Darussalam yesterday hosted a learning session on 'Enhancing Protection of Children's Rights and Dignity: The Asia Acts Experience' at the Dewan Citra Budaya, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.more »

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Navigating Life's Transitions: When family can't step in and help, a ...
Naples Daily NewsFebruary 15, 2012

As the featured expert for Eldercare Matters, she was on-call from July 17-July 23, 2011 to answer questions from older adults, adults with parents who are aging, and professionals with clients who are either aging or have parents who are entering ...more »


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