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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

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 »

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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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 »

Divorce & Separation
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Is a prenuptial agreement right for you?
KSAT San AntonioFebruary 8, 2012

When a couple gets divorced, things can get messy. “Divorces can become incredibly complicated with all the elements involved, including children, housing, and money,” says attorney Martin Sweet of legal information websiteTHELAW.TV.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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EALA passes law for regional education body
Daily MonitorFebruary 2, 2012

By Sheila Naturinda (email the author) The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) meeting in Kampala yesterday passed key amendments to the Inter-University Council for East Africa Act, giving the body powers to oversee accreditation of tertiary ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Path to baby joy costs dearly
Irish IndependentFebruary 5, 2012

Last week, a conference on assisted human reproduction was told that the cost of egg and sperm and egg donor services could jump by 60 per cent if new Irish law includes an expected ban on anonymous donations. We took a timely look at the financial ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Restrictions on benefits for domestic partners not likely to change
Red and BlackFebruary 16, 2012

Under the current policy, these benefits extend to the spouses and children of university employees — but not to domestic partners. Lydia Lanier, senior director of the Financial Management and Education Center, said student insurance, however, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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New Greenville park would link downtown spaces
Greenville NewsFebruary 2, 2012

... of Travelers Rest (The Howze Mortuary); David Krieger of Greenville (Mackey Mortuary); Mildred Morris of Belton (Robinson Funeral Home); Barbara Keeler of Piedmont (Gray Mortuary); Doris Landry of Sulphur, LA (Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral [.more »

Domestic Violence
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Top cop promises get-tough approach to home violence
Herald SunFebruary 5, 2012

THERE will be a huge surge in the number of frontline police to combat family violence as more women and children seek to escape destructive homes. The Herald Sun has found teams of police specially trained to work with home violence victims will be ...more »

Name Changes
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Legal Notice Summary
Idaho Mountain Express and GuideFebruary 1, 2012

Notice is hereby given of a petition to change the name of Jesse Emanuel Blumenfeld has been filed in the District Court in Blaine County, Idaho. The name will change to Jesse Emanuel Hayes. - Notice is hereby given that the City of Hailey is seeking ...more »

Foster Care
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Baby Braxton Investigation
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3February 3, 2012

Kristen Wall put her baby Braxton in foster care because she wasn't fit to care for him. While she worked to sober up and straighten out, Braxton needed a safe home. But a violent foster mother named Kathleen Ganiere was abusing the child, ...more »

Paternity Suits
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AP-CT--Gang Rape Lawsuit, 1st Ld-Writethru,921
Hartford CourantFebruary 28, 2012

The suits included the divorces of a former Middletown mayor and a former Manchester police officer; a paternity claim against Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's band; and cases involving some municipalities.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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NFL deserves gay rights credit
ESPNFebruary 3, 2012

Over the years I have used my space on this website to chastise the sports world for dragging its collective feet when it comes to the topic of gays and lesbians in sports. But just as I have criticized boldly in the past, I also need to boldly applaud ...more »

State Child Protection
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Ellen Launches The Children Law Of Liberia
The InquirerFebruary 6, 2012

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has emphasized the need to protect Liberian children and their rights as she officially launches the Children Law of Liberia. Speaking at the 3rd edition of Liberia Children's Festival, President Sirleaf said the ...more »

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