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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...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 »

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Md. delegate proposing 'Phylicia's Law,' a plan to maximize search resources ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The case spurred broader interest in missing persons cases and experts and community members discovered gaps as they helped law enforcement search for Barnes. Some were concerned that the fact that Barnes was black kept the case from getting the media...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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Divorced fathers to get more access to their children in custody law shakeup
The GuardianFebruary 3, 2012

Fathers will get improved access to their children following divorce, amid plans to rewrite the law governing custody disputes. A ministerial working group will decide how to amend the Children's Act 1989 and might include in it a "presumption of ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Komen for the Cowards: Betraying Breast Cancer
Reluctant HabitsFebruary 1, 2012

If the previously cited breast screenings aren't enough for them, what of the pap smears, the prenatal care, the diabetes screenings, the STD testing, the male infertility screenings, and the menopause help? Even if we confine Planned Parenthood's ...more »

Mortuary Law
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9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules Prop 8 unconstitutional, appeal likely
Village News NetworkFebruary 8, 2012

8 have continued to fail to demonstrate any legally compelling reason or basis in fact to deny marriage equality to same-sex couples in Advertisement [ Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary ] California," Jacobs said. "Those who supported Proposition 8 have ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Federal Gov. Helps Same-Sex Couples Find Health Coverage
SheWiredFebruary 9, 2012

Domestic partners can now use's Health Plan Finder to compare the cost sharing and benefit choices of health plans, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday. The website can also be used to find more ...more »

Name Changes
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Cyan Optics changes legal name to Cyan
Telecompaper (subscription)February 2, 2012

Packet optical transport platforms provider Cyan has finalised the process of changing its legal name to 'Cyan' from 'Cyan Optics'. This name change reflects Cyan's ongoing focus on delivering a family of packet-optical transport services with a range ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Bills Aims for Criminal Domestic Violence Changes
WLTX.comFebruary 2, 2012

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- South Carolina could soon see changes to the way it handles some aspects of domestic violence situations. A house subcommittee is reviewing a series of bills. One allows for strangling or smothering someone to be designated as ...more »

Paternity Suits
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A Former Star Is Attempting to Pick Up the Many Pieces of a Broken Life
New York TimesFebruary 13, 2012

Then in 1994, a New Jersey woman named Connie Romano filed a paternity suit, contending Tanner was the father of her daughter, Omega Ann. He agreed to a $500000 out-of-court settlement but did not make all the payments. In 1997, he was arrested on the ...more »

Foster Care
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'Prom Closet' project helps teen girls in foster care go to prom
KY3February 6, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, -- One Glendale High School student wants to make sure every teenage girl in foster care gets to go to prom. Arianna Stephens is collecting dresses, shoes, purses, anything prom related to give to girls that often feel forgotten.more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Love and relationships: Setting expectations essential before unmarried ...
Las Vegas Review-JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Family law attorneys also recommend that unmarried couples sign a cohabitation property agreement, which is similar to a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement for couples getting married. Think about the unexpected. Cohabitating means sharing your lives, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Washington state lawmakers are poised to legalize gay marriage, making it ...
Washington PostFebruary 8, 2012

The expected action comes a day after a federal appeals court declared California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, saying it was a violation of the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples. The Washington House began debating Wednesday ...more »

State Child Protection
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Why Hollywood is a sex predator's paradise
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Although this new bill is a giant step towards the protection of children, it still isn't enough. Let's be clear, parents are a child's first line of defense. Parental safeguarding is crucial in Hollywood. Children, especially those who desperately ...more »

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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

2 In January 2011, Outagamie County petitioned the circuit court for guardianship of Gregory's person and estate, as well as protective placement. At the hearing on the petition, the County called two witnesses: Dr. Thomas Altepeter, ...more »


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