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Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

Facebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia Claims
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

In the suit, Ceglia claims he has a 2003 contract signed by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg that gave him half-ownership of the company, now worth an estimated $74.3 billion, according to, which tracks nonpublic companies.more »

Family Law News and Stories

Florida's Rubio pushes back at contraception rules under health care law
Kansas City StarFebruary 5, 2012

Uniquely positioned to act, the Florida Republican senator last week filed legislation that would repeal the part of the federal health care law that requires some religious institutions to offer contraceptives and family planning services without a ...more »

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Liliane Bettencourt leaves L'Oreal board
MarketWatchFebruary 14, 2012

In October 2011, a judgment placed Bettencourt under the guardianship of her eldest grandson, Meyers, while assets were to be managed by her daughter--with whom she is in open conflict--and her two grandsons.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Local Attorneys Offer Free Legal Clinics This Month
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

9 - Family law issues (separation, divorce and custody/visitation), featuring attorney Leon L. Campbell. The clinic will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Spartanburg County Public Library-Main Branch located at 151 S. Church St. in Spartanburg.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Jordan-Elbridge board loses appeal of open meetings law violation
Auburn CitizenFebruary 2, 2012

The Jordan-Elbridge Central School District's Board of Education lost its appeal of a lower court decision that ruled the district's board of education violated the state's Open Meetings Law multiple times in 2010. In an Appellate Division decision ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Threatened fertility: should the government fund IVF?
GlobalNews.caFebruary 14, 2012

Infertility treatments have made all the difference for countless couples, but they can also deplete life savings. David Chisholm and Carly Weiner have spent about $25000 on in vitro fertilization treatment to try to get pregnant and haven't had any ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Domestic Partners Can Find Benefits On HealthCare.Gov, But Site Needs ...
ThinkProgressFebruary 13, 2012

As insurance market reforms under the Affordable Care Act kick into high gear over the next several years, it will become increasingly unacceptable to leave same-sex spouses and domestic partners out in the cold without access to affordable coverage ...more »

Mortuary Law
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A Super Time For All!
WITN (blog)February 3, 2012

Harry's Law airs at 8:00pm with Harry and Adam defending angry parents after a high school football game turns deadly. A night before the Super Bowl feature offers up NBC Sports: NFL Honors from 9:00pm - 11:00pm. This new, annual special will be hosted ...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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Taco restaurants get wrapped up in legal dispute
Pacific Business NewsFebruary 3, 2012

He was forced to change the eatery's name from Just Tacos after he and franchisor Jesus Santoyo became embroiled in a legal dispute. A legal dispute between the owner of the Just Tacos Mexican Grill & Cantina restaurants in Hawaii and a franchisee over ...more »

Foster Care
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Take back our children, say angry foster parents
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

There's a small group of us caring for 16- and 17-year-olds so they think there's only a few people to whinge about it. ''It looks like our foster children's lives will be traumatised again due to the government's changes to the allowance.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 »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Creating Change wraps up in Baltimore
Washington BladeFebruary 3, 2012

By Steve Charing on February 2, 2012 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey addresses conference attendees. (Blade photo by Michael Key) The 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, produced by the National ...more »

State Child Protection
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Child Abuse in One Year Costs Billions in Long Run
MedPage TodayFebruary 3, 2012

The estimated burden of child abuse on an individual basis is comparable to such public health problems as stroke and type 2 diabetes, Fang and colleagues reported online in Child Abuse & Neglect. Maltreatment of children – including physical, sexual, ...more »


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