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Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

Ryan's Medicare Revolution
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

True, Mr. Obama's health-care law has created an Independent Payment Advisory Board with the task of limiting Medicare spending, now rising at 6% a year, to the economic growth rate plus a half percentage point. Not only does the board lack the tools ...more »

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Business digest: Top business mentors in SW Fla. wanted
The News-PressMarch 4, 2012

Spiro & Associates serves clients in the fields of automotive, land development, construction, tourism, retail, real estate, law, business and residential services, the arts, government, medicine and property management from its Fort Myers office.more »

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Steve Duin: Following Benjamin Alfano's money (Part 3)
OregonLive.comMarch 1, 2012

By Steve Duin, The Oregonian View full sizeDoug Beghtel/The OregonianSteven Alfano, Lisa Alfano (center) and Mary Alfano-Lupton are at odds with the state over the care and guardianship of their father, Benjamin Alfano. I don't know if there will ever ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Madison, Wisconsin Family Law Attorneys of Henry & Higgins, LLC Launch Website ...
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

The Wisconsin law firm of Henry & Higgins, LLC launches a new website to enable individuals and families to connect with experienced family law attorneys. Every family is different, and we understand that means every divorce or family law issue will be ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Court skeptical of new law that puts restrictions on registering voters
St. Augustine RecordMarch 2, 2012

The hearing was the first on the merits of the elections law since lawmakers approved HB 1355 last year. The League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote and the Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund went to court late last year to ask the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Birth Rights and Concerns: Issue of surrogate birthing raises debate
ArmeniaNow.comMarch 7, 2012

Along with the development of the institution of surrogate mothers – a hard-fought societal issue -- lawmakers point at new shortcomings in the law (regulating the sphere) and they warn that if the shortcomings are not removed then a new possibility of ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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WNEM TV 5 Snyder unveils major public safety initiatives in Flint
WNEM SaginawMarch 7, 2012

Secure Cities Partnership: The governor unveiled his Secure Cities Partnership initiative to support law enforcement efforts in Flint, Detroit, Pontiac and Saginaw and the roadways connecting them. The Michigan State Police will provide local ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Zeebrugge disaster 25 years on: Emotions still raw for family of two victims ... 6, 2012

The tragedy sparked the toughening of corporate manslaughter laws, a redesign of roll-on-roll-off ferries and the introduction of safer operating practises for passenger vessels. But these have been hard-earned lessons for Evelyn and Judith, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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City, agencies team up to fight domestic violence
Wicked LocalMarch 4, 2012

Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) partnered with the Melrose Police Department on the grant application. “None of us likes to think of domestic violence as something that happens here, but it happens in every community,” said Dolan.more »

Name Changes
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House committee OK's substance abuse bill with changes
State JournalMarch 6, 2012

The Health and Human Resources Committee changes include: requiring advertisements for pain clinics to include the name of a physician who also is the owner of the clinic; dropping the limits of pseudoephedrine allowed by law to 3.6 grams per month and ...more »

Foster Care
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Iowa settles suit over boy's foster care injuries
Wausau Daily HeraldMarch 3, 2012

By Ryan J. Foley, AP IOWA CITY, Iowa (WTW) — Iowa will pay $275000 to settle a lawsuit brought against two state employees on behalf of a toddler who suffered brain damage from severe head injuries while in the state foster care system, according to ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Justin Bieber facing legal action after 'reckless' Twitter prank backfires
National PostMarch 28, 2012

Related Justin Bieber's Boyfriend: A second-by-second analysis FAQ: Justin Bieber's Fisker Karma Justin Bieber paternity suit dropped by alledged baby mama Mariah Yeater: report Although the listed number was one digit short of theirs, thousands of ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Liberia considers 2 anti-gay proposals
Boston.comMarch 1, 2012

A newly former gay rights advocacy group, known as the Movement for the Defense of Gays and Lesbians in Liberia (MODEGAL), began campaigning to legalize same-sex marriage in January. Leaders of MODEGAL have been chased off university campuses by angry ...more »

State Child Protection
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Child protection above politics?
3AW (blog)March 1, 2012

This week we've had an example that would supply you with a good laugh, if it didn't want to make you weep – the protection of children. Philip Cummins' inquiry into a crippled system gave its findings to the Baillieu government.more »


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