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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 »

Carbon pricing - what does it mean for the property sector?
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

It may be that the lease provisions permit changes to the lease arising from changes in law. Alternatively, special legislative provisions such as retail leases legislation may prohibit such changes. What should building owners do before entering a new ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Controversial Family Law Passes Parliament
IranianMarch 6, 2012

Eurasia Review: Iran's Parliament has passed Article 22 of the controversial family protection act requiring the registration of temporary marriages. The article has been amended however to make registration of temporary marriages only obligatory in ...more »

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Iraq places Warka Bank under guardianship
Trade ArabiaMarch 4, 2012

Iraq's central bank placed private bank Warka Bank under guardianship to supervise it through insolvency, a senior official in the central bank said on Sunday. Warka Bank had been in talks with Standard Chartered to sell a stake last year, ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Explaining Divorce to Children
PR Newswire (press release)March 6, 2012

To handle the legal aspects of your divorce, the guidance of a trusted family law attorney or mediator is critical. Putting in place the proper legal resources will help you best prepare for the divorce process, which in turn allows you more time to ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Tutoring Services Providers Must Be Held to Higher Standards
New York TimesMarch 1, 2012

State education officials, responding to the complaints about the rising cost of tutoring, are applying for a waiver from some of the provisions in the education law that would allow school districts to choose whether to spend federal money on tutoring ...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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Op-Ed: On domestic violence front, more work is needed
Jewish Telegraphic AgencyMarch 1, 2012

By Lori Weinstein and Lee Sherman · March 1, 2012 (JTA) -- Thirty years ago, a Jewish woman experiencing domestic violence had few places to turn. Community leaders strongly resisted acknowledging violence for fear that it would harm marriages and ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Port Mortuary employees faced retaliation after reporting improper care of ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)March 19, 2012

OSC recommended disciplinary action be taken against the supervisors responsible for violations of the law that protect federal employees who engage in whistleblowing or other protected activities. "OSC has come a long way since the days of Scott Bloch ...more »

Domestic Violence
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GOP opposes Violence Against Women Act
Fourth Estate NewspaperMarch 3, 2012

Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, is one of the Republicans leading the opposition against the Violence Against Women Act. Even in politics, there are some issues that even the oldest rivals can agree upon. In the US., protecting women from domestic violence...more »

Name Changes
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What's in a name?
Montreal MirrorMarch 1, 2012

by JACQUES GALLANT Starting this fall, Concordia University plans to implement changes that would allow students to use a name other than their legal name on some non-official documents, including class lists. In a Feb.more »

Foster Care
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State: Tribe's foster care has problems
Bismarck TribuneMarch 1, 2012

AP | Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:40 pm | (0) Comments North Dakota human services officials have given the Spirit Lake tribe until the end of March to correct problems in foster care administration. The tribe has agreed to correct ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Whats in the Name of Sex?
AllAfrica.comMarch 21, 2012

Seventy percent of men who went for paternity tests did not father children they claim to be theirs. This represents the clearest figures yet on how much the morality of the nation has dropped. The results alone show that the majority of Zimbabwean ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Malaysian court rules against gay rights activists seeking to challenge ban on ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

International rights groups had urged the court not to reject the petition. “The police ban looked like blatant discrimination in 2011 and looks that way now,” Graeme Reid, director of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights program at Human ...more »

State Child Protection
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National child welfare advocate says Nebraska overhaul proposals won't solve ...
The RepublicMarch 12, 2012

The National Coalition for Child Protection Reform criticized Nebraska's reform proposals in a biting new report, which blamed most of the state's problems on a "take the child and run" mentality that needlessly splits families apart.more »


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