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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Same-sex marriage: a big win for Maryland families
Baltimore SunMarch 1, 2012

Martin O'Malley will make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.more »

Guardianship
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Saudi women: Pampered or oppressed?
Local 10March 14, 2012

Badawi, 30, fell foul of Saudi Arabia's guardianship laws, which require women to gain permission from their father, husband or even adult son for many daily activities. In a case that was highlighted by Human Rights Watch, Badawi was physically abused ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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'Anti-Sharia' bill banning foreign law passes House over protests
MiamiHerald.comMarch 2, 2012

A bill that would ban courts or other legal authorities from using religious or foreign law as a part of a legal decision or contract was okayed by the House. By Brittany Alana Davis TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal critics say targets Islam passed the House ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Littleton Public School attorney talks special education funding
Wicked LocalMarch 4, 2012

By Jim Barisano Attorney Andrea Bell, the Littleton School District's legal counsel, recently spoke at the Littleton Rotary Club's weekly meeting about special education funding issues faced by the Littleton Public School System and school districts ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones to Join SERENA
Collider.comMarch 9, 2012

Infidelity and infertility leads Serena to plot the murder of George's illegitimate son while attempting to keep their land from being taken by the government. Hit the jump for more on Ifans and Jones' characters. Per Variety, Ifans is in talks to play ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Registry would benefit Fla. economy, UCF area
Central Florida FutureMarch 1, 2012

From Washington to New Jersey, people are demanding that gay marriages and domestic partnerships be recognized. Our own Student Government Association Senate even passed a resolution last April in support of domestic partnership benefits for employees ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Study backs need for colonoscopies
Greenville NewsMarch 1, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Thursday morning's paper: Sammy Tinsley III of Piedmont (Gray Mortuary); Allen Shelton of Travelers Rest (Cremation Society of South Carolina); Bobby R. Gault of Gray Court (Cannon Funerals and Cremation); ...more »

Domestic Violence
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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 »

Name Changes
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Mike Stanton Changes Name to Giancarlo Stanton
Call to the PenMarch 1, 2012

Instead, Stanton's parents apparently just liked the name Giancarlo. Stanton said yesterday that he continued to sign legal documentation as Giancarlo, but substituted Mike when he was scribbling autographs for fans. The outfielder was known as ...more »

Foster Care
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Ex-Oklahoma judge pleads guilty to fraud
NECNMarch 2, 2012

An affidavit alleged that Bass-LeSure received more than $19000 in foster care reimbursement and more than $3000 in adoption subsidies while the two children actually lived with another woman, Ravonda Edwards. Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger ...more »

State Child Protection
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Telling the story of child abuse means giving children tools to speak out ...
The AgeMarch 1, 2012

None of the local publishers would deal with it either, although she'd had children's books published by Penguin and other local houses. Some Secrets' contents have been vetted and approved by Child Wise, a national child protection charity that runs ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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George Clooney, Brad Pitt star in gay marriage play, "8"
ReutersMarch 4, 2012

The polemical nature of the piece was, arguably, right there in the records. Whatever you might think of it as a play, "8" earns an uncontested A as an act of revenge -- not so much against the forces that brought a gay marriage ban to temporary ...more »

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