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China vs. North Korea's Refugees
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Beijing forcibly repatriates these unfortunates without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. North Koreans who are suspected of having met Christians, South Koreans or Americans while in China are executed or shipped off to the gulag.more »

Court rules on enforcement of foreign arbitral award
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The arbitration clause in the contract provided that if the defendant was the complainant in the dispute, the dispute was to be referred for final resolution to the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Handler Thayer, LLP Wins 2012 PAM Award for Best Overall Law Firm
MarketWatch (press release)March 2, 2012

The firm is universally regarded as expert legal counsel in the areas of family governance, taxation, estate planning, asset protection and family office structures. Handler Thayer's own best-in-class standards and consulting firm approach compels them ...more »

Guardianship
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UCDD moving forward despite investigations
Cookeville Herald CitizenMarch 11, 2012

One thing that raised concerns with TCAD involves the guardianship program. The guardianship program is a state funded program to help people who cannot make their own financial or medical decisions on their own and who also does not have a family ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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The gloves are off
Brisbane Times (blog)March 5, 2012

The ugly side of divorce and family breakdown that sadly and all too often ends in tragic tales of manipulation, lies and deception. Celebrity couples have provided us with a broad and unpleasant range of dysfunctional family spectacles –from Charlie ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Lawyers combine spinning, legal education in class at JCC
STLtoday.comMarch 1, 2012

Alvin Wolff leads a spinning class at Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Photo by Emily Rasinski, erasinski@post-dispatch.com First there were spin doctors. Now meet the spin lawyers. Alvin Wolff, a personal injury ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Pregnant surrogates 'left in the lurch' after RCMP raid fertility consultant's ...
National PostMarch 1, 2012

Although the Supreme Court of Canada struck down much of the act last year, it still bans the purchase of sperm or eggs or the services of a surrogate, prohibitions that are also part of the Criminal Code. Cpl. Glenn would not confirm or deny reports ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Family reflects shifting line on gay marriage
Times Record NewsMarch 1, 2012

The closest such a measure came to passing was three years ago, when Washingtonians voted to uphold domestic-partnership legislation by a ratio of 52 to 48 percent. A poll conducted last year by Strategies 360, a Seattle-based communications firm, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Obits for Mar. 5, 2012
Rapid City JournalMarch 5, 2012

Due to health issues they relocated to Hay Springs in 1955, purchasing the Marshall Wells hardware store. in 1958 he went into the mortuary business. After 35 years he retired and turned the business over to his son Gary. Virgil served on the school ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence on the rise
KNDO/KNDUMarch 3, 2012

Domestic violence is a major problem not only nationally but also locally. It's been brought to our attention again after a brutal case Friday morning. Friday morning Richland Police say they were called to the 2000 block of Turner Avenue in Richland.more »

Name Changes
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NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs
Austin American-StatesmanMarch 1, 2012

As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change here. By DALE WETZEL The Associated Press BISMARCK, ND — University of North Dakota teams risk forfeiting any ...more »

Foster Care
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Chatham launches foster care campaign
The Carrboro CitizenMarch 1, 2012

According to Jamie Bazemore with DSS placement services, 23 percent of foster care children in Chatham have been placed out of county or with private agencies because of the county's lack of foster families. The campaign will recruit foster families ...more »

State Child Protection
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Child protection failed kids at daycare
TheChronicleHerald.caMarch 6, 2012

When it comes to the protection of children, it's not unreasonable to expect a government agency to err on the side of caution. Indeed, when allegations are raised and it is suspected that a child may be at risk, the law requires the risk to be ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Federal court asked to deny rehearing on Prop. 8
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 2, 2012

7 that the measure was an act of discrimination because it stripped gays and lesbians of the right to marry - granted by the state Supreme Court less than six months earlier - for no demonstrated purpose except moral disapproval.more »

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