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AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

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 »

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Illinois Senate panel backs fugitive measure
Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2012

SPRINGFIELD— — A family member of a fugitive could be charged with a felony for helping that person flee from justice under legislation that a key Senate committee approved Wednesday. The measure would close a loophole in state law that a Tribune ...more »

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Budget contrasts could impede Arizona CPS reform
Tucson CitizenMarch 4, 2012

Under federal law, a cut in the adoption subsidy would require an equivalent cut in the rates paid to foster families. Brewer's budget also funds the growing permanent-guardianship program with an additional $2.4 million, which would maintain the same ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Review by the Law Commission on divorce settlements
Liverpool Daily PostMarch 2, 2012

The Law Commission has announced they will be extending their review of divorce law and that is a welcome decision. Currently there is still a lot of confusion on how assets should be divided, particularly when it comes to “non matrimonial” property ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Masimirembwa Sues Law Society
AllAfrica.comMarch 1, 2012

"The Zimbabwe Institute of Legal Studies is a registered institution in terms of the Manpower Planning and Development Act chapter 28:02. It is not answerable to the Law Society of Zimbabwe but to the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education," he said ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Hi-Lights: Steroids cheat way through sports
my.hsj.orgMarch 13, 2012

He took a human growth hormone, Depo-Testosterone, insulin and a female infertility drug that was used to try to cover up the steroid usage. At the time, none of the substances Bonds was taking were illegal, so no further steps were taken.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Compensation.BLR.comMarch 3, 2012

... Martin O'Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 into law making Maryland the eighth state to legalize < href="http://compensation.blr.com/Compensation-topics/Benefits-Leave/Domestic-Partner-Benefits-Civil-Union/">same-sex marriage.more »

Mortuary Law
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Obamacare premise is just wrong
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 18, 2012

Using the power to make laws that are "necessary and proper" to the enforcement of broader regulations, the court said, the federal government could regulate certain types of local economic activity (wheat-farming, in one particular case) that had, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Reese Witherspoon talks domestic violence with kids
NZ CityMarch 2, 2012

Reese Witherspoon teaches her children about the importance of understanding what domestic violence is and why it is so wrong. Reese Witherspoon has spoken to her children about the destructive effects of domestic violence. The 'This Means War' actress ...more »

Name Changes
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Proposed SC child abuse law called too soft
The Herald | HeraldOnline.comMarch 8, 2012

Pending South Carolina legislation has the momentum to change that, but can't help the boys the jailed ReVille is charged with molesting - and doesn't do nearly enough, said leading Lowcountry child abuse prevention advocates. State Sen.more »

Foster Care
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[UPDATE] TPD Collecting Suitcases for Foster Children
WCTVMarch 1, 2012

The goal was one bag for each of the 263 children in foster care in the Big Bend. Obviously, they surpassed that goal. Often when foster children move from house to house, the only thing they have to carry their belongings is a plastic garbage bag.more »

State Child Protection
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Locally sponsored bills make crossover
Brunswick NewsMarch 8, 2012

Atwood's bill aims at fixing an issue that arose after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. The act made it prohibitively risky for insurance companies to offer child-only insurance policies. An element of the federal ...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 »

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