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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

American Airlines parent AMR, in bankruptcy protection, lost $234 million in ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

... trying to turn around while in bankruptcy protection, says it lost $234 million in January. That includes restructuring expenses of $155 million related to renegotiating aircraft financing and $15 million in fees paid to advisers such as lawyers.more »

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Houston, Texas Family Law and Full-Service Burton Law Firm Launches New Website
PR Web (press release)March 3, 2012

Burton Law Firm in Houston, Texas recently launched a website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced family, criminal and business lawyer or to get answers to basic legal questions. Houston family lawyer Tom Burton launches a new ...more »

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Guardian Crimes get 'Cover' from Government Agencies
Salem-News.ComMarch 2, 2012

Guardianships (also called conservatorships in some states) are generally initiated through court proceedings when there are allegations that a person is lacking capacity and unable to care for his own affairs. Upon the appointment of a guardian, ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Anti-Sharia law measure headed to Senate floor
Palm Beach PostMarch 5, 2012

Critics, including the Anti-Defamation League, say the measure, already approved by the Florida House, would also keep Jewish couples from using Jewish Bet Din tribunals to get a divorce, something their faith requires for remarriage.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Governor Kitzhaber Signs New Education Laws
KDRVMarch 7, 2012

Tuesday, Governor John Kitzhaber signed a law to require school districts, community colleges and universities to sign an achievement agreement. The agreement will outline what achievements schools are expected to meet in exchange for state funding.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds Serve Essential Purpose
JURISTMarch 16, 2012

What was not expected, however, was for one basic ultrasound requirement — Virginia's House Bill 462, signed into law on Wednesday — to garner the attention of the entire nation. Historically, state ultrasound regulations have not attracted national ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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LG Partners Signs Letter of Intent to Deploy STWA's AOT on Proposed $2.5 ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 7, 2012

... with LG Partners, LLC, to incorporate STWA's Applied Oil Technology(TM) (AOT(TM)) oil pipeline efficiency technology into the design and construction of a proposed new non-domestic, multi-national, 900-mile pipeline currently in the planning stage.more »

Mortuary Law
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Toshio “Tata” Fujimoto, 91
Maui NewsMarch 4, 2012

Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm Friday, March 30 at Nakamura Mortuary, with a service at 5:00 pm The family requests no flowers. Mr. Fujimoto was born on January 8, 1921 in Kahului, HI. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Tomiko H. Fujimoto; ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic Violence Arrest at River Camp
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

A records check showed that Downing was currently on Napa County Probation and that there was a current Domestic Violence Restraining Order prohibiting Downing from contacting the victim. Downing was taken into custody and booked at the Napa County ...more »

Name Changes
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Anonymous Rocked By News That Top Hacker Snitched to Feds
Wired News (blog)March 7, 2012

By Quinn Norton On the heels of 25 arrests of Spanish speaking anons last week, Anonymous was rocked Tuesday by the news that Hector Xavier Monsegur, the legal name of prominent Antisec, Sabu, has been cooperating with the FBI to hunt down other anon ...more »

Foster Care
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Norway 'unable to act on India children' in custody row
BBC NewsMarch 1, 2012

India's foreign minister says Norway is unable to do anything about the Indian children taken from their parents and put into foster care because a court case is on in that country. SM Krishna said "a judicial process is on and it is not possible for ...more »

Paternity Suits
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DNA - Boon for Yet Another Application of Modern Science
AllAfrica.comMarch 20, 2012

There might even be need to think about changing the law used in paternity suits. The existing law dates back to a time when there was no scientific way of proving or disproving paternity. The mother seeking a maintenance order and ruling on paternity ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay candidates in Pa. called 'remarkable' progress
NECNMarch 3, 2012

With three "open and out" candidates seeking state House seats this year, chances are better than ever that Pennsylvania's gay and lesbian community will have its first known voice in the General Assembly at this time next year.more »

State Child Protection
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Child welfare confidentiality draws scrutiny
Indianapolis StarMarch 4, 2012

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WTW) — An Indiana law that keeps all child-protection records confidential except in cases of fatality or near fatality is out of date and prevents accountability when a child dies, some judges and lawmakers say.more »


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