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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the ...
JD Supra (press release)April 1, 2017

Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, et al., the United States Supreme Court held that New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 518, which prohibits the ability of a merchant to impose a surcharge on a credit card user in lieu of payment of cash, ...more »

CVB Attorney Threatens Legal Action If Commissioner Boyd Has Any Further "Breaches Of Confidentiality': Boyd Says ...
The ChattanooganApril 1, 2017

Attorney Phillip Whitaker said if there are any additional "breaches of confidentiality" that the CVB will pursue legal action. Commissioner Boyd said, "This letter is just another example of how the CVB wants to keep their financials from going public ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

The family law system favours whoever has the deeper pockets
dailytelegraph.com.auApril 3, 2017

There are many steps involved in getting your case heard in the family law court, and each one of those steps has a physical, emotional, and financial toll — the end result leaving you maybe no better off than where you started minus a gaping hole in ...more »

Guardianship
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Lawmakers look at bill of rights for those under court-ordered guardianship
KOLOApril 15, 2017

Friday April 14, 2017, Senate Judiciary members approved language that will eventually become part of a bill of rights for people under a guardianship. The bill of rights came from a guardianship commission which met for 18 months to look at the issue.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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The San Bernardino Gunman Had a History of Domestic Abuse, Like Most U.S. Mass Shooters
Slate Magazine (blog)April 11, 2017

People convicted of misdemeanor stalking are also exempt from this law. Abusers can easily buy guns without background checks at gun shows, from private dealers, and on the internet. The biggest way around federal limits on domestic-abuser gun ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Senior trip to Disney cost district $153G, and taxpayers are angry
NewsdayApril 19, 2017

The district's attorney, who had taken a closer reading of state law, said he believed the Disney journey technically was an educational field trip — and as such, the district had to pick up most of the tab, Lederer said. There was a “change made in ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Preserving fertility can be expensive for cancer patients
Baltimore SunApril 7, 2017

Both he and McCray said they would continue to fight for a fertility preservation law. In other states, opposition generally has come from insurers against another more mandated coverage. In some instances the Catholic Church has opposed such ...more »

Domestic Violence
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What 'Big Little Lies' Gets Right About Domestic Violence
The StirApril 3, 2017

This weekend, I disappeared into the seductive drama and beautiful beachfront properties on HBO's Big Little Lies. I started binge-watching the series on Friday night, influenced by the show's many glowing reviews and the promise of Sunday's ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Bueltel, Anthony L. "Tony"
Omaha World-HeraldApril 29, 2017

Preceded in death by wife, Norma Bueltel; parents; daughters-in-law: Cyndi Bueltel and Donna Beultel; one brother, five sisters. Survived by children: ... VISITATION: Sunday, 2-4pm, at Roeder Mortuary-108th Street Chapel, with a Rosary at 4pm. FUNERAL ...more »

Foster Care
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New program teaches foster kids what no one else did: How to drive
Springfield News-LeaderApril 6, 2017

And, as it often goes for kids in foster care, no one ever taught Rutland to drive or let him practice for the driver's exam. .... Consequently, teens and young adults in the foster care system frequently get in trouble with the law for driving ...more »

Name Changes
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Southside Da Realist? How Chad Morris, rapper Big Tuck are changing the way SMU connects with players and recruits
Dallas News (blog)April 8, 2017

"It was a surprise factor," said the Dallas native, whose legal name is Cedric Tuck. "They just lost their minds." Don't be shocked if the 2004 song referencing life in parts of South Dallas plays at Ford Stadium during SMU's spring game at 1 p.m ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Court: Civil Rights law prohibits discrimination of LGBT
9&10 NewsApril 5, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden ...more »

State Child Protection
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'American Crime' Attempts to Denigrate Abortion Laws Designed to Protect Women
NewsBusters (blog)April 3, 2017

But leave it to the Hollywood left to portray a rare situation, a prostitute who has been safely pulled off the streets only to discover she is pregnant, to try to portray laws designed to protect such women as intrusive and inconvenient. The judge ...more »

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