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Kaloyeros wants his legal bills picked up
Albany Times UnionFebruary 1, 2017

Alain Kaloyeros, the former president and CEO of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has filed a complaint against the school's two nonprofit development arms demanding that they cover his legal bills as he fights state and federal corruption charges. The ...more »

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Foreclosure fight
Finger Lakes TimesFebruary 1, 2017

Like many, she received notices about her loan being resold to another mortgage company; federal banking laws allow financial institutions to sell mortgages or transfer the servicing rights to other institutions. Consumer consent is not required. It's ...more »

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Putin signs 'slapping law' decriminalizing minor domestic violence
The Week MagazineFebruary 8, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence. The legislation, known as the "slapping law," downgrades a first offense of domestic violence that does not cause serious injury, making it just ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Meet the Colorado Republicans who want to reclaim their party's education reform agenda
The Colorado IndependentFebruary 4, 2017

It was founded by Josh Penry, a former Republican state lawmaker who co-sponsored some of the state's most ambitious education reform laws, and Tyler Sandberg, a former aide to Congressman Mike Coffman. The two Republicans say they saw the need ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Mississippi's Divorce Cases: Law School Expert Offers Recommendation
University HeraldFebruary 23, 2017

Ole Miss Campus Tour - Robert C Khayat Law Center The Robert C. Khayat Law Center was built in 2011. Our law school is the fourth oldest public school in the nation, the leading authority in the study of space law, and houses an internal law firmmore »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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More Wombs, More Babies? China Hints at Legalizing Surrogacy to Increase Birth Rates
What's on Weibo (blog)February 3, 2017

Chinese Party newspaper People's Daily published an article on Friday that featured older couples struggling with infertility and called for a loosening of surrogacy bans. The article immediately stirred controversy among Chinese Weibo users. ... The ...more »

Mortuary Law
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George Charles Wetzel
Corvallis Gazette TimesFebruary 3, 2017

George attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and graduated from the University Of Minnesota School Of Mortuary Science. Following graduation, George did his mortuary internship with Johnson Funeral Home in Kearney. George and Joan moved to ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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A Chat with Venable's New Chair
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessFebruary 1, 2017

Ingis: When we make decisions — whether it's on compensation or lateral hires or on [law school] recruiting and areas we want to invest in, and types of clients we want to invest in… those decisions are made by really arriving at a consensus of the ...more »

Name Changes
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U.S. Copyright Office Issues Final Rule for Removal of Personally Identifiable Information From Registration Records
Targeted News Service (subscription)February 2, 2017

Replacement of Name After Legal Name Change. The NPRM proposed to allow authors and claimants to request the removal of certain PII from the online public catalog only, and replace it with non-personal information. Names were specifically excluded ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence: Warning signs and resources
AZCentral.comFebruary 3, 2017

A landmark study, led by Jacquelyn Campbell at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and published in the National Institute of Justice Journal, established risk factors associated with the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her ...more »

Paternity Suits
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The Do's and Don'ts to Super Bowl 51 so you won't be “that guy”
Behind the Steel CurtainFebruary 5, 2017

This woman knew nightclubs like Antonio Cromartie knows paternity suits. However, she stayed home on New Years Eve because she called it “amateur night”. To me, that's what the Super Bowl has become. The people that never watch a down of football ...more »

Foster Care
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Failed by Montana's foster care, man succeeds despite long odds
The Bozeman Daily ChronicleFebruary 3, 2017

Over 11 years in the state's system for abused and neglected kids, he was placed in 11 foster homes, two group homes, two children's homes and 50 respite care homes. ... Frank Garner, R-Kalispell, in committee awaiting a vote, would put that into law.more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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On the move: the latest East Midlands hires
The Business DeskFebruary 21, 2017

I also plan to expand the teams offer in prenuptial and postnuptial agreement work which is a particular interest of mine. “Fraser Brown is a dynamic firm in a considerable period of growth and one that I have been watching with interest for a while ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Here is how the Boy Scouts has evolved on social issues over the years
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 5, 2017

Some Scout leaders opposed lifting the ban, and the board voted to retain its policy. But in 2013, as the group faced criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups that assailed it as pushing discriminatory policies, the Boy ...more »

State Child Protection
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A long way to go
The Express TribuneFebruary 8, 2017

Sindh is far ahead from other provinces when it comes to legislation for the promotion and protection of child rights unfortunately however, it's record is equally poor when it comes to the implementation of children-related laws. The Government of ...more »

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Teen in Ohio seeks to become legal guardian for sister after both ...
Syracuse.comFebruary 23, 2017

Groveport, Ohio -- A teenager in Ohio is seeking to become legal guardian to his 15-year-old sister after the death of both their parents. Kyle Nester, 18, is ...more »


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