Domestic Partnerships. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 30, 2017

'Stealthing' sex assault of removing condom during intercourse condemned in legal reviewWhy domestic partners have no rights in South AfricaWhy domestic partners have no rights in South AfricaKyrgyzstan: President Bolsters Protections Against Domestic ViolenceHelp stop child abuse/domestic violenceOur view: Specific steps needed for greater reductions in domestic violenceTwo women take on province over domestic abuse legal aidForeign Arbitration for Chinese Companies: the Domestic RuleSame-sex partners, dating couples covered in domestic violence bills OK'd by House panelBills pass to extend domestic violence protection for same-sex partnersBills pass to extend domestic violence protection for same-sex partnersThe power of LGBTCentral America: Corporate 2017American Maritime Partnership Stands Behind Correct Enforcement Of US Laws Vital To National, Homeland And ...Seattle gay mayor hit with sex-with-minor allegations

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Lynchburg averages 46 strangulation cases each year, act can be precursor to homicide
Lynchburg News and AdvanceApril 4, 2017

But McGeoch said she hopes the problem gets a higher profile in the fight against domestic violence. “I don't know that our allied community partners put as much weight into it as they should [in] understanding that trauma and how it affects a person's ...more »

In Iraq, Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, upbeat on Mosul
ReutersApril 4, 2017

The trip has demonstrated the far-reaching portfolio of Kushner, 36, who is part of Trump's innermost circle and who has been given a wide range of domestic and foreign policy responsibilities, including working on a Middle East peace deal. His views ...more »

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'Stealthing' sex assault of removing condom during intercourse condemned in legal review
Washington TimesApril 30, 2017

Callers to rape crisis centers have reported an act that has left them shaken, wondering if it constitutes rape: After agreeing to have sex with a condom, their male partner intentionally removed it sometime during intercourse. It's called “stealthing ...more »

Why domestic partners have no rights in South Africa
CBA National (blog)April 28, 2017

To remedy this, the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC). Nine years later, not a single version of it has been submitted to Parliament. According to the SALRC, the delay has nothing to do with a lack of support for domestic partnerships. In ...more »

Why domestic partners have no rights in South Africa
CBA National (blog)April 28, 2017

When these men would go back to these rural communities, the domestic partners were often left with nothing — no legal entitlement to maintenance support or property division or intestate succession rights. What's more, these women would have little ...more »

Kyrgyzstan: President Bolsters Protections Against Domestic Violence
EurasiaNetApril 28, 2017

Kyrgyzstan already has laws in place criminalizing violence in the home, but the legislation approved by President Almazbek Atambayev on April 28 constitutes a substantial and important revision. One fresh provision will require police to ... The ...more »

Help stop child abuse/domestic violence
Chaffee County TimesApril 28, 2017

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies estimates that over 15.5 million children in the U.S. are exposed annually to adult intimate partner or domestic violence at home, with young children making up the majority of exposed youth among families ...more »

Our view: Specific steps needed for greater reductions in domestic violence
Press of Atlantic CityApril 28, 2017

Vineland municipal prosecutor Amanda Mazzoni says the high dismissal rate for domestic violence cases is largely due to a lack of evidence. She and others on the local level are trying out new ideas to get victims and abusers the help they need without ...more »

Two women take on province over domestic abuse legal aid
Kimberley BulletinApril 27, 2017

Through a custody battle with her ex-partner, Bell said she couldn't afford a lawyer and applied for legal aid but wasn't eligible due to $8,000 she had in assets. She liquidated her RRSP, and was later approved. The legal battle got messy, and was ...more »

Foreign Arbitration for Chinese Companies: the Domestic Rule
China Law Blog (blog)April 27, 2017

China law firm for arbitration A European company once came to my law firm wanting us to assess an arbitration it wanted to bring in Geneva, Switzerland between its China WFOE (the putative plaintiff) and a Chinese domestic company (the defendant) with ...more »

Same-sex partners, dating couples covered in domestic violence bills OK'd by House panel
NOLA.comApril 26, 2017

A Louisiana House bill filed to expand the people to which domestic violence laws apply could have affected Louisiana State Senator Troy Brown, who plead guilty to assaulting his wife and girlfriend in two different incidents.(Photo by David Grunfeld, ...more »

Bills pass to extend domestic violence protection for same-sex partners
The Daily AdvertiserApril 26, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice passed without objection two bills extending domestic violence protection to same-sex couples and to dating partners. They move to the full House for expected debate next week.more »

Bills pass to extend domestic violence protection for same-sex partners
Shreveport TimesApril 26, 2017

Under current law, the victims of domestic violence are given some protections and assistance through the Protection From Family Violence Act. Domestic abuse is considered to be an act of violence committed by one household member to another.more »

The power of LGBT
Patheos (blog)April 26, 2017

The other day, in the e-mailed news, my employer boasted of being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” so, naturally, I followed the link, to the 2017 edition of the Corporate Equality Index, which reports that 517 American companies earned ...more »

Central America: Corporate 2017
Who's Who LegalApril 25, 2017

Daniel Araya is a very well-known figure in the market and is commended for his great work dealing with corporate and financial transactions. One source effuses: “Daniel is an outstanding attorney. He has my highest recommendation.” Three lawyers at ...more »

American Maritime Partnership Stands Behind Correct Enforcement Of US Laws Vital To National, Homeland And ...
Oil and Gas OnlineApril 25, 2017

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) - the voice of the domestic maritime industry - recently submitted comments strongly in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) January 18, 2017 notice that it is revoking previous letter ...more »

Seattle gay mayor hit with sex-with-minor allegations
Washington BladeApril 25, 2017

A 46-year-old man on April 4 filed a lawsuit against Seattle's gay mayor, Edward Murray, alleging that when he was 15 in 1986 Murray persuaded him to accept ...more »

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