Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Jersey Could Become 3rd State With Right-To-Die Law | latimes.com | Tina Susman | 9/27/12

A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed a right-to-die law for that state’s terminally ill people which, if passed, would make the state the third in the nation after Oregon and Washington to allow those with deadly diseases the chance to … Continue reading

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Forced Blood Test in Drunk Driving Case Gets Court Review | Businessweek.com | Greg Stohr | 9/25/12

In the case of Missouri v. McNeely, 11-1425, the U.S. Supreme Courtwill consider and rule in the nine-month term that starts in October 2012. The Court will decide whether police must get a search warrant before forcing a drunken driving … Continue reading

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Son’s Death Leaves Mom with Big Tax Bill on Forgiven Student Loan Debt | ABA Journal | Martha Neil | 9/19/12

If a student loan borrower is unable to repay the money because he or she dies, that’s the end of the story, not only for the lender but the Internal Revenue Service, too. However, if the borrower is the parent … Continue reading

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Debt Collectors Use DA Letterhead, with Permission, to Threaten Bad Check Writers | ABA Journal | Debra Cassens Weiss | 9/17/12

More than 300 district attorney’s offices across the United States are partnering with debt collectors that use prosecutors’ letterhead to warn bad check writers of possible jail time. The official-looking letters are sent without prosecutors’ review to possibly 1 million … Continue reading

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EVENT: Bar AIDS Returns this Thurs, 9/27/12 | AIDS Law Project of PA | 9/24/12

On Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, Bar AIDS Philadelphia returns, with participating coffeehouses and bars donating a portion of the day’s proceeds to four local AIDS service organizations: ActionAIDS, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Mazzoni Center and Philadelphia FIGHT. Making … Continue reading

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