Category Archives: Marriage/ Juvenile/ Family Law

Pa. Court Tosses Ban on ‘Wrongful Birth’ Lawsuits | York Dispatch | Associated Press | MARK SCOLFORO | 11/14/12

HARRISBURG, Pa.—A lawsuit based on a claim that doctors did not warn a pregnant woman she might give birth to a baby with severe defects can proceed because the Legislature violated the state constitution when it passed a law banning … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Bar Association Launches “Reporting Child Abuse” Public Education Campaign | philadelphiabar.org | Mark Tarasiewicz | 10/3/12

The Philadelphia Bar Association has launched a “Reporting Child Abuse” public education campaign, as part of a statewide effort cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and county bar associations. The program is designed to educate the public about Pennsylvania’s Child … Continue reading

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AC360: Teen Fights For Justice After Sexual Assault Pictures Discovered | Anderson Cooper 360 | CNN.com Blogs | 9/14/12

Savannah Dietrich was 16 when she was sexually assaulted by two teenage boys as she lay unconscious on the kitchen floor in a Louisville, Kentucky home. After a night of drinking with friends, she woke up and knew something had … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING: Common Law Marriages and Estate Distribution | nwitimes.com | Christopher Yugo Times Business Columnist | 9/2/12

Q: My mother passed away several years ago and my father has recently started living with a woman. It seems unlikely they will marry. If he should pass away, what rights will she have to his home? How will we … Continue reading

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Dad Cites Daughter’s Dolly Parton Costume on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ in Custody Battle | ABA Journal | Debra Cassens Weiss | 8/21/12

In a battle unfolding in a Kentucky courtroom, Lindsay Jackson, a woman who dressed her now 6-year old daughter in a Dolly Parton outfit with a padded bra and backside in a Toddlers & Tiaras episode (about junior beauty pageants) … Continue reading

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