Daily Archives: July 22, 2010 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Arthur Buono  
Shannon Price Claims She’s Gary Coleman’s Widow

Gary Coleman’s ex-wife has asked a Utah court to declare her the dead actor’s common law wife – er, widow. Shannon Price claims the couple continued to live together as husband and wife even after their 2008 divorce. The case now joins special domestic relations concepts to an already contested probate. Price has a lot more at stake than just her honor.   Surviving spouse has special rights in an estate Common law marriage still allowed in some states Holding …

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Posted 4 years ago in Current Events by Arthur Buono  
Cheerleading Not a Sport, and Other Title IX News

A federal judge in Rhode Island has ruled that cheerleading is what you do at a sporting event – like a volleyball match, for instance. To Quinnipiac University this makes a world of difference because it planned to save money by axing the woman’s volleyball program and replacing it with a competitive cheerleading program. The volleyballers spiked the University’s serve and won under Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments Act of 1972.   Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in …

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Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Arthur Buono  
House to Approve Jobless Benefits Extension

The House of Representatives should vote today to extend jobless benefits for 2.5 million unemployed Americans. The measure cleared the full Senate yesterday. On Tuesday, Democrats broke a Republican filibuster of the bill.   Eighth renewal of extended benefits since July 2008 Extended benefits kick in after regular state program exhausted Republicans withhold support on deficit, debt grounds   99 Weeks of Added Benefits at $34 Billion Price The bill provides extended benefits to persons out of work longer than …

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Posted 4 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: Seven Things to Know if Considering Divorce

Divorce. It’s self-explanatory, isn’t it? Not so fast. If you’ve never gone through the process, there may be some things that take you by surprise. Here are seven things you may not know – but need to – if filing for divorce. 1. Divorce laws are governed by the state and you may have to meet residency requirements before you can file for divorce. We’ve all heard about "quickie divorces," and the fact is, some states make it easier to …

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Posted 4 years ago in Current Events by Arthur Buono  
Factory Marijuana Next Threat to Family Farms

The city of Oakland, California, has approved regulations allowing the large-scale production of marijuana. California already allows marijuana use for medical purposes. A measure slated for the ballot this fall would also legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.   Oakland approves large-scale marijuana cultivation Medical marijuana legal in California since 1996 California ballot initiative would legalize marijuana for recreational use   Oakland in Position as Marijuana Breadbasket Nobody seems concerned about the mass production of a drug that’s still on the DEA’s …

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