Daily Archives: July 29, 2010 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Fired USDA Employee to Sue Blogger for Defamation

Shirley Sherrod, who was fired last week from her post in the Agriculture Department, said today she will sue Andrew Breitbart, the blogger who triggered her firing. The case highlights once again the limits to free speech even in the free-wheeling internet sphere. The Constitutional defenses to defamation claims should feature prominently.   Edited video of speech triggered Sherrod’s firing Clip did not tell the whole story Internet postings the cause of lawsuits, firings, divorce   Blogger Edited Speech, Cast …

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Posted 4 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Arthur Buono  
The Rocky Road to Foreign Adoption

The legalities and logistics make adopting a child from another country difficult enough. The story of a Philadelphia couple trying to adopt a little Kazakh boy shows how intangibles and politics can quickly complicate things. Due to events way beyond their control, they’ve been put in adoption limbo along with ten other families.   Foreign adoption a complicated, costly process National feelings and other factors sometimes get in the way Hague Convention on adoption applies to U.S. and 70 other …

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Posted 4 years ago in Uncategorized by Arthur Buono  
Federal Foreclosure Aid Going Begging

How can it be that with foreclosures at record levels and the economy wobbling, state and local governments can’t spend $1 billion in federal foreclosure aid? This sorry truth comes as news circulates of skyrocketing foreclosures among the most creditworthy borrowers. Granted, a billion bucks is nothing these days, but it’s more than one quarter of the funds budgeted for HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).   Nearly $4 billion in aid to stabilize housing in hard-hit areas Governments scrambling to …

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Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Arthur Buono  
Healthcare Law Gives New Moms Nursing Breaks

New mothers returning to the workforce now have nursing rights protected by federal law. The Department of Labor this month released its interpretation of the breast pump break provisions in the landmark health care law passed this spring. Employers must give women break time each workday and a suitable area in the workplace to express breast milk for the first year after childbirth.   Federal law requires employers to provide time and space for breast-pumping Similar laws already exist in …

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Posted 4 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: Understanding Child Custody

In last week’s article about divorce law, I briefly touched on child custody issues. But there’s much more to know if you’re facing a custody dispute. Know Your Custody Arrangements There are several types of child custody arrangements. These include: Joint custody, also called joint child custody, joint legal custody and joint physical custody Sole or full custody li>Split custody Non-parental or third-party custody Legal custody Physical custody In the past couple decades, joint custody has become a preferred custody …

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