Monthly Archives: February 2012


Posted 3 years ago in Crime by Keith Ecker  
Student’s Date to Testify in Rutgers Hate Crime Case

A resident assistant at Rutgers University testified today about fielding concerns from Tyler Clementi, the university student who in September 2010 committed suicide after his roommate secretly taped him engaged in intimate contact with another man. Raahi Grover, a Rutgers graduate who was a senior at the time of the incident, described to the court Clementi’s demeanor the night the freshman knocked on his door to report a roommate conflict. “I could tell by the tone of his voice he …

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Posted 3 years ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
Judge Orders Divorcing Husband To Apologize on Facebook

A judge in a Cincinnati divorce trial has ordered the husband to apologize to his wife for something he posted on his Facebook page, or face jail time. Judge rules that Mark Byron violated restraining order by calling wife evil and vindictive on Facebook Mandate to apologize riles free-speech advocates Lawyer says restraining orders are biased and overused against husbands   An Evil, Vindictive Woman Get the free Divorce & Family Law Newsletter. Click here to subscribe Mark and Elizabeth …

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Posted 3 years ago in by Jennifer King  
IRS to Tax Payers: Beware of Tax Scams & Tax Fraud

A well-meaning friend suggests you visit her tax preparer, who promises to secure a big refund or help you qualify for a little-known tax credit. Or perhaps someone at church distributed a flyer advertising a company that offers to help you get free money from the IRS. Maybe you just saw posters tacked up around town, all promoting a new tax-prep company and hyping the big refunds they got for other clients. Sometimes we set aside our better judgment when …

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Posted 3 years ago in Crime by Keith Ecker  
Key Witness Takes Stand in Rutgers Web-Cam Trial

The closely watched Rutgers criminal trial continued Monday and Tuesday as a key witness offered testimony about the alleged innocuous intentions of Dharun Ravi, who secretly used a Web cam to video his roommate Tyler Clementi engaged in intimate contact with another man. Days after the 2010 incident, Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. Ravi faces 15 criminal charges for his actions, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, a hate crime that is punishable by …

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Posted 3 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Keith Ecker  
Secondhand Smoke a Factor in Child Custody

a When family law courts seek to make a determination regarding child custody, they often consider a wide variety of factors, all of which in the end speak to what situation may or may not be in the child’s best interest. These factors can range from the parents’ income to their mental health. But there’s one factor in particular that appears to be gaining momentum among family law courts, and it could impact a significant number of child custody hearings. …

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