Daily Archives: October 18, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Landmark Court Cases by Aaron Kase  
Defense of Marriage Act Ruled Unconstitutional, Again

For the second time this year, a federal appeals court has deemed that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Today the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that the 1996 law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages is in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution that guarantees equal protection under the law. In June the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Boston handed down a similar ruling in a separate …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Home & The Law Newsletter’

Video: Do You Have the Roommate from Hell? If you’ve had roommates, the chances are good you’ve had one who leaves dirty dishes lying around, eats all your food or never chips in his or her share of the electric bill on time. In this exclusive video, Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains that a roommate agreement will help you avoid disputes before they occur. Find Out More…   Pet Owners Can Sue For Emotional Distress Pet owners can collect damages …

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Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
‘Mr. Clean Up’ Gives Men from Mars a Hand with Their Wood

Ihor Stetkewycz appeared in court in Warren, Mich., in June to answer for an indecent exposure incident, brought on, he told the judge, because his pants, purchased by his mother, were “10 sizes” too large. According to police sources, Stetkewycz had also recently dumped large sections of a tree in the middle of a Detroit street; had protection orders against him from two Warren neighbors; was late to the hearing in June because he raced down Interstate 94 chasing his …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Walmart Strikes Spread Nationwide

What started as isolated walkouts in California by employees of retail giant Walmart has spread to cities across the nation, as workers fight for better working conditions and the right to organize. The strikes have been reported as the first in Walmart’s history, although the company notes that there was a previous walkout at a Florida outlet in 2006. In September, warehouse workers walked off the job in Mira Loma, California, then were joined by others in Illinois. Now store …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning Social Networks by Lawyers.com Radio  
Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die

  What happens when your mom dies and the family wants to get access to her Facebook account? In today’s Lawyers.com broadcast, host Matt Plessner interviews Lawyers.com Editor in Chief Larry Bodine about gaining access to a family member’s Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account after the person has passed on. Following is a transcript of the podcast. Matt Plessner:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio; your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in …

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