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Divorced, But Close Together

From the New York Times: Four years ago, Cristina Gitti and Matteo Bologna, the parents of two daughters, decided to divorce. But they parted ways by only a flight of stairs. The couple opted to stay put with their girls… Source: Family Law Professor

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Steps to Justice: How the United States is Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

Steps to Justice: How the United States is Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

This piece is written by Ambassador Russell and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield. State Department staff stand with lawyers working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2014. After being violently raped by her neighbor in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), […]

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Gratitude for Our Times (and a Peek Into the Life and Times of Rose Kennedy)

Gratitude for Our Times (and a Peek Into the Life and Times of Rose Kennedy)

Rose Kennedy is the subject of the play “Rose,” which ran at the Harold Clurman Theatre from Nov. 21 to Dec. 13, 2015 on 42nd St. in Manhattan. The one-woman drama, skillfully acted by Kathleen Chalfant, offers food for thought about the changes in politics and in our psyches within the last few decades. The […]

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A Legal Introduction to a Pet Trust Fund

Animal law has become a legal specialty in the past thirty years. While historically animals were purely “property,” a “rights” or “companionship” viewpoint is slowly developing. For example, a few states have enacted legislation or have judicial decisions allowing some financial recovery for owners beyond fair-market-value for the wrongful death of domesticated dogs and cats. […]

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Who Pays for Stolen Packages?

A stolen package at Christmas time is a terrible thing. Whether it was a gift for your child, or something valuable sent from someone you care about — you are going to be mad. And you are going to want some compensation. Can you look to the delivery company for a little payback? Whether a […]

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Betting on Marriage

From Washington Post: A new startup in Seattle will fund your wedding. Up to $10,000. Even the nacho cheese fondue fountain. The catch: If your union crumbles, at six months or 25 years, you must pay them back — with… Source: Family Law Professor

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Diet Pill Wrongful Death Suits Survive

Three lawsuits against a diet drug maker for wrongful death of one woman were consolidated and allowed to continue, a federal court judge in Hawaii ruled this week. Sonnette Marras, wife and mother of seven, died due to liver damage caused by OxyElite Pro diet pills, say the plaintiffs, who between the three cases sued […]

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Dating & Heart Donations

From BBC: The NHS has partnered with dating app Tinder to raise awareness about organ donations. The app is used to find people a good personality match but for the next fortnight it will also encourage users to become a… Source: Family Law Professor

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Call for Papers

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning has issued a Call for Proposals for its Summer 2016 conference on Real-World Readiness, see it here. Source: Family Law Professor

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Sweet Leaf Teas Recalls 1.5 Million 16-Ounce Bottles

Stop, don’t swallow that bottled beverage just yet! The Sweet Leaf Tea Company is recalling 1.5 million bottles of its flavored teas after four customers complained they found glass in their drinks. No one was hurt and the recall is voluntary. Sweet Leaf spokeswoman Jane Lazgin told NBC News that the company received the first […]

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