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FMLA’s New Definition of “Spouse” Halted in Four States

The Department of Labor’s revised definition of “spouse” under the FMLA was recently struck down in Texas. On March 26, 2015, in Texas v. United States, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas...more

New DOL Rule Redefining “Spouse” Temporarily Placed on Hold

A new Department of Labor rule defining “spouse” for purposes of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) was to take effect March 27, 2015, but on March 26, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction staying...more

Same-Sex Couples Now Receive Equal Coverage Under The FMLA

On Friday, March 27, 2015, the Department of Labor (“DOL”)’s new regulation revising the definition of “spouse” to include those in same-sex marriages went into effect expanding the definition of spouse under the Family and...more

Judge Rules for Same-Sex Marriage Partner Who Was Denied Immigration Benefits

On Friday, April 19, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall in Los Angeles, CA, ruled that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) denied Jane Deleon equal protection of the law when it refused...more

Married Same-Sex Couples Should File Protective Claims For Tax Refunds Now

When the Supreme Court ultimately decides United States v. Windsor, it could strike down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving the federal benefits provided...more

Churchill Wisdom; On Advice

Listen to your Attorney. Listen to those professionals that you hire to tell you what to do!...more

I was just served with a notice to appear at a hearing concerning a restraining order against me, what should I do?

If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast! Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq. Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008 Email: ...more

A New Term in the U.S. Supreme Court: Cases to Watch

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court began a new term that is anticipated to include decisions on hot-button issues such as affirmative action, same-sex marriage and national security. The Court will also hear several...more

LEGAL BYTE: Are boys and girls different?

This LEGAL BYTE asks and answers the question: What if an apartment owner restricts his tenancies and refuses to rent to families with the “wrong kind” of children? Will such discrimination be tolerated in California? ...more

Exemption From Criminal Liability Of Family Members For Certain Crimes

Article II Section 12 of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. As a policy of the State, it is the duty of the State to fortify the union of...more

Legal Perspective of the Live-in Relationship

India is a country, which is slowly opening its doors for western ideas and lifestyles and one of the most crucial episodes amongst it, is the concept of Live-in relationships. Many has been said and debated on the concept of...more

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010

The Bill provides for amendments to provisions across the range of civil and regulatory law. The main provisions of the Bill include:— amendment of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 to allow the Legal Aid Board to give legal...more

I CAN see you: Harassment and Stalking on the Internet

Published in Information and Communications Law, Routledge It is an inevitable consequence of plausible anonymity and deliberately lax regulation that the potential for ‘virtual’ harassment or...more

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