Family Law: Change in circumstances required modification of visitation order to limit non-custodial parent’s visitation to ensure the best interests of the child

The NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that a custodial parent established change in circumstances that required modification of visitation order to limit non-custodial parent’s visitation to ensure the best interests of the child; non-custodial parent harassed and threatened custod...
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Supreme Court Rules on Retaliation against a Worker’s Family Members or other Close Associates

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled,  in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, that the fiancé of an employee who had filed a gender discrimination charge against their mutual employer was protected by the anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The...
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Judge Denies New Trial to Law Firm re $7.3M Emotional Distress Verdict Won by Former Client

A Maine judge has upheld a jury verdict that awarded $7.3 million in damages for emotional distress to a businessman who contended he was double-crossed by a law firm he hired. A Cumberland County jury last summer said the Portland law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson worked against Peter...
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