Supreme Court Citations: McBurney v. Young and Boyer v. Louisiana

Apr 30, 2013 By: Bess Hambleton

McBurney v. Young – Docket No. 12-17 – 2013 WL 1788080 Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) grants Virginia citizens access to

You won’t find this on Service of process & the Hague Convention

Mar 27, 2013 By: Bess Hambleton

On Monday, the Southern District of New York dismissed a suit brought by pro-democracy advocates against the People’s Republic of China and

Chemically inducing the truth: Use of truth drugs in criminal proceedings

Mar 14, 2013 By: Bess Hambleton

The criminal case against Colorado shooter James Holmes made  a few headlines this week upon the court’s issuance of a pre-plea advisory

Sandy damages evidence in NY

Dec 13, 2012 By: Bess Hambleton

Hurricane Sandy continues to leave her mark on the legal system.  Last week it was disclosed that thousands of pieces of New

Litigation of the Living Dead: IndyMac the “vampire” and beyond

Oct 16, 2012 By: Bess Hambleton

In a decision earlier this month, a New York court vacated a default foreclosure judgment that was entered in favor of a

Groupon class action unsettled: the use of non-profits in class action settlements

Oct 4, 2012 By: Bess Hambleton

Last Friday, the consumer class action against Groupon hit a snag when the court rejected a proposed $8.5 million class action settlement. 

Further Issues in International Family Law: Child Custody

Aug 30, 2012 By: Bess Hambleton

I wrote about the Supreme Court’s grant of review in a case involving parental rights across international borders and the Hague Convention

Parental Rights Across International Borders

Aug 17, 2012 By: Bess Hambleton

Disputes between parents over custody and visitation are difficult enough under ordinary circumstances.  But what do you do if the other parent

Beautiful or Blight?: Murals as Art and Advertising

Jul 30, 2012 By: Bess Hambleton

Have you ever seen a pair of squirrels paddling a canoe made out of a beer can?  If you live in Northeast

Adoption and parental status for same-sex couples

Jul 5, 2012 By: Bess Hambleton

Last month, a civil liberties group joined same-sex parents in challenging North Carolina’s prohibition against “second-parent adoption.”  You can find the complaint

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