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October 2012 Archives

Cheerleading poses risks to New Jersey students

Noting how high school cheerleading has evolved over the past 30 years, pediatricians recently suggested that schools and other organizations should treat the activity as a formal sport and impose requirements like mandatory physicals and conditioning.

Man with 14 children owes $80K in child support

Readers in New Jersey may find it hard to believe that a man could have 15 paternity suits filed against him by nine different women. According to court records, however, that's exactly what has happened. The man, who resides in Nebraska, owes almost $80,000 in back child support for 14 children. The amounts date back to November 1984.

Unions could be responsible for nursing home neglect

Two nursing home providers have filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Jersey accusing two of the largest health care labor unions of engaging in a concerted effort to provide substandard care to the providers' patients. It is not clear whether the patients themselves have sued as well.

New Jersey Supreme Court rules parent is entitled to genetic test

Readers in Sussex County may be interested in learning about a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that was issued recently. According to the Court, when it comes to the family law issue of paternity, parents are entitled to get a genetic test when a child's paternity is in dispute.

A new domestic violence crime is proposed in New Jersey

Sussex County residents should be aware that there could soon be a new crime on the New Jersey statute books. The new crime would make it illegal to commit a domestic violence act in front of a child who is age 16 or younger. Assemblywoman Celeste Riley introduced the bill earlier this month; Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Actress disputes cause of accident in NJ manslaughter trial

The New Jersey trial of an actress who appeared on several episodes of "Melrose Place" is well underway. The State of New Jersey charged the actress with aggravated manslaughter after the actress supposedly killed another woman in a hit and run collision as the woman was pulling her SUV into a driveway.

After divorce, more women are now paying alimony to ex-husbands

In New Jersey, a 48-year-old woman married her first husband when she was 22, while they both were in college. When she decided to get a divorce after 19 years of marriage, she found herself paying $1,500 a month to her ex-husband in alimony payments.

International child custody dispute continues in New Jersey

Readers in Newton, New Jersey, may have already heard about the international custody battle that has been going on in New Jersey since 2008. A father brought his daughter to the United States illegally and in violation of the Hague Convention. But recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court temporarily blocked the girl involved from being reunited with her mother in Turkey. It's the latest event in the bitter child custody dispute.

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