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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Changes to Daylight Saving Time Posted on Oct 25

This weekend, we change our clocks back as we hit the unofficial start of winter. Next year, though, daylight saving time will last a little longer. Last year, as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, P.L. 109-58, s.110, Congress changed daylight saving time   …Continue Reading Changes to Daylight Saving Time

Insurance Coverage for Prosthetic Limbs Posted on Oct 11

Gov. Romney signed the “Prosthetic Parity Law,” St. 2006 c.292 last month, which will require insurance companies to cover the reasonable cost of prosthetic arms and legs, and prohibit them from setting annual limits on costs for prosthetics. More information is available from the Worcester   …Continue Reading Insurance Coverage for Prosthetic Limbs

Emancipation Posted on Oct 10

We get a lot of questions about the emancipation of minors in Massachusetts. Typically, the questions come from either children chafing at their parents’ rules or from parents who want to stop paying child support. For the former, the best web source we’ve seen is   …Continue Reading Emancipation

Supreme Court Oral Argument Transcripts Posted on Oct 5

The US Supreme Court will soon begin offering same-day access to oral argument transcripts. “Beginning with the October 2006 Term, the Court will make the transcripts of oral arguments available free to the public on… the same day an argument is heard by the Court.”   …Continue Reading Supreme Court Oral Argument Transcripts