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A mother must spend 10 days in jail for signing her son up for a baseball league using his stepfather’s last name instead of that of his biological dad, the Alabama Court of Appeals ruled.

Lisa Preston was required to have her son use the last name of her former husband, Matthew Saab, when playing sports, according to the parties 2005 divorce decree, but in 2008 she did not use the Saab last name when she registered the 13-year-old.  She claimed it was the boy’s choice. But as we all know, children can be influenced. (more…)

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A 10-year legal battle over a divorced woman’s request to be implanted with the embryos she and her ex-husband had frozen and stored might not be over given a recent ruling from the 8th Circuit federal appeals court that says it lacked jurisdiction to hear her claim against the medical center that will not release the embryos to her. She does, however, have other options available to her without having to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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