Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she will launch a new multiyear effort to improve health care for Native Americans, calling previous federal programs a “historic failure.”  Recruitment of health care providers for reservations and preventive care for Tribal members are top priorities. “(We need to) begin to layRead More →

“She thinks she’s Indian…” She “doesn’t represent the Indian community well…” She’s “a wanna-be Indian…” She’s a “big-boobed white woman” These comments were directed toward a Native American female employee of a health clinic in Oklahoma. Shortly after she filed an EEOC complaint for discrimination, she was fired. While suchRead More →

In making equitable distribution awards in divorce actions, courts may consider marital fault as Domestic Relations Law § 236(B)(5)(d) contains a catchall provision, which allows consideration of “any other factor” which may be “just and proper.” What if you attempt to bribe the judge presiding over your divorce action? CanRead More →

Now what is she supposed to do? Normally its the non-cheating spouse – the cheatee – who files for divorce. But what happens when the cheater files for divorce. The Second Department’s decision on Tuesday in Kaplan v Kaplan, 2007 NY Slip Op 09734 demonstrates that when the cheater filesRead More →