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Restraining Order Cases From Around the Country  

Author:  Anne L. Perry, J.D..

Source: Volume 02, Number 03, Winter 2010 , pp.283-287(5)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Cases involving restraining orders from five states are summarized in this article. The case in Maine involved extending a protection order against a father for the children until the youngest reached the age of 18. In New York, a protection order against the plaintiff’s brother was extended to include her same-sex domestic partner. An Illinois case addressed the issue of whether a protection order could include the perpetrator’s entire family. A Washington state court upheld a protection order against an abusive ex-husband. But in Ohio, a protective order was reversed when the court ruled that threatened legal action did not meet the standard for issuance of a protection order.

Keywords: Copp v. Liberty , 952 A.2d 976 (Me. 2008); Miriam M. v. Warren M. , 859 N.Y.S.2d 66 (x Dep’t 2008); Benjamin v. McKinnon , 887 N.E.2d 14 (Ill. Ct. App. 2008); In re Bahr , 2008 WL 1952152 (unpub.)(Wa. Ct. App. 2008); Fleckner v. Fleckner , ___N.E.2

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