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Claimant gets de novo review in ERISA case

The rule that the plan documents, not the summary plan description, control usually works to the detriment of long-term disability claimants in disputes with ERISA administrators. Not this time. The SPD clearly gave Prudential Insurance Company of America the sole ...

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Not a bad day after all

The 25-year-old woman went to Fairfax General District Court expecting Judge Lisa A. Mayne to preside over her trial on a drunken driving charge. The prosecutor told her attorney, Corinne Magee, he needed some time to talk to the police ...

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A Good Place to Live

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell stepped in a pile last week, insulting the people of Bristol. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama was in Southwest Virginia, appearing with former Gov. Mark Warner, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican John ...

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Fire victim sues to get charity funds

After a house fire that took the life of a Blacksburg builder and severely burned his granddaughter, the community passed the hat to help the family. Now, the injured granddaughter is taking the builder’s widow to court, saying that the ...

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Judge Mark Davis headed for federal bench

The US Senate has confirmed Portsmouth chief circuit Judge Mark Davis for a federal district judgeship in Alexandria, according to the AP via WVEC. According to the report, Davis once worked as a lawyer for RMS Titanic Incorporated, the firm ...

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