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Rolling 401(k) into an IRA makes sense (access required)

I recently met a married couple of university professors who were interested in improving their investment portfolios and getting a sound financial plan in place. The couple, both in their early 60s, thought their ability to work with a brokerage ...

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Cuccinelli claims AG’s office not subject to FOIA

The attorney general’s office is not subject to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says. In a recent letter denying a citizen’s request for conflict-of-information training data, a senior assistant attorney general responded saying a “good-faith argument” ...

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When staff complains, law firms should listen (access required)

A group of staffers at a Florida law firm showed up at the office all sporting orange shirts. Management wondered what it meant. The firm’s top brass didn’t spend a lot of time pondering the point, they just fired the ...

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Walmart customer seriously injured in slip & fall – $11,250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a customer at a Walmart store in Stafford County. A Walmart employee had mopped the floor and left the area to get a warning cone. While the employee was gone, plaintiff came into the area. Plaintiff did not ...

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Toddler suffered brain injury in fall from hotel balcony – $10,900,000 Settlement (access required)

The 2-year-old plaintiff was severely injured at a hotel when he fell through a second floor balcony railing landing head first on the pavement below. The balcony railing was missing a vertical bar, resulting in a 12-inch-wide opening. The plaintiff ...

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EEOC files, settles first GINA suit

Almost four years after the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act took effect, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed and settled the agency’s first lawsuit alleging discrimination under the law. GINA prohibits discrimination based on genetic information as well as the ...

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Plaintiff entitled to $19M in additional tax credits for property – $19,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stems from the conservation tax credit program codified under Virginia law at Code § 58.1-512. Under that program, when a grantor donates land for conservation purposes, the Department of Taxation is to issue tax credits in an amount ...

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