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Mortgage Indemnity Suit Not Time-Barred (access required)

In plaintiff SunTrust Mortgage’s suit seeking indemnification on five home mortgage loans purchased from defendant Key Mortgage, the Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion asserting the SunTrust suit is time-barred under the parties’ governing Loan Purchase Agreement (LPA). The ...

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Death of broadcaster blamed on drug pump

The family of veteran Roanoke public radio announcer Seth Williamson has filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming a faulty pain medication pump caused his 2011 death following hernia surgery. The suit claimed the patient-controlled anesthesia pump made by Abbott Laboratories ...

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The best witness ever

You will never, ever have a better witness than this. One who provides clear, timely details, and conveniently records it on an answering machine to be able to refresh his own recollection later. Guy calls into his boss to let ...

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ERISA ‘Satisfactory Proof’ Standard Clarified (access required)

Joining its five sister circuits, the 4th Circuit says an ERISA plan that grants long-term disability benefits on proof of continuing disability “satisfactory” to the plan administrator does not confer discretionary decision-making authority on the plan administrator; the 4th Circuit ...

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