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Risks of borrowing from 401(k)s (access required)

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More employees are tapping into their 401(k) accounts to pay for medical bills, mortgages and credit card debt. Yet, as Americans’ retirement lives lengthen, they are becoming no less expensive, causing industry experts to worry about a potential new class ...

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Washington Redskins face ‘bounty’ suit (access required)

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As the Washington Redskins prepare for a fresh start in their brand new training camp near downtown Richmond, the team faces a legal claim from a player injured in 2004. In what may be the first case of its kind, ...

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Sanctions paid, Murray now faces bar discipline (access required)

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After paying a sanction award of nearly $600,000 for what a judge called an “extensive pattern of deceptive and obstructionist conduct,” former Charlottesville attorney Matthew B. Murray now faces Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges for his actions in the wrongful ...

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Practice after the DOMA opinion: Court’s decision could affect employers on several fronts (access required)

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Businesses, including law firms, are taking stock of what needs to be done in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. While business lawyers caution against “knee-jerk” responses, they ...

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Practice after the DOMA opinion: All questions, no answers for estate planners (access required)

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, has same-sex marriage advocates cheering and opponents re-grouping. Estate planning attorneys, meanwhile, are left scratching their heads. Despite the momentous ...

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Annual report’s ‘red flags’ support shareholder suit (access required)

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Shareholders are suing a bank’s directors for not paying sufficient attention to the bank’s annual report. The shareholders’ derivative action alleges the annual report threw up “red flags” that should have allowed the defendants to ward off regulatory action that ...

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Court sanctions put doctor’s insurance coverage at risk (access required)

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A doctor hamstrung by court penalties in a medical malpractice case now has another problem. With trial set later this month, his medical malpractice insurance company is asking a judge to allow it to walk away from the case, leaving ...

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