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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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