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How Do Divorce and Remarriage Affect Social Security Benefits?

It is common knowledge that husbands and wives are entitled to collect Social Security benefits on their spouses’ work records. Less well-known is that this benefit applies to divorced spouses…

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The Overuse of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Many nursing homes are improperly prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to patients even though federal law restricts their use. Almost 300-000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs normally used to…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan

As Medicare premiums rise, a Medicare Advantage plan can seem like an attractive option. But if you are considering switching from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, you need…

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Renewed Calls for Electric Co-Op Reforms in the Commonwealth

As summer comes to a close, so does another season of annual meetings convened by electric cooperatives (“electric co-ops”) in the Commonwealth and renewed calls for reform to electric co-op…

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Attorney Billy Tunner successfully represents prosecutor accused of ethics charge

Billy Tunner, administrative law attorney, successfully represented a Clarke County prosecutor accused of intentionally withholding evidence required to be disclosed to the criminal defendant’s lawyer. The bar charges were dismissed…

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John O’Herron to present at Virginia CLE Appellate Advocacy Academy

John O’Herron will serve as a presenter at Virginia CLE’s Appellate Advocacy Academy, alongside leading Virginia appellate attorneys, judges from the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit…

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John O’Herron Selected as Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Go To Lawyers” for Appellate Law

Partner John O’Herron has been named a 2023 “Go To Lawyer” for his practice in Appellate Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. A “Go To Lawyer” is recognized as someone who…

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TM Gives Back – Holiday Edition

As part of our continuing commitment to our community, ThompsonMcMullan staff and attorneys spent part of their 2019 holidays donating and raising money for the following: Tucker’s Christmas Angels Tucker…

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Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

Although people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation, entering into a caregiver contract (also called personal service or personal care agreement) with…

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Medicaid Information System Glitch Surprises Provider with $367k Retraction

Yesterday the Court of Appeals of Virginia released its opinion in LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc. v. DMAS,[1] a case involving a retraction of over $367,000. LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc. (“LifeCare”)…