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ThompsonMcMullan Selected to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” List

ThompsonMcMullan is pleased to report inclusion in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” 2015 list. The firm ranked in the following: Metropolitan Tier 1 in Richmond for Commercial…

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State or Federal Court? That is the Question.

Defendants in consumer protection cases filed in Virginia state courts usually have a choice to make about where to defend the case:  state or federal court.  Most consumer plaintiffs seek…

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Senior Law Day

Shawn Majette will speak at Senior Law Day for LegalAidWorks (formerly known as Rappahannock Legal Services) in Callao, Virginia. For reservations, please call 804.493.0328.

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It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time

It’s that time of year again — time to reassess whether your Medicare plan is working for you and to jump ship if it isn’t. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs…

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Robin Williams’ Death Laid to Underdiagnosed Form of Dementia

Although depression was initially given as the cause of actor Robin Williams’ suicide in 2014- his widow says autopsy results lay the blame on Lewy body dementia– a fairly common…

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Study Finds That Social Security Workers Often Provide Incomplete Information

Americans are misinformed about many aspects of Social Security- and local Social Security offices may not be helping- according to a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The study…

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Choosing Retirement Account Beneficiaries Requires Some Thought

While the execution of wills requires formalities like witnesses and a notary- the reality is that most property passes to heirs through other- less formal means. Many bank and investments…

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What’s a Health Care Proxy and Why Do I Need One?

If you become incapacitated- who will make your medical decisions? A health care proxy allows you to appoint someone else to act as your agent for medical decisions. It will ensure…

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Movement Grows to Add Dental Coverage to Medicare

Medicare does not offer much in the way of dental benefits. To get dental coverage, you need to purchase separate and often costly dental insurance or sign up for a…

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Why You Should Keep Stockbroker Receipts

Gains from the sale of property are generally subject to federal (and, usually, state) income tax (sometimes referred to as “capital gains tax”).  The amount of gain subject to tax…