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When Can You Delay Taking Medicare?

While you are eligible to apply for Medicare when you are 65- there are circumstances where you might not want to- particularly if you are working full time for a…

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How You Can Use Your Social Security Benefits as an Interest-Free Loan

One little-known Social Security retirement benefits rule is the so-called “do-over rule.” Under this rule, an individual 62 years or older can start collecting benefits but stop the benefits within…

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How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

While most of the new tax law – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent- some…

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State ‘Right-to-Try’ Laws Begin to Spread- But Are They Only a Placebo?

Five states have enacted laws giving terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs- and 25 other states are considering similar legislation.  But it’s unclear whether these so-called “right-to-try” laws will…

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Understanding Medicare’s Hospice Benefit

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare’s most comprehensive benefits and can be…

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The Residential Landlord’s Load Lifts a Little

Even the most confident of landlords have faced difficulty in tracking the state of residential eviction law in Virginia since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between Federal eviction moratoriums…

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VBA YLD Members Recognized for Fundraising Efforts

First appearing in the Summer 2023 issue of the Virginia Bar Association Young Leaders Division (YLD)’s Opening Statement newsletter, firm associate Rachel Adams and Callie Guy of Christian & Barton…

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19 ThompsonMcMullan Attorneys Named to the 2020 Super Lawyers Virginia List; 3 Ranked on Top Lists

We are pleased to announce that 19 ThompsonMcMullan attorneys were selected to the annual Super Lawyers Virginia 2020 lists. 15 were named as Super Lawyers in specific areas of law, 4…

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Title VII and LGBTQ+ Rights

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court issued one of the most significant civil rights decisions in recent years.  In a 6-3 decision, the Court found that Title VII…

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Congress Fixes Some, But Not All, Medicare Enrollment Problems

Tucked in the federal spending bill that passed at the end of December 2020 are some changes aimed at simplifying Medicare enrollment and addressing coverage gaps. But Congress chose not…