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Author Archives: Kimberly Atkins

Agencies, Congress turn up heat on debt collectors

WASHINGTON – The rise in health care-related consumer debt, student loans,shoddy record keeping by creditors and abusive practices by debt collectors are leading federal regulators and lawmakers to crack down on third-party debt collectors and call for tighter rules applying ...

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Despite Senate moves, lawyers eye recess appointment case

WASHINGTON – This week’s Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the forward motion on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board could ultimately lessen the blow of a potential U.S. Supreme ...

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Lawyer disbarred over missing money

A lawyer who failed to make an $8,250 disbursement after a 2008 loan closing without ever explaining or repaying the money has been disbarred by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Jeanne Lynn Dove-Taylor of King George served as a ...

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Agencies release final ACA contraception coverage rule

WASHINGTON — As lawsuits over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate continue to work their way through courts across the country, federal regulators have finalized rules governing employer contraceptive coverage under the law.

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Affordable Care Act retroactively applied to ‘black lung’ claim

A miner’s widow was not required to prove the cause of her husband’s death in order to recover “black lung” benefits under a survivor claim pending when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the 11th ...

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