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New ERISA Disability Claim Regulations – Part 2by Andrew Whiteman

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New ERISA Disability Claim Regulations – Part 2 On April 1, 2018, a new disability claim regulation came into effect. The regulation was promulgated by the United States Department of Labor (referred to herein as “DOL”) under the authority of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and

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New ERISA Disability Claim Regulations – Part 1by Andrew Whiteman

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New ERISA Disability Claim Regulations – Part 1 On December 19, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (referred to herein as “DOL”) revised the claims procedures for employee benefit plans that provide disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). The DOL’s new regulation strengthened the

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Support North Carolina Legislation to Close the Medicaid Coverage Gapby Andrew Whiteman

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Support North Carolina legislation to close the Medicaid gap. Yesterday, on the first day of the 2019 session, North Carolina legislators introduced Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 5, which would raise the eligibility ceiling for citizens to qualify for Medicaid. The Bills would provide Medicaid coverage to those who

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Andrew Whiteman named to Professionalism Committeeby Andrew Whiteman

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Attorney Andrew Whiteman was honored to be appointed to the Professionalism Committee of the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar. The Committee promotes professionalism within the local bar and recognizes attorneys who embody the best values of the legal profession. Click here for more information about

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Securities arbitration – Should you hire an attorney?by Andrew Whiteman

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Here is a well-written article, co-authored by FINRA and PIABA, about why investors who are considering securities arbitration should hire an attorney. Securities Arbitration – Should You Hire an Attorney? ***** The lawyers at Whiteman Law Firm have been representing investors in securities claims for over 30 years. We represent

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FINRA will Seek to Ban Compensated Non-Attorney Representatives from Arbitrationsby Andrew Whiteman

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Whiteman Law Firm supports action by FINRA to ban compensated non-attorney representatives (“NARs”) from representing parties in securities arbitrations. FINRA’s Board of Governors met on December 12 and 13 for its fourth quarter meeting. The Board approved filing with the SEC proposed amendments to the codes of arbitration and mediation

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A Third of FINRA Arbitration Awards Go Unpaidby Andrew Whiteman

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A third of FINRA arbitration awards are unpaid. Richard W. Berry, FINRA Executive Vice President of Dispute Resolution, recently provided a statement to the SEC Investment Advisory Committee on customer recovery in FINRA arbitration cases. According to Mr. Berry, “about a third” of cases in which FINRA arbitrators award damages

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