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FedEx drivers get tentative $13.3M ERISA settlement

A proposed workplace-benefits settlement of more than $13.3 million for Federal Express drivers who were wrongly classified as contractors rather than employees has been approved by an Indiana federal judge overseeing a nationwide docket of employment suits against the delivery service.
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Robinson: The retirement conundrum

Lawyers routinely resolve other people’s problems, and often carry their clients’ burdens. However, lawyers may not do as well in addressing their own issues, such as preparing for a healthy and rewarding retirement.
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Retired Posner had significant impact on Indiana

With more than 30 years on the appellate bench, Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has authored some important opinions about Indiana law. He wrote the majority opinions that allowed same-sex couples to marry, enabled Syrian refugees to immigrate and required voters to show identification before casting their ballots.
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7th Circuit: Retired veteran can’t sue government for distress

A retired veteran who was wrongfully deprived of incapacitation payments during his time in the reserves cannot sue the U.S. government for distress caused by that deprivation because existing caselaw prohibits servicemembers from suing the government for injuries accrued while in the military, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
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