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Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day occurs on November 11th every year in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918, signifying the end of World War I. In 1938, November 11th was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day”. In 1954,…

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Mental Illness Awareness

October is Mental Health Awareness month. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thought, or behavior (or a combination of these things). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities. According to the APA, in a given year nearly…

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Mr. Social Security: Part 3

Despite Conn and his cohorts being the true culprits of an elaborate fraud conspiracy, hundreds of his incognizant clients were the first to experience the brunt of SSA’s initial response. In May of 2015, roughly a year before Conn was rightfully charged, around 900 of his clients received letters from SSA informing them of changes…

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Mr. Social Security: Part 2

Prior to his arrest, Conn managed the third most lucrative disability practice in all of the United States. But how exactly did he grow his firm to this level of prosperity? From October 2004 through April 2016, Conn colluded with two administrative law judges (ALJs) and a number of doctors to forge medical documents and…

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NOSSCR’s 40th Anniversary Conference

The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) is hosting its 40th Anniversary Conference in September 2019. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Goss and Fentress are members of NOSSCR, and this organization continues to be a great resource for information, networking, and even referrals for the firm. The members of NOSSCR are…

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MR. SOCIAL SECURITY: PART 1

Since its inception by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, Social Security has stood as a cornerstone in the lives of many working-class Americans. For every American who has helped build this country by enduring physically demanding and dangerous labor, Social Security delivers a sense of financial security in the event that they…

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Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in VA

A statute of limitations is a law that strictly establishes the maximum time a plaintiff has the right to file a lawsuit in court. During the case of Street vs. Consumers Min. Corp (1946), Virginia’s Supreme Court defined statutes of limitations as a means “to suppress fraudulent and stale claims from being asserted after a…

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Hazardous Weather Driving Tips

It is no secret that hazardous weather, of all kinds, can cause complications for even the best drivers. Although we can’t control the weather itself, there are many things a driver can control to avoid any injuries during inclement weather conditions. Below are a number of beneficial tips you can use to maintain the safety…

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Virginia’s One-Bite Rule

In the United States, more than 33 percent of all families own at least one dog. With over a third of all households being home to these furry friends, you should have no doubts that dogs truly are “man’s best friend.” However, like any other animal, “man’s best friend” can become wary of strangers or…

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