Chattanooga Pension Fund Sues Wells Fargo for Alleged Fraud Over Revenue Sharing

Via Pensions&Investments, By Rob Kozlowski Chattanooga (Tenn.) Fire and Police Pension Fund has filed a lawsuit in Tennessee court against Wells Fargo, its custodian and trustee, alleging potential fraud and overcharging in its role as trustee, The suit, filed Tuesday in the Chancery Court of Hamilton County, alleges that Wells Fargo has not provided any disclosures regarding “significant compensation from third-party mutual funds and potentially … Continue reading Chattanooga Pension Fund Sues Wells Fargo for Alleged Fraud Over Revenue Sharing

Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

#EJC18 2018 Pre-Conference Session: Running a Hotline is more than answering the phone: A Collaborative Workshop. Team members of the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy (CERA) are participating in the 2018 Equal Justice Conference being held in San Diego, California. CERA is participating as presenter and organizer of the pre-conference session scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The pre-conference is on Running a Hotline is … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

City, unions agree to cut pension costs

Via Times Herald By Jackie Smith New contracts with several Port Huron unions are expected to save the city $1.1 million in retirement costs a year. Port Huron City Council members approved new three-year collective bargaining agreements with four unions and potential adjustments for non-union employees during Monday’s regular meeting. After, City Manager James Freed said the changes affect about 220 employees and will help reduce … Continue reading City, unions agree to cut pension costs

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Are You, or is Someone You Know, an Aging Driver?

By Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant  Let me start by asking you a few questions.  Are you beginning to question your own safety and competency behind the wheel?  Are you wondering if it’s time to ask your parents to give up the keys?  Are you a professional who regularly has contact with aging adults?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, have I got a resource for you!  Let me back … Continue reading Are You, or is Someone You Know, an Aging Driver?

Staff Spotlight – Christine Steinmetz

By Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance It is my pleasure to introduce you to one of our part-time attorneys, Christine Steinmetz. Christine works on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors three days a week.  She has been working for Elder Law of Michigan since 2011. Christine is extremely knowledgeable and has been practicing law for over 20 years. She assists hotline clients, volunteers, and law students … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Christine Steinmetz

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be celebrated this year during the week of April 8-14th. This is a week dedicated to raising awareness about victimization, the effect it has on the individual, their family, friends, and the community around them.   The theme for this year’s event is “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims”. This is meant to emphasize the importance of communities, organizations, professionals, and … Continue reading National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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Trouble in candy land: How Peeps, pensions and a lawsuit threaten to upend the American retirement system

Via The Washington Post By Damian Paletta, Andrew Braford On April 1, hundreds of millions of marshmallow chicks and bunnies called Peeps will peer out from Easter baskets at American children. They are a pastel symbol of Easter joy, but behind the wax-eyed candy is a company at war with its union workforce over rising pension costs — an escalating legal tangle that could soon upend … Continue reading Trouble in candy land: How Peeps, pensions and a lawsuit threaten to upend the American retirement system