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Fifth Circuit Courthouse The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals was thought by many to be the venue most favorable to plaintiffs claim that the DOL exceeded its statutory authority in crafting the fiduciary rule. (Photo: Mike Scarcella/ALM)

Updated: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling vacating the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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