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This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Lawyer and Legal Information category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Disability Legal Services and Information Publications

2017-05-15 : Students with Reading Disorders Sue School District for Failing to Educate Them : Complaint against Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), BUSD Superintendent, BUSD Board of Education, Directors of the BUSD Board of Education, for systemically failing to educate students with reading disorders, and students suspected to have reading disorders.

2017-01-31 : New Lawsuits Against NCAA and Riddell Seek Compensation for Student Athlete Football Players Who Suffered Concussions : Recent lawsuits could ultimately compensate thousands of former high school and college athletes for brain damage and concussions sustained while playing football.

2017-01-25 : Disability Advisor Provides Expert Responses to Questions Related to Disabilities : Ask the Advisor feature offers visitors expert responses to their disability related questions.

2016-06-27 : ACB Reaches Agreement with DC Taxi Companies To Enhance Accessibility of Street-Hail Service for Blind Individuals with Service Dogs : Accessibility Initiative to ensure blind and visually impaired accompanied by service animals have full and equal access to taxi services in the District of Columbia, including street-hailed taxicab services.

2016-06-03 : Blind Passenger Sues Uber for Dragging Her and Service Dog Down the Street : Alleging violations of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Virginians with Disabilities Act (VDA) for unlawful refusal to accommodate blind passenger and service dog and for injuring them in the process.

2016-02-12 : Statue of Liberty Ferry Service Sued for Alleged Failure of Safe & Lawful Access : Lawsuit filed against Statue Cruises, LLC, for failure to provide safe and lawful ferry access for wheelchair users, thereby violating the ADA, NY State and NY City Human Rights Laws.

2015-12-05 : Deaf Wrestler Sues School for Barring Sign Language Interpreter : Deaf Wrestler Suing Michigan High School Athletic Association For Barring Sign Language Interpreter.

2015-07-04 : Wal-Mart Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination : Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.

2015-02-12 : National Association of the Deaf Sues Harvard and MIT for Discrimination : NAD and deaf and hard of hearing individuals file lawsuits against Harvard University and MIT charging they discriminate by failing to caption online content including MOOCs.

2015-01-17 : Family Income and Child Behavior Factors in Legal Disputes About Kids with Autism : Factors that might predict parents utilization of procedural safeguards to protect their and their childrens rights.

2015-01-13 : Crowdfunding Legal Expenses Such as Litigation, Court or Trial Defense : Information relating to plaintiffs or defendants crowdfunding legal expenses such as litigation and court or trial defense costs.

2014-12-04 : Albertson's Grocery Store Not So Thankful to Employee with Brain Tumor : Albertsons grocery chain discriminated based on physical disability by firing employee for reasons related to his brain tumor.

2014-11-29 : DePuy Pinnacle and Stryker Hip Lawsuits - Proposal for Warranties on Artificial Joints : Thousands of people have filed Stryker and DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits for physical injuries and financial damages allegedly caused by the metal hip implant devices.

2014-11-09 : Court Offers DePuy ASR Hip Recall Litigation Tolling Agreement to Non-Revision Plaintiffs : Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports court overseeing federal DePuy ASR hip recall litigation offers tolling agreement to non-revision plaintiffs.

2014-09-24 : Advancing U.S. Juvenile Justice Reform : Office of Justice Programs, MacArthur Foundation Renew Partnership With $2 Million Commitment to Advance Juvenile Justice Reform.

2014-06-05 : People with Disabilities - Guardianship Information : Information regarding various types and responsibility issues when considering guardianship in relation to persons with disability.

2014-05-21 : Law School Admission Council Agrees to Systemic Reforms and $7.73 Million Payment to Settle Justice Department's Nationwide Disability Discrimination Lawsuit : Agreement compels reforms to LSACs treatment of test takers with disabilities and brings end to LSACs practice of flagging score reports of people with disabilities who require certain testing accommodations.

2013-12-28 : Divorce: What Happens to Special Needs Children : Information regarding divorce of parents with a special needs child if they decide to end their marriage and ensuring the well-being of their child.

2011-07-15 : Product Liability Claims : Products liability claims are commonly based on the theory of negligence and a manufacturer has a duty to exercise a reasonable standard of care.

2011-07-08 : Denial of ABA Therapy For Autism - National Class Action Sought Against CIGNA : A federal court in Philadelphia is reviewing a motion for class action in a lawsuit against CIGNA Insurance over denying insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis therapy.

2011-07-01 : Employment Legal Team in LA Available to Discuss Critical Issues for Employers : Ideal time for California companies to take a close look at their workplace policies and to get up to speed on important labor laws.

2011-06-25 : Uphill Custody Battles Faced by People with Disabilities : Individuals with disabilities commonly face additional child custody or visitation arrangements challenges.

2011-06-12 : Disabled Parent in Custody Dispute : Patti Flynn is a disabled mother locked in a legal battle with her ex-boyfriend for custody of their five-year-old son.

2011-05-05 : Disabled Department of Finance Staff Targeted for Layoff : Employees of the New York City Department of Finance file lawsuit in NYS Supreme Court charging that plans to lay off city workers violate Human Rights Law.

2011-03-30 : Health and Compensation for 9/11 Recovery Workers : Compensation for people who suffer long term injury from exposure to toxic elements at Ground Zero including recovery for lost wages due to disability pain and suffering.

2011-03-11 : N-648 Form for Immigrants with Disabilities or Impairments : Immigrants suffering from disabilities or impairments can apply for an exception to waive the English and civics requirements.

2011-03-08 : HUD Targeted in Suit for Illegal Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Actions : Injunction prohibiting HUD from abandoning long-standing rules and from illegally foreclosing on surviving spouses.

2011-03-02 : Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Social Security : Class Action lawsuit against Social Security Administration after SSA repeated failures to disclose queried information as required by the Freedom of Information Act and 1974 Privacy Act.

2011-03-01 : Missouri Man Convicted for SSI Claim Misbehavior : Man recently pleaded guilty to federal charges after threatening a psychologist to influence the Social Security disability benefits process.

2011-02-24 : Treasury Rule Protects Social Security, VA, and Other Federal Benefits : Federal rule strengthens protections for bank accounts used to collect federal benefits is welcome news for retirees veterans and disabled persons.

2011-01-21 : Council Car Park Case Settled: A Victory for Blue Badge Holders : Councils across the UK are being urged to review their parking policies for disabled motorists.

2011-01-15 : Finding a Lawyer That Handles Surgical Error Lawsuits : Medical malpractice involves making preventable mistakes that cause serious injury or death.

2011-01-15 : Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer : Questions to ask during a personal injury claim consultation to determine the right lawyer for you and learn about the legal process to determine if you have a claim worth pursuing.

2011-01-09 : High Court to Decide Reach of Anti-Retaliation Provisions : Federal law provides employees with important protections against discrimination in the workplace.

2010-12-17 : Paxil Birth Defects - What Parents Should Know : Women who take Paxil during the first three months of gestation are more likely to give birth to babies with Paxil birth defects.

2010-12-14 : JetBlue Fined for Violating Disability, Code-Share Disclosure Rules : Civil penalty against JetBlue Airways for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.

2010-11-28 : The Role of Special Needs Trusts : Establishing a special needs trust may be the most effective way to provide for the long-term care of a disabled person.

2010-11-23 : Helping Homeowners, Veterans and Workers Access Legal Services : Making it easier for workers to find a qualified attorney and helping veterans secure legal assistance.

2010-10-25 : Plan Now to Receive Better Tax Return : Health plan now for the end of the year to receive a better tax return.

2010-10-22 : Free Legal Help Available for Low-Income Seniors and Homeless : Free legal help available for low-income seniors and the homeless during Philadelphia bar association celebration of national pro bono week.

2010-10-13 : United Spinal Association Sues MTA for Inaccessible Subway Stations : Class action suit is brought by United Spinal Association whose members live with physical disabilities due to spinal cord injuries and disorders.

2010-10-10 : Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Workers Sickness and Compensation Issues : Workers helping clean up the Gulf oil spill and distribute toxic oil dispersants became sick immediately while others are beginning to feel the effects now.

2010-10-04 : What Happens with a Mortgage When Getting a Divorce : Homeowners with a mortgage facing a divorce have many options to sort through as they separate and start new lives.

2010-10-03 : Burn Injuries from House Fires : Almost half of all burn victims suffer their injuries while in their own home often the fault of a third party that made a defective product or provided faulty wiring.

2010-09-26 : Dealing with Social Security Disability Issues : Social Security disability benefits are not always easy to get even for people who suffer from a legitimate disability and cannot work.

2010-09-23 : House Committee Approves Arthritis Bill : New arthritis bill legislation to Improve Lives for 46 Million People with Arthritis.

2010-09-10 : Legal Effort to Stop New Physician Hospital Restrictions that Harm Medicare Beneficiaries : National Seniors Group RetireSafe Files Amicus Brief Joining Legal Effort to Stop New Physician Hospital Restrictions That Harm Medicare Beneficiaries.

2010-08-31 : AirTran Fined for Violating Rules Protecting Air Travelers with Disabilities : (DOT assesses civil penalty against AirTran Airways for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.

2010-08-25 : KobeWieland Copper Sued for Disability Discrimination : Major Copper Tubing Manufacturer Rescinds Offer of Employment to Qualified Employee because of Perceived Disability EEOC Charges.

2010-08-21 : Debt Relief - Bankruptcy and Alternatives : Information regarding debt relief options for persons facing overwhelming debts credit card arrears and unpaid taxes.

2010-08-21 : Taxes that can be Discharged when Declaring Bankruptcy : Bankruptcy can be the best available option for individuals with unpaid tax debt.

2010-08-21 : Jails Hold More Mentally Ill Persons Than Hospitals : Read more about the issues in keeping mentally ill prisoners.

2010-08-21 : The Evolution of Fatherhood : Today more men find themselves being stay at home dads and awarded custody of their children.

2010-08-17 : Special Olympics Illinois and Community High School District 94 Unlawfully Exclude Student With Disabilities : Equip for Equality Files Federal Discrimination Suit So Carol Stream Girl Can Participate in Sporting Competitions.

2010-08-14 : Proposed Family Court Law will Help Parents with Disabilities Retain Custody, Visitation Rights : Too often parents with disabilities face discrimination in custody or visitation matters.

2010-08-14 : EEOC Sues Princeton Healthcare System for Disability Discrimination : Federal Agency Says Health Care Provider Unlawfully Fired Employees Who Needed Medical Leave.

2010-08-09 : Large Multifamily Developer Accused of Housing Discrimination : Fair Housing Organizations File Federal Lawsuit against SC Bodner Company for Discrimination against People with Disabilities.

2010-07-21 : Briefs Filed in California and Illinois Supporting the Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision : Briefs in cases in California and Illinois enforce civil rights laws to end discrimination against segregation of persons with disabilities.

2010-07-20 : Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Blockbuster Inc. Under ADA : Blockbuster Inc. to ensure equal access to its stores nationwide for individuals with disabilities who use service animals.

2010-07-19 : Mega-T brand Weight Loss Products Class Action Lawsuit : Consumers who purchased for personal use a Mega-T brand weight loss product could get up to $60.00 or more.

2010-07-15 : Justice Department Reaches Comprehensive Settlement With National Owner of Gas Stations Resolving ADA Claims : Convenience stores and gas stations must afford equal access to individuals with disabilities.

2010-06-17 : Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Children with Autism : Court Preliminarily Approves Settlement Agreement in Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Children With Autism and Orders Notice to be Provided to All Class Members.

2010-06-06 : Flying the Unfriendly Skies DVT and Toxic Air : Airlines are bracing themselves for lawsuits by passengers over the condition known as deep vein thrombosis.

2010-06-03 : AUSD Wins Lawsuit Over Measure H : Judge Rules Measure H Parcel Tax Structure Is Legal.

2010-05-30 : What is Plaintiff Law : Plaintiff Law is the segment of the law field dedicated to helping victims of negligence in many areas of society.

2010-05-24 : Closed Period of Disability - Winning Your SSDI Claim : How to Win Your SSDI Claim by Arguing for a Closed Period of Disability.

2010-05-23 : Veterans Courts - A Second Chance for Those Who Have Served : Veterans courts serve as a way for judges to grant service-induced brain injury or veterans with mental illness leniency in sentencing.

2010-05-23 : Responsibility for Children With Disabilities During and After Divorce : Divorce can be even more complicated for families with disabled children.

2010-05-18 : Vocational Expert (VE) Witnesses and SSDI Hearings : A Vocational Expert or VE in SSDI hearings is an individual who has expertise in several key disability areas.

2010-05-18 : Consultative Examinations and SSDI Claims : Be aware that not every disability case will require the services of a CE.

2010-05-18 : Winning an SSDI Claim - Age, Work Background, and Education Factors : Why Age Work Background and Education are Important Factors in Winning an SSDI Claim.

2010-05-17 : Medical Expert (ME) Witnesses and SSDI Hearings : Unlike standard court proceedings SSDI hearings are considerably more relaxed.

2010-05-11 : Disability Hate Crime Definition and Information : Definition and information regarding Disability Hate Crime against the disabled.

2010-04-15 : Law Protects Seniors Bank Accounts from Seizure : Law prevents debt collectors from illegal seizure of Social Security funds from bank accounts of seniors.

2010-03-18 : Putting Politics Before Patients : Idaho Health Freedom Act law is a bill strongly opposed by AARP Insurance.

2010-03-06 : Federal Legislation to End Abusive Restraint and Seclusion in Schools : Guidelines that allow physical restraint or locked seclusion only when there is imminent danger of injury..

2010-02-27 : Negligent Security Lawsuits : Entitlement to monetary compensation through a negligent security claim under premises liability law.

2010-02-23 : Legal Action Launched Against Discriminatory Zoning By-laws : People with disabilities shut out by zoning laws that limit the type of people who may live in any one area.

2010-02-10 : Repeal Discriminatory Law - AARP Urges Illinois Legislators : AARP Urges Illinois Legislators to Repeal Discriminatory Law for cutting unemployment benefits to Social Security recipients.

2010-01-13 : The Disability Rights Advocates Legal Center : Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) ensures dignity equality and opportunity for people with disabilities throughout the world.

2010-01-13 : Settlements Under Disabilities Act Regarding Use of Electronic Book Readers : Agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding classroom use the Kindle DX electronic book reader.

2010-01-11 : Blindness Organizations Resolve Litigation Over Kindle E-book Reader : National Federation of the Blind American Council of the Blind and Arizona State University announce Kindle settlement agreement.

2010-01-04 : Ruling on Illegal Furloughs in California Praised by Social Security Administration : Each furlough day costs California's disabled citizens over $420000 in Social Security benefits.

2009-12-17 : Civic Access for People With Disabilities Santa Rosa, California : Agreement with Santa Rosa, California to improve access to aspects of civic life for persons with disabilities.

2009-12-14 : Samuelson, Wilson & Roe Sues Covidien for Alleged Disability Discrimination : Refused to hire top level executive after discovering executive is a recovering alcoholic.

2009-11-04 : Justice Department Sues Attorney for Disability Discrimination : Lawsuit against attorney in Colorado Springs alleging he violated the ADA act by denying a woman with a service animal access to his offices.

2009-10-30 : Michigan Medicaid-Dependents Denied Access to Dental Healthcare - Suit Filed : States refusal to fund essential dental care for developmentally disabled and financially limited individuals.

2009-10-25 : Firefighters Charged with Fraud and Perjury : Firefighters charged in federal court with fraud involving applications for accidental disability pensions.

2009-10-02 : Disability Discrimination by Pepsi Bottling Group : Pepsi Bottling Group violated federal law by failing to accommodate and firing an employee with a disability.

2009-10-02 : New Laws Protect Patients Genetic Information : Todays genetic technologies yield data that are vital to helping Americans make personal medical decisions.

2009-09-15 : Eeoc Sues Supervalu Jewel-Osco for Disability Rules and Discriminatory Leave : Jewel-Osco is alleged to have refused to allow qualified employees with disabilities who are on authorized disability leave.

2009-09-12 : Defining Disability under the ADA Amendments Act : Congress broadened the scope of who is protected and the type of disabilities that qualify for protection under the federal law..

2009-09-02 : Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in its History : $2.3 billion the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice.

2009-08-27 : Disability Housing Discrimination Based Against Idaho Condominium Developer : Constructing apartments that do not have required accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

2009-08-14 : Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Indiana Provider of Retirement Housing : Persons with disabilities who live in retirement communities are entitled to the protections of the Fair Housing Act.

2009-08-06 : Company Sued for Disability Discrimination : Violated federal Americans With Disabilities Act law by firing an employee because of breast cancer.

2009-08-05 : Disability-Based Housing Discrimination Settlement : Individuals with disabilities have the basic right to expect reasonable accommodations that allow them access to housing.

2009-07-19 : Estate Planning Techniques for the Disabled : Article discusses essential estate planning techniques for families with disabled children.

2009-03-18 : Justice Department Settles Allegations of Disability Discrimination Against St. John, Indiana : The Justice Department announced a settlement resolving allegations that the town of St. John Ind. violated the Fair Housing Act.

2009-02-26 : Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against the City of Dayton : Dayton has been engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African-Americans in its hiring of entry-level police officers and firefighters.

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