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Summary: Our library below features 103 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disability Lawyers and Rights category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Disability Lawyers and Rights RSS feed.

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Deficient and Discriminatory Conditions at Kings County Juvenile Detention Center
(Investigative Report) Disability Rights California and Disability Rights Advocates investigation finds deficient and discriminatory conditions at Kings County Juvenile Detention Center.
Publish Date: 2023/09/05

Berkeley Commission on Disability Members File Lawsuit Against City of Berkeley for Disability Discrimination
(Announcement / Notification) The City of Berkeley fails to provide disability accommodations for Commission on Disability members to participate in the Commission.
Publish Date: 2023/08/25 - Updated: 2023/09/21

Nationwide Class of Deaf Civilian Employees and Applicants in Case Against USAF
(Announcement / Notification) EEOC affirms decision certifying nationwide class of deaf civilian employees and applicants in case against the United States Air Force.
Publish Date: 2023/04/10 - Updated: 2023/09/21

Disability Bias in AI Hiring Tools and Legal Protection
(Informative) Artificial Intelligence (AI) bias in job hiring and recruiting causes concern as new form of employment discrimination.
Publish Date: 2020/11/25 - Updated: 2023/09/25

Can School Districts Carve Out a Placement from the IDEA's Stay-Put Provision?
Arguably a stay put carve out is not enforceable because it violates the IDEA's public policy of protecting the continuity of disabled students' education.
Publish Date: 2020/05/01 - Updated: 2020/05/11

Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination by Owners and Developers of Apartment Complexes in 13 States
U.S. Department of Justice files lawsuit alleging disability-based discrimination by owners and developers of 82 apartment complexes in 13 states.
Publish Date: 2019/05/10

U.S. Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Housing Discrimination
Lawsuit alleges defendants Galveston Portfolio and Gartrell failed to design and construct an eight-building addition and associated rental office at Seasons Resort to make them accessible to persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2019/02/21

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.
Publish Date: 2017/05/15 - Updated: 2018/11/10

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.
Publish Date: 2017/01/31

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.
Publish Date: 2016/06/27

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.
Publish Date: 2016/06/03

False Claims Act Medical Device Lawsuit - Record $623M Settlement
False claims act whistleblower lawsuit prompts medical device titan to strike a record $623m settlement.
Publish Date: 2016/03/03 - Updated: 2018/10/08

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.
Publish Date: 2016/02/12 - Updated: 2017/10/19

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

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.
Publish Date: 2015/07/04 - Updated: 2017/09/26

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.
Publish Date: 2015/02/12

Legal Disputes About Kids with ASD: Family Income and Child Behavior
Families whose children with autism spectrum disorders spend less than 20% of their time in classrooms are nearly twice as likely to resort to litigation, such as filing for due process hearings or mediation, when they disagree with school officials.
Publish Date: 2015/01/17 - Updated: 2021/09/17

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.
Publish Date: 2015/01/13 - Updated: 2021/09/22

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.
Publish Date: 2014/11/29

Advancing U.S. Juvenile Justice Reform
Office of Justice Programs, MacArthur Foundation Renew Partnership With $2 Million Commitment to Advance Juvenile Justice Reform.
Publish Date: 2014/09/24 - Updated: 2016/09/24

People with Disabilities: Guardianship Information
Information regarding various types and responsibility issues when considering guardianship in relation to persons with disability.
Publish Date: 2014/06/05 - Updated: 2021/07/08

LSAC to Pay $7.73M Over Discriminatory LSAT Policies
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.
Publish Date: 2014/05/21 - Updated: 2021/07/20

Ambulance Chasing Lawsuits : Litigation, Extortion and Lawyer Complaints
Article looks at frivolous ambulance chasing lawsuits including how and where to report unethical lawyer conduct.
Publish Date: 2013/12/28 - Updated: 2021/09/22

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.
Publish Date: 2013/12/28 - Updated: 2021/02/26

Guardianship and Special Needs Children
Establishing a legal guardianship can help protect children with disabilities as they transition to legal adulthood at the age of 18.
Publish Date: 2011/09/22 - Updated: 2022/07/05

Legal Basis for 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.
Publish Date: 2011/07/15 - Updated: 2022/02/13

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.
Publish Date: 2011/07/08 - Updated: 2011/09/30

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

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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/05

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/30 - Updated: 2013/06/11

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/11

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/08 - Updated: 2018/01/25

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/02

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/01

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.
Publish Date: 2011/02/24

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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/21

Finding a Lawyer That Handles Surgical Error Lawsuits
Medical malpractice involves making preventable mistakes that cause serious injury or death.
Publish Date: 2011/01/15 - Updated: 2017/11/29

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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/15 - Updated: 2013/11/01

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/12/17

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/28 - Updated: 2014/01/27

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

Plan Now to Receive Better Tax Return
Health plan now for the end of the year to receive a better tax return.
Publish Date: 2010/10/25 - Updated: 2011/03/19

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/22

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/13

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/10

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/04

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/03

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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/26

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/10

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/31

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

Debt Relief - Bankruptcy and Alternatives
Information regarding debt relief options for persons facing overwhelming debts credit card arrears and unpaid taxes.
Publish Date: 2010/08/21 - Updated: 2010/09/12

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

U.S. Jails Hold More Mentally Ill Persons Than Hospitals
Authors of the study - More Mentally Ill Persons are in Jails and Prisons Than Hospitals: A Survey of the States - outline several problems associated with housing mentally ill persons in jails and prisons rather than hospitals.
Publish Date: 2010/08/21 - Updated: 2020/03/17

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/17

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/14

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/07/21

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.
Publish Date: 2010/07/20

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.
Publish Date: 2010/07/19

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.
Publish Date: 2010/07/15

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.
Publish Date: 2010/06/17

Flying the Unfriendly Skies DVT and Toxic Air
Airlines are bracing themselves for lawsuits by passengers over the condition known as deep vein thrombosis.
Publish Date: 2010/06/06 - Updated: 2018/11/10

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

What is Plaintiff Law
Plaintiff Law is the segment of the law field dedicated to helping victims of negligence in many areas of society.
Publish Date: 2010/05/30 - Updated: 2018/01/26

Closed Period of Disability - Winning Your SSDI Claim
How to Win Your SSDI Claim by Arguing for a Closed Period of Disability.
Publish Date: 2010/05/24 - Updated: 2013/06/08

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.
Publish Date: 2010/05/23

Responsibility for Children With Disabilities During and After Divorce
Divorce can be even more complicated for families with disabled children.
Publish Date: 2010/05/23 - Updated: 2016/03/25

Consultative Examinations and SSDI Claims
Be aware that not every disability case will require the services of a CE.
Publish Date: 2010/05/18 - Updated: 2013/06/08

Winning an SSDI Claim - Age, Work Background, and Education Factors
Why Age Work Background and Education are Important Factors in Winning an SSDI Claim.
Publish Date: 2010/05/18 - Updated: 2013/06/08

Medical Expert (ME) Witnesses and SSDI Hearings
Unlike standard court proceedings SSDI hearings are considerably more relaxed.
Publish Date: 2010/05/17 - Updated: 2013/06/08

Disability Hate Crime Definition and Information
Definition and information regarding Disability Hate Crime against the disabled.
Publish Date: 2010/05/11 - Updated: 2015/01/23

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

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

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..
Publish Date: 2010/03/06

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/02/23

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

The Disability Rights Advocates Legal Center
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) ensures dignity equality and opportunity for people with disabilities throughout the world.
Publish Date: 2010/01/13 - Updated: 2014/03/15

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.
Publish Date: 2010/01/13

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.
Publish Date: 2010/01/11

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.
Publish Date: 2010/01/04 - Updated: 2012/09/20

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.
Publish Date: 2009/12/17

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.
Publish Date: 2009/11/04

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

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

Disability Discrimination by Pepsi Bottling Group
Pepsi Bottling Group violated federal law by failing to accommodate and firing an employee with a disability.
Publish Date: 2009/10/02 - Updated: 2010/07/15

New Laws Protect Patients Genetic Information
Todays genetic technologies yield data that are vital to helping Americans make personal medical decisions.
Publish Date: 2009/10/02 - Updated: 2016/09/24

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.
Publish Date: 2009/09/15 - Updated: 2010/07/15

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..
Publish Date: 2009/09/12 - Updated: 2013/06/14

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.
Publish Date: 2009/09/02 - Updated: 2016/06/13

Disability Housing Discrimination Based Against Idaho Condominium Developer
Constructing apartments that do not have required accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/08/27 - Updated: 2009/08/31

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.
Publish Date: 2009/08/14

Company Sued for Disability Discrimination
Violated federal Americans With Disabilities Act law by firing an employee because of breast cancer.
Publish Date: 2009/08/06 - Updated: 2010/07/15

Disability-Based Housing Discrimination Settlement
Individuals with disabilities have the basic right to expect reasonable accommodations that allow them access to housing.
Publish Date: 2009/08/05 - Updated: 2015/07/28

Estate Planning Techniques for the Disabled
Article discusses essential estate planning techniques for families with disabled children.
Publish Date: 2009/07/19 - Updated: 2010/07/21

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.
Publish Date: 2009/03/18 - Updated: 2009/08/27

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.
Publish Date: 2009/02/26 - Updated: 2013/12/28

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