Disability Law

Elder Law

Chief judge changes policies after news of guardianship work by judge’s wife

Consumer Law

Must movie captioning include song lyrics? Defendant studios cite free speech in civil rights case

Prosecutors

Former federal prosecutor settles with Justice Department for an estimated $1.8M

Legal Ethics

Judge who challenged public defender to fistfight seeks rehearing over his removal from bench

Disability Law

Does ADA require nursing homes to admit obese patients?

Disability Law

Federal civil rights suits say sign-language interpreters required by ADA are often lacking

Disability Law

Posner advises disability office to clean up its act, says expert testimony was ‘worthless’

Civil Rights

Lawsuit says aggravated municipal judge shouted at defendant who sought sign-language interpreter

Criminal Justice

Arrest warrant issued for retired lawyer accused of stealing from disabled client

Legal Ethics

Embattled judge in court confrontation video now waging war of words over PTSD finding

Features

Employers and workers grapple with laws allowing marijuana use

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer admits collecting $247K in disability benefits while still in practice

Constitutional Law

Told to give up gun after shooting alleged burglar, disabled tenant sues landlord

Disability Law

Advocate urges group homes to balance disabled residents’ intimacy needs with safety concerns

Disability Law

Appeals judge absent from work 13 months agrees to voluntary unpaid suspension

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit strikes down Florida’s involuntary commitment law for intellectually disabled

Disability Law

2nd Circuit revives depressed medical student’s ADA case over denial of more time to study

Government Law

Fired prosecutor sues in effort to get Dallas DA removed from office

Law Firms

Judge tosses ADA suit against BigLaw firms, cites plaintiff’s ‘outright speculation’

Trials & Litigation

Ex-judge is awarded $7M by St. Louis jury in disability suit