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Disability Law

593 ABA Journal Disability Law articles.

Ex-lawyer imprisoned for $550M disability fraud can’t pursue suits against former clients, judge rules

A Kentucky judge has ordered court officials to nix hundreds of small-claims cases filed by an imprisoned former lawyer who was captured outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras after fleeing the country.

2nd Circuit tosses Harvard Law grad’s Rehabilitation Act claim over bar exam accommodations

The New York State Board of Law Examiners has sovereign immunity from a lawsuit claim by a Harvard Law School graduate who sued over failure to accommodate her anxiety-related disability, a federal appeals court has ruled.

State supreme court justice confirms he has been working from outside the country for 3 months

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein has been working from Dubai and Israel for the last three months while he participates in a program to improve cultural understanding of people with disabilities.

11th Circuit decision ‘effectively closes the internet’s doors to the blind,’ plaintiff’s lawyers say

Websites are not public accommodations that must be accessible to blind customers unless they create an intangible barrier that excludes disabled people from accessing goods and services in a physical store, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Afternoon Briefs: Uber ordered to pay $1.1M to blind passenger; state supreme court overturns mask mandate

Uber must pay $1.1M after drivers discriminated against woman who is blind, arbitrator says

Uber has been ordered to pay a San Francisco woman—who is blind and uses a…

Afternoon Briefs: Senator airs suspicions of ‘fake’ Kavanaugh probe; prosecutors sue senior living chain

Senator wants to know whether FBI probe of Kavanaugh was ‘fake’

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland should help facilitate Senate oversight into whether the FBI conducted a “politically constrained and…

Navigating website ADA compliance: ‘If you have videos that are not captioned, you’re a sitting duck’

“If you’re not encoding your pictures so that the blind person using a screen reader can understand what the picture is describing, that is a problem,” lawyer Willam Goren said.

Law student using American Sign Language wins 4th Circuit appeal

ABA pushes for a federal guardianship court improvement program

Karen Murphy Jensen, a senior judge with Maryland’s Caroline County Circuit Court, has spent the past five years working to reform guardianship court practices. “Judges are really embracing wanting to know more about guardianship cases as well as the alternatives to guardianship,” says Jensen, the chair of the Guardianship and Vulnerable Adults Work Group of the Maryland Judicial Council’s Domestic Law Committee.

What types of lawsuits were filed over COVID-19 in 2020?

Despite predictions made in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, lawsuits alleging that COVID-19 caused physical or economic harm were limited in 2020.

Afternoon Briefs: Former Trump adviser sues over FBI surveillance; ex-lawyer sentenced in Ponzi scheme

Former Trump campaign adviser sues over FBI surveillance

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice for…

Lawyer is accused of working for Stanford, 2 law firms while collecting disability payments

A lawyer who was formerly a financial analyst to the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors is accused of collecting disability benefits while working for two law firms, three companies and a university.

Afternoon Briefs: Legal professionals stressed, surveys say; disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in 9/11 theft

Legal professionals are stressed and depressed, surveys say

More than 85% of legal professionals surveyed by Law.com said the upcoming election has affected their mental health, leading to symptoms that…

Afternoon Briefs: Latham will pay fall bonuses; Reagan shooter may display artwork, judge rules

Latham will pay fall bonuses, donate $1M to fight hunger

Latham & Watkins has announced that it will pay fall bonuses ranging from $7,500 to $40,000—the market scale for law…

SCOTUS allows Alabama to ban curbside voting

Three U.S. Supreme Court justices dissented Wednesday when the high court allowed Alabama’s secretary of state to ban curbside voting.

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