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Disability Law

606 ABA Journal Disability Law articles.

Lawyer Sues Quadriplegic Ex-Girlfriend for Custody of Their Baby Son

Obviously, a mother who cannot walk, feels nothing from the chest down and has only limited use of her arms faces certain challenges when caring for an infant. But are…

Mandatory Gym Class for Obese College Students on Shaky Legal Ground?

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania instituted a policy in 2006 requiring students with a body mass index of over 30 to take a one-credit gym class to graduate.

Now that members…

Blind Law Grad Sues Bar Exam Group, Seeks OK to Use Screen Reader

Although she is legally blind, Stephanie Enyart earned her law degree with the help of software that enlarges her computer screen and converts text to audio.

And, when the 32-year-old…

‘Star Associate’ Alleges Breakdown Over Work Conditions, Sues Sedgwick & Partner

A former associate in the New York office of Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold has filed a disability discrimination suit against the firm and an a partner he alleges was…

DOJ Sues Attorney, Says Law Office Banned Service Dog, Violating ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against a Colorado attorney for allegedly barring a woman from giving a deposition in his…

Woman Can’t Take Her Pet Monkey to Restaurants, Federal Judge Rules

A Missouri woman has lost her legal bid to have her monkey, Richard, accompany her to restaurants and other business establishments.

Richard is a pet, not a service animal to…

Judge Tosses Blind Lawyer’s Suit Claiming Prostitute Overcharged His Credit Card

John Peoples, a 60-year-old blind Pennsylvania lawyer, claims he was victimized twice when a Philadelphia prostitute overcharged him by $8,600.

According to Peoples’ lawsuit, the woman he…

Bucking a Backlog

ABA pitches in to reduce delays in resolving disability claims

Sears Roebuck Agrees to Record $6.2M ADA Settlement With EEOC

A federal judge today approved a consent decree in which Sears Roebuck & Co. agrees to a record-breaking $6.2 million settlement of an Americans with Disabilities Act case brought by…

Ex-Judge’s Disability Pension Related to Winning $2.1M Libel Suit Is Rejected

A divided state retirement board voted 3-2 today to reject a former Massachusetts judge’s request for a disability pension because of diagnosed post-traumatic stress that he says is related to…

Will Credit Card Snafu Keep Disabled Law Grad from Taking Calif. Bar?

The California bar exam starts tomorrow, and the last word from officials was that Sara Granda wouldn’t be allowed to take it.

The quadriplegic woman, who is indigent and receiving…

The EEOC’s Brave New World

Agency ponders new rules on handling genetic testing-related bias

Judge Appoints Lawsuit Guardian Due to Client’s ‘Irrational Hostility’ to Lawyer

A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., has appointed a guardian to oversee a plaintiff’s interests in a more than decade-old copyright case, due to what he has described as…

Judge Kent’s Apparent Effort to Collect Retirement Pay Meets a Roadblock

The judicial council for the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dealt a blow to Judge Samuel Kent’s apparent efforts to collect retirement pay after his admission…

Blind Lawyer Says Claire Huxtable Was Role Model

Move over, Perry Mason. A blind associate profiled in the Wall Street Journal says her inspiration was The Cosby Show mom, Claire Huxtable.

“When I was growing up and could…

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