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606 ABA Journal Disability Law articles.

Sonnenschein Pro Bono Case Produces Options for Developmentally Disabled

A consent decree obtained with the help of pro bono counsel Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal will give Illinois residents with developmental disabilities the option of moving from large facilities to…

UK Lawyer Made $25M in a Year, Now He Is Focus of Legal-Fees Controversy

Representing injured coal miners has proven to be a lucrative practice area for Jim Beresford, 58, and his three-partner law firm.

At one point, the head office of the United…

Bill Expanding Protection for Disabled Gets Final Congressional OK

A bill expanding protections for workers with disabilities has gotten final approval of Congress.

The White House said President Bush would sign the measure, the

Ethics Complaint Says Lawyer Used ADA Suits to Extort Settlements

A California lawyer who has filed hundreds of disability lawsuits against businesses has been accused in an ethics complaint of extorting quick cash settlements and making up injuries.

The state…

Senate Passes Bill to Expand Workplace Protections for Disabled

The Senate passed a bill yesterday to expand workplace protections for people with disabilities.

The legislation is similar to a bill passed in June by the House, Reuters

Target Agrees to Pay $6M, Make Website Accessible to Blind

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $6 million and make its website accessible to the blind in a class action settlement.

The suit had claimed Target’s website was improperly coded,…

Proposed New ADA Regs Concern Both Sides

Proposed revisions to the regulations implementing the Americans With Disabilities Act were published in the Federal Register last month by the Department of Justice, giving both the…

Wal-Mart to Pay $250K Settlement for Firing Worker Disabled in Shooting

Wal-Mart will pay $250,000 to settle a claim that it violated federal disability law when it fired a pharmacy technician who was injured in a shooting.

The employee, Glenda Allen,…

ADA Protection for Relatives of Disabled Tested in Two Cases

Two cases in which companies fired employees whose relatives were incurring large health care costs could pave the way for more lawsuits under a little-known provision of the Americans With…

Blind Lawyer to Sue AmEx Over Unreadable Credit Card Statements?

A blind lawyer in the U.K. is threatening to sue American Express Co. if the credit card issuer doesn’t take action to make its online credit card statements more user-friendly…

Former Child Actor, Now Blind, Will Begin Stint as O’Connor Law Clerk

A former child actor who played the nerdy Weasel on the TV show Saved By the Bell: The New Class will become a U.S. Supreme Court clerk this July for…

Judging the Judges

New procedural rules for judicial misconduct cases will apply in all federal circuits

Meet Gordon Erspamer, VA’s ‘Worst Nightmare’ in PTSD Benefits Case

A busy BigLaw rainmaker who has for nearly 30 years made time to promote the rights of armed services veterans “is a big, unresponsive government agency’s worst nightmare,” a California…

Busted: Fla. Shoppers Admit Handicap Parking Abuse

Seeing a seemingly able-bodied individual stride away from a car parked in a prime handicapped space, many an observer has wondered if that person really has a hidden handicap. But…

Bullied at School for Years, Billy Wolfe Brings Suit, With His Parents’ Help

How is it that a student can be bullied at school, for years, without officials taking effective action to end the situation? A lengthy article in today’s New York Times…

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