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625 ABA Journal Disability Law articles.

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…

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…

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