Disability Law

514 ABA Journal articles on Disability Law.

7th Circuit blocks disability abortion ban; partial dissent labels the procedure a ‘super-right’

A federal appeals court has upheld a permanent injunction blocking an Indiana law that banned abortions based on race, sex, ancestry, Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.

The Chicago-based 7th…

Suit blames broker’s suicide on forced retirement that worsened his depression

A wrongful death suit claims JPMorgan Chase & Co. was liable for the suicide of a broker whose depression worsened after the bank forced him to retire.

The suit

Council that administers the LSAT is held in contempt; ADA consent decree is extended
A federal magistrate judge has held the Law School Admission Council is in contempt of court for partly violating a consent decree establishing procedures to handle requests for disability accommodations on the Law School Admission Test.
Dad who gave his autistic daughter illegal marijuana is qualified to be her guardian, judge rules

A father who administers cannabis vapor to his severely autistic daughter is qualified to be her guardian, a Texas judge has ruled.

Judge Brenda Hull Thompson ruled that the father,…

Contempt motion filed over handling of ADA accommodations for LSAT
Almost four years after the Law School Admission Council entered a consent decree involving allegations that it flagged LSAT scores of individuals with disabilities who sought extended time accommodations, a California agency has filed a contempt motion against the LSAC.
BARBRI settles suit by blind law students who alleged bar prep materials weren’t fully accessible

BARBRI has agreed to make its online bar-review products more accessible to blind and vision-impaired students as part of a consent decree in a disability suit.

The suit settled this…

State AG’s office won’t stop 6th grader from taking medical marijuana at school

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and a Chicago suburban school district reached a temporary agreement to allow a sixth grade student to use her medical marijuana prescription on school grounds…

Students at top law schools ask for more mental health support
Today’s law students may be more open about discussing their mental health issues than previous generations, but law schools still draw many Type A individuals, frequently on a never-ending quest for perfection.
Surpassing expectations, defying labels: Life as a deaf attorney and working mother
Melissa Felder Zappala relates the challenges in work-life balance she faces as a deaf attorney and working mother.
Attorneys with disabilities make success accessible
Prominent lawyers with disabilities have smoothed the road for the next generation, aided by the Americans with Disabilities Act, new technology and a shift in societal attitudes.
Protecting digital accessibility ensures equal rights for disabled people
Disability community activists use social media to spread the message of equality, opportunity, justice and inclusion. Disabled people and their lawyers use the law to guarantee websites, mobile applications, kiosks and other technologies are available and accessible to everyone.
Disability rights movement’s legislative impact sprang from on-campus activism
Throughout many years, disability rights activism has flourished through programs that advocate independence and provide young people opportunities to discuss with peers how laws could improve their lives.
Fugitive lawyer who pleaded guilty in $550M disability fraud scheme is captured in Honduras
Updated: A lawyer has been captured in Honduras after fleeing the United States to avoid sentencing for bribing an administrative law judge to obligate the government to pay more than $550 million in lifetime disability payments.
McDonald’s, Kmart among 4 companies to settle federal ADA suits over website and app access

Four companies have settled lawsuits that claimed they violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to make their websites and apps easily accessible to blind people.

The companies…

Law firm settles lawyer’s claim it failed to accommodate her claustrophobia

A law firm has settled a disability claim by a former associate in Philadelphia who alleged the firm failed to accommodate her claustrophobia.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin confirmed…

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