Autistic Elected Official Sues Enfield, CT, Board of Education

One of the first openly autistic people to run for, and be elected to, public office, says she has had to sue her school board for discrimination.  Sarah Selvaggi-Hernandez, an elected member of the Enfield Board of Education, filed suit against the Enfield Board of Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in federal court in Connecticut.
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BGL Secures More Than $4.4 Million in State Compensation for 2 Innocent Men

Maryland Board of Public Works approved payments to five wrongly convicted Marylanders, including BGL clients Jerome Johnson and Clarence Shipley.
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Blind Retired Federal Employee Sues over Access to Health Benefits Information

National Federation of the Blind Also Party to Lawsuit Against US and Blue Cross Blue Shield Jamal Mazrui, a blind retired federal employee now living in the Seattle area, has filed a lawsuit against the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and one of its major health insurance contractors, the Chicago-based Blue Cross and Blue
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Judge Rejects Baltimore Police Officers’ and Department’s Attempts to Dismiss Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit in Drug-Planting Case

Federal judge issued opinion allowing a lawsuit alleging that Baltimore Police Department officers planted drugs on two innocent men to move forward.
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Blind Woman Files Employment Discrimination Suit against Amazon.com

Ms. Murad tried to apply for a virtual customer service position with Amazon but could not complete the online assessment on Amazon’s proprietary customer service platform because the platform is inaccessible.
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Eight BGL Attorneys Recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers® in America and Three Named “Lawyer of the Year”

We are proud to announce that eight Brown, Goldstein & Levy attorneys were recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America.  
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Blind Hoosiers File Lawsuit Against the Indiana Division of Family Resources

National Federation of the Blind Also Joins Litigation Reviewing and selecting insurance and benefits are important processes that should be personal and private. For Christopher and Sarah Meyer, siblings who are blind, the print-only benefits communications they received from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), its Division of Family Resources (DFR), and their
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Maryland Voters Sue to Protect Secret Ballots

National Federation of the Blind and its Maryland Affiliate Also Parties to Litigation The National Federation of the Blind, its Maryland affiliate, and three blind registered Maryland voters – Marie Cobb, Ruth Sager, and Joel Zimba – are suing the Maryland State Board of Elections. The suit alleges that the Board of Elections is violating
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Blind Taxpayers Sue the IRS

Three blind taxpayers along with the National Federation of the Blind, are suing the IRS for not providing notices in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, electronic documents, or audio.
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Judge Denies Bank of America’s Motion to Dismiss in Critical Fair Housing Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged that Bank of America and Safeguard intentionally failed to provide routine exterior maintenance and marketing at Bank of America-owned homes in African-American and Latino neighborhoods in 37 metropolitan areas, while they consistently maintained similar bank-owned homes in comparable White neighborhoods.
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