Wet-Ink Signature Requirement Endangers Social Security Disability Applicants and Recipients During COVID-19, Lawsuit Says

Mr. Cole and three other plaintiffs, along with the National Federation of the Blind, are suing the Social Security Administration in federal court. They seek a court order requiring SSA to allow e-signatures on applications rather than requiring a “wet-ink” signature when the applicant is using an attorney or other authorized representative.
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Blind Voters and Michigan Secretary of State Reach Interim Settlement to Provide Accessible Absentee Ballots for Tuesday’s Elections

The parties to a lawsuit alleging that the Michigan Bureau of Elections has failed to provide accessible absentee ballots for the blind announced a temporary solution ahead of Tuesday’s local elections.
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Blind Americans Settle Lawsuit against Social Security Administration

Under the settlement agreement, the SSA will make improvements to the visitor intake processing kiosks at its field offices so that blind visitors can use the kiosks privately and independently.
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BGL Secures $5.8 Million in State Compensation for Two Innocent Men; Clients Receive Highest Per-Year Amount of State Compensation for Exonerees in Maryland History

Maryland Board of Public Works approved payments to three wrongly convicted Marylanders who each served 36 years in prison for a murder they did not commit.
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Video Confirms that Baltimore County Police Officer Unnecessarily Shot and Killed Unarmed Man

Body worn camera footage released today by the Baltimore County Police Department shows that a police officer shot an unarmed man eight times when the man got out of his car during a traffic stop.
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ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Consumers Challenge Trump Administration Rule That Threatens Insurance Coverage for Abortion

The rule imposes more than $1 billion in unnecessary costs in an effort to coerce insurance companies to stop offering coverage for abortion, affecting more than 3 million consumers.
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National Federation of the Blind, COPAA, and NAACP Settle Lawsuit against United States Department of Education

COPAA and the NAACP have resolved the lawsuit they brought against the United States Department of Education. The suit was filed when DOE’s Office for Civil Rights changed the way it handles discrimination complaints, by revising its case processing manual.
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Four Former DC Police Officers File Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Systemic Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The class action lawsuit is on behalf of current and former MPD police officers since December 9, 2014 who developed a physical or mental disability and were, or were perceived to be, unable to perform all the functions of their regular positions, and who were not considered for reassignment, job restructuring, or extended leave as reasonable accommodations.
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Fifteen Brown, Goldstein & Levy Attorneys Listed in 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers; Two in Top 100

Brown Goldstein & Levy is proud to announce that Andrew D. Levy and Joshua R. Treem have been selected as Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers for 2020, based on this year’s survey of their peers. In addition, eight of our attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers list and seven have been chosen for inclusion on the 2020 Maryland Rising Stars list.
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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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