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Supreme Court Rules Against Discrimination Claim for Emotional Distress

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a deaf, legally blind woman against a physical therapy business that wouldn’t provide an American Sign Language interpreter for her appointments. In a 6-3 ruling with …

Man Paralyzed in Uber Vehicle Crash Sues For $63M

BOSTON (AP)–A Massachusetts man who was left a quadriplegic when his Uber vehicle crashed last year is seeking $63 million in damages in a negligence lawsuit he has filed against the ride-hailing platform. William Good, 31, of Somerville, alleges in …

NCCI Report Warns of ‘Alarming and Sobering’ Impact from Long-Haul COVID

About 10% of people who contracted COVID-19 continue to suffer persistent symptoms months later, creating the potential for millions of people to suffer functional impairment for extended lengths of time, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Council …

Disability Benefits a Relief to People Infected With COVID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Biden administration says some long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms can be considered a disability under federal law. The White House held a virtual presentation earlier this month for people affected by so-called “long-haul” COVID-19 to explain how …

U.S. Railroad Workers Charged in $1 Billion Fraud

U.S. prosecutors charged 11 people Thursday in connection with an alleged $1 billion fraud involving hundreds of railroad workers filing false disability claims. In some cases, workers claimed they were unable to work even while they played golf, shoveled snow …

Jury Acquits Boston Bodybuilding Firefighter of Fraud Charges

A Boston firefighter who claimed disability benefits due to a back injury but still competed as bodybuilder has been found not guilty of fraud by a federal jury. Albert Arroyo was acquitted on two counts of mail fraud by a …

Ex-Boston, Mass. Firefighter Set for Trial in Fraud Case

A former Boston firefighter is set to go on trial on fraud charges for participating in a bodybuilding contest after claiming he was permanently disabled. Albert Arroyo has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud for what prosecutors say was an …

Disabled California Lawyer Cranks out Lawsuits

Scott Johnson calls himself a crusader for the disabled. The hundreds of small businesses he routinely sues call him a legal extortionist. Johnson has filed more than 1,000 lawsuits since 2004 alleging merchants and others are violating state and federal …