Neuroscience, mental disabilities and tort law

Friday, October 3, 2014
Neuroscientific evidence in tort law
In a new journal article in the Indiana Law Review, Widener Law Professor Jean M. Eggen examines the role of mental disabilities in traditional tort law, and how it may be reformed through the use…

DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”

Thursday, April 17, 2014
DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”
“Questions of Discrimination” a new documentary by Disability Rights Washington (DRW) reveals the mental health bias and stigma inherent in the process used to decide who is fit to become a lawyer.  In Washington State…

“IDEA Class Actions After Wal-Mart v. Dukes”

Monday, January 27, 2014
IDEA class actions
In a new journal article, DePaul University College of Law professor Mark Weber analyzes how a recent Supreme Court case, limiting the reach of who can be included in a class-action lawsuit, will impact future cases…

“Accommodating Every Body”

Monday, September 30, 2013In a new journal article in the University of Chicago Law Review, a group of law professors argue that the ADA’s reasonable accommodation framework should became a standard feature of all employment discrimination claims, regardless of the extent of…

A disability rights perspective on wellness programs

Friday, August 2, 2013
Disability rights perspective on Wellness programs
Law professor Carrier Griffin Basas has published a new journal article analyzing the potential disability rights conflicts inherent in the increasing development of employer-funded wellness programs. For years, and increasingly after the passage of…

“The Legal Politics of Growth Attenuation”

Thursday, April 18, 2013In a new law journal article, University of Ottawa law professor Ravi Maoltra asserts that growth attenuation procedures violate Canadian and international law and that their proponents base their arguments on outdated views of disability rights.
Ashley’s Rights

The interaction of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the ADA

Sunday, April 7, 2013Indiana Law’s Deborah Widiss argues in a new law review article that employers should be required to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees, similar to how they are for people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Accommodation for …

Court blocks California LSAT anti-discrimination law

Sunday, February 10, 2013Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei issued a preliminary injunction on February 1, blocking enforcement of a recently passed California law that prohibits the Law School Admission Council from alerting law schools when prospective law students receive extra time…

9th Circuit allows cuts to move forward.

Thursday, January 10, 2013The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit lifted a preliminary injunction December 13 that had blocked the state of California from implementing cuts to the rates it pays to Medicaid providers by as much of 10 percent, pursuant…

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