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Author Archives: Pat Murphy, BridgeTower Media Newswires

7th Circuit reverses judgment in leukemia case

A plaintiff’s expert had a sufficiently reliable scientific basis to render the opinion that benzene in paints was a substantial cause of a form of leukemia that claimed a painter’s life, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.

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DOL touts benefits of accommodating aging workers

Employers can preserve “institutional knowledge” by providing accommodations to aging workers who might otherwise leave the workforce prematurely due to disabilities or chronic health problems, according to two new briefs issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Bank of America settles LGBT discrimination claim

Bank of America will pay $7,500 to settle the first action to enforce the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new rule prohibiting home lenders from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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The 5 hottest practice areas for 2013

While a stagnant economy means a tough job market for many lawyers, legal staffing experts predict that attorneys with specialized skills will continue to find themselves in high demand in 2013.

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