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Aug 8, 2019

Paralyzed lawmaker asks for support in accommodation request

A paralyzed Democratic Wisconsin lawmaker is asking all of his colleagues to sign onto a letter seeking accommodations from the Republican speaker of the state Assembly.

Jan 25, 2019

Lawsuit: Miller Park’s designs have led to long-ignored ‘wheelchair ghetto’

A lawsuit accuses the Milwaukee Brewers of establishing a “wheelchair ghetto” in Miller Park where disabled fans aren’t able to have a clear view of the ball field from their seats and are prevented entirely from getting to some parts of the stadium.

Sep 17, 2018

Bar-application process changing in response to Madison lawyer’s proposal

The state’s bar-application process is changing in response to a Madison lawyer’s complaint that it had not complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jul 27, 2015

25 years later, disabilities act has changed lives of millions

Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.

Oct 24, 2014

Managing risk efficiently with a multistate workforce

Companies with a multistate workforce have the daunting task of staying abreast of legal and compliance issues on a number of fronts.

Oct 15, 2013

Employer wellness programs could run afoul of federal, state laws

With health insurance costs on the mind of all employers, a way to cut expenses and get healthier employees sounds like a good option.

Aug 7, 2013

Changes to diagnostic manual will affect litigation

Changes in the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual are likely to have an effect in the courtroom.

Aug 6, 2013

EEOC puts new focus on severance agreements

For most employers, employee severance agreements are essential tools for ensuring that the end of an employment relationship doesn’t lead to litigation.

May 29, 2013

US Supreme Court’s cert denial leaves ADA issue unresolved

Leaving unresolved a question that has split the circuits and perplexed employment attorneys, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to reassign a disabled employee to a vacant position that would have otherwise been filled by a competitive process.

May 16, 2013

Judge: Snookered by service dog claim

A Bucks County, Pa., district judge says he fell for a dog owner's story that her wiener dog had a right to be in the courtroom with her for medical reasons. Now Judge Daniel Baranoski is warning his county colleagues to be on the lookout for similar phony service dog claims.

Feb 13, 2013

DOJ food allergy settlement sets the table for future actions

Does a food allergy constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Feb 11, 2013

DOJ settlement over food allergy sets the table future actions

Does a food allergy constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?


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