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Age Discrimination at the Zoo

By | Employment Discrimination

Bartholomew Roselli began working for the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY in 2009.  He was hired as the director of education and interpretation, and that position required managing around 25 people and serving as the public-facing leader of public programs and exhibits. In his age discrimination lawsuit against the…

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Who Says I Am Disabled?

By | Social Security Disability

When you file a Social Security Disability benefits claim, you may wonder who has the final say in determining whether you are disabled.  Is it your doctor? The judge hearing your case? You? A doctor’s opinion is just that—an opinion.  It is not the sole determining factor in whether you…

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One Free Bite?

By | Personal Injury

Many people have heard the adage with respect to dog bites that every dog gets “one free bite.”  By that, you are meant to believe that any dog can bite once without consequences, and it is only after the dog demonstrates a repeated pattern of dangerousness that it will have…

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Injured by a Corpse

By | Workers Compensation

In odd news of the day, a woman suffered a back injury after a corpse fell on her.  That incident is probably bad enough on its own, but the victim ultimately lost her job because of it. The employee worked at the Portland Cremation Center and is now seeking $900,000…

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PTSD Lies

By | VA Disability

In 2011, Michael Pecka applied for Veterans Disability benefits on the basis that he suffered from PTSD after witnessing two servicemen commit suicide while he was serving overseas in Kuwait.  He was approved for benefits and collected over $92,000 in benefits. Unfortunately, Mr. Pecka did not actually witness either suicide….

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When Vendors Break Laws

By | Employment Discrimination

SMS Group, Inc., a Gary, Indiana facility, recently agreed to pay $62,000 to resolve a charge filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The complaint came as a result of the actions of one of SMS Group, Inc.’s vendors.  This third-party medical provider conducted medical and fitness-for-duty examinations…

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$80K Nebraska Disability Discrimination Case

By | Workers Compensation

In September 2014, the Department of Correctional Services in Lincoln, Nebraska fired Lyle Hunter, a stationary engineer in the prison system’s Central Utility Plant, after he suffered two work-related injuries.  In the lawsuit that followed his termination, Mr. Hunter’s attorney argued that the Corrections Department violated the Nebraska Fair Employment…

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