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    HUD Housing Disparate Impact Rules Vacated – How an APA Case Could Clarify Complicated Private Litigation

    Ed note: This post originally appeared on Federal Regulations Advisor. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2013 rules (ostensibly) under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) establishing disparate-impact liability in a case revolving on homeowners’ insurance coverage policies. Plaintiffs in American Insurance Association […]

    / Nov 11, 2014 at 10:47 AM
  • Asperger RF

    Disability Law, Law Professors, Law Schools

    Law Prof Seeks ADA Accommodation To Continue Yelling At Students

    I thought Asperger Syndrome was a qualification for law professors, not a liability.

    21 Comments / / Jan 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM
  • Can you name this man? He's Obama's Kenyan uncle? Who are we kidding, better question: Can you point to Kenya on a map?

    Barack Obama, Biglaw, Bonuses, Crime, Football, Immigration, Legal Ethics, Munger Tolles & Olson, Non-Sequiturs, Racism

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.03.13

    * Alabama fan allegedly shot despicable fronts runners who liked the Tide and the Heat for not being distressed enough after Alabama’s loss. When reached for comment, LeBron tightened his Yankee cap and yelled Roll War Eagle Tide. [USA Today]

    * A couple of Illinois lawyers got disbarred for beginning inappropriate sexual relationships. One began an affair with a teen he’d prosecuted. It’s good to see people still look up to Dan Fielding. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * Obama’s Kenyan Uncle will not be deported. We need him to stay and do a job no American wants to do.. fix Healthcare.gov. [Associated Press]

    * Kaplan has agreed to make a number of changes to increase access for disabled students in a settlement arising from the request of a deaf student to get a sign language interpreter. Now figuring out the bar exam will be… slightly easier. [Daily Business Review]

    * White males successfully argue that they shouldn’t even have to listen to black woman talk about race, even if she’s their professor in “communications.” [Raw Story]

    * Munger Tolles brings back the former ambassador to Australia as a partner. “That’s not a cognizable claim. This is a cognizable claim.” [Law 360 (sub. req.)]

    * David and Elie appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch today to talk about bonuses that they’re not getting. Video embedded after the jump…

    7 Comments / / Dec 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Disability Law, Fat People, Labor / Employment, Texas

    You Can Be Fired for Being Too Fat, But You Might Collect a Fat Settlement Check, Too

    Can you be fired for being too fat? Check out this portly person’s settlement check….

    33 Comments / / Jul 25, 2012 at 4:52 PM
  • Tony Parker

    Non-Sequiturs, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.22.12

    * Welcome to the right side of history, former anti-gay marriage guy. [New York Times]

    * Protecting free speech has to be more important than stopping hate speech. [National Post vai Overlawyered]

    * Netflix is subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Seems unfair to me, people are already disabled, I don’t see why you have to make them deal with Netflix too. [Boston Globe]

    * This Tony Parker lawsuit following the Chris Brown fight is right out of Eddie Murphy’s Raw where people start suing Eddie for “sprained eyes.” (If you haven’t seen Raw in a while, click the link. So funny.) [Daily Mail]

    * This law would make it a crime for a teenager to breakup with his girlfriend via text. That sounds like a great idea. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * See my vest, see my vest, made of lizards I’m smuggled to the U.S. [Legal Juice]

    After the jump, you really have to check out Brian Cuban having an aneurism over Lindsay Lohan’s continued freedom…

    4 Comments / / Jun 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Disability Law, New York Times, Plaintiffs Firms, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: He Does Have a Point

    Plaintiffs’ attorneys are going bananas with ADA lawsuits in New York City…

    13 Comments / / Apr 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM
  • Just blaze... until July.

    Disability Law, Drugs, Federal Government, John Edwards, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Politics, Trials

    Morning Docket: 04.17.12

    * Say sayonara to the Buffett Rule. Senate Republicans were successful in blocking the 30% tax on millionaires proposed by Democrats. And thank God, because that trickle down thing is totally working for us right now. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Rich lawyers keep getting richer because they keep increasing their fees. That being said, where the hell are the bonuses? Come on now, SullCrom, are you seriously going to make us all wait until June? That’s really not very nice. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Well, that was quick: one minute men abound in the George Zimmerman circus. Mark O’Mara filed a motion to get Judge Recksiedler off the case, and the media filed a motion to get access to sealed records. [CNN]

    * A federal judge presiding over the John Edwards campaign finance trial dismissed 47 potential jurors. Dude gets around, because apparently he had slept with all of them. Nah, he wishes, though. [Bloomberg]

    * As a law school, it sure is easy to claim that just under 100% of the class of 2010 was employed nine months after graduation, especially when you were the one employing them. [National Law Journal]

    * Seems like the New York Times has finally caught on to the ADA troll trend. Lawyers are recruiting clients to file suits against noncompliant businesses, but at least the disabled reap the rewards. [New York Times]

    * Prospective welfare recipients in Georgia have a few more months to blaze before they’ll have to pass a drug test to receive benefits. Smoke two joints before you prepare for all the incoming lawsuits. [Washington Post]

    7 Comments / / Apr 17, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • Disability Law, Drugs, Education / Schools, Health Care / Medicine, Law Schools, Reader Polls

    Is Using Adderall to Get Through Exams the Worst Thing in the World?

    A little while back, we asked how many of you had tried Adderall, the ADHD drug that some students use to get a boost around study time. A whopping 30% of you said you had tried the drug and 70% of you are lying.
    But now let’s ask the fun question. Is using Adderall that big of a deal?

    71 Comments / / Dec 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM
  • Adderall pillbox

    Disability Law, Drugs, Education / Schools, Health Care / Medicine, Law Schools, Reader Polls

    ATL Wellness Survey: Haven’t We All Had a Little Adderall?

    Adderall, as we understand it, is the same as Ritalin, but better. It’s easy to get your hands on — all you have to do is fake the ADHD exam and you have your very own prescription for an amphetamine for law school and beyond. Or you can bum one off of a friend as finals stress approaches. Haven’t you done that? Come on, be honest….

    91 Comments / / Dec 13, 2011 at 6:02 PM
  • ACLU, Breasts, Disability Law, Education / Schools, LSAT, Women's Issues

    Boobs v. Brains: Who Wins When It Comes to LSAT Accommodations?

    Some — but not all — people will get special accommodations for the LSAT (and law school exams, and the bar exam, and every other exam, ad infinitum). The question is, who really deserves these special testing accommodations? Boobs or brains?

    151 Comments / / Oct 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM
  • Boutique Law Firms, Crime, Deaths, Disability Law, Fat People, Murder, Musical Chairs, Non-Sequiturs, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.05.11

    * If the Americans with Disabilities Act must protect the obese, could we at least have different levels of protection depending on whether or not your “disability” is self-inflicted? Like, if you get your legs shot off in war, that’s one thing, but if your legs crumble underneath your girth on your way to eat […]

    11 Comments / / Oct 5, 2011 at 5:57 PM

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