Court Revives Blind Worker’s Lawsuit Against Montgomery County

Montgomery County will have to defend at trial its decision to deny a blind woman, Yasmin Reyazuddin, a job at its call center after a U.S. appeals court revived her claim that the county violated federal law by not reasonably accommodating her disability. Joe Espo represents Ms. Reyazuddin.
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National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Students Resolve Complaint Against Atlantic Cape Community College

The National Federation of the Blind and two blind students, Anthony Lanzilotti and Mitchell Cossaboon, entered in an agreement that requires Atlantic Cape Community College to make technology accessible to blind students.
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Mosaic Honors Andy Levy

Mosaic Community Services honors Andy Levy with 2014 Visionary Award in recognition of Andy’s “faithful and relentless” advocacy on behalf of the civil liberties of individuals with mental illness.
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Hooters Girl, Fired for Hair Color, Gets $250,000 Award

Hooters restaurants’ “image policy” is discriminatory against black waitresses, an arbitrator has ruled in awarding $250,000 to a black former server at Harborplace who alleged she was fired for having blond highlights in her hair.
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Liability Case to Get an Airing

With more than $1.75 million at stake, Maryland’s top court says it will consider whether a pharmaceutical company could be held financially liable for negligently failing to warn doctors about a drug’s potentially carcinogenic side effect even though the cancer victim contributed to the fatal disease by smoking cigarettes.
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Federal Court Denies Scribd’s Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Court denies Scribd’s motion to have the ADA lawsuit dismissed. Scribd offers subscribers a digital library of over 40 million titles, as well as other services. But the website and mobile applications that Scribd uses are not accessible to blind people.
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Civil Rights

Civil Rights The attorneys at Brown, Goldstein & Levy have a long history of representing clients who have had their civil rights violated. We have successfully enforced constitutional and statutory rights that protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace, in public accommodations, in housing, in education, and at the polling place, and to protect our
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Courts Believe that Medical Residency Program Due Process Hearings Are Valuable. So Should You.

A recent federal court decision provides a cautionary tale about the rights of resident physicians accused of misconduct, and importance of taking full advantage of internal “due process” hearings.
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All Brown, Goldstein & Levy Partners and Of Counsel Selected as 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers

Brown, Goldstein & Levy is proud to announce that all of our partners and of counsel have been selected to the 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers list and five of our associates have been chosen for inclusion on the 2015 Maryland Rising Stars list.
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