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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 25 Aug 2016

New ACA Rule Changes Hospitals’ Obligations to Provide Auxiliary Aids to Patients and Companions

On September 8, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed regulations to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2016

Court of Appeals Hears National Federation of the Blind’s Challenge to DOT Rule Regarding Blind-Accessible Kiosks at Domestic Airports

On June 29, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard the National Federation of the Blind's (NFB) challenge to a


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 4 May 2016

Managing Employee Requests for “Indefinite” Disability Leave: the D.C. Court of Appeals Offers Guidance

Managing employees' requests for disability accommodations can be challenging, particularly when an employee requests leave for extended or unlimited


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 24 Mar 2014

DC court gives go ahead for new OFCCP disability regulations

On March 21, 2014, in Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. v. Shiu, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia reached a seminal


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 21 May 2012

Federal district court remands Veterans Affairs’ denial of application for inclusion in Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business database

A federal court in the District of Columbia recently concluded that it was unable to find a rational connection between the facts and the decision of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) denying an application for inclusion in the VA’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business database.


Hodgson Russ LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2011

Courts may look to all plan documents in determining whether administrator or fiduciary retains discretionary authority

Following a denial of long-term disability benefits by a plan’s claims administrator, which was upheld by a United States District Court, the claimant appealed to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 25 Jan 2011

The definition of disabled under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act now includes impaired thinking

Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that thinking and working are both “major life activities” for purposes of employment discrimination claims under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 701, et seq.


Venable LLP | USA | 24 Feb 2010

D.C. Circuit holds failure-to-promote claim is not revived by the Ledbetter Act

Since the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (“Ledbetter Act”), plaintiffs’ counsel have attempted to resurrect claims previously considered time-barred, forcing employers to defend against claims of discriminatory compensation under Title VII (gender, race, etc.) and the ADEA (age) where the discriminatory decision had been made years ago.


Paul Weiss | USA | 13 Feb 2009

Court upholds FCC decision on retention marketing

Verizon Communications was handed a defeat Tuesday by the DC Circuit Court, which determined that the FCC acted in a “reasonable” fashion last year in prohibiting Verizon from targeting retention offers to departing customers as their phone numbers are ported to new carriers.

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