Case Name: Biestek v. Berryhill
Court: U.S. Supreme Court Docket: 17-1184
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Case Result: Social Security vocational experts do not always have to disclose the basis of their opinion that a Social Security applicant can work.
Case Name: Brandenburg v. Montgomery Co. Pub. Schools (MCPS)
Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. Md. Docket: 8:18-cv-02583
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Case Issue: Is MCPS Employees' Retirement and Pension System Plan's policy of denying accidental disability retirement benefits to employees who became disabled because of a work-related accident at age 62 or older age discriminatory?
Case Name: Brown v. District of Columbia
Court: U.S. Ct. App. D.C. Cir. Docket: 17-7152
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Case Issue: Was the court's finding that Plaintiffs failed to establish "systemic deficiencies" in the manner in which the District of Columbia enrolls nursing home residents into the exisitng home and community-based services against the weight of the evidence?
Did the court commit legal error by holding that it cannot craft class-wide injunctive relief if class members who have suffered discrimination cannot all benefit from the relief provided due to individualized cirumstances (e.g., some have homes to which to return and others do not)?
Case Name: Cooper v. Senior Citizens Housing of Ann Arbor
Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. ED Mich. Docket: 18-cv-12448-MAG-MKM
Case Issue: The parties reached an amicable settlement in which Lurie Terrace removed the "able to live independently" requirement from its lease and adopted model policies and practices to prevent disability discrimination and guarantee that reasonable accommodations will be available to tenants.