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Docket: Disability Discrimination (including Olmstead)

Case Name: Biestek v. Berryhill

Court: U.S. Supreme Court  Docket: 17-1184

Read Amicus Brief (PDF)

Filed: 9/4/2018

Case Issue: Do applicants for Social Security disability benefits have the right to review job data that is used to deny them benefits?

Case Name: Brandenburg v. Montgomery Co. Pub. Schools (MCPS)

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. Md.   Docket: 8:18-cv-02583

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Filed: 8/21/2018

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: Cooper v. Senior Citizens Housing of Ann Arbor

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. ED Mich.   Docket: 18-cv-12448-MAG-MKM

Filed: 8/8/2018

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Case Issue:  Under the Fair Housing Act, can a landlord harass and threaten to evict tenants with disabilities when the landlord determines that the tenants cannot "live independently," even when the tenants are meeting all of their lease obligations?

Case Name: Brown v. District of Columbia

Court: U.S. Ct. App. D.C. Cir.   Docket: 17-7152

Filed: 10/30/2017

Read AARP's Brief (PDF)

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)?