disability News

Lawsuit Accuses Utah State University of Discrimination in Student Expulsion

A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Utah State University of unlawfully discriminating against and expelling a student with Down syndrome during her first term. Emily Arthur was in the Aggies Elevated program which offers students a mix of career …

California Officer in Ice Bucket Video Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

A California officer faces insurance fraud charges after authorities say a video showed her participating in an ice-bucket challenge despite claiming she had a back injury. Los Angeles County prosecutors say a video posted online in July showed Pasadena police …

New Mexico Court: Insurer to Pay for Injured Worker’s Medical MJ

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a worker’s employer and its insurer must pay for medical marijuana for treating the employee’s chronic pain from a job-related back injury. The court on Monday upheld a decision by a …

Utah Man Who Topples Rock Faces Questions Over Lawsuit

A Utah Boy Scout leader whose toppling of an ancient rock formation in a state park was captured in a viral online video is facing questions over a personal injury lawsuit he filed a month before the incident. Glenn Taylor …

Idaho Parents Sue Football Helmet Company

The family of a northern Idaho teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game is suing the school district and the maker of the football helmet. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported that Robert Clark II and …

Ariz. Officer Involved In 6 Kills Gets Disability

A city review board has granted disability retirement to a Scottsdale police officer involved in six deadly shootings over the past decade. The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board unanimously voted to approve the application for accidental-disability retirement by Officer …

Regulators: Dallas Company to Pay $50K to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Regulators say a Dallas-area refrigerated transport company will pay $50,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Stevens Transport will settle a case involving its refusal to hire a paraplegic man …

Prison Inmates Sues Over Broken Toe, Seeking $2.2M

A Montana State Prison inmate is suing five prison employees for the physical and mental trauma he says he suffered after getting his foot caught in a grain auger at the prison dairy. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported 40-year-old Robert …

Study: Recession Impacts California Workers’ Compensation

More people in California stayed on disability longer because a fewer “light duty” jobs are available in the down economy, authors of a study on worker’s compensation said. The impact of the recession on California’s workers’ compensation system was felt …