Attorney Misconduct

In a case relating to six of more than 300 federal lawsuits an attorney filed on behalf of a client relating to alleged violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a Texas appeals court upheld a petition against the attorney asserting that he had violated various disciplinary rules, including filing frivolous pleadings, falsely alleging another attorney of stalking and making a terroristic threat against him, and fabricating an email offered as an exhibit. 

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Closed Captioning

A federal court in Massachusetts certified, for settlement purposes, a class of deaf and hard of hearing individuals who claim that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology violated their rights because there was not closed captioning, or there was unintelligible captioning, of videos and audio tracks made publicly available by the university.

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Towing in Chicago

A elderly, disabled resident of Chicago has plausibly claimed the city has an unconstitutional policy of towing allegedly abandoned vehicles before providing any notice by mail, a federal court in Illinois ruled. The city left a sticker on the woman’s van warning her to move it within a week. It was moved within that time frame but the city’s towing vendor still towed and impounded it. Before she could retrieve it, the city sold the van to the towing vendor, who sold it to a salvage yard where it was stripped and crushed. 

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