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Lawyers handle deluge of ADA claims against Baltimore County

After obtaining an ADA verdict for one county employee in April 2010, Kathleen Cahill (right) was contacted by so many would-be clients that she went looking for co-counsel. She chose Benjamin Rosenberg, who chairs a Baltimore law firm.

Baltimore County has spent more than $1 million in the past year to settle claims by its police officers, firefighters and the U.S. Department of Justice, all of whom accuse the county of requiring improper medical tests and, in some cases, forcing them from their jobs based on the results.

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Baltimore County settles three ADA cases

Two firefighters and a former police lieutenant have tentatively settled their $6.9 million lawsuit alleging that Baltimore County forced them from their county jobs in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, County Attorney Michael E. Field said in a statement last week.

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EEOC sues Toys ‘R’ Us under ADA

The case of a deaf woman who allegedly was forced to bring her own interpreter to a job interview at Toys “R” Us in Columbia was so egregious that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission felt compelled to sue the retailer — something it does in roughly 1 percent of the complaints it receives each year, according to a spokeswoman.

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University of Md. Faculty Physicians settles ADA suit

University of Maryland Faculty Physicians Inc. has agreed to pay $92,500 to settle a claim that it unlawfully fired a woman with Crohn's disease after she requested an extra day of unpaid leave after being treated for the condition.

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Shock and sue: Judge OKs woman’s lawsuit against Maryland

A Baltimore woman who claims she suffered a debilitating shock while being scanned in a city circuit court building by a metal-detecting wand may pursue a lawsuit against Maryland, alleging violations of her constitutional right to due process and her statutory right to reasonable accommodations under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal judge has ruled.

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Baltimore to pay drug treatment facilities $50K in ADA-related settlement

Two residential drug treatment facilities will share $50,000 under a settlement between the city of Baltimore and the U.S. Justice Department, which claimed the city’s zoning code violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

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