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STEPHEN P. PLATT v. BOARD OF APPEALS, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Appellant Stephen Platt is a deaf man who was fired from his job for allegedly signing obscenities in American Sign Language. Platt sought unemployment compensation, but was denied benefits by a Claims Specialist because he had engaged in gross misconduct. He appeals.

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Deaf inmates sue state prisons, seek services, technology

A group of deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and others claiming they are regularly denied access to specialized phones and technology that allow them to ...

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