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Settlement requires NYC schools to limit reliance on EMS services

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ERs handling school discipline
The New York City Department of Education will take a variety of steps to avoid unnecessary emergency room visits for students with behavioral difficulties, under a settlement approved in federal court December 15. Legal Services NYC
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President Obama signs ABLE Act

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President Obama
People with disabilities and their caregivers will be able to create tax-free savings accounts specifically for disability related expenses, under a new bill signed by President Barack Obama on December 19. The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better…
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Court: Federal law barring firearm purchases of formerly committed people is unconstitutional

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2nd Amendment Rights
Clifford Charles Tyler went through an “emotionally devastating divorce” 23 years ago, where his then-wife of 23 years allegedly ran away with another man and depleted their finances. After being found pounding his head into the floor…
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Major disability law firm prepares for bankruptcy

Law Firm Facing Bankruptcy
Law Firm Facing Bankruptcy
The nation’s largest law firm representing claimants seeking Social Security disability benefits is likely to soon file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported December 12. Binder & Binder, which has nearly…
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New Yorker spotlights lawsuit challenging Princeton suicidal student policy

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Universities examine response to suicide attempts
On December 1, the New Yorker asked readers: Should Suicidal Students Be Forced to Leave Campus?” The question is at the heart of a closely watched lawsuit that accuses Princeton University of violating…
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