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JUL 03, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation preps for closure

Executive Director Patricia Reed says in a memo she expects the shutdown process to take longer, but the facility is required by law to notify employees of the closing timeline. The Disability Rights Center raised complaints against Lakeview last fall and the state has conducted its own investigation and ordered a moratorium on sending new residents to Lakeview.

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JUL 01, 2015 - Forbes

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Out On Disability: What's Wrong With West Virginia (And Right With North Dakota)?

There's a strong link between a state's lawsuit climate and disability rates, with West Virginia having the highest disability rate in the nation and the worst lawsuit climate as well.

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Vanderburgh County finds it difficult to get workers to jobs

[...] nobody who relies on public transportation currently works at the Interstate 64 McDonald's, Rodriquez said. In 2012, the couple received an Evansville-Vanderburgh County Advisory Board on Disability Services award for their work to enhance employment opportunities for the disabled. Beginning in February, MS companies began offering private bus rides to the TBIN employees it has hired for $20 a ...

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Los Angeles loses appeal of gardener's discrimination case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles may have to pay a former park groundskeeper more than $4 million after a state appeal court affirmed a verdict for racial and disability discrimination. The Los Angeles Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1LTQRiT ) that James Duffy, a mentally disabled white gardener, sued after his Latino supervisor harassed him, assigned him to inferior jobs and ...

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JUN 30, 2015 - Forbes

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The Boom In Disability Benefits

Disability insurance payouts have been on the rise for decades, and while there's no single explanation, the trend can be traced to demographic, policy, and generational shifts.

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