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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Posner opinion takes aim at denial of disability benefits; is it a 7th Circuit trend?"

Debra Cassens Weiss writes for the ABA Journal today in a post that begins:

In a published opinion issued two weeks after oral argument, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the denial of disability benefits to a woman who claimed severe pain because of a herniated disc.

The two-week turnaround by the author of the opinion (PDF), Judge Richard Posner, is quick even by his speedy standards, according to Illinois lawyer Barry Schultz, who represented the claimant. The 7th Circuit has been reversing a lot of adverse determinations in disability cases, particularly in the last year, he tells the ABA Journal.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 21, 2014 09:37 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions