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Sep 18, 2019

Administrative: Social Security Act-Intellectual Disorder-Disability

Where a claimant of supplemental security income under the Social Security Act challenged the denial of benefits, the administrative law judge did not err in determining that the claimant’s intellectual disorder was not severe enough to qualify as a listed impairment, and the ALJ also did not err in finding that the claimant was not […]

Aug 5, 2019

Administrative: SSDI-Disability-Residual Functional Capacity

Plaintiff appealed the district court’s judgment upholding the Social Security Administration commissioner’s decision to deny SSDI benefits to plaintiff, after an ALJ concluded that plaintiff was not under a disability and had residual functional capacity to perform light work. Where there was substantial evidence to support the finding that plaintiff had capacity to perform light, […]

May 12, 2017

Administrative : Social Security Disability – Partial Denial Of Benefits – Disability

Fentress v. Berryhill (MLW No. 70461/Case No. 16-1933 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Sippel, J.)

Aug 26, 2016

Administrative : Social Security Benefits – Disability

Reece v. Colvin (MLW No. 69621/Case No. 15-2460 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kelly, J.)

May 18, 2015

Administrative : ADA – Alcoholism – Disability

Scheffler v. Dohman (MLW No. 67794/Case No. 13-3785 – 4 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Shepherd, J.)

Mar 12, 2015

Employer – Employee : Discrimination – Disability – Qualified Individual

Minnihan v. Mediacom Communications Corporation (MLW No. 67511/Case No. 14-1109 – 15 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Beam, J.)

Nov 3, 2014

Administrative : Social Security – Denial Of Benefits – Disability

Gieseke v. Colvin (MLW No. 67099/Case No. 14-1395 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.)

Oct 7, 2014

ERISA : Denial Of Benefits – Disability – Loss Of Driver’s License

Hampton v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (MLW No. 67014/Case No. 13-2782 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.)

Aug 15, 2012

Employer – Employee: Discrimination – Disability – Jury Instruction

Hervey v. Department of Corrections (MLW No. 64046/Case No. SC92145 – 22 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Breckenridge, J.; Russell, Fischer and Stith, JJ., concur; Draper, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Teitelman, C.J., concurs in opinion of Draper, J.)

Aug 4, 2011

Insurance: Disability – Independent Medical Exam

Polich v. Prudential Financial, Inc. (MLW No. 62519/Case No. 10-3100 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam)

Jul 28, 2011

Social Security: Disability – Witness – Credibility

Buckner v. Astrue (MLW No. 62490/Case No. 10-1524 – 20 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.)

Jun 30, 2011

Employer – Employee – Retaliation – Disability – Cat’s Paw Theory

Diaz v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. (MLW No. 62374/Case No. 10-1472 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Marshall, D.J.)

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