If my doctor says I can’t work, doesn’t that imply I have functional restrictions?

 

Question: I have degenerative disc disease and a herniated disc, have had spinal fusion surgery, and I still am not able to return to my job. I was hoping that the insurance company would approve me for long-term disability benefits (following the expiration of my short-term benefits). However, the insurance company said I don’t have any continuing restrictions even though my…
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Supreme Court: Why a Love Triangle Isn’t Chemical Warfare

 

In 1997, the United States ratified the international Convention on Chemical Weapons, whose purpose was to prevent chemical warfare. The next year, in order to implement the convention, Congress enacted a law that prohibits the possession or use of “any chemical weapon.” (18 U. S. C. §229(a)(1).)

A Toxic Situation

In 2006, Carol Bond, a Pennsylvania microbiologist, learned that her best….
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Maryland Banks Have 3 years to Sue Foreclosed Homeowners, Not 12

 

The Maryland legislature just significantly shortened the time period in which banks can sue foreclosed homeowners for a deficiency. Under a loophole in the old law, banks often had 12 years to pursue foreclosure homeowners for unpaid mortgage debt. Starting July 1, 2014, they’ll  have to do it within three years. What Is a Deficiency After Foreclosure? If you lose your….
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When Lawyers for the Other Side Reveal Your Immigration Status

 

Lawyers tend to take very seriously their duty to keep their own client’s confidential information — otherwise known as secrets — to themselves. But guess what: They get a little fuzzier on the question of whether that duty extends to the clients on the other side of a case, for example in a divorce or other civil case, or in a criminal case….
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Dear Rich: Hospitals and Fair Use

 

Dear Rich: We are part of a team working on an article for nurses who work in professional staff development, trying to clarify when the doctrine of fair use would apply to our jobs. We have been referencing the 5th edition of your book, Getting Permission, and it stated that hospitals also are considered educational institutions under most educational fair use….
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