October 8 roundup

by Walter Olson on October 8, 2009

  • Judge rules Segways not necessary to accommodation at Disney World, throws out settlement negotiated by disabled rights group [Bloomberg, WSJ Law Blog; background here and here] More: OnPoint News (disputing claims of Disney victory).
  • “Too Many Lawyers or Too Many Laws?” [Somin, Volokh, on Scalia; earlier]
  • More on the $500K award to woman who escaped first WTC bombing and broke ankle ten days later [John Hochfelder in comments]
  • $3 million race bias suit against Martha Stewart Living magazine seems to have followed protest over home furnishing item often described as “coolie-hat” lampshade [NY Post]
  • Skyboxes for the mayor and city councilors who approved the stadium — and this is ethically OK? [Coyote]
  • Getting kind of meta: “Lawyer Says Lawyer Defamed Him in Press Release About Defamation Suit” [NLJ]
  • “Free credit score” firm backs off legal effort to identify critical blogger — but who’s this they’ve identified as their foe? [Paul Levy, Consumer Law & Policy, Felix Salmon, earlier]
  • EEOC says Catholic college “discriminated against women by removing coverage for prescription contraceptives from [its] health insurance plan” [Gaston, N.C. Gazette via LaborProf]

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1 Dirk D 10.08.09 at 10:07 am

“discriminated against women by removing coverage for prescription contraceptives from [its] health insurance plan”

Are there any insurance plans that cover male contraceptives (other than maybe a vasectomy?). Seems to me that is discriminatory. I smell a lawsuit.

2 kimsch 10.08.09 at 4:30 pm

I am disabled and walking and standing for a long time is painful. When at Disney I rent an electric scooter. As someone who has trouble with pain when on my feet for long periods of time, I can’t imagine standing on the Segway would result in any less pain for me. Sitting is much better. Although I do become the “catch-all” to carry everything, especially if there’s a good sized basket on the scooter.

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