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Administrative – Social Security – Disability – Appeals Council Record – New Evidence – Consideration (access required)

Godbolt v. Colvin (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-121-14, 7 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 4:13-cv-00069; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff submitted to the Appeals Council a letter from her treating psychiatrist that contained new and material information concerning plaintiff’s psychiatric condition: (1) plaintiff ...

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Administrative – Labor & Employment – Public Employees – EEOICPA – Civil Practice – Sovereign Immunity – Waiver (access required)

Hammond v. United States (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-076-14, 13 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 1:13-cv-00139; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff alleges that, knowing his father, James Hammond, was dying, the U.S. Department of Labor nevertheless delayed payment of the benefits due him ...

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Administrative – Workers’ Compensation – LHWCA – Discovery – Medical Records – Appeals (access required)

Washington v. SSA Cooper, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-065-14, 12 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 2:13-cv-00393; D.S.C. Holding: When a claimant disagrees with an administrative law judge’s interlocutory ruling under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the claimant cannot ...

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