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Immigration Judge Earle Wilson Repeatedly Finds that Victims of Rape Do Not Qualify for Asylum

Immigration lawyer Bryan Johnson obtained the FY 2017 BIA remands and underlying decisions for Immigration Judge Earle Wilson. Judge Wilson sits on the immigration court in Atlanta Georgia, which have been infamously called the "lawless court" as a result of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court holds individuals must report to the SEC to qualify as whistleblowers under Dodd-Frank

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the US Supreme Court resolved a circuit split by unanimously holding that an employee must report suspected securities law violations to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in order to qualify as a whistleblower … Continue reading

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HUD’s Recent Changes to HECM Reverse Mortgages are Positive, Although Some Will Find it Harder to Qualify

Last fall, HUD announced changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program that took effect as of October, 2017.  HECMs are only available to homeowners over age 62 and are commonly referred to as “reverse mortgages.”  The media widely … Continue reading

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Obesity can qualify as a disability under CA law – Cornell v. Berkeley Tennis Club

Plaintiff Ketryn Cornell began working part-time for the Berkeley Tennis Club as a lifeguard and pool manager in 1997, while attending college at UC Berkeley. She was employed as a night manager and continued to work at the Club after … Continue reading

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More Energy Service Contracts Should Now Qualify as Maritime

As anticipated previously, the en banc Fifth Circuit in In re Larry Doiron, Inc., jettisoned the two-tier, six-factor test of Davis & Sons, Inc. v. Gulf Oil Corp. in favor of a new “simplified” test to determine whether “a contract for the … Continue reading

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