English professor accuses Pittsburgh police of causing her hearing loss

This is a revised version of the item first posted on September 26. PITTSBURGH—Karen Piper, an English professor at the University of Missouri, has sued the City of Pittsburgh, claiming that its police department’s improper use of of a crowd-dispersal tool has caused her permanent hearing loss and other damage to her ears. Piper, who…

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Deaf 7-Eleven store manager awarded nearly $1 million in discrimination suit

FORT MYERS, FL—A U.S. District Court jury in Fort Myers found on June 23 that 7-Eleven had violated the Florida Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act in firing Jim Soliday, a long-time employee who is deaf, rather than reasonably accommodate his disability. The jury awarded the 58-year-old Naples, FL, resident $178,000 for…

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