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My Client Had Fibromyalgia

If you are considering disability retirement for Fibromyalgia, you should get to know what you might be up against. My client had fibromyalgia. She couldn’t do her secretarial duties. She couldn’t make it out of bed most mornings given he… Read More
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Categories: Law Reform

OPM: Tampering with the Scales of Justice

The Law Requires That In Deciding Whether Or Not You Are Entitled To Disability Retirement, OPM Must “Weigh” The Evidence, As It Would On A Scale. If The Evidence In Your Favor Weighs More Than The Evidence Not In Your Favor, You Win And… Read More
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Categories: OPM Injustice

OPM Contract Physicians

OPM Contract Physicians, many of whom are military doctors with specialties such as trauma surgery, reconstruction, diving or flying related conditions, etc., routinely advise adjudicators on cases well outside their areas of expertise. What does a N… Read More
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Preponderance of Evidence

AT OPM, WINNING OR LOSING DISABILITY RETIREMENT HAS ALMOST NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LAW AND ALMOST EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WHICH SIDE OF THE BED THE OPM ADJUDICATOR GOT UP ON. The law provides one single way to decide whether or not you are entitled to d… Read More
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Denying the Right to Counsel

OPM’S DISABILITY RETIREMENT DIVISION RARELY RESPECTS AN APPLICANTS LEGAL RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL  THEY REFUSE, EVEN THOUGH IT IS OPM’S POLICY TO RESPECT THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL. Every client of mine signs a “Designation of Representati… Read More
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Mr. Friedman Goes to Jail

Mr. Friedman Goes to Jail

In 1966, it was not considered unreasonable or unusual for a white sheriff in a rural county in Mississippi, to detest the Federal government, let alone some white liberal lawyer working for the Federal government who came along out of the blue tryin… Read More
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Categories: Stories, Uncategorized
Judge's Toilet Urge Plays…

Judge's Toilet Urge Plays Into Boy Lawyer's Strategy

It was 1966 and this was my first civil rights hearing, actually my first hearing, civil rights or not. I was 26 and about one year out of law school. I had lucked out in getting a job with OEO, the Office of Equal Opportunity, which ran Project Head… Read More
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Categories: Stories, Uncategorized
Running from the KKK

Running from the KKK

I was side-stepping the KKK working as a Federalized civil rights worker In 1966.  The civil rights movement in the south was boiling over. Fire hoses, vicious dogs, and barred entry to almost everything if you were black.  It’s unimaginable tod… Read More
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Categories: Stories

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