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Justices Decline Look at Blind County Worker’s Fees in Bias Suit

Oct. 12, 2021, 1:38 PM

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a Montgomery County, Md., challenge to a ruling that a blind call center worker who was awarded no money or other relief on a jury’s finding that she was subjected to disability bias was a “prevailing party” entitled to legal fees.

The U.S. Court for Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s Feb. 24 decision that Yasmin Reyazuddin can collect the attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses she reasonably incurred in prosecuting her suit under the Rehabilitation Act created a split among the federal appeals courts, the county said in seeking review by the justices. ...

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