Federal Lawsuit Challenges Denial of Widow’s Benefits

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed suit this week against the Social Security Administration on behalf of a widow seeking survivor benefits following the death of her same-sex spouse.

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Regulation

  • Texas Roadhouse Inc. Sues EEOC Over 'Unprovoked Attack'

    By Jenna Greene

    Restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse Inc. on Tuesday sued the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Kentucky federal court, demanding information about the origins of the agency’s age discrimination suit against it. In the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Texas Roadhouse wants to know what triggered the EEOC’s “unprovoked attack” against the company.

  • Media Companies Balk at Giving Sensitive Docs to FCC

    By Jenna Greene

    Eight media companies unwillingly dragged into the Federal Communications Commission’s pending review of the Comcast Corp./Time Warner Cable Inc. merger don’t want to give the agency custody of highly sensitive documents.

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Litigation

  • FDA Overstepped Its Authority, DC Circuit Rules

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to retract its decision to rescind approval for a medical device, ruling the agency lacked authority to undertake that action.

  • Complaint Alleges Money-Saving ‘Memberships’ Are a Scam

    By Lisa Hoffman

    A Minnesota federal judge has refused to dismiss a proposed class action against a company that alleg-edly rips off consumers by selling “memberships” in supposed money-saving programs that instead result in unauthorized monthly credit card charges.

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