(This is the fourth post in this series about the independence of the administrative law judge who will preside over your Social Security disability appeal.) “What’s past is prologue” Shakespeare, The Tempest There are strong efforts in both houses of our current Congress to enact legislation that will deprive your judge of his independence. It…

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In a December 30 post, we noted that we had recently sent a letter to Glenn E. Sklar, Deputy Commissioner Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administrationto express our concern about increasing scheduling problems for Social Security disability appeals in the Norfolk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), where claimants are being…

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“I’m an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration. I’m going to make a new and independent decision. I’m not bound by any prior decisions made in your claim” This is the third post in this series about the independence of administrative law judge who will preside over your Social Security disability appeal. The…

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The handling of personal injury claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents involving semi trucks and tractor-trailers may warrant special attention for a number of reasons.  At the outset, due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, accidents caused by these vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries or death.  In addition, for purposes…

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