Case Conclusion Date: January 2, 1997
Practice Area: Estate Planning
Outcome: Ruling in favor of clients; case later settled
Description: Clientss employer made them sign a general release of claims upon retirement. When these elder clients discovered that their hearing loss was not old age, but the result of unrestricted noise exposure at work, they attempted to file a claim for work-related injury. While the employer attempted to hide behind the release, the federal Court of Appeals agreed that the release was invalid to bar a work-related injury of which my clients didn't know at the time.