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Impairment Meets or Equals Listing of Impairments for Social Security Disability Evaluation

In the sequential evaluation of disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA), a major step is whether the individual has a condition that meets the twelve-month duration requirement and that is represented on the Social Security Administration's Listing of Impairments (LOI) or equal to a listed impairment.

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Liability for A Person's Suicide

Traditionally, courts refused to hold a person or entity liable for a person's suicide. Suicide was considered an illegal, deliberate and intentional act that broke the chain of causation between any negligent or intentional conduct and the suicide.

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Parental Immunity

Traditionally, the legal doctrine of "parental immunity" prohibited a minor, unemancipated child from suing his or her parent for personal injuries under any circumstances.

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Administrative Responsibilities Under ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that applies to most employer-supplied benefit plans.

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Tort Action for Causing a Minor Child to Leave Home

Under the common law, a person who compels or induces a minor child to leave his or her home or to not return to his or her home is liable to the parent of the minor child for damages.

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