Judges Sue Social Security Over Disability Caseload

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT) -- The union representing the administrative law judges who hear appeals of disability benefits cases accused the U.S. Social Security Administration Thursday of illegally imposing an annual case quota on them, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Illinois.

The Association of Administrative Law Judges asked the court to impose an injunction preventing the SSA from enforcing a requirement that they decide anywhere from 500 to 700 disability cases per year or face disciplinary action — a rule that the judges said is improperly influencing their...
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