Nationwide Must Face In-House Atty's Disability Bias Claim

By Michele Gorman (June 4, 2019, 8:48 PM EDT) -- An in-house trial attorney at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. who had parts of each leg amputated may have been discriminated against in his firing, an Illinois federal judge said Monday.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso's Monday order moved the case over whether the insurance company fired trial attorney Kevin Greenwood on the basis of his disability one step closer to a jury trial. Greenwood was diagnosed with vascular disease about a decade after he first started working at Nationwide in 1998, and ultimately had parts of each leg amputated, according to court documents.

"He faces challenges that I hope most of us...

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