Social Security Justice In The News

You can’t contract HIV from a traffic stop, officer (Detroit Free Press, Sept. 24, 2015)

Detroit woman with HIV gets $40K settlement from Dearborn (Detroit Free Press, Sept. 22, 2015)

THE PRICE OF IGNORANCE: A cop’s irrational fear of HIV cost this city $40,000 (Fusion, Sept. 22, 2015)

Woman Ticketed Because of HIV Status Settles for $40,000 With Michigan Police Department (Newsweek, Sept. 22, 2015)

Mich. city to pay woman $40K after she was ticketed for HIV (New York Daily News, Sept. 22, 2015)

HIV-positive Detroit woman settles lawsuit over Dearborn traffic stop (Michigan Radio, Sept. 22, 2015)

Michigan City Settles Federal HIV-Discrimination Lawsuit (POZ, Sept. 11, 2015)

HIV Police Scare: Dearborn PD Mandates Training After Officer Tickets Woman Who Didn’t Disclose Positive Status (Huffington Post, Oct. 2, 2012)

Dearborn police to receive HIV awareness training after traffic stop incident (The Detroit News, Oct. 2, 2012)

Officer Issues Ticket Over Passenger’s HIV Status (CBS Detroit, Oct. 2, 2012)

Police video of DLS client prompts allegations of HIV discrimination by Dearborn police (The American Independent, Sept. 19, 2012)

Dearborn police officer accused of HIV discrimination (, Sept. 21, 2012)

Video: Dearborn police ‘aggravated’ when suspect fails to disclose HIV-positive status (, Sept. 20, 2012)

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City of Dearborn Dismisses Marijuana Charges Against HIV-Positive Woman (Dearborn Patch, Oct. 7, 2013)

DEARBORN: Attorney: HIV-positive woman plans to sue city over alleged civil rights violation (Press & Guide, Oct. 7, 2013)

Michigan county handling of HIV criminal case suggests state law was broken (The American Independent, Feb. 1, 2012)

Workplace HIV story takes a twist (Metro Times, Jan. 12, 2012)

Grand Rapids HIV criminal case spurs ‘sensationalist’ reporting (The American Independent, Jan. 9, 2012)

HIV Positive Man Sues Employer For Discrimination (AOL, Dec. 23, 2011)

Man claims he was fired because of HIV (The Detroit News, Dec. 22, 2011)

Great Expressions shuts down online petition with lawsuit threat, petitions court to dismiss case against HIV+ ex-employee (MLive, Dec. 22, 2011)

Thousands demand apology for HIV-positive man fired by nationwide dental chain (PrideSource, Dec. 22, 2011)

James White’s HIV/AIDS-Related Job Discrimination Case Picks Up Steam With National Petition (Huffington Post, Dec. 21, 2011)

Detroit dental worker pursued with Lysol, banned from touching doorknobs, fired from job after HIV diagnosis (Towleroad, Dec. 21, 2011)

DLS News Releases

Detroit Legal Services Alleges Misconduct, Fraud in Social Security Administration, Files Class Action Lawsuit (November 24, 2015)

Civil Case Settled in Favor of HIV-Positive Woman Discriminated Against by Dearborn, Mich. Police (September 9, 2015)

Civil Case Moves Toward Trial for HIV-Positive Woman Discriminated Against by Dearborn, Mich. Police (June 9, 2015)

Civil Case Moves Forward for HIV-Positive Woman Discriminated Against by Dearborn, Mich. Police (April 29, 2015)

HIV-Positive Woman Sues Dearborn For Violating Privacy, Disability Act After Infamous Traffic Stop Caught On Tape (Jan. 27, 2014)

City of Dearborn dismisses marijuana charges against HIV-positive woman after more than a year (Oct. 4, 2013)

HIV advocates call for justice in Dearborn Police harassment incident (Sept. 19, 2012)

Legal experts in Social Security benefits feature educational seminars (Jan. 30, 2012)

Legal experts and advocates allege further discriminatory harassment by HIV-positive employee’s former employer (Dec. 21, 2011)

Employer discriminates against and fires man based on HIV status (Dec. 21, 2011)

Legal experts launch new ventures in honor of World AIDS Day (Nov. 29. 2011)