Most claims dismissed in case against disability lawyer

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most, but not all, claims in a lawsuit that accuses eastern Kentucky disability lawyer Eric Conn of colluding with a judge to rig Social Security cases.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1ODzqnT) two of the claims remain. One accuses Conn and former Administrative Law Judge David Daugherty of conspiracy. The other accuses Conn of defrauding the government.

Conn has been under scrutiny for several years, but hasn’t been charged with a crime and is still in practice. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Earlier this year, the Social Security Administration suspended benefits to hundreds of Conn’s clients because of suspected fraud. The agency reversed its decision at the urging of U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, but those people will be required to re-prove their disability claims.

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