A class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn says that five of the eight Queens judges are not just difficult, but also biased against the applicants — many of whom are poor or immigrants — and have systematically denied benefits to the disabled by making legal and factual errors.
“They are not calling cases down the middle,” said Jim Walden, a partner at the firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is handling the suit pro bono, with the Mental Health Project at the Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit group. “They are being extremely heavy-handed with some of the most vulnerable people you could ever meet.”
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