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Disabled Bassist Wants Aid
Highest Court Fifth Circuit
Year Ended 1987
Plaintiffs Back-Up Musician(s)
Defendants Federal Entity and/or Official(s)
Other Berry, Chuck
Hampton, Lionel
Otis, Johnny
Short Description An unfortunate story of a once-successful musician, who had previously bass for Chuck Berry, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Otis, and others, but whose life descended into a state of despair. After losing his hearing and thus being unable to perform music, Plaintiff was a government employee until terminated for absenteeism. He sued for disability benefits, but was ineligible since he hadn't worked the job the required period. - LSW

Legal Issues
Employment Law Federal (Social Security Act) Disability Compensation


Opinions Ellis v. Bowen
820 F.2d 682
Fifth Circuit , April 02, 1987 ( No. 86-1546 )


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Related Searches Parties
Back-Up Musician(s) ( Plaintiff )
Berry, Chuck ( Other )
Federal Entity and/or Official(s) ( Defendant )
Hampton, Lionel ( Other )
Otis, Johnny ( Other )

Legal Issues
Employment Law / Federal (Social Security Act) / Disability Compensation

Courts
Fifth Circuit (highest court)


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