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Deaf Man Claims Lawyer's Bad Sign Language Cost Him Millions

Thursday, April 20, 2017   (0 Comments)

By The New York Post

What’s the sign for “whoops”?

A deaf former IBM worker claims he wrongly accepted a lowball discrimination settlement of $200,000 because his lawyer exaggerated his knowledge of sign language and confused the sign for “million” with that for “thousand” while negotiating the deal.

James Wang, 49, a software engineer who lost his hearing at age 2, says he hoped to pocket $200 million from IBM in 2013 after accusing the tech giant of firing him for being deaf, according to his Manhattan state court suit.

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