ADA Changes Will Mean More Cases Go To Trial

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act that went into effect in January will lead to a spike in overall ADA claims and a surge in the number of suits that end up before juries, experts say.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, signed into law by President Bush in September 2008, still defines a disability as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, but expands the definition of a major life activity, making it easier for an employee to...
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