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7th Circ. Won't Reopen Obese Transit Worker's Bias Suit

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 4:05 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit rebuffed a former Chicago Transit Authority employee's quest to revive his Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit claiming he was fired for his obesity, saying he failed to show that his condition met the anti-discrimination statute's definition of a disability.

Wednesday, a three-judge panel unanimously upheld a decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Blakey awarding the CTA summary judgment over former bus driver Mark Richardson's ADA claims after concluding that Richardson failed to prove his obesity resulted from an underlying condition or disorder as required for it to qualify as a physical impairment covered by the ADA.

Richardson, who...

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3445 Americans w/Disabilities Act-Empl

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December 11, 2017


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May 30, 2018

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