Knicks Sink Ex-Player's Disability Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday rejected former National Basketball Association player Cuttino Mobley's claim that the New York Knicks forced him into early retirement to save $19 million in salary cap space.

Judge Deborah A. Batts determined Thursday that Mobley couldn't sue for disability discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law because his condition — a thickening of the wall of the heart that can cause heart failure — made him medically unfit to perform his job.

Mobley sued the Knicks and...
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