Damages Award Upheld For Deaf FedEx Worker

Law360, New York (January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has affirmed more than $100,000 in damages awarded to a deaf Federal Express Corp. package handler after a district court found that the company failed to reasonably accommodate him by providing him with an interpreter.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rejected on Wednesday FedEx’s appeal of a March 2006 judgment for compensatory and punitive damages entered against the company by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

The order awarded plaintiff Ronald Lockhart...
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