4th Circ. Says Expanded ADA Covers Temporary Impairments

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 6:28 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit ruled Thursday that 2008 amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act extended protections to people with severe temporary impairments, reviving a wrongful-discharge claim brought by a worker fired in the wake of an injury that left him unable to walk for months.

The appeals court reversed a Virginia federal court ruling that dismissed Carl Summers wrongful discharge claim against his former employer Altarum Institute Corp. on the grounds that he did not have a disability under the law because his injuries only temporarily...
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Case Title

Carl Summers v. Altarum Institute, Corporation

Case Number



Appellate - 4th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3446 Americans w/Disabilities Act-Othr

Date Filed

May 17, 2013

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