How 4th Circ. Failed To Clarify Athlete Disability Rights

Law360, New York (January 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit just missed an opportunity to clarify federal disability laws for one of America’s most misunderstood protected classes — disabled athletes. In December, the court denied a petition for panel rehearing in Class v. Towson University (No. 15-811) closing yet another door to federal disability laws for student athletes (see the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et. seq., and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

As the petition stated, “this case presents the most important appeal on...
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