Dismissal Of ADA Case Over Morbid Obesity Affirmed

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a trial judge's decision to throw out a discrimination and retaliation case brought by a man who sued Florida's Department of Environmental Protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming that he lost his job because he was morbidly obese.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the lower court's decision to grant summary judgment to the Florida DEP, denying plaintiff-appellant Alex M. Cordero's appeal of the October 2007 ruling by the U.S. District...
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