Rectifying Supreme Court Limits To ADA Claims

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Recently, President George Bush signed the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 to rectify the limiting impact of several Supreme Court decisions that made it difficult for truly disabled persons to avail themselves of the protections included in that statute. It might be beneficial for readers to appreciate what these legislative changes mean.

The ADA specifically defines disabled individuals to include: (1) persons with a mental or physical condition that substantially limits a major life activity; (2) persons with a record of such...
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