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Chicago Transit Authority Beats Driver's Obesity Bias Suit

Law360, Springfield (November 13, 2017, 10:33 PM EST) -- The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday dodged a suit brought by a former bus driver who claimed he was wrongfully fired under the Americans with Disabilities Act because he was morbidly obese.

Though U.S. District Judge Robert Blakey had ruled a year ago that former CTA driver Mark Richardson's suit could be kept alive because Richardson had adequately pled the CTA "regarded" his obesity as a disability, Judge Blakey on Monday ruled that under the ADA, obesity is not a disability unless it's caused by an...
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Case Information

Case Title

Richardson v. Chicago Transit Authority

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

445(Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment)


Honorable John Robert Blakey

Date Filed

March 10, 2016

Government Agencies

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