Sportscaster Urges 1st Circ. To Nix Test Used In ADA Cases

Law360, Boston (December 7, 2017, 11:18 AM EST) -- Renowned Boston sportscaster Bob Lobel took his discrimination lawsuit against a golf course to the First Circuit on Wednesday in what his attorney called a bid to make the game more inclusive by upending a ubiquitous ban on golf carts driving on putting greens.

Michael Longo, counsel for the retired news anchor, argued the appellate panel should overturn an “outdated” legal test used to determine whether an entity is private and therefore exempt from providing certain disability accommodations, such as expanded access for medically necessitated golf carts.

The legal test was established in case law before the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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