1999 Cases

Definition of Disability

SUTTON v. UNITED AIR LINES, INC. (97-1943) 130 F.3d 893

Question before the Court:
  1. Whether corrective and mitigating measures should be considered in determining whether an individual is disabled under the ADA
Supplemental Resources:
  • EEOC Compliance Manual Section 902 - Definition of Disability
  • EEOC Instructions for Field Offices: Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme
  • Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified"

MURPHY v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. (97-1992) 141 F.3d 1185

Questions before the Court:
  1. Whether conditions that are improved with medication should be considered in the medicated or non-medicated state for purposes of determining disability
  2. What does the "regarded as" prong mean under the ADA
Supplemental Resources:
  • EEOC Compliance Manual Section 902 - Definition of Disability
  • EEOC Instructions for Field Offices: Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme
  • Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified"

ALBERTSONS, INC. v. KIRKINGBURG (98-591) 143 F.3d 1228

Questions before the Court:
  1. Whether having monocular vision constitutes per se disability under the ADA.
  2. Whether an employer who requires as a job qualification that an employee meet an otherwise applicable federal safety regulation must justify enforcing the regulation solely because its standard may be waived in an individual case.
Supplemental Resources:
  • EEOC Compliance Manual Section 902 - Definition of Disability
  • EEOC Instructions for Field Offices: Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme
  • Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified"

Disability Benefits

CLEVELAND v. POLICY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CORP. (97-1008) 120 F.3d 513

Question before the Court:
  1. The extent to which application for and receipt of disability benefits precludes a person with a disability from bringing an ADA claim.

Most Integrated Setting

OLMSTEAD v. L. C. (98-536) 138 F.3d 893

Question before the Court:
  1. Whether the ADA requires a state to place persons with mental disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions when the state's treatment professionals have determined that community placement is appropriate, and what standard is to be applied in assessing a state's assertion of a fundamental alteration defense to the obligation to afford such community placement
Supplemental Resources:
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
 

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Wed Jul 3, 2013