2001 Cases

Attorney's Fees

BUCKHANNON BOARD & CARE HOME, INC. v. WEST VIRGINIA DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES (99-1848) 203 F.3d 819

Question before the Court:
  1. Whether federal statutes that allow courts to award attorney's fees and costs to the "prevailing party" authorize awards of fees to parties whose lawsuits brought about voluntary changes in the defendants' conduct but did not result in judgments on the merits or court ordered consent decrees.

Modification of Policy and Procedure

PGA TOUR, INC. v. MARTIN (00-24) 204 F.3d 994

Question before the Court:
  1. Whether Title III of the ADA protects qualified entrants with disabilities participating in professional golf tournaments, and whether allowing a golfer with a disability to use a golf cart when all other competitors must walk would "fundamentally alter the nature" of the tournaments.

Punitive and Compensatory Damages

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA v. GARRETT (99-1240) 193 F.3d 1214

Question before the Court:
  1. Whether the 11th Amendment bars employees of a state from recovering monetary damages from the state for violations of Title I of the ADA
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