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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Americans with Disabilities

Is Your Law Practice ADA Compliant? By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2005 Article, Page 188 Every private practice is a "public accommodation" under the ADA. Are you meeting your obligations to clients and others with disabilities?
The ABCs of the ADA By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2002 Lawpulse, Page 226 Every lawyer should know something about this far-reaching statute.
Sports and the ADA After PGA Tour v Martin By Kelly Collier Cleland September 2001 Article, Page 480 The U.S. Supreme Court struck the right balance in golfer Casey Martin's case, this author opines.
The Seventh Circuit Clarifies Employers’ Duties Under the ADA By Gregory H. Andrews June 2001 Article, Page 313 Find out how recent opinions have refined and redefined the ADA.
Must Illinois Employers Cover Infertility Treatments Under the ADA? By R. Kirk Williams May 2001 Article, Page 263 The answer: for employees in Illinois, yes; for employees in other states, probably not.
The ADA does not automatically exclude those who use a mitigating device to combat the effects of their impairment from being disabled within the meaning of the ADA January 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 On November 8, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant, Sears, Roebuck & Co., on the EEOC's claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath June 2000 Column, Page 308 Playing the child-support percentages; ADA news and views; please don't squeeze the luggage; and more.
States may not be sued under ADA in private action in federal court June 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 310 On March 27, 2000, a divided panel of the seventh circuit court of appeals held that a university employee could not maintain a private cause of action against her state employer to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 USC § 12111-12117 (ADA).
ADA claim must establish that condition is regarded as a disability April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 On February 8, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals affirmed the decision of the district court for the Northern District of Illinois to grant summary judgment to the defendants as to plaintiff Krocka's claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
Hot ERISA Topics By Mark D. DeBofsky January 2000 Article, Page 27 A look at some cutting-edge ERISA issues and how courts are resolving them.
Americans with Disabilities Act does not require a seller to alter his product to make it equally valuable to disabled and non-disabled policyholders August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 On June 2, 1999, the seventh circuit reversed the holding of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and held that benefit caps on AIDS-related illnesses in the defendant's insurance policies did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Ac
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 1999 Column, Page 10 ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.