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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.

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