Trends in Disability Litigation Under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa J. Banks published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Trends in Disability Litigation Under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.”  The paper was published on October 26, 2010.  Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Alexis Rickher and law clerk Elysia Baker assisted in the research and writing of the paper.  As Ms. Banks notes in her paper, "The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”) has fundamentally changed the landscape of disability discrimination litigation. In amending the original Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the ADAAA seeks to better effectuate Congress’s intent to provide broad and comprehensive protection to the millions of American workers who, while otherwise qualified for their jobs, face discrimination as a result of their physical and/or mental disabilities."