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Sutton v. United Air Lines

Docket No.: 97-1943
Argued: April 28, 1999
Decided: June 22, 1999

Topics:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights, ADA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Discrimination in Employment, RICO, Title VII, disparate treatment

Petitioner: Sutton
Respondent: United Air Lines

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 130 F.3d 893
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 471 (1999)
Question:

(1) Should the determination of disability under 42 U.S.C. Section12102(2)(A) be made without reference to corrective measures that mitigate the impairment? (2) Is poor vision regarded as an impairment that substantially limits the Suttons in a major life activity?

Sutton v. United Air Lines
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 28, 1999

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for United Air Lines, 2 vote(s) against

Sutton v. United Air Lines
Case Documents

1Opinion in Sutton v. United Air Lines
2Opinion in Sutton v. United Air Lines
Additional documents for this case are pending review.