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Kolstad v. American Dental Association

Docket No.: 98-208
Argued: March 1, 1999
Decided: June 22, 1999

Topics:

Civil Rights Act of 1991, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Acts, Liability, ADA, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Discrimination in Employment, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, age discrimination, disparate impact, disparate treatment, equitable relief, willful violation

Petitioner: Kolstad
Respondent: American Dental Association

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
Citation: 139 F.3d 958
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 526 (1999)
Question:

Does an employer's conduct have to be "egregious" or "outrageous," independent of its state of mind, in order to sustain an award of punitive damages under Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Kolstad v. American Dental Association
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 01, 1999

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for American Dental Association, 4 vote(s) against

Kolstad v. American Dental Association
Case Documents

1Opinion in Kolstad v. American Dental Association
2Opinion in Kolstad v. American Dental Association
Additional documents for this case are pending review.