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Barnes v. Gorman

Docket No.: 01-682
Certiorari Granted: Jan 11 2002
Argued: April 23, 2002
Decided: June 17, 2002

Topics:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Economic Activity, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Bill of Rights, Bivens action, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Education Amendments of 1972, Eighth Amendment, Eleventh Amendment, Natural Resources, Privacy Act, equitable relief, immunity from suit, privacy, racial discrimination, trademark, willful violation

PartyNames: Kay Barnes, etc., et al. v. Jeffrey Gorman
Petitioner: Kay Barnes, etc., et al.
Respondent: Jeffrey Gorman

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Citation: 257 F.3d 738
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Kay Barnes, etc., et al.
v.
Jeffrey Gorman
536 U.S. 181 (2002)
Question:

May punitive damages be awarded in a private cause of action brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973?

Barnes v. Gorman
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 23, 2002

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Barnes, 0 vote(s) against
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