Summers Brief on Appeal
Allen v. Southcrest Hospital
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
BRIEF OF APPELLANT
From our post about this case on our Firm News Blog:
A federal appeals court ruled today that a serious — but temporary — injury can count as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is the highest court to tackle this issue since Congress broadened the ADA’s scope in 2008, and its opinion will be highly influential. In deciding unanimously for Carl Summers, an injured employee represented by The Employment Law Group® law firm, a three-judge panel held that federal courts should defer to rules issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which has said that the ADA can cover severe injuries that last as little as “several months,” as long as they limit a major activity such as walking.