Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jury finds in favor of deaf Omaha medical student : Journal Star Breaking News

Jury finds in favor of deaf Omaha medical student : Journal Star Breaking News

2 comments:

Amy Kelly said...

I don't know if the student should have gotten one million dollars but (and I realize I was not in the courtroom so don't have all the info)...but it sounds like the school's refusal was COMPLETELY intentional - I don't see how the jury could think it wasn't.

Ruth said...

Thanks for your comment. I also wasn't present, so it's true we don't have all of the information.

But the issue of damages in ADA cases, in my opinion, reflects a lot of societal values. Over the years I've pointed out that disabled peoples' (lost) time (e.g. when others waste it by discriminating) is worth money, for example, only to be met with a response that the lawsuit is 'about the money' and the plaintiff didn't care about the principles involved. Hmm, does that apply to all litigation then?