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A 1998 study by the ABA’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law found the defense prevailed 92 percent of the time in cases brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The survey examined 1,200 cases through the appeals process from 1992 through March 31, 1998. It suggests that a number of “legal technicalities” prevent the consideration of ADA cases on their merits. But even when cases are decided on their merits, the study found, “the law still favors the employer.” (The Connecticut Law Tribune – Read the story.)

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