X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

In 2008, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, with the purpose of overturning a recent Supreme Court decision that had narrowed the definition of disability much further than Congress had intended. The act had several purposes, including reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA; reject the Supreme Court’s rule that ameliorating or mitigating measures should be taken into account when considering whether a person was disabled; and to reject the standards set by the Supreme Court in Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184 (2002) that there needing to be a strict standard for defining disability under the ADA and that substantially limits a major life activity requires that ” an individual must have an impairment that prevents of severely restricts the individual from doing activities that are of central importance to most people’s daily lives.”

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

Michael Kraemer

Michael Kraemer is one of the founding partners of Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC. Michael leads the employment legal team and works on the major litigation cases handled by the firm. He primarily represents employees and former employees regarding their legal issues, but also works with small businesses and parties in civil litigation. Michael represents clients near the firm’s headquarters in Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania. Before forming KM&A, Michael founded and managed Kraemer Law Firm, LLC. He centered his practice on employment law issues and, along with an associate attorney, helped a large number of clients achieve successful outcomes in their cases. Recognizing that many employment clients are in hard situations, Michael takes pride in providing sincere attention and strong representation. He is well-versed in the nuances of employment law, and can cut quickly to the most important legal issues in any situation. Michael is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. He has studied and traveled extensively abroad, but always considers Pittsburgh to be his home. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

More from this author ›

Dig Deeper

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2017 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.