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CVS Wins Support From States in SCOTUS Disability Bias Suit

Sept. 13, 2021, 7:26 PM

Eleven states, groups supporting state and local governments, and a national business association called on the U.S. Supreme Court to block HIV/AIDS patients from suing CVS for disability discrimination based on the unintended adverse effects a pharmacy’s mail-order-only drug policy has on them.

The high court will hear arguments in a case testing whether disparate impact claims are available in suits brought under the Rehabilitation Act’s Section 504 and, by extension, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, it will consider whether to overturn a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that allowed the ...