U.S. to Argue at SCOTUS in Support of Deaf Woman’s Damages Claim

Oct. 18, 2021, 2:18 PM

A deaf woman will get help from the U.S. in her bid to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that she’s entitled to recover emotional distress damages from a physical therapist that denied her an ASL interpreter.

The nation’s top court Monday granted the acting U.S. solicitor general’s request to participate in oral argument Nov. 30 in support of Jane Cummings, who’s asked the court to clarify that damages for emotional harm are available to victims of intentional discrimination suing under federal disability bias laws.

On review is a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which ...

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