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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, February 10, 2005

You're Sued!

The AP reports on a story concerning James Schottel, a quadriplegic lawyer, who has sued producers of NBC's "The Apprentice" (the "reality" television series starring Donald Trump).   Mr. Schottel alleges that the tryouts for the show violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring that would-be contestants be in excellent physical  and mental health.   His lawsuit requests a preliminary injunction that would require the show to revise such requirements that exclude himself and other disabled individuals.  According to the story, Mr. Schottel says, "Since the ADA was enacted, there have been great steps in new buildings and accessibility by (the disabled). But I rarely see a person with a disability on anything" on television."  [bm]

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