Tuesday, December 15, 2009
9th Circuit: No Compensatory or Punitive Damages in ADA Retaliation Cases
The Ninth Circuit adopted the view of the Seventh Circuit and ruled that when a plaintiff brings a retaliation claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, compensatory and punitive damages are not available, nor is a jury trial. See Alvarado v. Cajun Operating Co., No. 08-15549 (9th Cir. Dec 11, 2009). Who says the Ninth Circuit is liberal?
Hat tip: P.S.