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Court Holds That Type-2 Diabetes Is A Disability Under ADA

In a decision with implications for the nation's 24 million diabetics, a federal appeals court ruled that a Type-2 diabetes patient was entitled to the protections of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The plaintiff filed suit alleging that his public-utility employer discriminated against the disabled in pushing him out of his job. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court had wrongfully dismissed the lawsuit as involving a disease, not a disability.
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