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Mercer Law Review

Disability Law

2000

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Sutton V. United Air Lines, Inc.: The Role Of Mitigating Measures In Determining Disabilities, Julia J. Hall Mar 2000

Sutton V. United Air Lines, Inc.: The Role Of Mitigating Measures In Determining Disabilities, Julia J. Hall

Mercer Law Review

In Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc., the United States Supreme Court held that the determination of "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") requires a consideration of any mitigating or corrective measures. The Court further held that an individual is "regarded as" disabled under the ADA if a covered entity mistakenly believes that the individual's actual, yet nonlimiting, impairment substantially limits a major life activity. This Casenote focuses only on the issue of whether the determination of disability under the ADA should be made with reference to any mitigating measures for the impairment.