Monday, September 08, 2008

Northwest being sued for ADA, Rehab Act problems

Well-known wheelchair athlete James Keskeny is the prime plantiff in a lawsuit being pursued against Northwest Ariline alledging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Air Carrier Access Act and the Rehabilitation Act. U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed the ACAA complaint but allowed the rest to go to forward. Keskeny says he was transported in a "degrading manner" by untrained airport personnel and that his wheelchair was damaged. The airline's attorneys says thee is not a cause for a federal court claim and that Congress did not intend the Rehabilitation act to apply to airlines.
I guess the judge feels differently.


At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Alexandra Popescu said...

I really trust him since they always misstreat luggage meaning that they hit everything.


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