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Employment Law—Eleventh Circuit Requires Employers to Provide Reasonable Accommodations to Employees Erroneously Regarded as Disabled—D’Angelo v. Conagra Foods, Inc., 422 F.3d 1220 (11th Cir. 2005)

Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to protect disabled individuals from societal discrimination.  The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an...

Employment Law—Extending Reasonable Accommodations to Qualified Employees “Regarded As” Disabled Under the Americans with Disabilities Act—Williams v. Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department, 380 F.3d 751 (3d Cir. 2004)

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination by requiring employers to provide those individuals with reasonable accommodations in the workplace.  An employer’s failure to provide...

Patent Law—Patented System Infringes Under 35 U.S.C. § 271 When Control and Beneficial Use Occurs Within United States—NTP, Inc. v. Research In Motion, Ltd., 418 F.3d 1282 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

Research in Motion (RIM), a high-technology company located in Ontario, Canada, sells the popular BlackBerry wireless electronic mail (email) service to consumers in the United States and abroad.  Yet when the company first deployed the BlackBerry system in Canada...