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Catherine A. Cano is an Associate in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a contributor to the Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog. She helps clients navigate state, federal, and local leave and disability laws and has experience in litigation and arbitration in several areas, including employment discrimination, retaliation and whistle blower claims, and non-competes and unfair competition.

Learn more about Ms. Cano on the Jackson Lewis website.

The District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed an employee’s disability discrimination claims based on a broad release in her workers’ compensation settlement agreement with the employer. Peddy v. Aaron’s, Inc. Case No. 02:18-cv-1625 (E.D. La. Feb. 21, 2019). The Court also ruled in favor of the employer on its counterclaim for

ADA Title III claims have become a trap for many unsuspecting businesses. The claims often lead to protracted litigation driven by attorney fees rather than the underlying issue.

A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit offers a potential “fix” for employers. In Davis v. Anthony, Inc. Case No. 16-4051