Appeals Court Partially Backs Adjunct's Disability Claim

July 31, 2015

A federal appeals court on Thursday partially overturned a lower court's dismissal of an adjunct professor's lawsuit accusing Moraine Valley Community College of discriminating against him on the basis of disability. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found that the lower court incorrectly dismissed William Silk's claim that Moraine Valley officials had limited his course assignments in fall 2010 because they did not think he was physically recovered from heart surgery. The appeals panel upheld the dismissal of Silk's other claims under the Americans With Disabilities Act, but ordered the lower court to consider the merits of the course assignment claim.

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