September 27, 2018 / 11:56 PM / 3 months ago

6th Circuit approves $26k sanction for lawyer who pushed late ADA bias claims

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said an Ohio lawyer “unreasonably” pursued disability bias claims on behalf of a nurse because he filed her lawsuit months too late, and signed off on a $26,000 sanction.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by the lawyer, Edward Gilbert, that it was reasonable for him to file the nurse’s lawsuit because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sent a right-to-sue letter to her former address and he only discovered it months later.

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