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Thornton v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., No. 08-2162

In plaintiff's disability discrimination action against his former employer under the ADA, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the district court correctly determined that the allegations of discrimination encompassed by his 2001 Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) charge placed a limitation on the claims plaintiff can present now, and as such, plaintiff could only pursue his action with respect to alleged acts of discrimination that occurred in the 300-day window preceding his 2001 MCAD charge; and 2) the district court correctly determined that, assuming the 2001 MCAD complaint was properly limited, plaintiff's remaining allegations did not support his claims of violations of the ADA.  

Read Thornton v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., No. 08-2162

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Decided November 12, 2009


Before:  Boudin, Lipez, and Gajarsa, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Gajarsa, Circuit Judge


For Appellant:  Michael Tumposky, Stephen B. Hrones

For Appellee:  Elizabeth A. Kowal, and Susan J. Baronoff