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Alvarado v. Cajun Operating Co., No. 08-15549

In an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) action alleging that defendant retaliated against plaintiff for complaining that his manager had discriminated against him based on his disability, an order denying plaintiff the right to seek compensatory and punitive damages is affirmed where the plain and unambiguous provisions of 42 U.S.C. section 1981a limited the availability of compensatory and punitive damages to those specific ADA claims listed, and retaliation was not on the list.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted June 2, 2009

Filed December 11, 2009


Opinion by Judge Rawlinson


For Appellant:

Richard M. Martinez, Law Office of Richard M. Martinez, Tucson, AZ

For Appellee:

Lori L. Voepel and Rachel Love, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., Phoenix, AZ