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Disability Limits Heads for Court

January 11, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide if cities can face big-dollar punitive damage verdicts for not accommodating the disabled.

The eventual ruling could have implications for cities nationwide that have tried, some more successfully than others, to make their buildings and services friendly to the disabled.

The decision to review the issue gives justices another chance to continue a trend of narrowing the federal law that mandates the accommodations, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

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