E.D. La. Holds Severe Obesity is a Disability
On Wednesday, Judge Ivan Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held that "severe obesity" is a disability under the ADA even if the plaintiff does not prove the specific underlying physiological basis for it. The case is EEOC v. Resources for Human Development, Inc., --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2011 WL 6091560 (E.D.La., Dec. 7, 2011).