Legal Alert: Appeals court says ADA Amendments Act is not retroactive

By Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Esq.
September 4, 2009

Provisions of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) that expand the definition of “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act “in favor of broad coverage of individuals” do not apply to actions taken before the effective date of the ADAAA, Jan. 1, 2009, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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