Bass, Berry & Sims attorney William N. Ozier successfully defended Vanderbilt University in an Americans With Disabilities Act and gender discrimination case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Additional representation was provided by Kevin R. Davis of the University's Office of General Counsel.
The Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in which Vanderbilt was also represented by the firm.
The case is reported in the January 8, 2010 edition of Daily Labor Report.
From the article:
A nurse fired for not completing patients' medical charts failed to show that his termination actually was based on disability discrimination, since the fact that he slept only two-and-a-half to three hours most days was not a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Dec. 22 (Simpson v. Vanderbilt Univ., 6th Cir., No. 08-6548, unpublished opinion 12/22/09).