Monday, September 10, 2012

Sixth Circuit adopts two year statute of limitations for disability discrimination cases in Ohio

In a case brought against Miami (Ohio) University, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has now clarified that disability discrimination claims brought against universities are subject to a two-year statute of limitations in Ohio. Moreover, cases brought by students or former students against their universities based on either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act must be filed within two years, or they will be time-barred. The case is McCormick v. Miami Univ., 693 F.3d 654 (6th Cir. 2012).