U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2021 Term


Questions Presented

Whether the compensatory damages available under Title VI and the statutes that incorporate its remedies include compensation for emotional distress.

Case Updates

Supreme Court holds that emotional distress damages are not recoverable in private actions under the Rehabilitation Act or the Affordable Care Act

April 28, 2022

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U.S. Chamber files merits stage coalition amicus brief in Supreme Court

October 06, 2021

The U.S. Chamber filed a merits stage coalition amicus brief that offers a narrower ground for affirmance, namely that compensatory damages, including emotional distress damages, are unavailable for unintentional-discrimination claims that allege only a failure to provide reasonable accommodation.

Charles J. Cooper and Tiernan Kane of Cooper & Kirk P.L.L.C. and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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