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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. v. Williams

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision on January 8, 2002, ruled that certain impairments – in this case, carpal tunnel syndrome - were not covered under ADA since it did not "substantially limit a major life activity". Only the tasks associated with her job were impacted. This court case further defined which types of impairment are considered a 'disability' under the ADA. This definition may now be changing with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act in 2008.