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Supreme Court: Emotional distress damages not available under Title VI, Title IX, other Spending Clause statutes (access required)

In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, PLLC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a plaintiff suing under Title VI (prohibiting race, color, and national origin discrimination), Title IX (prohibiting sex discrimination), the Rehabilitation Act (prohibiting disability discrimination) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) may not recover emotional distress damages. The court reasoned that ...