Casey Martin : Pga Tour, Inc.

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Parties: Casey Martin Defendants: PGA Tour, INC Statement of Issues: Mr. Casey Martin, a professional golfer suffered from Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome; which is a degenerative circulatory disorder that obstructs the flow of blood from the individual 's right leg to the individual 's heart. Mr. Martin would be protected by the Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (42 USCS 12101 et (eq.)( which protects such individuals from discrimination on the bases of their disabilities. As time when on Mr. Martin was not able to walk the entire 18-hole golf course without being fatigue and also could cause other problems such as hemorrhaging, blood clots, and could fracture his tibia…show more content…
Martin would have an advantage on the other professionals during tournament play. The fatigue is the largest affect that could prevent a player from making a good shot or a bad one. By allowing Martin to drive it would alter the highest level of competition in the biggest golf tournaments. The PGA argues that Title III is about discrimination against "patrons and customers" seeking to obtain "goods and services" at public areas. Additionally, Title I protects people that work in places and during the tournaments and this falls more in a place of exhibition or entertainment. Mr. Martin as a golfer is like an actor providing entertainment. The issue is that he is not able to claim Title III, since not a customer, but Casey Martin felt that he is an employee and entitled to title I under a discrimination venue, but since he is classified as an independent contractor, Title I was does not apply. Holding of the Court: It was determined by the United States Supreme Court and confirmed. Stevens, J., joined by Rehnquist, Ch. J., and O 'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., in their professional belief that Casey Martin had a disability as defined in the ADA guidelines, and that Title III could apply to the promoter 's action of Casey Martin, concerning him competing in the tours and that he would be eligible for rounds and allowing him the use of a golf cart would not alter the game of golf in any way. Rationale: The United States
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