BBI Chairman Peter Blanck Comments in The New York Times on Scalia Nomination to be Labor Secretary
Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute, was quoted about class action suits and the Americans with Disabilities Act in a July 19, 2019, The New York Times article: “Trump’s Labor Pick Has Defended Corporations, and One Killer Whale.”
"Peter Blanck, a professor at Syracuse University who has written extensively about the disabilities law, said that class action suits are often critical to allowing individuals to realize their rights under the law. Absent the class certification, the plaintiffs agreed to a settlement with the company.
"In these and other lawsuits involving his clients, Mr. Scalia has 'consistently sought to narrow ADA protections on a variety of issues, including the definition of disability and class certification.'"