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$24,000 Paid in WA Disability Termination Suit

Thomas J. Miller, a visually impaired individually applied for, was
interviewed, and hired by Second Chance, a non-profit organization that is
a Washington DOC Contractor, to be an on-call supervisor. Bruce Kuennan,
Second Chance Director, told Miller that the Washington DOC would allow him
to hold the position, which required making room checks and monitoring the
front door. Upon reporting for his third day of work on January 26, 1999,
Miller was advised by Kuennan he was suspended, as he could not hold the
job because DOC said he was unqualified due to his visual impairment.
Miller, represented by Thomas J. Miller of the law firm of Colin, Maloney,
and Miller in Spokane, filed suit in federal court in 2001 alleging
violation of the American With Disabilities Act. On June 3, 2002, Miller
settled the suit for $24,000. See:
Miller v. State of Washington, USDC ED WA. Case No. CS-01- 0095,FVS.

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