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TOYOTA of KY v Ella WILLIAMS

524 US 184, 122 S.Ct. 681 (2002)

(1) for ADA claim, you must have an impairment that prevents or severely restricts you from doing activities that are of central importance to most people's daily lives;

(2) evidence of a medical diagnosis of an impairment is not enough

(3) it is not required that a class of manual activities be implicated for an impairment to substantially limit the major life activity of performing manual

tasks; (This really applies to wording of 6th Circuit

(4) Court of Appeals focused only on her inability to perform manual tasks associated only with her job;

(5) employee's inability to do repetitive work was not sufficient proof that she was substantially limited in major life activity of performing manual tasks; and

(6) medical conditions that caused employee to restrict certain activities did not constitute manual-task disability under ADA.

Discussion of what is substantial, reasonable, etc.