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In plaintiff's disability discrimination action against his former employer, district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant-employer is affirmed in part, reversed and vacated in part, and remanded where: 1) the disability-discrimination claim is remanded as although, plaintiff's impairments are not sufficient to show that he is disabled, the record contains adequate evidence to support a theory that defendant regarded him as being disabled in the major life activities of walking, caring for himself, and speaking; 2) district court's summary judgment on the reasonable-accommodation claim is affirmed; 3) district court's denial of plaintiff's motion to compel discovery on certain issues is reversed; and 4) award of sanctions are vacated because the magistrate judge unreasonably imposed them in response to plaintiff's discovery requests.
Appeals from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division
Argued September 16, 2009
Decided October 22, 2009
Opinion by Rovner, Circuit Judge
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