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Landmark Disability Class Certified Against UPS

COLCHESTER, Conn., July 17, 2007 -- United Parcel Service (UPS) (NYSE:UPS), the world's largest package delivery company, found itself on the losing end of a landmark court decision yesterday. Federal Judge Joy Flowers Conti, of the Western District of Pennsylvania, in a carefully reasoned opinion in the action entitled Hohider, et al. v. UPS, approved the certification of a nationwide class of UPS present and former employees, dating back to May 2000, who were precluded from returning to work due to medical reasons because of alleged across-the-board policies and practices of UPS that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The decision will affect thousands of capable employees.

``Judge Conti's decision resolves the magnitude of this important litigation,'' said lead attorney David R. Scott of Scott+Scott LLP. ``Only a class action can equalize the playing field between industry giants like UPS and hard-working employees.'' 

 

The decision affects UPS workers at locations all over the country who were told they could not return to work anywhere at UPS unless they could present a doctor's note saying they were ``100% healed'' or had no work restrictions, or who otherwise tried to return to work at UPS after a medical leave of absence. 

 

The suit is being handled by leading nationwide class-action firm Scott+Scott LLP with the assistance of employment discrimination counsel Wienand & Bagin of Pittsburgh, PA, and the Equal Justice Foundation of Columbus, OH.   

 

According to attorney Christian Bagin, ``Many UPS employees -- like a lot of workers across the country -- don't know about the ADA and its protections -- though the effects of the statute's violation on their lives is severe.''   

 

Scott+Scott LLP is a law firm with significant experience in prosecuting class actions. The firm dedicates itself to client communication and satisfaction and currently is litigating major securities, antitrust and employee-related actions throughout the United States. The firm represents pension funds, charities, foundations, individuals and other entities worldwide. If you wish to discuss this action or have questions concerning this litigation or your rights, please contact Scott+Scott (800/404-7770, 860/537-5537) or visit the Scott+Scott website (http://www.scott-scott.com) for more information. 

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