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G. v. The Fay School

Twelve-year-old at Southborough, Mass. boarding school allegedly suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, meaning that the radio waves generated by common electronics cause him headaches, nausea, and other symptoms. (A school staffer’s internal email: “Blahahahahahahahaha!”) Does the student have any claims for the school’s refusal to turn off the Wi-Fi? First Circuit: He does not. [Fun fact: The scientific consensus is that electromagnetic hypersensitivity doesn’t exist. But that hasn’t stopped dozens of supposed hypersensitives from moving to West Virginia to live in a federally designated radio-quiet zone.]


Tags: 2019, ADA, First Circuit, Retaliation

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