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RITA TAFOYA Personal Representative of Frank Tafoya, Deceased Plaintiff
vs.
JACK BOBROFF et al., Defendants.


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Issues:
Americans with Disabilities Act, private right of action, drug testing, policy and procedure,
 
Case Summary:
Rita Tafoya files a wrongful death suit against officials with the Albuquerque Public Schools. Tafoya filed suit following the death of her husband, who died during a fitness run that was part of his pre-employment physical for a security guard position. Tafoya argued that school board officials violated federal statutes and the 14
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
This is the first judicial review of this case.
 
Outcome:
Tafoya loses. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico granted defendant's motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.