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The 1999 survey period was another active year for employment discrimination litigation in the Eleventh Circuit and before the United States Supreme Court. In addition to the many cases decided by the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court rendered several key decisions defining the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act and redefining the concept of sovereign immunity. The Court also set standards for punitive damages awards under Title VII. Each of these decisions are discussed in detail below.