Judge Sean McLaughlin says the attorney for former Erie firefighter Mary Wolski failed to show that she was disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The Erie Times-News ( http://bit.ly/Sy1b2e) reports that Monday's decision grants the city's request for a new trial. In February, a jury ordered Wolski reinstated and paid $207,000 in back pay.
Wolski argued that her firing was illegal because she was being medicated for depression when she attempted suicide by setting clothes on fire in a bathtub. The city said arson was a legitimate reason for dismissal.
Wolski's attorney, Paul Susko, declined comment on the ruling but said his client may appeal.
Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com