Notice: Eighth Circuit Rule 28a(k) Governs Citation of Unpublished Opinions and Provides That They Are Not Precedent and Generally Should Not Be Cited Unless Relevant to Establishing the Doctrines of Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel, the Law of the Case, or if the Opinion Has Persuasive Value on a Material Issue and No Published Opinion Would Serve As Well.john J. Hartney, Appellant, v. Marvin T. Runyon, Postmaster General; Postal Service,(u.s.), Appellees, 141 F.3d 1168 (8th Cir. 1998)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
Before McMILLIAN, LOKEN, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.
John Hartney appeals from the district court's1 adverse grant of summary judgment in his discrimination action. Hartney brought this suit, litigated under the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794(a), after he was denied a position with the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a part-time flexible city carrier in Pella, Iowa, because a contract physician for the Postal Service concluded Hartney could not safely walk more than three miles a day and the position required walking between five and eleven miles each day.
After de novo review, viewing the facts in the light most favorable to the non-moving party, see Bellecourt v. United States, 994 F.2d 427, 430 (8th Cir. 1993) (standard of review), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1109 (1994), we conclude the district court properly granted summary judgment in favor of the USPS because Hartney did not present any evidence that he was perceived to be disabled. See Wooten v. Farmland Foods, 58 F.3d 382, 386 (8th Cir. 1995); 29 C.F.R. § 1630.2(j) (3) (i); see also Allison v. Department of Corrections, 94 F.3d 494, 497 (8th Cir. 1996) (cases interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act are interchangeable). We take no action on Hartney's "Request for Independent Counsel."
Accordingly, we affirm.
A true copy.
The HONORABLE R.E. LONGSTAFF, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa