that he take nothing by his suit was issued on October 20, 2008. Carmona timely filed notice of appeal on November 14, 2008.
DISCUSSION On appeal, Carmona argues that the district court erred in granting judgment as a matter of law to Southwest on his ADA claim. He argues that, should we agree that the district court erred in overturning the jury verdict, we must also find that the district court erred by failing to reinstate him. He also argues that the district court erred in failing to grant a continuance so that Ilgen could be compelled to testify. Southwest disputes each of Carmona’s assignments of error. Furthermore, although Southwest argues that the district court’s judgment as a matter of law was correct, Southwest contends that the district court erred in its analysis of this issue by finding that Carmona had presented sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to find that he was “qualified” for his job within the meaning of the ADA. I. Judgment as a Matter of Law on Carmona’s ADA Claim
In order to hold Southwest liable for discrimination under the ADA, Carmona needed to establish (1) that he was an “individual with a disability” within the meaning of the ADA, (2) that he was a “qualified individual” for his job, despite his disability, and (3) that he was discharged “because of” his disability. See 42 U.S.C.A. §§ 12102, 12112 (2005). In order to survive a motion for judgment as a matter of law, he needed to produce enough evidence in support of each of these elements to allow a reasonable jury to find in his favor. See, e.g., EEOC v. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., 480 F.3d 724, 730 (5th Cir. 2007).
A. Standard of Review We review a district court’s ruling on a motion for judgment as a matter of law de novo. E.g., Hagan v. Echostar Satellite, L.L.C., 529 F.3d 617, 622