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Should United have used force to remove passenger from Chicago flight? An aviation law expert weighs in

Dee Thompson Apr. 14, 2017, 9:33am

The forced removal of a passenger from a flight in Chicago has caused a firestorm of debate over whether or not passengers can or should be forcibly removed from an airplane after they have boarded. A Chicago attorney who practices aviation law, with decades of experience as a lawyer and a pilot, says the airline acted within its rights to remove the passenger, but could have handled the situation better.

Employers have options handling employees skipping work to engage in political protests

Dee Thompson Apr. 7, 2017, 10:00am

In the wake of the Day Without An Immigrant and Day Without Women strikes, and with other political protests yet planned amid the nation's currently charged political climate, employers may be wondering what their legal obligations are if employees miss work to protest.

Poll workers needed in Cook County for April 4 election

Dee Thompson Mar. 14, 2017, 2:22pm

Poll workers are in short supply in parts of Cook County this spring, and Cook County Clerk David Orr has put the word out to find and train workers before the April 4 consolidated election.

Attorney fees clipped, class awards tripled under new deal to end Southwest drink voucher class action

Dee Thompson Feb. 16, 2017, 12:45pm

A Chicago federal judge has ended a long-running lawsuit involving Southwest Airlines premium drink coupons, after Southwest agreed to give members of the class triple damages and attorneys for the plaintiffs agreed to reduce their demand for fees by $200,000.

American Bar Assn sues Dept of Ed over rewrite of student loan forgiveness program rules

Dee Thompson Jan. 13, 2017, 6:39pm

The American Bar Association has sued the federal government, asking the court to order the Department of Education to reinstate a student loan forgiveness program, which the federal agency had rescinded and applied retroactively to lawyers and others who had worked in what they believed had qualified under the terms of the program as "public service" jobs at the ABA and other non-profit membership organizations after graduating college.

Settlement of L.A. Tan class action raises questions about biometric information security

Dee Thompson Dec. 30, 2016, 10:28am

CHICAGO – A recent settlement of a class action lawsuit over customer fingerprints raises questions about the security of biometric information.