High schools, districts not in open field yet on football concussion lawsuits, but recent dismissal raises bar
High schools in Illinois could still face legal trouble over the traumatic brain injuries suffered by the state's high school football players. But the legal bar potential plaintiffs must clear when suing Illinois' statewide high school athletics association has been raised, following a Cook County judge's decision to toss a class action over just that issue.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the largest civil penalty against an unmanned drone aircraft operator, SkyPan. The agency is fining SkyPan $1.9 million, claiming that between March 21, 2012, and Dec. 15, 2014, SkyPan conducted 65 unauthorized operations in the congested skies of heavily populated cities, including Chicago and New York.