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Dancer left paralyzed by windblown pedestrian shelter at O'Hare awarded $148M verdict

The Cook County Record Aug. 25, 2017, 1:07am

A Cook County jury has awarded $148 million to a dancer who was left paralyzed when a storm blew a pedestrian shelter onto her at O’Hare International Airport.

Judge denies request to block Chicago from stripping 'police' title from airport security officers

Scott Holland Aug. 11, 2017, 6:00am

A labor union representing the Chicago airport security officers formerly designated as Chicago Aviation Police has failed for now in its attempt to block City Hall from removing the title of “police” from the officers in the wake of a high-profile passenger dragging incident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

O'Hare Airport visitor sues over fall near terminal entrance

Louie Torres Jul. 24, 2017, 2:10pm

An O'Hare International Airport visitor is suing the city of Chicago, claiming he fell on an uneven surface near a railed cab stand.

Airlines don't need more laws regulating overbooking, aviation attorney says

Dee Thompson May 4, 2017, 11:27pm

With the recent spate of incidents aboard airliners, lawmakers are feeling pressure from their constituents to ban airlines from bumping passengers when overbooked. But a lawyer working in aviation law said passengers shouldn't let one incident overturn a system he says actually benefits passengers.

Man files suit against Chicago, Hertz claiming he tripped on traffic spikes, was injured

Louie Torres Nov. 23, 2016, 3:57pm

A man is suing Chicago Department of Aviation, The Hertz Corp., City of Chicago, and John Doe Corporation, John Doe, property owners, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries when he tripped over traffic spikes in the roadway.

Dispute over who should run O'Hare perishable import facility spills into court after partnership wilts

Scott Holland Oct. 19, 2015, 2:35pm

Two businessmen who claim they are the originators of the idea to build a facility to handle fresh flowers and other perishable imports at O’Hare International Airport are suing an investor they claim joined their business venture, only to take it over and cut them out.

Airport pedestrian alleges injuries in slippery fall

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 11:28am

A Cook County resident filed suit against two municipal corporations and one private corporations in an alleged 2014 incident of negligence. Shirley West brought a lawsuit May 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago Department of Aviation, the City of Chicago, and United Service Companies Inc. claiming liability in a May 2014 injury. The suit states that the defendant owned, managed, and maintained the property known as O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

City, aviation department hit with suit over severing of woman's fingers, thumb

Annie Cosby Oct. 8, 2014, 9:03am

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