The Latest: Physician dragged off flight settles with United

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Posted: Apr 27, 2017 4:22 PM
The Latest: Physician dragged off flight settles with United

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the story of the settlement between United Airlines and he man who was dragged from a jet earlier this month(all times local):

2:55 p.m.

The attorney for the passenger who was dragged off a United flight for refusing to give up his seat to crew members says the city of Chicago will not be sued because the airline has accepted full responsibility in a settlement.

Thomas Demetrio announced the settlement Thursday. The airline settled with Dr. David Dao, a Kentucky physician, for an undisclosed amount.

City officials have made it clear that they expected the city would be sued because Chicago aviation security officers pulled Dao off the flight at Chicago's O'Hare Airport on April 9. But Demetrio said a suit will not be necessary after United accepted complete responsibility for what happened so quickly. He says what United did just 18 days after the incident is "unheard of" in the corporate world.

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2:25 p.m.

A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to crew members has reached a settlement with the airline for undisclosed amount.

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David Dao's legal team announced the settlement Thursday in a brief statement. The agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential.

Cellphone video of the April 9 confrontation aboard a jetliner at Chicago's O'Hare Airport sparked widespread public outrage over the treatment of Dao.

The footage showed airport police officers pulling the 69-year-old father of five from his seat and dragging him down the aisle. His lawyer says he lost teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion.