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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX airliners sit at the Southern Logistics Airport in March 2020, in Victorville, Calif. Southwest temporarily stored its 737 MAX fleet due to the worldwide grounding order as a result of a faulty automated flight control system which is suspected to have contributed to the types crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed 346 people. – Barry Ambrose/Icon Sportswire via AP Images

Attendants’ suit over grounded jets tossed 

Flight attendants who maintain they lost income as a result of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft do not have a case against the plane-manufacturing giant, a federal judge held.
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High court highlights: The January docket

The Illinois Supreme Court returns for its January 2021 term this week, with two new justices but a now-familiar pandemic.

Trial Notebook

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Worker adds employment claims against doctor

After U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman decided Betty Summerland’s complaint against her employer (Exelon Generation Co.) stated valid claims for alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, she filed an amended pleading that added FMLA claims against two of Exelon’s medical contractors (Dr. Betty Pohlman and Triangle Occupational Medicine) plus counts against all three defendants for alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy.

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