Dragged United passenger, in step toward potential lawsuit, seeks court order to save records – Chicago Tribune

The passenger dragged from his seat aboard a Sunday night flight at O’Hare International Airport took the first step toward potential legal action against United Airlines or the city on Wednesday.

David Dao, who has retained a high-powered personal injury lawyer, asked the Cook County Circuit Court for an order requiring United and the city of Chicago to keep all video, cockpit recordings and other reports from the flight, along with the personnel files of the Aviation Department officers who pulled Dao from the flight.

The request was filed less than two hours after United CEO Oscar Munoz put a human face on the airline’s apology over the incident, saying in an interview with “Good Morning America” that he felt “shame” when watching viral videos of Dao being dragged down the plane’s aisle.

Munoz previously had addressed the incident in written statements on the airline’s website.

Dragged United passenger, in step toward potential lawsuit, seeks court order to save records – Chicago Tribune

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