Guy Dragged From Plane Settles With United

Amount of settlement will not be revealed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 27, 2017 2:45 PM CDT
This Sunday, April 9, 2017, image made from a video provided by Audra D. Bridges shows a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago.    (Audra D. Bridges via AP)

(Newser) – 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 an undisclosed amount, the AP reports. 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. (United announced big changes in the wake of the controversy.)

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