Article: Chicago Must Face Suit Over Police Officer’s Covid-Related Death

Bloomberg – (paywall)

Chicago must face claims it failed to accommodate the medical needs of a police officer with lung disease who contracted Covid-19 and died in the first few weeks of the pandemic, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Marco DiFranco’s estate asserted plausible failure-to-accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said.

According to the suit, DiFranco told he city when he was hired in May 1998 that he had cystic fibrosis and diabetes related to that condition, the court said. After Illinois issued a disaster proclamation and President …