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DAVID MEDELLIN Plaintiff
vs.
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY Defendant.


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Issues:
Public employee, random drug testing, union issues, arbitration, policy and procedure, due process, 4
 
Case Summary:
David Medellin, a former ticket agent with the Chicago Transit Authority, files suit against the agency. Medellin contends the authority violated his constitutional rights when it discharged him for posting a positive result for drugs in a mandatory test. Medellin argues that he was denied due process The CTA responds with a motion for summary judgment.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
This is the first judicial review of this case.
 
Outcome:
Medellin loses. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the CTA's motion for summary judgment. The court ruled against Medellin on all counts of his complaint. In essence, the court ruled that the CTA did not violate Medellin's rights.