No. 05-3865.

487 F.3d 531 (2007)

Carl E. THOMAS, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GUARDSMARK, LLC, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 5, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Timothy Huizenga (argued), Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Arthur J. Howe (argued), Schopf & Weiss, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and RIPPLE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

ROVNER, Circuit Judge.

On the heels of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Channel 2 news in Chicago ran a story about lax regulation of security guards in Illinois. Carl E. Thomas, a security officer for Guardsmark, LLC (then Guardsmark, Inc., hereinafter "Guardsmark"), appeared in that story and stated that once, while working as a security guard at an oil refinery, he had worked alongside a fellow guard who boasted of having a criminal record. Guardsmark...

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