Couple sues an unrelated company because the jurisdiction the company is in is easier to win a case.
This should be a warning to all social media users. Social media sites are like walking around in public. Anyone at any time could snap a photo of you doing something embarrassing…like picking your nose. Take, for example, the popular site http://www.peopleofwalmart.com . Customers of all walks of life get their picture taken, unbeknownst to them, every day and posted on the site.
Social media cuts out the “middle-man”. Your are putting your self out in public with every post. You are exposing yourself with NO protection.
If the picture was used in an Ohio school district presentation, Ms. Chaney would have never known. Unfortunately, the picture was recognized as a former student and someone told her. The only reason she is suing is because she is embarrassed that she posted a bikini shot, she probably got yelled at by her parent/s, and a friend of her’s (that stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night) told her she had a case and could get money.
A former student’s bikini photo was use as a caption for what not to post on social media. She’s suing the school district.
Belligerent passenger on Virgin America flight sues
This is a tough one to side with.
Here we have a 400+ pound woman, that is also a leg amputee, that flew to Hungary in September. When the woman started to feel ill her U.S. doctor summoned her back to the states. Unfortunately, the couple could not embark on 2 different aircraft, and were asked to disembark from a 3rd flight because she might be a potential inconvenience to other passengers who needed to catch a connecting flight.
I’m sure this is not the first time airlines have had to deal with a wheelchair bound person flying. The couple (woman and her husband) purchased 3 seats for each flight, there have to be accommodations that can be made for this type of traveler.
KLM was the airline that was originally supposed to transport the couple from Hungary back to the US. KLM issued boarding passes, boarded the plane, but the seat backs were not working and the couple had to disembark. Not sure why the couple could not have traded seats with others on the plane, but I guess that will come out in the court proceedings. KLM passed the couple to Delta, but Delta couldn’t help. Delta passed the couple to Lufthansa, but the pilot of the Lufthansa aircraft made the couple disembark. The lady, back at her home in Hungary, dies of kidney failure before they could make new arrangements.
If there is any culpability it is with the first carrier. That surely wasn’t the only flight out of Hungary, ever. Fix the seat or move the couple to seats with functioning chairs.
On the contrary, if the plane is broke (lets say tail rudder doesn’t work), and a person waiting for that flight dies is that the airlines fault? Mechanical failures happen all the time.
Likewise, the couple traveled to an from their Hungary residence three times trying to catch a flight to the U.S.; are there no doctors in Hungary?
Were the airlines informed the passenger was in “grave” health and needed to get to the U.S.? Would that even matter?
I said earlier that the best shot at culpability was with KLM, but the Lufthansa pilot and airline should be ashamed of themselves for loading and then forcing the couple off the plane because of inconvenience to other passengers.
Leave KLM and Delta alone and sue Lufthansa for a breech of moral obligations. Not likely to get anywhere, but they were the only ones to act inappropriately (at least in my opinion according to limited facts I have on this case).
This is a bizarre case. One of those that make you shake your head in disgust. There are a lot of key points to this case. First, is the shear fact that a man decided it was a good idea to masturbate on a 100% full airplane. Assuming he is in a coherent state of mind because he apparently stops the act each time the young lady stop the flight attendant to complain. That the, then 17 year old young lady, had to sit through the entire flight while the man continued the “act”. That she was told there were no more seats in coach (were there seats in business or first-class?). And finally, that the man was allowed to leave the plane unquestioned.
So who is responsible for protecting the minor? Should the airline be sued because of a passenger actions? If there were not 1 seat open on the entire airplane, should you risk the safety of the teen and move her to the flight attendant’s jump seats? If she was hurt because she was in that seat and not in a passenger seat should the airline be sued for that? What are the consequences for the man? He goes to jail like PeeWee Herman and goes on with life.
While I do believe the flight attendants are the first line of defense in a life-threatening situation, besides telling the man to stop I’m not sure what else they could do. I don’t think if you told the pilots they would stop the plane at the nearest airport. He didn’t pose a grave risk to anyone. He was just a sick pervert.
I not a proponent of airlines, I am a proponent holding individuals accountable for their own actions. Sue the guy that was pleasuring himself in front of the young lady. Don’t sue the airline for not being able to shoot him for masturbating on their airplane.
Man masturbates next to female minor on airplane. Airline sued, but not the suspect.
In my post Wood Pellet Salesman… the plaintiff Mr. Ceglia forges a contract between himself and Mr. Zuckerbert (Facebook Founder). The crazy part is Facebook and Zuckerberg, no matter how frivolous, have to spend money to defend themselves.
Mr. Ceglia is eventually charged with several felony charges and is sentenced to prison, but Facebook is out the money spent on lawyers and court fees to defend themselves.
The process to sue someone should be revamped or at least some checks and balances need to be put in place so not just anyone can sue for any made up reason.