Class Action Over Stalled AA Flight Grounded

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While being kept in a grounded airplane is smelly, cramped and maddening, it is not unlawful, says a federal judge who rejected a putative class action on behalf of passengers on a stalled American Airlines Inc. flight.

Judge Robert T. Dawson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas dismissed the lawsuit against the airline Thursday, ruling that the plaintiff lacks the evidence needed to pursue claims for false imprisonment and negligence, and is otherwise barred from seeking compensation for her suffering, according...
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