Alaska Air, Virgin America Settle Woman's Sex Assault Suit

Law360 (December 3, 2018, 8:37 PM EST) -- Alaska Air and a woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by a former Virgin America executive have agreed to settle her suit seeking to hold the airlines liable for the alleged assault, according to filings in California federal court Monday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu signed off on an order dismissing the suit with prejudice, giving the parties 90 days to move to reopen the case if the settlement wasn’t reached. Alaska Air Group Inc., Virgin America Inc. and the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, told the judge on Friday that they had settled the case confidentially, subject to...

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