Continental Airlines Off Hook At 5th Circ. For Sex Toy Prank

Law360, Los Angeles (June 14, 2016, 11:04 PM EDT) -- Continental Airlines beat an appeal of a directed verdict that said two passengers hadn’t sufficiently proven that the airline’s employees had dug out a sex toy from one of the passenger’s bags and taped it to the outside, according to a Fifth Circuit ruling Tuesday.

A three-judge panel found that U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt hadn’t erred in ruling in favor of United Continental Holdings Inc. after a four-day trial in which, the judge said, passengers Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger hadn’t presented evidence to show that United employees had dug around in their luggage, pulled out the toy and...

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

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4310 Airplane

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June 17, 2015

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