An Alaska Airlines Lawsuit You Have to Read

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Have you heard of an Alaska Airlines lawsuit? If not, then maybe you should. It seems that one of their long distance passengers was brutally attacked by another passenger and it has caused quite a stir. In fact, one of the passengers has made a claim for assault and battery against the airline.

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This happened at theking airport in Seattle Washington. It has since spread all over the United States and especially to Alaska. So, now there are suits being filed everywhere. However, is this a real lawsuit or just media hype?

Well, it is indeed a real lawsuit.

However, it will be interesting to see if it gets anywhere in court. For instance, is the plaintiff’s lawyer to a lawyer who has handled high-profile lawsuits like these before? Does he have experience in dealing with the airline? All these questions should be answered before the lawsuit gets any traction.

Now, let us move on to what all the fuss is about.

How did this happen? How did an airline get sued for something that a customer did not do? This may seem like a dumb question, but consider this:The lawsuit was started by two passengers who were overheard on the cell phone saying things to each other. Then a man started arguing with them and telling them that they should go back to the gate. When they asked him why, he said, “I don’t know.” When they told him that they had already seen his credentials, he replied, “You are not going to believe what just happened!”

So, these two passengers got angry and decided to sue the airline.

They claim that they were traumatized by the entire incident. Now, the airline may try to fight these charges of slander or malicious prosecution. We hope so, because the damage to their reputation at least may be a settlement. may argue that they were only trying to help the gentleman get to the gate. They argued that it could have cost them more money to hire more people to help this gentleman, had he not come on the plane. Was he not carrying enough money for them to give him a break? Yes, they agreed. They are also claiming that because this gentleman is a doctor, he could have made a lot more money by staying home.

Even if this story seems crazy, consider this.

Alaska Airlines was sued by an 18-year-old who lost his arm in a construction project. He was just trying to help his family. His lawsuit?

The airline tried to avoid paying his lawsuit by pointing out that he might have hurt himself and that it was an accident. Ultimately, they lost and paid him a very large settlement. If they lose this lawsuit, it could happen to any airline with a customer who gets angry at them.

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