USA: couple sues United Airlines for violent marital quarrel

Airlines are frequently sued for the acts of drunken passengers, typically by flight attendants or other passengers who suffered harm from an unruly traveler during a flight. But this time a husband and wife are suing United Airlines for “negligently” overserving alcohol during a flight from Osaka, Japan, to San Francisco, saying the carrier’s drinks fueled domestic violence between them. The lawsuit is may hinge on whether the airline, in effect, operated a flying bar subject to the same legal liabilities as earthbound drinking establishments. But as the alleged over-serving occurred on an airplane crossing the Pacific Ocean, it may be subject to protocols spelled out under the Warsaw Convention.Source:; find article here>>.

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