dearJulius.com

$hide=home

How Much Does United Airlines Have to Lose?

While United passenger, David Dao is in the hospital recovering, he has already hired two high-powered attorneys in his lawsuit against United. We reached out to Arthur Wolk to see how much he can sue for.

Here's how much an aviation law expert thinks Dr. David Dao can sue for.
       
   
By Caroline Hallemann, Good Housekeping
   
Right about now, United is probably wishing they'd offered more than $800 to volunteers willing to get off Sunday's now-infamous flight from Chicago to Louisville.
             
The carrier is facing a PR nightmare after a series of viral videos showed Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old physician, being physically dragged off an airplane with visible injuries after he refused to vacate his seat.
      
Along with their reputation, the company's stock price took a hit, dropping over 1 percent on Tuesday, which CNN estimates is the equivalent of about $250 million. Dao was just released from the hospital with injuries, including a broken nose and concussion, but his lawyers have already announced plans for a lawsuit against United and the city of Chicago.

But does he have a case?

Aviation law expert Arthur Wolk, the founding partner of the Wolk Law Firm in Philadelphia, thinks Dao could bring a lawsuit in the millions of dollars.

There is nothing in that contract that gives United the right to commit an assault and battery.
[post_ads]First, Wolk believes the airline breached its own contract by removing Dao. Having read United's contract of carriage in its entirety, Wolk thinks Dao could sue for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional disturbance and may also have grounds to sue under various civil rights acts, in addition to that breach of contract.

"There is nothing in that contract that gives United the right to commit an assault and battery on a passenger," he told me over the phone.

"This is not a denied boarding incident, which is covered by the contract; this man was already boarded. This is not an oversold incident, as provided for by the contract; this airplane was not oversold — every passenger was ticketed and had a seat.

"This was not a situation where the passenger was unruly, committed a criminal act, interfered with the flight crew, was incapable of being a passenger by himself or anything of that nature, obviously until they attempted to physically throw him off the airplane.

"So to me, United Airlines breached their own contract of carriage."

Second, Wolk points out that if this case does go to trial, the case would come down to the jury—another major obstacle for United. "You have to understand what your jury pool is going to look like here. Virtually every person who has flown on an airline flight on a regular basis feels that airlines abuse their passengers. The mindset of the jury pool is that they hate the way they're being treated by airlines."
[post_ads_2]
But Wolk doesn't think it will ever get that far.
"My view here is Dr. Dao has a very good case against United Airlines," he said, "and if I were United Airlines, I'd be all over him to try to get him to accept a reasonable compensation and to go away."

But if Dao neglected to settle, and did bring the case to court, just how much could he sue for? We asked Wolk if he thinks the sum would be in the millions, to which he responded, "I think so. I would say that this is the kind of thing that could go anywhere because the video is extremely disturbing, and I just think it's so reprehensible."

We have reached out to Dao's lawyers, and will update should we receive a response.

See More:


COMMENTS



|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Made with in NYC
Name

Abu Dhabi,2,Adventure,32,Adventure Travel,641,Advice,73,Africa,26,Air Travel,150,Alabama,5,Alaska,21,Alberta,1,America,77,Amsterdam,2,Anguilla,3,Antarctica,7,Antigua,3,Argentina,15,Arizona,20,Arkansas,2,Armenia,1,Asia Travel,47,Athens,3,Austin,8,Australia,92,Austria,13,Azerbaijan,1,Bahamas,13,Bangladesh,8,Beach Travel,58,Belarus,1,Belgium,9,Belize,15,Bermuda,5,Bhutan,10,Blue Lagoon,2,Bolivia,3,Botswana,3,Brazil,38,Brunei,1,Budget Travel,97,California,110,Cambodia,4,Canada,80,Caribbean,45,Caribbean & Mexico,5,Chicago,7,Chile,7,China,21,Christmas Travel,14,Clothes,1,Coliseum,1,Colombia,18,Colorado,33,Columbia,3,Connecticut,4,Corporate Travel,2,Costa Rica,13,Country Travel,249,Croatia,15,Cruiser Travel,16,Cuba,18,Cultural Travel,66,Czech Republic,6,D.C.,2,Delaware,1,Denmark,12,Desert Travel,1,Dubai,15,East Africa,4,Easter Island,1,Easter Travel,1,Eco Travel,18,Ecuador,7,Egypt,4,Emirates,1,England,13,Estonia,2,Eswatini,1,Ethiopia,2,Europe,110,Fall Travel,43,Family Travel,128,Faroe Island,1,Father's Day Travel,1,Featured,22,Features,406,Festival Travel,25,Fiji,6,Finland,16,Florida,69,Food,8,Food and Drink,4,France,37,Free Travel,3,French,6,French Polynesia,5,Galapagos,3,Georgia,14,Germany,18,Ghana,2,Greece,37,Greenland,1,Guatemala,2,Halloween Travel,9,Hawaii,53,Hayden Panettiere,1,Hiking Travel,63,Holiday Travel,28,Holland,1,Honeymoon Travel,128,Hong Kong,13,Hotels,71,Hungary,3,Iceland,41,Idaho,5,Ideas,11,Illinois,13,Independence Day Travel,1,India,36,Indiana,5,Indonesia,13,Iraq,1,Ireland,36,Island,60,islands,2,Israel,9,Italy,57,Jamaica,8,Japan,45,Jordan,6,Kansas,6,Kentucky,2,Kenya,2,Korea,2,Kyrgyzstan,1,Latin America,3,Latvia,1,Lithuania,2,London,24,Louisiana,9,Lowa,4,Luxembourg,1,Luxury Travel,35,Maine,6,Malaysia,1,Maldives,15,Malta,2,Maryland,6,Massachusetts,9,Mauritius,6,Mexico,74,Miami,13,Michigan,5,Mississippi,2,Missouri,7,Moldova,1,Monaco,1,Montana,12,Morocco,20,Mother's Day Travel,1,Myanmar,9,Namibia,4,Nature,4,Nature Travel,103,Nepal,6,Netherlands,11,Nevada,24,Nevis,1,New England,5,New Jersey,2,New Mexico,6,New Year's Day Travel,6,New York,55,New York City,20,New Zealand,47,Newfoundland,1,Nicaragua,2,North America,11,North Carolina,6,North Dakota,1,North Ireland,1,Northern Ireland,1,Norway,20,Occasional Travel,9,Oceania,1,Ohio,6,Oman,5,Oregon,10,Pakistan,2,Panama,5,Paraguay,1,Paris,23,Pennsylvania,10,Peru,21,Phoenix,1,Photo Feature,1,Poland,3,Portugal,21,Prague,1,Puerto Rico,7,Qatar,6,Resort,11,Rhode Island,2,River Travel,2,Road Trips,49,Romania,4,Romantic Getaways,15,Rome,5,Russia,16,Saint Lucia,1,Saint Patrick's Day Travel,1,San Miguel de Allende,1,Scotland,10,Seasonal,56,Seasonal Travel,59,Sightseeing Tours,2,Singapore,18,Ski Resorts,10,Slovenia,6,Solo Travel,24,Solomon Islands,1,Somoa,1,Soth Africa,1,South Africa,14,South America,3,South Carolina,4,South Dakota,5,South Korea,3,South Pacific,2,Space Travel,14,Spain,33,Special,24,Special Features,315,Spring Travel,23,Sri Lanka,6,Student Travel,1,Summer Travel,53,Summer Vacation,8,Sweden,19,Swiss Alps,1,Switzerland,20,Tahiti,1,Taiwan,3,Tanzania,1,Tennessee,6,Texas,57,Thailand,31,Thanksgiving Travel,5,Things to Do,165,Tibet,2,Tips,119,Train Travel,23,Transportation,22,Travel,188,Travel Advice,64,Travel Apps,1,Travel Guide,40,Travel Tips,150,Tunisia,2,Turkey,10,Turkish,1,Tuscany,1,UAE,10,UK,40,Ukrine,1,Urban Travel,48,Uruguary,1,USA,629,Utah,13,Uzbekistan,1,Vacation Travel,245,Valentine's Day Travel,1,Vehicle Travel,2,Venezuela,1,Vermont,4,Victoria Falls,1,Vietnam,5,Virginia,5,Washington,15,Washington DC,20,Weddings Travel,4,West Indies,2,Wildlife Travel,13,Winter Travel,56,Wisconsin,5,Worldwide,155,Wyoming,3,xxx,1,Yemen,1,Zadar,2,Zambia,3,Zimbabwe,4,
ltr
item
Travel Magazine: How Much Does United Airlines Have to Lose?
How Much Does United Airlines Have to Lose?
While United passenger, David Dao is in the hospital recovering, he has already hired two high-powered attorneys in his lawsuit against United. We reached out to Arthur Wolk to see how much he can sue for.
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q7WDcuUAoiM/WTxGv2PjNJI/AAAAAAAAFzQ/4EkYId4VlPgUeEpSIkBmU-Ozr-AQeY_VQCLcB/s1600/6-4548-capresepizza-1337659462.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q7WDcuUAoiM/WTxGv2PjNJI/AAAAAAAAFzQ/4EkYId4VlPgUeEpSIkBmU-Ozr-AQeY_VQCLcB/s72-c/6-4548-capresepizza-1337659462.jpg
Travel Magazine
https://travel.dearjulius.com/2017/06/how-much-does-united-airlines-have-to.html
https://travel.dearjulius.com/
https://travel.dearjulius.com/
https://travel.dearjulius.com/2017/06/how-much-does-united-airlines-have-to.html
true
5866858605520326948
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy