1st Lawsuit in CO crash

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I'm surprised it took this long.
 

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they just couldn't wait for the conclusion of the the investigation. Sue first, questions later.
 

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Hopefully, those passengers will get the compensation they deserve!
 

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This guy can't even spell.

"Thirty-eight people including the captain of the plain were injured."
 

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The civil suit, filed in state district court in Houston, alleges that the airline and the two pilots on board Flight 1404 were negligent in aborting a troubled takeoff and crashing into a nearby ravine a few days before Christmas."

There's the most troubling part of this deal. I hope they are not trying to sue the pilots individually. As part of the "takin' it back" program, chubs needs to get some legislation going to protect us from this crap.

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They are suing because "they thought they were going to die". I could be suing other drivers everyday if this is all it takes to sue someone.

They claim that CAL knows the cause of the crash. Well why doesnt the NTSB save all their time and call CAL for the cause.

They claim that they arent suing for tons of money, just enough to replace lost items, lost wages ( one is a college student, shouldnt have much lost wages), and medical bills. But then they leave it open if they find that if CAL was responsible, then they will sue for more. I thought they already know whose fault it was.

I am no expert here, but wasnt there a UAL and a USAir 737 that crashed and killed everyone. I think these pax should be thanking these pilots and CAL for saving their lives.
 

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Houston courts have little sympathy for the uninjured filing lawsuits. This took a while because most lawyers in Houston realize this. So it had to filter down to this fifth string ambulance chaser.
 

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What???

An expected post from McNugget...not big enough to be a chicken strip.
Actually when I read Mcnuggets comment, I thought he meant compensation should be a couple of free drink coupons on a future flight with a %10 off full coach fare voucher for future use. There will need to be three free drink coupons so the lawyer will be able to take his 33% in the form of a drink coupon.
That should be just compensation.
 

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I think every passenger that tries to sue an airline for BS "almost dying" reasons like this should be banned from flying on airlines that choose to ban them. Wish it happened.
 

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Actually when I read Mcnuggets comment, I thought he meant compensation should be a couple of free drink coupons on a future flight with a %10 off full coach fare voucher for future use. There will need to be three free drink coupons so the lawyer will be able to take his 33% in the form of a drink coupon.
That should be just compensation.
You're being too generous.
 

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I can't even to begin to tell everyone how much more pleasant FI is when McNugget is on your ignore list! Try it out and enjoy.
 

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I love this quote from the lawyer:

“Continental knows what happened already,” he said. “It’s clear it was not wind shear. No other planes or pilots had any issues that day in the same position.

I guess he must be talking about that windshear that hangs around for while.
 

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The civil suit, filed in state district court in Houston, alleges that the airline and the two pilots on board Flight 1404 were negligent in aborting a troubled takeoff and crashing into a nearby ravine a few days before Christmas."

There's the most troubling part of this deal. I hope they are not trying to sue the pilots individually. As part of the "takin' it back" program, chubs needs to get some legislation going to protect us from this crap.

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Luckily for all of us according to the law, first of all you can only sue for negligence if you were actually hurt otherwise no lawsuit.

Second for negligence to apply you need to have whats called "proximate cause". one very important part of proximate cause is forseeability, that is "whether the defendant reasonably should have forseen that his conduct might cause harm to the plaintiff". If these guys did everything by the book then they have nothing to worry about!
 

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Hopefully the judge will dismiss the bogus lawsuit as fast as it came about!
Be carefull out there everyone....
 

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HHHmmmm....thats very odd. theses two cr***s dont even know each other but somehow are being represented by the same d-bag attorney. Hey Mr. Gibson, I was standing in line at Safeway the other for 4 minutes, can ya get me a pound of burger for my troubles. Hey Mr. Gibson, I was stuck in traffic the other day for a while , can ya get me some free gas from the DOT.

What a jerk!!!
 
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