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Raw Sewage

An appeals court in Georgia ruled against a flight attendant who was “drenched in raw sewage” at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, finding the lower court properly granted Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corp. partial summary judgment on her negligence claims because recovery of damages for emotional distress under the state’s impact rule is permitted only when there is a causal connection between the alleged negligence and a physical injury.

ATLANTA — An appeals court in Georgia ruled against a flight attendant who was “drenched in raw sewage” at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, finding the lower court properly granted Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corp. partial summary judgment on her negligence claims because recovery of damages for emotional distress under the state’s impact rule is permitted only when there is a causal connection between the alleged negligence and a physical injury.  

Categories / Appeals, Civil Rights, Personal Injury

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