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.

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Zone of Danger

A grandmother is the “immediate family” of her granddaughter, the New York Court of Appeals ruled, finding that the grandmother can sue the owner of a building for emotional distress arising from the grandchild’s death after the two were suddenly struck by debris that fell from the facade of the building. The grandmother may pursue her claim for bystander recovery under a “zone of danger” theory, the court ruled.

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Jailed ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Sues Over Arrest in US Court

The recently imprisoned Rwandan hotelier whose actions during the East African nation’s 1994 genocide inspired the 2004 film “Hotel Rwanda” claims in a federal lawsuit that a Greek private charter airline and a Rwandan secret agent conspired to kidnap and jail him.

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