A plane passenger kept on the tarmac for seven hours without food, water or appropriate sanitary facilities while airport staff attempted to dig out from a blizzard cannot recover damages, a federal judge has ruled. “Hers is a most appealing case. Yet the law can only give her sympathy, not monetary compensation. An international treaty and New York law bar recovery,” Eastern District Judge Jack Weinstein (See Profile) wrote in Vumbaca v. Terminal One Group Association, 11-cv-5535.
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