Premise Liability

Our client was a five-year old girl who was traveling to Dulles Airport with her parents on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The plane was a few hours from landing when a flight attendant placed a cup of hot tea on our client’s tray table. The cup was not placed squarely in the cup holder causing it to tip over and spill, resulting in second degree burns to our client’s groin area.We filed suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia under the Montreal Convention, which governs international flights, and were able to settle the case for $250,000.00 without a trial.

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