Sunday, January 4, 2009

Man sues United because they got him so drunk he hit his wife

A man is suing United Airlines after he got so drunk he hit his wife while going through customs. He claims that it's the airlines fault because they allowed him to get drunk enough that he lost control of himself.

Shimamoto claims it was the multiple glasses of Burgundy, served at 20 minute intervals, which led him to strike his wife Ayisha, while the couple were walking through customs in December 2006.

In a lawsuit filed at the US District Court in Tampa, Florida, he claims the wine left him so drunk that "he could not manage himself".

Jean Medina, of United said: "We believe that a lawsuit that suggests that we are somehow responsible for the consequences of a passenger's physical assault on his own wife is without any merit whatsoever."

I'm siding with United on this one.


Lucy said...

These frivolous law suits hurt the consumers in the end. We all end up paying.

Anonymous said...

well thats stupid. The man should have not gotten drunk around his wife let alone hit her. Makes me think he has done it before because a man just doesnt hit a woman.