Passengers Sue Southwest Over Inspections

Four passengers and a lawyer are trying to get a class-action suit going against Southwest Airlines over its failure to adequately inspect some of its planes.

I’m not sure I get this. It was my understanding that you don’t win lawsuits because someone did something wrong. You win lawsuits because someone did something wrong and it harmed you.

So you can’t successfully sue the guy who got drunk and drove past you at 70 mph. Unless he hits you.

How were the passengers harmed? The planes didn’t crash. Everyone got where they were going. 

Meanwhile, Southwest is looking at a $10.2 million fine, heads are rolling at the FAA, and that’s probably about what ought to happen.

At least from my perspective. And perspective matters.


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