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Vumbaca v. Terminal One Group Association LP

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
859 F. Supp.2d 343 (2012)


Due to unexpected bad weather, a number of a planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport were forced to remain on the tarmac for substantial periods. Passengers on some of the planes had to wait inside the planes for most of the night before they were allowed to disembark. Vivian Vumbaca (plaintiff) was one of those passengers. Vumbaca claimed that she was forced to endure cramped, uncomfortable conditions, without food, water, or sanitation, for nearly seven hours. Vumbaca sued Terminal One Group Association, L.P. (defendant), which operated the terminal Vumbaca where was stuck, for false imprisonment. Terminal One moved to dismiss Vumbaca’s claims on the ground that she failed to state a claim.

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Holding and Reasoning (Weinstein, J.)

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