SAN FRANCISCO –
Passengers are suing JetBlue Airways Corp. over allegations that they
were injured on a flight from Boston to Sacramento because of
Rhonda Lynam and Theresa Lynam filed a complaint on
Jan. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California against JetBlue Airways Corp. alleging negligence.
to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Aug. 11, 2016, they
were thrown violently about inside an aircraft owned by the defendant
and sustained multiple physical injuries, including extreme fear,
anguish, horror and mental distress. The plaintiffs hold JetBlue Airways
Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to foresee the
dangerous route it was taking, failed to take a prudent course and
divert to a safer route, and failed to warn passengers to use their
safety belts during heavy turbulence.
The plaintiffs request a
trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, general and special
damages, costs of suit, interest, and further relief as the court may
deem proper. They are represented by Gerald C. Sterns of Sterns and
Walker in Oakland.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00404