Defendant-appellant American Airlines, Inc. (American) appeals from a judgment entered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Tenney, J.), after a jury trial, adjudging it 51% liable for personal injuries sustained by plaintiff-appellee Thomas Plagianos. On appeal, American contends (1) that the district court erred in instructing the jury as to the standard of care owed by American to its passengers; (2) that there was insufficient evidence to support the jury's finding of negligence; and (3) that the damages award is excessive. For the reasons that follow, we vacate the judgment and remand the case for a new trial.
Miner '56, Roger J., "Plagianos v. American Airlines, Inc., 912 F. 2d 57 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 1990" (1990). Circuit Court Opinions. 286.