Thirsty passenger liable for case costs

Thirsty passenger liable for case costs


16.Oct.2019

Remember the thirsty passenger story? She may be liable for $100,000's in costs.

Ms Di Falco sued Emirates for damages in the Victorian Supreme Court, claiming the denial of adequate water caused her to faint and fall, hurting her ankle on the March 2015 flight from Melbourne to Dubai.

The mother told the trial the injury caused her constant pain, forced her to take two months off work, deprived her of doing the things she loved and led to her marriage breakdown.

Justice Jacinta Forbes on Tuesday found Emirates had no liability. She invited the parties to make submissions on costs.

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