Apparently this guy gets really drunk on a United Airlines flight from Japan to America a few years ago. Then, he goes home and beats his wife. The beating was so severe that it landed him an 18 month jail sentence. The couple is now suing United Airlines for over $100,000 because they claim that it is somehow their fault that he beat his wife after drinking on United’s plane.
Are you kiding me? Why should United Airlines be responsible for the actions of a drunk customer of theirs. The man, an adult, got drunk on his own and then choose to go home and abuse his wife. I have been drunk hundreds of times and have never beat up a woman. United Airlines had no reason to believe that serving this man alcohol would result in him physically abusing his wife, and they should not be forced to pay any damages to this man. It is his personal responsibility–not the responsibility of United Airlines–to ensure that when he becomes inebriated that he does not abuse his wife.
No rational person could ever abuse his wife and then claim that it is the fault of the airline because the airline served him. The judge should dismiss this case and the couple should be forced to reimburse the court and the attorneys for United Arilines for the costs of this frivolous case.
We live in a society where our first instinct has become to place blame on others for our own faults and that is a shame.