"Some leases state that the tenant "forfeits", or loses, the security deposit if the lease is breached or broken. Just because something is written in a lease does not mean that it is enforceable under Texas property law.
It seems to me that the same principal would apply to an airline's contract of carriage. Just because an airline states that they have the right to deny boarding to anyone for any reason doesn't mean that policy is enforceable in a court of law.
Back to apartment leases for a moment, my lease states that the apartment complex will not be responsible for a tenant's personal belongings if they are destroyed by fire and they recommend renter's insurance. However, two and a half years ago, we did have a fire in our complex and it was caused by the apartment complex's maintainence people. (They stored mattresss, paint, paint thinner, oily rags, etc. in a downstairs unit which caused a fire and destroyed 8 units.) In that case, the apartment complex was liable for the damages, due to their negligence, even though it said in the lease that they would not be.
I don't have a problem with the concept of racial profiling as far as security searches go. However, if the passenger doesn't have anything in his/her carry-on that could be considered a weapon, is not drunk or disorderly, is medically fit to travel, and has legally purchased a ticket, then he or she should not be pulled off the plane just because the captain thinks they might be a threat. The airline would have to show just cause for removing someone from the plane and name/skin color/race is NOTjust cause.
I've seen people on other threads say "Flying is a privelege, not a right." I disagree. If I've followed the rules and haven't broken any laws, am medically fit to fly, don't pose a threat to my fellow passengers. and my tax dollars are helping to bail out the airline industry then I damn sure do have the right to be transported to my destination.
I hope the plaintiffs win in this case.
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