Moose135 wrote:FlyHossD wrote:As I understand it, it wasn't an airline employee that dragged Dao off the plane - it was the City of Chicago Department of Aviation Police. Is that incorrect?
Yes, but at the request of the airline. They didn't just board a random flight and drag off a passenger, they wouldn't have been there if the airline hadn't asked them to remove someone.
Trust me, you do not want the sort of transferable liability you are arguing in favor of to exist in this country.
If you have a guest in your home who, for whatever reason, you decide needs to leave, but they refuse to do so and you call the police for assistance, who then rough him up, do you really want to be held accountable?
If there were evidence United employees had said something like "do whatever it takes," you might be making a relevant point because they might be argued as having solicited a crime.
As is, United is at fault for poor planning of crew relocation, and a bumping of undefined acceptability under their contract of carriage, not assault.