If You Snooze You Lose: Ninth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Against British Airways Due to Late Filing

On March 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit against British Airways. The family of Papanasam Narayanan filed a suit for damages after Narayanan passed away. The family claimed that the denial of oxygen aboard an international flight accelerated Narayanan’s death. Narayanan suffered from an advance-stage, terminal lung disease and required supplemental oxygen during the flight. British Airways was notified of his condition prior to the flight and assured Narayanan that he would have access to the supplemental oxygen he needed. However, British Airways denied Narayanan access to the supplemental oxygen.… read more →