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Spirit is not responsible for the drunken brawl on the flight, jury says

A jury in Los Angeles determined that the Spirit is not at fault in March 2016 incident on board one of his flights from Baltimore to L. A.

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A group of women who are involved in a fight on a Spirit Airlines flight have no one to blame but themselves.

Last week, a jury in Los Angeles determined that the Spirit was not responsible for an incident with a group of passengers who are involved in a brawl in March 2016, the New York Daily News reported. Three Delaware women, Tykisha Diodato, Lisa Zampella and Danielle Fonda-Thomas — had originally brought the lawsuit against the carrier in April 2016, claiming that the Spirit had two different passengers copious amounts of alcohol and not to intervene when these passengers became violent.

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According to Richard Lazenby, a lawyer from Spirit Airlines, the women from the accounts called in question the following statements of other witnesses and flight attendants. Further, he told the Daily News that the court “applied California law, which prohibits liability, based solely on the serving of alcohol.”

Lazenby claimed the Spirit also successfully proven that the fight was not “foreseeable” on the part of the crew.

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The incident, which originally happened on a flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles, started as two drunk women started blasting music from a boom box mid-flight — and when they were asked to keep it down by the Delaware women, they cranked their music up. At the landing, drunken passengers allegedly shouted racist remarks at the women and then attacked, said Nathan Goldberg, who represented the women.

Goldberg is a partner of high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred, who also had announced that she would represent the women if the lawsuit was originally announced in 2016.

After the 12-day trial, Goldberg maintained that the three plaintiffs were “innocent victims”, but claimed he was still proud of Diodato, Zampella and Fonda-Thomas to move forward with the “unprecedented case,” the Daily News said.

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A representative for the Spirit was not immediately available for comment.

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