Vumbaca v. Terminal One Group Association LP

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

859 F. Supp.2d 343 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)

A claim of false imprisonment requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant had an intent to unlawfully confine the plaintiff.

Relevant Facts

A number of airplanes at John F. Kennedy International Airport were forced to remain on the tarmac for substantial periods as a result of unexpected bad weather. Passengers on some of the planes were forced to wait inside the planes for most of the night before they were allowed to disembark. Vivian Vumbaca (the plaintiff), one of those passengers, sued Terminal One Group Association, L.P. (the defendant), which operated the terminal for false imprisonment, alleging that the plaintiff was forced to endure cramped, uncomfortable conditions, without food, water, or sanitation, for nearly seven hours. The defendant moved to dismiss the claims on the ground that the plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

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December 13, 2020

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Citations

859 F. Supp.2d 343 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)