United Airlines Molestation Lawsuit - Update

Commentator Lyndsay Markley offers an update to her earlier commentary on an LBN report on a child molestation lawsuit against United Airlines. United has filed a motion to dismiss the case. Lyndsay Markley, who represents the plaintiffs, has responded to the motion.

Lyndsay Markley

Lyndsay Markley

United Airlines wants the state lawsuit dismissed for failure to state a cause of action. In general, under Illinois law, there is no liability for the criminal acts of third parties. United is claiming third-party status. Markley’s response is that Illinois case law supports the notion that United is liable.

United has also maintained that it was not actively involved in the mentoring program that gave rise to the complaints. Markley challenges this proposition. She says that the airline and Gerald Greenwald, the former chairman and CEO of United Airlines. She says that most of her clients knew Greenwald and his wife. There were two videos showing United’s participation in the program. As of this date, fourteen claimants have come forward.

Markley believes that the trial court will rule in her favor on the motion and that discovery will commence.

Chicago-based Attorney, Lyndsay Markley, has dedicated her legal practice to fighting on behalf of persons who suffered injuries or death as the result of the wrongful or careless conduct of others. For her work as a victims’ advocate, Ms. Markley has received an array of accolades, including selection to the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Illinois and a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney for 2012-2014 by the National Association of Trial Lawyers. She has also been acknowledged by her colleagues as an Illinois’ Rising Star in 2013 -2014 (SuperLawyers’ Magazine) and as a Top Women Lawyer in Illinois in 2014 by Super Lawyers and Chicago Magazine. Lyndsay's commentary was hosted by The Legal Broadcast Network, a featured network of Sequence Media Group.