Jury Awards $5.6M to American Airlines Crash Victim

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.

    DALLAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Chu, a passenger on American
 Airlines Flight 1420 that crashed in Little Rock on June 1, 1999, was awarded
 a $5,695,161 verdict today (April 18) against American Airlines by a jury in
 Little Rock Federal Court.  Ms. Chu was represented by Frank L. Branson of The
 Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C., of Dallas, TX.
     The jury also recommended that American Airlines be told to change the
 training program in order to avoid inappropriate behavior.  The jury found
 that at the time CARE Team member Jim Struthers engaged in a sexual
 relationship with Nancy Chu, he was acting in the course and scope of his
 employment with American Airlines.
     Ms. Chu, a young associate vice-president/registered sales assistant for a
 brokerage firm, suffered physical pain and mental anguish as a result of the
 crash including injuries to her back, neck, arm and shoulder.
     The flight crashed while attempting to land in Little Rock during heavy
 thunderstorms.  The airplane left the end of the runway and collided with
 approach light structures, burning as it broke apart.  Eleven people were
 killed in the crash, including the pilot.
 
 

SOURCE Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
    DALLAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Chu, a passenger on American
 Airlines Flight 1420 that crashed in Little Rock on June 1, 1999, was awarded
 a $5,695,161 verdict today (April 18) against American Airlines by a jury in
 Little Rock Federal Court.  Ms. Chu was represented by Frank L. Branson of The
 Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C., of Dallas, TX.
     The jury also recommended that American Airlines be told to change the
 training program in order to avoid inappropriate behavior.  The jury found
 that at the time CARE Team member Jim Struthers engaged in a sexual
 relationship with Nancy Chu, he was acting in the course and scope of his
 employment with American Airlines.
     Ms. Chu, a young associate vice-president/registered sales assistant for a
 brokerage firm, suffered physical pain and mental anguish as a result of the
 crash including injuries to her back, neck, arm and shoulder.
     The flight crashed while attempting to land in Little Rock during heavy
 thunderstorms.  The airplane left the end of the runway and collided with
 approach light structures, burning as it broke apart.  Eleven people were
 killed in the crash, including the pilot.
 
 SOURCE  Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.