Partner Anthony Battista was quoted in the Law360* article, “Iberia Avoids Major Damages in Trial Over Turbulence Injury,” after Iberia Airlines avoided having to pay substantial damages to a Florida woman injured when a May 2015 flight from Madrid to Milan experienced severe turbulence. On Wednesday, a federal jury in Miami found that the airline bore minimal responsibility and attributed 99 percent of the fault or negligence that was a legal cause of the injuries to the woman herself.
Anthony Battista, who represented Iberia, called the verdict a tremendous result for the airline. “We appreciate the jury’s efforts in listening closely to all of the evidence and in finding in favor of Iberia,” he said.
For additional coverage, see “Iberia Airlines Jets Past $1.2 Million in Damages.”
The case is Quevedo et al v. Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana Sociedad Anonima Operadora Co., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Iberia is being represented by Condon & Forsyth attorneys Anthony Battista, Lisa Heller and Harrison Squires.