Nut rage case: US court asked to dismiss case

Seoul, July 14 (IANS) The former vice-president of South Korea’s flagship carrier Korean Air Lines Co., has asked a US court to dismiss a civil lawsuit that was filed by a flight attendants involved in last year’s “nut rage” case.

According to legal sources on Tuesday, earlier in March, Korean Air flight attendant Kim Do-hee filed a suit against her former boss Cho Hyun-ah in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, seeking compensation for damages inflicted on her career and emotional well-being during last year’s in-flight commotion widely known as the nut rage incident, Yonhap News Agency reported.

“The former executive filed a motion to dismiss the case in New York earlier this morning,” said one of Cho’s legal representatives.

The latest dismissal request requires the plaintiff to provide a response to the court by July 29.

On December 5, 2014, Cho forced a Korean Air flight departing from New York back to the gate because of the way her nuts were served — in an unopened bag instead of on a plate — and to have Kim’s supervisor disembarked.

Meanwhile, the Seoul High Court last month sentenced Cho to 10 months in prison but suspended the term for two years for changing an aircraft’s flight route.

Prosecutors said they have submitted an appeal to reverse the court decision.

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