The plaintiff-appellant is a Korean national who is a flight attendant with the Korean Air Lines. The Defendant is an executive at the Korean Air Lines who assaulted the plaintiff aboard a plane in the JFK Airport in New York. The plaintiff appealed the trial court's dismissal.
The Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal based on forum non conveniens, noting both parties are Korean nationals, the plaintiff received medical treatment in Korea and a related criminal charges were brought against the defendant in Korea.
Nut rage! Do you all remember this incident that launched a thousand puns? Nothing path-breaking in terms of the law here, but it appears that this is the end of the line for the unfortunate flight attendant, at least in the U.S. court.