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Old 05-30-2019, 11:06 AM
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I hope the guy can buy his own 747 when he wins the case.

An Alabama man is suing Delta Air Lines and one of its passengers after getting mauled by an emotional-support dog on a flight in 2017.
The attack was so severe that Marlin Jackson suffered "extensive facial damage," including lacerations to his nose and mouth, and bled so profusely "that the entire row of seats had to be removed from the airplane," according to the suit, which was filed Friday in Georgia's State Court of Fulton County. Jackson was seated in a window seat on a Delta flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to San Diego International Airport in June 2017, the suit says. Fellow passenger Ronald Mundy was already in his middle seat "with his large dog attempting to sit in his lap," according to the suit, which says that Delta's policy required large emotional-support dogs be secured on the floor.
"Defendant Delta allowed the large animal to remain in Defendant Mundy's lap while Delta employees passed through the area in open disregard of said policy," the suit states. Jackson asked Mundy if the dog would bite and Mundy assured him the animal was safe. As Jackson buckled his seat belt, the dog started to growl and shift in Mundy's lap, according to the lawsuit. Jackson again asked if the dog was safe, and Mundy said it was.

Without warning, the dog lunged at Jackson, biting him several times in the face and pinning him against the window, the suit states.

"The attack was briefly interrupted when the animal was pulled away from Mr. Jackson. However, the animal broke free and again mauled Mr. Jackson's face," according to the lawsuit.


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I wonder what breed of dog?
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I wonder what breed of dog?
A lab-Pointer mix.
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They need to buy a Teddy Bear.
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Wonder why they're suing Delta instead of the dog owner. Actually I don't wonder at all, deeper pockets.
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this tells me it was not a true trained service animal! chances of a trained service animal acting in this manner is very slim!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
this tells me it was not a true trained service animal! chances of a trained service animal acting in this manner is very slim!
a service animal and a emotional support animal are 2 totally different things
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Wonder why they're suing Delta instead of the dog owner. Actually I don't wonder at all, deeper pockets.
The article mentioned the victim was suing both. Delta is in for a huge payout on this. The dog was suppose to be on the floor and was in the owners lap. Second, Ultimately Delta is reasonably responsible for the safety of the customer and this was totally avoidable.

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this tells me it was not a true trained service animal! chances of a trained service animal acting in this manner is very slim!
Not a service dog that i read. It was an emotional support dog which is different.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
this tells me it was not a true trained service animal! chances of a trained service animal acting in this manner is very slim!
There is a difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal. Service animal costs thousands of dollars and is trained to help someone who is blind, suffers from seizures or some other form of disability. An emotional support animal is a pet that the owner needs comfort from which only requires a certificate from a shrink that you can get online for $40. The ESA laws are clearly being abused and exploited but in this day of social media lynch mobs and over PC no one and no company wants to stand up to if for fear of the internet pitchfork mob.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:22 AM
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If it were a real emotional support animal it would need to be approved by a mental health professional. I don't believe they can specify any particular type of dog or training.

Worse is that anyone can go to Amazon and get tags for emotional support animal for 10 bucks or go all in and get the embossed certificate for 25 bucks.
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Anyone can now claim damn near anything as their emotional support animal if they have a few bucks to spend.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
this tells me it was not a true trained service animal! chances of a trained service animal acting in this manner is very slim!
Nobody claimed it was a service animal. The opening post clearly reads "emotional-support dog".
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Just when I thought traveling by air can't get worse.....it does.
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Originally Posted by Domoe View Post
a service animal and a emotional support animal are 2 totally different things
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The article mentioned the victim was suing both. Delta is in for a huge payout on this. The dog was suppose to be on the floor and was in the owners lap. Second, Ultimately Delta is reasonably responsible for the safety of the customer and this was totally avoidable.


Not a service dog that i read. It was an emotional support dog which is different.
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There is a difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal. Service animal costs thousands of dollars and is trained to help someone who is blind, suffers from seizures or some other form of disability. An emotional support animal is a pet that the owner needs comfort from which only requires a certificate from a shrink that you can get online for $40. The ESA laws are clearly being abused and exploited but in this day of social media lynch mobs and over PC no one and no company wants to stand up to if for fear of the internet pitchfork mob.
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Nobody claimed it was a service animal. The opening post clearly reads "emotional-support dog".

if it is used for anything other than recreational use, it is a service animal! AND SHOULD BE OBEDIENT TRAINED AS ONE!

if it were a truly trained animal the owner would not be in this situation!
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I would have NEVER accepted the seat if I were to be siting next to a dog - period!
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Article said it was a lab /pointer mix but it also said Delta was gonna ban pit bulls???
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I would have NEVER accepted the seat if I were to be siting next to a dog - period!
So you give up your seat and forfeit your trip when you are already on the plane?
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I would add the government to the list of people to sue. Airlines are so scared of discrimination suits, they get walked all over them.

Airline didn’t follow own policy. Maybe add Boeing to the mix too for not having a big enough seat to get away. I love dogs. I really hate this service dog BS, not as much as people who abuse it though.
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What has this world come too?
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