SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top carrier Korean Air Lines Co. said Wednesday it will take appropriate measures against a suit in New York, filed by one of the firm’s flight attendants related to last year’s “nut rage” case, once the company gets an official notice on the matter.
“We have not yet received any notices on the New York lawsuit,” a Korean Air official said. “The company will review the suit once we get the details, and come up with appropriate measures accordingly.”
In the lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Monday, the Korean Air flight attendant Kim Do-hee sought compensation for damages done to her career and emotional well-being during last year’s in-flight commotion widely known as nut rage incident.
On Dec. 5, the airline’s former vice president and heiress Cho Hyun-ah ordered an Incheon-bound flight taxiing at Kennedy International Airport to go back to its gate to have Kim’s supervisor disembarked on account of some macadamia nuts that were not served to her liking.
Cho was found guilty of violating air safety and other laws at a Seoul court earlier this year and was sentenced to one year in jail. She has appealed to have her prison term suspended.