Goodman Acker P.C. filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines and its’
affiliate ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., on behalf of a Garden City woman.
Costigan was sexually assaulted by a man while in flight from Myrtle Beach
to Detroit on July 27, 2016, Delta Airlines Flight 5203.
A man sitting in first class was seen exposing himself and masturbating
by airline personnel 40 minutes into the two-hour flight. At that point,
the airline staff called Detroit Airport Police to apprehend the man once
the plane had landed. However, instead of asking a known sexual predator
to remain seated for the remainder of his flight, they allowed him to
wander the plane where he approached our client.
The man proceeded to sexually assault our client, a hard working waitress
and mother, placing his hands underneath her shorts. Our client was unable
to move, as the larger gentlemen blocked her exit. The man, a South Carolina
resident, named Christopher Finkley, was convicted for simple assault
and indecent exposure by a Federal Magistrate in Detroit and sentenced
at the end of March. Delta has offered $2500 in airline vouchers as compensation
for our client's suffering.
Our client and Goodman Acker, P.C. Attorney Gerald Acker spoke to the media
in a press conference at the offices of Goodman Acker, located at 17000
West Ten Mile Road, Second Floor, Southfield, MI.
View the press conference here:
Click Here to view a copy of the complaint filed in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Goodman Acker, P.C. is a personal injury law firm based out of Southfield,
Michigan. It handles all types of personal injury accident matters, including
auto accidents, premises, medical malpractice and more.
www.GoodmanAcker.com for more information about the law firm or call 248-793-2010.