Frontier sued after flight delays

By Robbie Hargett | Mar 25, 2016

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois residents are suing an airline company after their flight was significantly delayed.

Volha Budylina and Marina Snopova Dmitri Prigorenko, individually and on behalf of their minor children, Mathew and Angelika Prigorenko, filed a class-action lawsuit March 16 in U.S. Federal Court of the Northern District of Illinois against Frontier Airlines, alleging breach of contract and violations of Article 19 of the Montreal Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air.

The suit states the plaintiffs were scheduled to fly from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Chicago on Jan. 28, but Frontier's flights from Punta Cana Airport were delayed on departure by more than six hours, allegedly as a result of negligent maintenance of an aircraft.

During the delay, the plaintiffs were allegedly confined at departure area without access to food, refreshments, or lavatories. Frontier employees were allegedly willfully indifferent to the plaintiffs' care, and did not advise them as to the cause, nature, extent, or duration of delay of Frontier departing flights.

The plaintiffs arrived at their destination 12-24 hours later than their planned arrival, the suit states. As a result, they allegedly incurred economic, actual, general, special, incidental, and other kinds of damages.

The plaintiffs seek compensable, economic, actual, general, special, incidental and consequential damages, plus attorney fees and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorney Vladimir M. Gorokhovsky of Gorokhovsky Law Office in Mequon, Wisconsin.

U.S. Federal Court of the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-cv-03373

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