Lawsuit Filed Against United Airlines Over Death of Giant Rabbit - NBC Chicago

Lawsuit Filed Against United Airlines Over Death of Giant Rabbit



    Death of Giant British Rabbit Adds to United Airlines' Woes

    United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

    A group of Iowa businessmen has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago.

    The businessmen filed the lawsuit Wednesday, more than three months after airline workers found the continental rabbit named Simon dead.

    The lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the airline was negligent in the death of a rabbit named Simon. In response, United released a statement saying the company is "saddened by Simon's death in April" and that the airline is "currently reviewing" the complaint.

    The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages to cover the costs of the rabbit as well as punitive damages.

    Attorney Guy Cook represents three Iowa businessmen who bought the rabbit with the intention of showing him at the Iowa State Fair and then displaying the animal to raise money for the annual event.

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