Dr. Teo Forcht Dagi sues Delta Airlines for unlawful imprisonment: 5 insights

Written by Shayna Korol | July 12, 2018 | Print  |

Neurosurgeon Teo Forcht Dagi, MD, filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines alleging he was unlawfully imprisoned by airline staff after an incident on a March 2015 flight, the Boston Business Journal reports.

Here are five things to know:

1. In the suit, Dr. Dagi claims an attendant on a flight from Boston Logan Airport to Heathrow Airport in London, England, falsely accused him of stealing the flight attendant's bag as the plane was beginning to descend.

2. Dr. Dagi denied stealing the bag, which another flight attendant later found on the plane, according to the lawsuit.

3. After the flight landed in Heathrow, a Delta supervisor forced Dr. Dagi to remain inside one of the airport's terminals for at least one hour. The supervisor eventually put Dr. Dagi on the phone with a British police officer, who told him he was free to leave and recommended he consider filing a complaint with Delta.

4. The suit was initially filed in Middlesex County Superior Court in Lowell, Mass., in March 2018, and was transferred to Boston federal court July 10.

5. Dr. Dagi is seeking unspecified damages in the complaint.

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