Over the dissent of Torruella, the First denies a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc in Cerqueira v. American Airlines (our coverage here), which held that the airlines can’t be sued for kicking someone with a Stanford education off a plane (resulting in his detention) airline didn’t act with some sort of racial animus. This pretty much clears the way for people to harass all dark-skinned foreigners by telling flight attendants that person sitting next to them is acting like Borat.
The plaintiff in the underlying case commented about his ordeal here.
If someone from AA would like to explain their position, and they are free to leaver a comment as well. However, it must be written by a lawyer and any comments written by someone in public relations (or without a law degree) will be deleted.