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Airlines Settle Suit of 400-Pound Woman Denied a Seat

 Tuesday, September 9, 2014

 NBC News

The husband of an obese woman who died shortly after being denied a seat on a flight back to New York City from Hungary has settled his $6 million lawsuit with the airlines involved, court documents show. Janos Soltesz first filed the wrongful death suit again Delta, KLM and Lufthansa airlines in November 2012 in Manhattan Federal Court. Vilma Soltesz — who weighed over 400 lbs. and had an amputated leg — had been kicked off a series of New York-bound flights in Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport between Oct. 15 and 22, 2012.