LAW: Lisbon Sequel

Jane Froman's $2,500,000 damage suit against Pan American World Airways for injuries in a 1943 Lisbon crash (TIME, March 23) ended last week. For her crippled leg, Miss Froman got $8,300; for her lost luggage, $750. Accordionist Gypsy Markoff, who had sought $1,000,000 for her own injuries and lost luggage, received $9,580. Jane's ex-husband, Donald Ross, who had asked $100,000, got nothing. The directed verdict gave Plaintiffs Froman and Markoff the maximum allowable under the Warsaw Convention, which sets a ceiling for international air-accident damages, except in cases where the accident is caused by "willful misconduct."


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