Hot Water Case: 10 yr old v. airline

The airline is in hot water.

A 10-year old girl reportedly suffered 2nd degree burns while on flight from Bangkok to Manila on board a domestic airline. When she was served with her requested “hot water”, she accidentally spilled the contents on herself resulting in the injuries on her left thigh and leg. In response, the airline crew allegedly insisted that she was served only with “warm water”. (Read: News Report.)

To make things more interesting (or worse for the airline), the little girl happens to be a granddaughter of a Cebu-based mall tycoon whose group owns, runs, and operates a family-owned chain of malls in the Visayas and Mindanao. A tort case from a wealthy family will cause serious problems.

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Consequences for Breach of Obligations

The debtor is liable for damages if it breaches its obligations in either or a combination of these instances: (a) the debtor is guilty of fraud, negligence, or delay, and/or (b) the debtor contravenes in any manner the tenor of the obligation. Continue reading here.