More on Southwest Airlines getting hammered with verdict
I posed earlier about a $9 million verdict against SW Airlines in the case of two bail bond enforcement agents who were arrested for carrying a gun on a plane, after a SW employee told them they were cleared to do so. I suspect from the size of the judgment, and the punitive damages (very hard to get under AZ law) that there was a lot beyond those simple facts.
The winning attorney's homepage sets out what that might have been, and which was lacking from the bar journal story. When they asked SW to give the FBI the information that would have cleared them, SW refused to do so unless they gave it a release from liability. I'd assume this was what resulted in their spending three days in jail.