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An attorney for Dr. David Dao, the passenger at the center of the United Airlines incident, said that there will likely be a lawsuit as a result of the incident.
"I think corporate America needs to understand that we all want to be treated in the same manner with the same respect and the same dignity that they would treat their own family members. If they do that, wouldn't it be great? So, will there be a lawsuit? Yeah, probably," attorney Thomas Demetrio said during a press conference on Thursday.
Dao filed a "bill of discovery" on Wednesday in order to preserve evidence documenting the incident.
However, winning a lawsuit may prove difficult for Dao, said Kenneth Quinn of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw law firm.
"I think United is likely to be found on
Following the press conference on Thursday, United issued another statement, saying, "We continue to express our sincerest apology to Dr. Dao. We cannot stress enough that we remain steadfast in our commitment to
The CEO said the company will conduct a "thorough review" of the situation and its policies.
"United CEO Oscar Munoz and the company called Dr. Dao on numerous occasions to express our heartfelt and deepest apologies," United said in the statement.
Please check back for updates. This is a developing story.
— Reuters contributed to this report.