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Tiny Payout In TSA Breast Exposure Lawsuit

Posted By admin On June 1, 2011 @ 1:59 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

The Smoking Gun [1]
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

JUNE 1–The U.S. government paid a paltry $2350 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Texas woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a vigorous frisking at a Texas airport, records show.

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Department of Justice released a copy of the settlement agreement reached earlier this year with Lynsie Murley, the 24-year-old Amarillo woman who sued the TSA for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in connection with the May 2008 incident at the Corpus Christi airport.

The eight-page agreement notes that the settlement does not constitute an admission by government officials of any “liability, fault or wrongdoing.” It also stipulates that legal fees paid to Murley’s lawyers were not to exceed 25 percent of the settlement amount (or $587.50).

Murley, pictured above, charged in her lawsuit that she was “singled out for extended search procedures,” and that a TSA agent frisked her and “pulled Plaintiff’s blouse completely down, exposing Plaintiff’s breasts to everyone in the area.”

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[1] The Smoking Gun: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/tiny-tsa-payout-over-breast-exposure-034978

[2] Image: http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1103PSIEOAVD/PPSIM375/PR

[3] Airport staff ‘exposed woman’s breasts, laughed’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/airport-staff-exposed-womans-breasts-laughed.html

[4] Even tiny exposure to BPA turns offspring into genetic mutants: http://www.prisonplanet.com/even-tiny-exposure-to-bpa-turns-offspring-into-genetic-mutants.html

[5] TSA abuse: 17,000 and counting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-abuse-17000-and-counting.html

[6] Lawsuit Alleges that MERS Owes California a Potential $60-120 Billion in Unpaid Land-Recording Fees: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawsuit-alleges-that-mers-owes-california-a-potential-60-120-billion-in-unpaid-land-recording-fees.html

[7] Ventura Lawsuit To Re-Ignite TSA Revolt?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ventura-lawsuit-to-re-ignite-tsa-revolt.html

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