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Disabled Maui man, Delta Air Lines settle claim

April 21, 2014 - 1:13pm

HONOLULU — A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit against Delta Air Lines.

Baraka Kanaan sued Delta last year after he claimed the airline didn’t provide him a wheelchair or other assistance on two flights in 2012.

Kanaan has been unable to walk since an accident in 2000. His lawsuit said he had to crawl across the tarmac and down the aisle of the plane coming to and leaving Nantucket, Mass. The suit said the ordeals were humiliating and caused wrenching pain in his spine.

His attorney Brian Brazier confirms that the suit has been settled. He says the settlement terms are confidential.

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