NAMES IN THE NEWS : Zsa Zsa's Delta Suit on Hold

From Times Wire Services

Zsa Zsa Gabor, who sued Delta Air Lines for $10 million after she was ejected from a flight for letting her dogs roam free, has had her lawsuit tossed out of court for the moment, a federal judge said.

U.S. District Judge William Hoeveler said Gabor's attorneys can refile the complaint once they fix its flaws.

Gabor sued alleging negligence, defamation and assault and battery after she was removed from Flight 462 while stopping in Atlanta en route from Los Angeles to West Palm Beach on Jan. 6, 1989.

A flight attendant and the pilot asked their first-class passenger to put her dogs Genghis Kahn and Macho Man in her carry-on kennel, but she refused. "You know Zsa Zsa. She'll speak her mind," said her lawyer, Donald Norton. "She told the stewardess what she thought of her."

In Atlanta, a Delta vice president boarded the Boeing 767 to ask again, but the airline said she rejected the requests with "considerable vulgarity" and was escorted off the flight by a police officer.

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