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Jury orders Alaska Airlines to pay $3.2 million to family of disabled woman who fell down Portland escalator

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021

The judgment was handed down after a two-week virtual trial held in King County. The compensation will go to the members of Bernice Kekona's estate, who brought the legal action in December 2017 alleging the airline did not meet its duty under federal law to provide a gate-to-gate escort for Kekona on a trip back to Spokane from Hawaii.