A man in Hunan, China, paid 14,000 yuan in compensation for reclining his seat on a train without telling the passengers behind him first.

(taken from the Internet)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The Spring Festival is coming, please pay attention to the return home by car, a man in Hunan, China, lay his seat back on the train a few days ago, which seemed to be normal behavior, but the passenger in the back seat claimed RMB 4788.50 (NTD) About 21,000 yuan), the man refused to accept the two and went to court. In the end, the judge ruled that the man had to pay RMB 3,341.45 (about 14,000 NT dollars).

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, when a man surnamed Liu was on the train a few days ago, the passenger in the back seat was using his laptop on the tray table behind his seat. Wang Nan suddenly laid the seat back and accidentally crushed the laptop, which shattered the entire screen The two went to the police station to negotiate together. Because the negotiation failed, the passenger in the back seat sued for compensation for transportation costs and laptop repair costs.

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The court found that the train had indeed posted a notice "Please remind the passengers in the back row when you adjust the angle of the seat". Wang Nan was 70% at fault for not informing the judgment, and the passengers in the back seat were also liable for 30% because they did not use the tray table more carefully. % responsibility, the final judgment Wang Nan had to pay RMB 3341.45.

Whether or not the seat can be reclined on public transportation has sparked discussion. In recent years, there have been incidents in the United States where the laptop was damaged by the reclining of the front seat when the passenger was on an airplane. A senior American airline official suggested that if the When the rear seat is tilted backwards, it is polite to ask the rear passengers first.

@Delta small note for the suggestion box, maybe have a little warning sign or somehow to prevent my laptop from being destroyed when the person in front of me reclines their seat. pic.twitter.com/QHmphXiDhH

— Pat Cassidy ( ) ( ) (@HardFactorPat) February 26, 2020