Thompson v. Greyhound Lines, Inc.

2012 WL 6213792 (S.D. Ala. 2012)


P purchased from a one-way ticket from D to take go to Tunica, Mississippi, to arrive at 5:05 p.m. on March 15. D delivered P from Pensacola to Mobile just after midnight on March 15. Seven hours later, D directed P to board a Colonial Trailways bus. The driver, defendant Terry Reeves, announced that the bus was traveling only to Jackson, Mississippi and would thereafter return to Mobile. Reeves also announced that his bus was scheduled to arrive in Jackson at 12:05 p.m. and that a bus would depart Jackson at 12:30 p.m., arriving in Tunica at 5:05 p.m. P took a nap. When P awakened, he realized it was almost 2:30 p.m. and that the bus was now headed back to Mobile. He and Reeves exchanged words, but the bus continued to Mobile, where P remained for over nine hours before his brother sent him a pre-paid ticket back to Pensacola. P 'missed his court-date and was found guilty in absentia.' P sued Ds. Ds argues that the action should be dismissed for improper venue or, in the alternative, for failure to state a claim.