The woman who got into a scuffle with security officers at Bob Hope Airport when they tried to confiscate a container of applesauce and other snacks has until Jan. 16 to condense her claim, otherwise, a frustrated judge may throw it out of U.S. District Court.
It will be the third time Nadine Hays has filed an amended complaint in her lawsuit stemming from the 2009 incident.
Her second amended complaint, in which she named more than 60 defendants — including the United States of America — was rejected by a U.S. District Court judge last month because it was too long and rambling.
In his decision to grant a request for a more definite statement from Hays, Judge Patrick Walsh stated that it had become clear Hays is “unwilling or unable to follow the rules and the court’s orders.”
After defense attorneys moved to dismiss her 125-page second amended complaint, Hays attempted to submit a 129-page substitute document.