A passenger rights advocate is dropping Delta Air Lines Inc. from a lawsuit claiming Delta hacked into her computer to steal her e-mail.

Kate Hanni of FlyersRights.org has been outspoken in seeking stricter federal rules against tarmac delays. She claimed Delta and a Virginia airline consulting company wanted her e-mails to help them block her efforts.


A Monday filing in federal court in Houston says Hanni dropped the case against Delta. Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter says the airline is not paying her any money.

He says Delta has maintained its innocence all along, and the resolution affirms its position.

The filing did not address the other defendant, Metron Aviation. A Metron spokesman did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.