Really? Ok then. When he wins his case I will sue an airline for failing to provide me with an extra low overhead locker. I can't do anything about being short and I deserve to be able to put my own bag up without the risk of back injury or having to ask someone else to do it (I find that demeaning to my existence). I also deserve unrestricted access to my bag during the flight.
and airlines have made provision for this by having underseat storage... or other locker storage (for example the coat closet) if you are travelling in premium classes. If you are in coach then I know many short people like having their bag close to their feet so they can use it as a leg rest during the flight.
If I choose to buy a pair of shoes too small for me and It cuts circulation to my foot and i end up having to cut it off, can I sue the shoe shop for selling me the shoe that was obviously too small for me?
If you choose the shoes specifically, then no. But if you were to walk in to a shop and ask for a pair of shoes and the shop assistant told you 'these ones will fit you', or if you said i want 'that t-shirt' and the shop assistant told you 'oh you are a medium, take this one' and later you found the shoes/t-shirt didnt't fit then you are entitled to a full refund by law as the product is not fit for purpose.
have a look at the promo materials for 'flying with us' under international economy and premium economy... what do you see? the indirect advertising of space and comfort. For economy you see the guy lounging... no one sitting either side, and no row in front (well at least two windows of space). For premium they seem to have at least three windows... and again no row in front!
Yes there is a certain element of marketing... but the whole promotion is designed about you being able to relax, have a good flight and enjoy. At 7 foot that's not going to be possible without getting a seat with extra leg room.
As for the infant... yes they pay 10% of the fare, but then parents are eligible for a bassinet for free. If a parent can get one of those (arguably making their flight more comfortable for free) why can't a tall person?