Judgment For United Reversed In Mechanic's Bias Case

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 8:27 PM EDT) -- In a harshly worded opinion, a California appeals court has reversed summary judgment for United Airlines Inc. on a number of claims in a suit filed by an airline mechanic alleging religious and racial discrimination.

The Court of Appeal of the State of California on Friday reversed summary judgment on eight counts against the airline, finding they did indeed present triable issues of material fact.

Iftikhar Nazir, a man of Pakistani ancestry, brought the case against United when the company fired him after more than 16...
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