Skycaps Lose Class Cert. Bid In JetBlue Tip Dispute

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied an attempt to certify a national class in a suit accusing JetBlue Airways Corp. and Flight Services & Systems Inc. of cutting into skycaps' tips by charging a check-in fee.

Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied the plaintiffs' motion for class certification in an opinion filed Thursday.

The dispute centers on JetBlue's decision to charge a $2 fee for bag-checking service starting in 2006. The lawsuit, originally filed April 30, 2008,...
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