United Air Lines Ducks Disability Bias Class Action

Law360, New York (April 26, 2011, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a proposed class action brought by the National Federation of the Blind alleging United Air Lines Inc. violated state law by failing to make its airport ticketing kiosks accessible to blind passengers.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted United’s motion to dismiss, finding the suit preempted by both the Air Carrier Access Act and the Airline Deregulation Act.

“Because the findings of preemption render amendment futile, the complaint is dismissed without leave to amend,” the judge wrote in an...
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