After 1st Circ. Loss, AA Porters Seek New Trial

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- In a suit that fueled a related nationwide class action, American Airlines Inc. porters who say curbside check-in fees reduced their tips asked a Massachusetts federal court Wednesday for a new trial, arguing a First Circuit ruling didn't nix all their claims.

A decision handed down by the First Circuit in May found that nine skycaps’ claims against American Airlines filed under the Massachusetts Tips Law were preempted by the Airline Deregulation Act. But the appeals court did not find that companion tortious interference claims were...
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