1st Circ. Won't Hear AA's Class Cert. Challenge

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Tuesday grounded American Airlines Inc.'s bid to challenge a federal judge's 2010 decision that certified a nationwide class of skycaps who claimed that the carrier's curbside check-in fees cut into their tips.

A three-judge panel entered a short judgment denying AA's petition for leave to appeal U.S. District Judge William G. Young's Feb. 4, 2010, decision granting class certification to the airport porters who brought common law tortious interference and unjust enrichment claims against the carrier.

“Having carefully reviewed the district court's...
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