Southwest Tries To Knock Out Plane Safety Class Action

Law360, Dallas (April 3, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Southwest Airlines Co. on Wednesday asked a Texas federal judge to dismiss a putative class action alleging it had systemic problems maintaining its fleet of planes to federal safety standards, claiming the original plaintiffs lack standing.

The consolidated class action alleges Southwest breached an express warranty to its passengers under state law when it flew planes in violation of Federal Aviation Administration’s Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-06, known as the Chem-Mill AD. But Southwest says the class plaintiffs don't have standing to bring the suit because none of...
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