High Court Asked To Weigh Preemption Of Pilot's ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A former pilot for US Airways Group Inc. has called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the dismissal of his suit against the airline challenging the revocation of his disability benefits, asserting that his suit is not preempted by the arbitration requirements in the Railway Labor Act.

In a petition for writ of certiorari filed Oct. 16, former pilot Michael Oakey said the D.C. Circuit panel erred in upholding a district judge's decision that the RLA's arbitration provision prevented him from filing a federal suit...
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