American Airlines Clipped Skycaps' Tips: Jury

Law360, New York (April 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a ruling that could lead to further wage-and-hour suits against airlines, a Massachusetts jury has awarded more than $325,000 to nine American Airlines Inc. employees who said they were denied tips after the airline began charging customers $2 for curbside check-in help.

After a day of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict Monday finding American Airlines liable for Massachusetts tortious interference and tips law claims regarding nine skycaps at Logan Airport in Boston. A 10th plaintiff, a skycap at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, lost his...
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