US Airways Seeks Emergency Exit From Skycaps Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- US Airways Inc. asked a judge to be dismissed from a proposed wage-and-hour class action over the carrier's bag-checking fee Monday, arguing that it did not employ the skycaps and that federal aviation laws pre-empt the suit's common law claims.

The lawsuit — originally filed in April in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts — accuses the airline, along with contractor and alleged joint employer Prime Flight Aviation Services Inc., of depriving curbside baggage handlers of tips that constitute the bulk of their...
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