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Bankruptcy Judge's Ruling Tossed In Mesaba Case

Law360 (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge has reversed a bankruptcy court’s decision to allow bankrupt Mesaba Airlines Inc. to void its collective bargaining agreements with its labor unions.

Three unions appealed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Kishel’s July decision to grant Mesaba the right to terminate its labor agreements. In a 54-page Memorandum of Law & Order issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis reversed that decision.

Though Judge Davis affirmed the bankruptcy court’s ruling that some of the non-negotiable terms proposed by Mesaba—namely six-year contracts and a 19.4%...
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