American Airlines Takes Uniform Fight To Texas Justices

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 7:47 PM EDT) -- American Airlines has asked the Texas Supreme Court to intervene in a case in which it argues that it’s wrongfully being forced to defend a $21 million copyright infringement claim over the design of its employee uniforms in state court even though only federal courts can hear such claims.

In a petition for writ of mandamus filed by the airline Wednesday, it argued that the lower courts fell for the artful pleading of Kaufman Franco LLC in allowing the claims — that the airline didn’t pay for Kaufman’s uniform work and used its designs and patterns in the end product —...

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