AA Flight Attendants Can't Bring RLA Claims: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a decision that tossed claims by a proposed class of former American Airlines Inc. flight attendants seeking to challenge a restructuring agreement between the carrier and the flight attendants’ union.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday determined that the flight attendants’ Railway Labor Act claims did not provide a private cause of action and their state claims were preempted by the RLA.

The appeals court also held that the flight attendants’ union, the Association of...
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