Fla. American Airlines Kickback Suit Shipped To Texas Court

By Hailey Konnath (February 11, 2020, 10:39 PM EST) -- Reversing a magistrate judge's order, a Florida federal judge on Monday granted American Airlines' bid to transfer to Texas a traveler's putative class action accusing the airline of taking illegal kickbacks on trip insurance sales, saying "unique circumstances" warranted transferring the case late in litigation.

Kristian Zamber alleged in his 2016 suit that American Airlines Inc. uniformly failed to tell customers that it received an illegal commission from each trip insurance policy it sold to air travelers on the airline's website. American misrepresented those trip insurance charges as "pass-through" fees to third-party insurers, according to Zamber.

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