Passengers Rip Southwest's Appeal Bid In 737 Max RICO Suit

Law360 (March 30, 2020, 4:11 PM EDT) -- Air travelers said Friday that Southwest Airlines cannot use rejected standing arguments to fast-track an appeal of a Texas federal judge's decision to keep alive a proposed racketeering class action alleging the airline colluded to shore up public confidence in Boeing's defective 737 Max jets.

Individual ticket buyers, who alleged they overpaid for flights on unsafe jets, ripped Southwest's attempt to get an immediate appeal before the Fifth Circuit on the question of whether their economic injury theory gives them standing to sue under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

In fact, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant's Feb. 14...

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