Fines Nixed Against Airlines Carrying Paperless Aliens

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 7:04 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has reversed several lower court decisions upholding penalties against United Airlines Inc. and other carriers, which were fined after they allowed passengers without immigration documentation to board flights to the U.S.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision largely in favor of the airlines Friday, saying the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York erred in ruling for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in three related cases that sprang from a 1995 umbrella...
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