Eastern’s Pilots Lose Another Appeal

Law360, New York (April 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a dispute that dates back 20 years, a federal appeals court has once again rejected pleas from pilots of the now-defunct Eastern Airlines to regain the seniority rights they lost when Eastern merged with Continental Airlines.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that all seniority claims against Continental were rightfully discharged when the airline went bankrupt.

“Because of its discharge, any arbitration against Continental will necessarily be futile, and we will not compel the airline to...
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