High Court Won't Rule On Airlines' Passenger Treatment

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a precedential Ninth Circuit ruling that revived a lawsuit brought by a group of Egyptian passengers who argued that Alaska Airlines Inc. acted unreasonably when it booted them off an international flight.

The Ninth Circuit overturned a Nevada federal court's decision granting summary judgment to Alaska Airlines in July, becoming the first U.S. appeals court to interpret the Tokyo Convention, which allows pilots to restrain or deplane passengers and deliver them to law enforcement under certain circumstances....
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