JetBlue Loses Round In Arbitration Row With Pilots

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court on Thursday denied a request by JetBlue Airways Corp. to compel a potential class of its pilots to arbitrate individually over claims that the airline failed to award the pilots a contractually assured salary increase.

Judge Eileen Bransten remanded the dispute to the American Arbitration Association, stating that arbitrators, and not the court, should decide whether the arbitration over the pilots' claims should be collective or individual.

“Here, there is only one straightforward question that needs to be answered by the...
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