United Hit With Suit Over EU Flight Compensation Rules

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT) -- United Air Lines Inc. on Tuesday was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court by passengers alleging the air carrier violated a European Union law that mandates that airlines compensate certain passengers when EU-based flights are canceled or delayed for three hours or more.

Named plaintiffs James A. Bergman and Kathleen M. Lynch accuse United along with parent United Continental Holdings Inc. of failing to pay them €600 ($760) each after their London to Chicago flight was canceled in July, according to the...
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