Continental Flies Clear Of Suit Over Cashless Cabins

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 3:49 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Monday grounded a proposed class action over Continental Airlines Inc.'s refusal to accept cash during flights, finding that passenger claims ranging from fraud to discrimination were preempted by federal law.

In a 2010 suit, passenger Michael Rosen accused the airline of violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, discriminating against low-income individuals and causing him emotional distress because it wouldn't let him use cash to purchase a headset or cocktail during a flight from Hawaii to New York. Rosen later...
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