United Beats Suit Over Cuts To Frequent Flier Benefits

Law360, Chicago (January 23, 2014, 3:32 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday quashed a proposed class action accusing United Continental Holdings Inc. of improperly yanking frequent flier benefits from customers, finding that fliers who achieved “million miler” status were subject to the same contract as others in the program. 

In a brief opinion, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber granted summary judgment in the case to United, rejecting plaintiff George Lagen’s argument that he and other million-miler customers were party to a separate contract from the one governing United’s MileagePlus frequent flier...
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