American Airlines Escapes Baggage Fee Class Action

Law360, Chicago (January 29, 2014, 1:06 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Tuesday threw out a proposed class action against American Airlines Inc. over its alleged failure to reimburse baggage fees for lost luggage, finding that the plaintiff had neglected to file a claim in the company’s recently concluded bankruptcy case.

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart issued a brief order dismissing the suit brought by Danielle Covarrubias, which had been put on hold for almost two years while American’s parent, AMR Corp., reorganized in Chapter 11.

“Plaintiff failed to timely...
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