Iberia Dodges Passengers' Class Action Over Flight Delays

Law360, Los Angeles (February 12, 2014, 8:17 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday junked a proposed breach-of-contract class action in which Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA passengers sought damages for flight delays, finding that a European Union regulation providing for such compensation didn't apply in the United States.

Granting summary judgment to Iberia, U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin said the four lead plaintiffs — whose trips between the U.S. and Europe were delayed by Iberia-operated planes — didn't have a cause of action in U.S. courts and that their claim was...
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