Judge Tosses Pilots Union RICO Suit Against Rival

Law360, New York (July 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a suit filed by a union representing pilots at U.S. Airways Group Inc. against a rival pilots' group seeking damages for violations of federal and state racketeering laws in the wake of the 2005 merger of U.S. Airways and America West Airlines.

Judge Martin Reidinger of U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina ruled on Friday that the U.S. Airline Pilots Association's case against AWAPPA LLC did not meet the standards of the federal Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations...
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