ALPA Seeks To Get Age Discrimination Claims Tossed

Law360, New York (November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Air Line Pilots Association, accused by several Northwest Airlines pilots of negotiating a retirement benefits plan with the then-bankrupt airline that favored younger pilots over older ones, has filed a motion to dismiss the claims on the grounds that the plan is based only on years of service, not age.

ALPA filed the motion Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. It seeks summary judgment on the age discrimination claims filed by the Northwest pilots, and a declaration that the plan is...
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