Pilot Who Refused Alcohol Test Wins Job Back

Law360, New York (January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has grudgingly ruled in favor of a Continental Airlines Inc. pilot who was fired after refusing to take an impromptu alcohol test, striking down a trial court's decision to overturn an arbitration panel's order directing Continental to reinstate him.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed an October 2007 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas that overturned the panel's decision that pilot Ron McWhirter should be reinstated to the status he...
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