Treaties Bar Muslim Bias Suit Against Airline, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tossed a $120 million discrimination suit from a group of friends who alleged they were kicked off an American Airlines flight from Toronto to New York in 2015 because they looked Muslim, saying their claims are barred by international treaties.

U.S. District Judge Dora L. Irizarry ruled that all of the plaintiffs’ discrimination, breach of contract and negligence claims against American Airlines are preempted by the Montreal Convention, granting the airline’s motion to dismiss the suit in its entirety....
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