DOT Tells DC Circ. Norwegian Air Permit Won't Harm Labor

Law360, New York (July 10, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation told the D.C. Circuit on Friday that pilots’ and flight attendants’ unions challenging the government’s decision to grant a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's Irish subsidiary don’t have standing to sue because their allegations of harm are way too speculative.

The DOT filed a response brief with the D.C. Circuit defending the department’s December 2016 decision to award a foreign air carrier permit the subsidiary after a lengthy three-year review that was punctuated by fierce resistance from...
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