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American Airlines Fights Class Cert. In ERISA Suit

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 7:06 PM EDT) -- American Airlines urged a Texas federal judge on Monday not to certify a class of roughly 20,000 retirement plan participants who claim the airline pushed conservative investors into an underperforming option that benefited the carrier’s credit union, accusing the participants who seek to represent the class of hypocritical behavior.

The airline said Salvadora Ortiz and Thomas Scott would be “hopelessly inadequate” class representatives in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit because their investment decisions “directly conflict with their central theory in this case,” as both...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ortiz et al v. American Airlines Inc et al

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)


John McBryde

Date Filed

February 10, 2016

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