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365(Personal Inj. Prod. Liability)
Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr
The maker of allegedly toxic flight crew uniforms has continued its pattern of causing discovery delays by failing to turn over information about similar products despite receiving orders to produce those documents promptly, American Airlines employees told an Illinois federal judge Wednesday.
A lawsuit accusing an American Airlines contractor of making toxic flight crew uniforms shouldn't be put on pause simply because its former parent company filed for bankruptcy, a proposed class of workers argued in Illinois federal court.
American Airlines said Thursday that an Illinois federal judge should reconsider his decision to let an Oklahoma resident stay in a lawsuit over allegedly toxic flight crew uniforms, arguing he cited the wrong standard to advance the resident's claims.
An Illinois federal judge said Wednesday that American Airlines must face a pared-down proposed class action alleging its 2016 flight crew uniforms triggered rashes and other health issues, saying there were plausible allegations that American exposed workers to harmful uniforms that were misrepresented as safe to wear.
American Airlines told an Illinois federal judge Wednesday that a proposed class of flight attendants and pilots alleging they experienced rashes and other health issues from uniforms cannot prove the company set out to intentionally harm them, insisting their overblown claims undermine workers' compensation protections.
American Airlines Group Inc. has asked an Illinois federal court to once again dismiss a proposed class suit over uniforms that allegedly caused health problems for flight attendants and pilots, saying the employees haven't shown that the airline intentionally caused them harm.
American Airlines asked an Illinois federal court Friday to toss a proposed class action over a new batch of chemically treated uniforms that's allegedly led to a "cascade of health problems" among flight attendants and pilots, saying the tort claims are clearly preempted by workers' compensation laws.