Saxon v. Southwest Airlines Co.

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Case Number:



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit:

710(Labor: Fair Standards)

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action


Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman



Sectors & Industries:

  1. August 23, 2023

    Checking In On Major Wage Cases After Justices' Rulings

    After major wage rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court, the cases have continued to play out in lower courts, where attorneys are watching for developments. Here, Law360 explores the status of four major cases that have returned to lower courts after changing the employment law landscape.

  2. June 02, 2023

    Southwest Ramp Supervisor Can't Appeal OT Suit Again

    The Seventh Circuit can't weigh in on a Southwest Airlines ramp supervisor's overtime suit again, an Illinois federal judge ruled, saying the question of whether the airline waived its right to arbitrate under state law isn't appropriate for interlocutory appeal.

  3. May 02, 2023

    Southwest Says Arbitration Is Right Forum For Overtime Claim

    Southwest Airlines urged an Illinois federal judge to deny a ramp agent's bid to immediately appeal an order compelling arbitration of their wage dispute, arguing that any such appeal would require analysis of fact rather than law.

  4. April 10, 2023

    Southwest Too Late To Arbitrate OT Suit, Ill. Court Told

    Southwest Airlines waited too long to wave the arbitration flag under Illinois law in a ramp supervisor's overtime suit, the worker told an Illinois federal court, arguing that a federal judge should have kept her suit in court and that the Seventh Circuit must intervene.

  5. March 13, 2023

    Southwest Pushes Ramp Agent's OT Suit Into Arbitration

    Southwest Airlines successfully sent a ramp supervisor's wage dispute into arbitration after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back for another look, with an Illinois federal judge ruling state law, rather than federal statute, bound the worker's claims to arbitration under the employment agreement she signed.

  6. January 17, 2023

    Southwest Can't Avoid Court In Wage Row, Ramp Agent Says

    A Southwest Airlines ramp supervisor urged an Illinois federal judge on Tuesday to disregard her employer's bid to individually arbitrate their wage dispute, saying the airline waived its arguments by waiting until after it lost at the U.S. Supreme Court to raise them.

  7. September 07, 2022

    Southwest Defends Renewed Arbitration Bid For OT Suit

    Southwest Airlines defended in Illinois federal court its renewed bid to arbitrate a ramp supervisor's overtime suit and to end her collective allegations, saying that her arbitration agreement had a collective waiver and her claims are arbitrable under state law.

  8. August 17, 2022

    Ramp Supervisor Fights Southwest's New Arbitration Bid

    An Illinois federal court shouldn't allow Southwest Airlines to arbitrate a ramp supervisor's overtime suit that took a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the worker said, arguing that the company's never tried to arbitrate her claims under state law before.

  9. July 18, 2022

    Southwest Worker Wants Wage Claims Tolled During Arb. Spat

    A Southwest Airlines Co. employee asked an Illinois federal judge to push back the expiration date on putative collective members' overtime wage claims, arguing that a Supreme Court review of their case and the airline's defense strategy have prevented workers from joining her lawsuit.