Casey Clarkson v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., et al

  1. March 20, 2023

    Airlines Ask Full 9th Circ. To Rehear Paid Military Leave Suit

    The full Ninth Circuit should reexamine a panel decision reviving a suit by pilots claiming Alaska Airlines discriminated against pilots who took short-term military leaves and owed them pay, the airline said, arguing that courts can compare leaves based on their duration and frequency.

  2. February 01, 2023

    9th Circ. Revives Alaska Airlines Paid Military Leave Suit

    The Ninth Circuit restored a class action accusing Alaska Airlines of discriminating against pilots on short-term military leave by shorting them on pay, ruling Wednesday that a trial court improperly resolved factual disputes that should have been left to a jury.

  3. November 09, 2022

    4 Military Leave Cases To Keep On Your Radar

    From the Ninth Circuit to federal district courts in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York, judges are wrestling with whether military leave is a benefit under federal employment law for service members and if it’s compensable. Here, Law360 zeroes in four cases employment law practitioners should know about as this litigation trend continues to gather steam.

  4. October 21, 2022

    9th Circ. Weighs Reopening Pilots' Paid Military Leave Suit

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday wrestled with whether to revive a class action accusing Alaska Airlines of discriminating against pilots by shorting them on pay when they took military leave, with one judge saying he believes a trial court wrongly lumped short-term military leave with longer deployments.

  5. October 04, 2022

    5 October Court Hearings Benefits Attys Should Watch

    In October, the Ninth Circuit will consider whether to revive a sweeping 401(k) mismanagement class action against AT&T, the Tenth Circuit will weigh an insurance claim for residential mental health treatment and chipmaker Nvidia will try to escape a 401(k) suit in California district court. Here's a look at those cases and other upcoming hearings benefits lawyers should keep an eye on.