James Scanlan, et al v. American Airlines Group Inc, et al

  1. May 21, 2024

    3rd Circ. Revives American Airlines Pilots' Military Leave Suit

    The Third Circuit reopened a class action Tuesday accusing American Airlines of unlawfully denying pilots pay for short military assignments while compensating employees for jury duty and bereavement leave, ruling a trial is needed to determine whether time off for military service is fungible with paid absences.

  2. December 12, 2023

    American's Pilots Tell 3rd Circ. Military Leave Is Like Jury Duty

    Counsel for American Airlines pilots told a Third Circuit panel Tuesday that being absent from work for short periods of military services should be compensated in the same way that jury duty or bereavement leave are.

  3. December 01, 2023

    3 December Argument Sessions Benefits Attys Should Watch

    Physicians' groups will ask the Sixth Circuit to reinstate their suit claiming the federal government is illegally forcing them to provide gender transition-related care, while American Airlines pilots will try to get their military leave class action back on track at the Third Circuit. Here, Law360 looks at three appellate argument sessions that should be on benefits attorneys' radar in December.

  4. July 12, 2023

    American Airlines Pilots Want Military Leave Suit Revived

    American Airlines pilots are urging the Third Circuit to revive their class action accusing the airline of violating federal law by denying them pay for short absences due to military service, arguing the lower court espoused an "extreme position."

  5. July 06, 2023

    5 Notable Developments In Military Leave Litigation

    Several cases are grappling with whether military leave is comparable to other forms of leave, signaling important rulings ahead. Here, Law360 explores five cases that show progress toward answering that question.

  6. June 28, 2023

    Airline Group Rallies Against 3rd Circ. Military Leave Appeal

    An airline industry group backed American Airlines in urging the Third Circuit not to revive a suit claiming the airline didn't provide pilots with paid military leave, arguing that military leave is not comparable to other types of leave.

  7. June 21, 2023

    American Airlines Asks 3rd Circ. To Keep Military Leave Win

    American Airlines Group Inc. urged the Third Circuit to uphold the dismissal of a proposed class action over the airline not providing pilots with paid military leave, arguing that their time in the military is different in cumulative duration, choice of scheduling and frequency compared to paid jury duty or bereavement leave.

  8. March 24, 2023

    Pilots Press 3rd Circ. To Flip Loss In Military Leave Suit

    A trial court jumped the gun when it threw out American Airlines pilots' class action accusing the airline of unlawfully denying the pay for short stints of military duties, the pilots told the Third Circuit, arguing their evidence was sufficient to get their case before a jury.