Boeing Says Southwest Pilots Union Max Suit Is Preempted

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 5:15 PM EST) -- Boeing said Monday that a Texas suit alleging the company's misrepresentations about the safety of its 737 Max jets cost Southwest Airlines' pilots tens of millions of dollars in lost wages involves a collective bargaining agreement and preemption issues that must be ironed out in federal court.

The embattled American aerospace giant urged U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to reject a December request from the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association to remand its suit to the Dallas County court where it was initially filed in October. Boeing insists that the suit involves more than just state-based claims and belongs in a...

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