Boeing Slips Southwest Flight Attendants' 737 Max Safety Suit

Law360 (January 11, 2021, 5:50 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge rejected a suit from Southwest Airlines flight attendants seeking lost wages from Boeing over the 737 Max's global grounding, saying claims that Boeing overhyped the jets' safety and locked Southwest into rigid contracts that harmed airline employees won't fly.

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman on Monday granted The Boeing Co.'s motion to dismiss a proposed class action by eight Southwest flight attendants claiming they've lost and will continue to lose income and other compensation as a direct result of Boeing's alleged misconduct related to the development and launch of the 737 Max jets.

Judge Gettleman said the...

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