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Lawsuit: Mexicans are charged an unfair tax imposed by airlines

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2019

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed in Maryland against five major U.S. airlines and three Mexican airlines alleging the airlines fraudulently charged a tax to Mexican citizens.

Del. court dismisses stockholder's lawsuit against United Airlines; Case stems from agreement to reinstate Newark-Columbia route

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines stockholder who sued the company and its executives over a separation agreement for a former CEO who approved an unprofitable route has been dismissed.

EEOC alleges United Airlines pilot posted sexually explicit images of female flight attendant

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — The federal government is suing United Airlines, alleging sexual harassment of a female flight attendant by a male pilot who posted sexually explicit images of the attendant on various websites.

United Airlines moves to dismiss lawsuit over death of soon-to-be world's largest rabbit

By Olivia Olsen | Oct 6, 2017

The airline, which has come under fire several times this calendar year, has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the company over the loss of a rabbit on a transatlantic flight. The rabbit, named Simon, allegedly died during the trip and was cremated by the airline without the owners' authorization.

SEC announces settlement with United Airlines' parent company over flight reinstatement for public official

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Dec. 2 that United Airlines’ parent company will pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations that shareholders had to foot the bill for a public official securing convenient flights.

United Airlines pilot alleges he was not credited sick benefits while serving in reserves

By Andrew Burger | Sep 16, 2016

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A United Airlines pilot and former U.S. Air Force (USAF) lieutenant colonel and pilot is bringing suit against the airline for allegedly not crediting him sick benefits accrued over a four-month period during which the U.S. Air Force Reserve assigned him to serve at an Air Force base in southwest Asia.

Class action takes aim at United Airlines’ checked baggage policy

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 29, 2016

The class plaintiff, a Hawaii resident, argues that the airline’s policy, which allegedly maximizes “unaccompanied suitcases” on its passenger flights, puts profits over safety.

Court throws out class action against airline over purchased in-flight services

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 1, 2015

A federal judge last week dismissed the lawsuit, filed by a New Jersey woman in March, concluding that the federal Airline Deregulation Act preempted all of her claims.

Four major airlines sued over alleged price-fixing scheme

By Shaun Zinck | Jul 27, 2015

Four major American airline companies are being sued over allegations they conspired to fix prices for flights within the United States.

N.J. woman files class action against airline after not being able to use purchased in-flight television service

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 11, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A New Jersey woman has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against United Airlines, alleging that the airline failed to inform her after she bought in-flight television service that it would be inoperable for most of her flight.

Class action filed over United's 'low fare guarantee'

By Legal News Line | Jan 29, 2015

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A Peoria County, Ill., man sued United Airlines on Jan. 21, alleging misrepresentation of its online fare prices, wrongful conduct and deceptive practices.

Airline customer sues United for alleged fraudulent pricing

By Carol Ostrow | Jan 29, 2015

A Peoria County, Illinois, man sued United Airlines on Jan. 21, alleging misrepresentation of its online fare prices, wrongful conduct and deceptive practices.

United Airlines agrees to $6.15 million settlement with pilots

By Kyla Asbury | May 29, 2014

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - A $6.15 million settlement has been approved in a lawsuit against United Airlines between it and more than 1,100 airline pilots who claimed the airline violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

Va. AG suing VirginiaWineTour.com

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 24, 2012

Cuccinelli RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed a lawsuit on Monday against two wine touring entities and their owner for allegedly engaging in multiple violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

DOJ: Air Guard pilot denied benefits by United

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 14, 2012

Perez WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines Inc., alleging violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.

Cordray looks into airline merger

By Keith Loria | Sep 29, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced on Tuesday that he will begin a preliminary review of a proposed airline acquisition.

Ohio AG takes leadership role in review of airline merger

By Nick Rees | May 17, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is leading a multistate review of a proposed airline merger of two airline giants.

iPhone taken on by experienced class action litigator

By Legal News Line | Aug 2, 2007

Less than a month after Apple released its iPhone, an attorney well-versed in products liability class actions filed an action over the product in Cook County.

Southwest 'despicably focused' on punctuality, Flight 1248 suits claim

By Legal News Line | Jan 8, 2007

After the crash A Southwest Airlines flight that skidded off the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport on a snowy evening last winter continues to spawn litigation, with two more suits filed against the airline in November 2006.

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