1st Circuit Upholds Ruling That Skycaps' Claims Over Baggage Fees Are Preempted

1st Circuit Upholds Ruling That Skycaps' Claims Over Baggage Fees Are Preempted

BOSTON - The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 9 upheld the dismissal of two class suits filed by airline skycaps claiming that their employer improperly retained baggage-handling fees for curbside service, finding that the complaints "intrude into a no-fly zone demarcated by the preemption provision of the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA)" (Joseph Brown, et al. v. United Airlines, Inc., No. 12-1543, Ben Mitchell, et al. v. US Airways, Inc., No. 12-2056, 1st Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 13804).

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