Sunday, July 19, 2009
Addington v. U.S. Airline Pilots, ___F.Supp 2d___(D. Az. July 17, 2009), Download Findings_of_Fact_and_Conclusions_of_Lawis an important DFR case to be aware of. We had previously reported on an earlier decision denying a motion to dismiss. The case went to a jury trial and the plaintiffs won. The merits of the case concerned the integration of a seniority list after the merger of two airlines. The decision is lengthly (53 slip opinion pages) and full of helpful cites for researchers.
The court also ordered an interesting remedy-that an arbitration award over seniority lists must be respected; however the parties are also ordered to bargain about the seniority list. Readers will definately want to take note of this decision. My guess is that an appeal will be filed.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein
Hat Tip John Steiner