Monday, October 20th, 2014

Federal Judge Tosses US Airways Lawsuit

A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed a US Airways lawsuit filed in May by a pilots' group. The Tribune-Review said U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti ruled Monday that since the US Airline Pilots Association no longer claims that US Airways is violating an arbitration order, there is nothing to rule on. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based group claimed that the Tempe airline was ignoring an order enforcing part of its 2005 merger agreement with America West that required it to balance the use of its east and west fleets.
Conti noted that in subsequent briefs and hearings, the pilots group acknowledged the airline has not violated the order. The group instead sought a ruling to "confirm" the order but Conti said the court does not have the power to do that.

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