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Retired flight attendants cleared to continue suing American Airlines over change to boarding status perk

Scott Holland Aug. 18, 2017, 4:22pm

A group of American Airlines retirees will be able to continue their lawsuit against the company over changes to their priority boarding status, which they claim was guaranteed to them as a retirement benefit.

American Airlines, Boeing. G.E. Aviation sued for aircraft engine fire

Louie Torres Mar. 24, 2017, 9:27am

A woman who claims she was injured when an engine on the airliner on which she was a passenger caught fire on the runway is suing G.E. Aviation Systems LLC, the Boeing Company and American Airlines Inc. for alleged product liability.

Class action: American Airlines deceived mechanics into taking jobs under hiring incentive program

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 6, 2017, 6:40pm

An American Airlines mechanic has accused his employer of fraud, saying in a class action lawsuit the airline hired him and perhaps hundreds of other workers under the promise of working under a special program under which they would rocket to the top of the company’s wage scale within three years, only to quickly cancel the program soon after he took the job.

Airline wifi supplier Gogo says ex-lawyers' missteps cost the company patents, market presence

Scott Holland Aug. 11, 2016, 4:34pm

Chicago-based GoGo, facing stiff competition as it looks to maintain is place atop the in-flight wireless Internet market, is going on the offensive against its old legal team, alleging its former lawyers failed to adequately protect Gogo’s patents. 

IL Supreme Court: State wrong to deny unemployment benefits to American Airlines worker fired for upgrading passenger

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 5, 2016, 12:57pm

An American Airlines worker who was fired by the airline for helping a passenger secure a seating upgrade and some champagne for the flight has been cleared to collect unemployment benefits, after the Illinois Supreme Court found, since the worker did nothing illegal or obviously wrong, American Airlines’ lack of clear, written governing how to give passenger upgrades negated the airline’s claims it had the right to fire the worker for “misconduct.”