TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Federal judge tosses pilots' lawsuit against US Airways

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
 

Since a pilots group no longer claims that US Airways is violating an arbitration order, the courts have nothing to rule on, a federal judge said in Pittsburgh on Monday in dismissing a lawsuit the group filed in May.

The US Airline Pilots Association of Charlotte, N.C., claimed that the Tempe, Ariz., 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.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti noted in her ruling that in subsequent briefs and hearings, the pilots association admitted the airline hasn't violated the order. The group instead sought a ruling to “confirm” the order, but the court doesn't have the power to do that, she said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers’ backups Archer, Harris ready to run
  2. Comeau’s hat trick leads Penguins; Crosby reaches career points
  3. Fatal crash closes Flight 93 chapel in Somerset County
  4. Pregnant woman struck by van in North Side dies; doctors save baby
  5. Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger says Saints game is ‘must win’
  6. Police on hunt for suspects in unrelated Penn Township, Manor cases
  7. Pitt plays best game of the season; routs Kansas State
  8. Starkey: Rutherford will add when timing’s right
  9. PIT wants non-passengers allowed past security to shop
  10. Penguins notebook: Bennett to miss about 2 weeks
  11. Trib kicks off annual effort to help feed families for Christmas
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.