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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Man barricaded in house near West Hempfield Elementary School
  2. Freshman arrested in Burrell High School bomb threat
  3. Pirates cut 12, including outfielder Tabata and pitcher Lincoln
  4. Garfield group succeeds in getting Aldi to open store where Bottom Dollar closed
  5. Homewood man on run since December found hiding at girlfriend’s apartment
  6. Outbound lanes of Fort Pitt Tunnel close Friday for the weekend
  7. Bodies of Kochu, Gray found in Ohio River in West Virginia
  8. Hays eagle egg watch continues
  9. Penguins’ protracted slump continues with 5-2 loss at Carolina
  10. Sewickley mortgage broker pleads guilty in bank fraud conspiracy
  11. Lawrence County father, son charged with running illegal video gambling machines