Massachusetts judges part ways on scope of ADA preemption in skycap tips cases

Travers v. JetBlue Airways Corporation (D. Mass. July 23, 2009).  According to the plaintiff skycaps, JetBlue diverted tip revenue to itself by imposing a $2 fee for each bag checked by a passenger at the curbside.  The skycaps claimed that their compensation, most of which took the form of tips, had decreased substantially because few … More Massachusetts judges part ways on scope of ADA preemption in skycap tips cases

Legacy carriers battle over New York sales employee

American Airlines, Inc. v. Imhof and Delta Airlines, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. June 3, 2009).  After 22 years as an American employee, the managing director of the airline’s New York Sales Division resigned to accept a similar job with Delta.  During the weeks before he resigned, he copied various documents relating to American’s business, including a PowerPoint … More Legacy carriers battle over New York sales employee