Friday, July 30, 2010

Eid v. Alaska Airlines (9th Cir. - July 30, 2010)

Alaska Airlines generally gets very positive reviews. But not in this Ninth Circuit opinion.

I think that Chief Judge Kozinski writes a "fair and balanced" opinion here, and one that's more persuasive than the dissent, authored by Judge Otero (sitting by designation). Perhaps what the flight crew did here was reasonable. But this is a summary judgment motion, and if you believe what the plaintiffs (and the impartial witness) says, they've got a legitimate case.