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Fitz-Gerald v. SkyWest Airlines, Inc., B187795

In class action for alleged violations of California labor law regarding minimum wages, overtime, and meal/rest breaks, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed based on the primary ruling that the action was preempted by the Railway Labor Act and, moreover, was partially barred by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/20/2007
  • Published 09/20/2007


  • YEGAN, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Pine & Pine, Norman Pine and Beverly Tillett Pine, Los Angeles;  Anticouni & Associates, Bruce N. Anticouni;  Slovak, Baron & Empey, Thomas Slovak, Palm Springs and Lucien Van Hulle, for Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Paul D. Fogel, Margaret A. Grignon, Raymond A.Cardozo, Dennis Peter Maio and Reed Smith, San Francisco;  Ford & Harrison and Norman A. Quandt, Atlanta, GA, Patricia T. Stambelos, Assistant General Counsel, for Respondent.
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