United States Seventh Circuit

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In re: United Airlines, Inc., et al., 05-3121

Decision allowing airline to eliminate the contractual pension rights of retired pilots is affirmed where the pilots' ability to challenge future proceedings did not disturb creditor's rights or harm the debtor's estate such that approval of the pension elimination was improper.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/24/2006
  • Decided 03/31/2006
  • Published 03/31/2006


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Jack J. Carriglio (argued), Meckler, Bulger & Tilson, Chicago, IL, for Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • David R. Seligman (argued), Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, DC, Peter D. DeChiara, Babette Ceccotti (argued), Cohen, Weiss & Simon, New York, NY, Stanley Eisenstein, Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein & Johnson, Chicago, IL, for Debtors-Appellees.