United States Ninth Circuit

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Alaska Airlines Inc. v. Schurke, 13-35574

Held that the federal Railway Labor Act (RLA) did not preempt a flight attendant's claim against an airline. The flight attendant alleged that her employer had violated her state law right to take family medical leave. She argued that her claim was not preempted by the RLA, which covers airlines. In an en banc 6-5 decision, the Ninth Circuit agreed with her that there was no preemption.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/01


  • Berzon


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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