United Airlines, Inc.

O’Melveny secured two major summary judgment wins for United Airlines, confirming that California labor and employment law does not apply to individuals who work primarily outside the state’s borders.  Vidrio vs. United Airlines and Ward v. United Airlines were class actions brought by California resident flight attendants and pilots, respectively, who alleged that United Airlines issued wage statements to them that did not conform to California law.  In adopting O’Melveny’s arguments and granting summary judgment, the district courts determined that the class members could not sue under California law because they did not work principally in California.