O’Melveny’s Representation of US Airways in Dismissal of Retaliation Claims in Skycap Pay Case Reported in Law360

July 17, 2012

Law360s July 16, 2012, article “US Airways Gets Retaliation Claims Cut From Skycap Pay Case,” reports on the dismissal of claims against O’Melveny & Myers LLP client US Airways in a class action case brought by three US Airways skycaps alleging the airline violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by mandating a fee on curbside bags checked in by skycaps, resulting in the reduction of the workers’ take-home pay. In the article, O’Melveny partner Robert Siegel, who is representing US Airways in this matter, said, “U.S. Airways feels vindicated by this decision, which is an important affirmation of the preemption principles under the Airline Deregulation Act.”


The case is Ben Mitchell et al. v. U.S. Airways Inc., case number 1:08-cv-10629, in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Siegel is a partner in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Labor and Employment Practice.