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United says ‘Gerrymandered’ class fail in military leave trial

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By Grace Elletson (August 15, 2022, 1:25 p.m. EDT) — United Airlines has asked an Illinois federal judge to dismiss a claim for class status in a pilot lawsuit alleging the airline had to pay workers periods of military leave, arguing that it would be too cumbersome to discern who fits into the proposed “gerrymandered” class.

United Airlines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. said Friday that Eric White’s proposed class would create too many individualized questions about whether workers are eligible for trial — those who have taken one or more short-term military leaves of 14 days or less between January 1, 2006, and the present. Therefore, the airline has declared that its class…

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