Are lawyers the winners in airline merger lawsuit?
While the outcome of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways is still up in the air, one thing is for certain: lawyers who are involved will win big.
Legal fees related to the American Airlines bankruptcy have topped $300 million and could double that amount or more, lawyers familiar with cases of this type say.
The court-appointed fee examiner himself, New York attorney Robert Keach, billed for 50.9 hours in July at a rate of $490 an hour, for $29,941 in that month alone, according to research on the federal case database PACER. July is the most recent month available.
Woman’s in-flight antics land her in Anchorage jail after jet diverted
A first class passenger on the way to Shanghai caused such a disturbance that the flight had to be diverted to Anchorage where the passenger was arrested.
A spokeswoman for Delta Airlines, operator of the ill-fated Flight 181, said the flight originated in New York and was bound for Shanghai via Detroit. According to the charges, [Stephanie Heizmann] Auerbach’s bad behavior began an hour or an hour-and-a-half into the 7,100-mile leg from Detroit to Shanghai.
It became a problem when, as one passenger told the FBI agent later, Auerbach began walking up and down the aisle, yelling profanities and climbing over seats. She refused to sit down after a flight attendant asked her to go to her seat, A in Row 1, five different times.
Delta launches new Seattle service to Seoul and Hong Kong
Pending government approval, Delta will start daily service between Seattle and Seoul-Incheon and between Seattle and Hong Kong.
“By offering new service from Seattle to Seoul and Hong Kong, Delta will now offer customers service to the top five destinations in Asia,” said Mike Medeiros, Delta’s vice president – Seattle. “Our expanding Seattle network, combined with investments in our aircraft, the airport and the community shows our commitment to become Seattle’s premier international carrier.”