Danny Lopez v. Aircraft Service International, Inc., et al

  1. July 19, 2024

    9th Circ. Says Fueling Planes Is Arbitration-Exempt Work

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday affirmed that an airplane fuel pumper can proceed with his unpaid wage claims in federal court rather than in arbitration, ruling his work is involved in the flow of interstate commerce and he is thus a transportation worker exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.

  2. May 10, 2024

    3 Cases Poised To Apply High Court's Arbitration Ruling

    Cases that were in the judicial pipeline when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling on what workers qualify for a carveout from federal arbitration law are poised to be among the first that apply its holding. Here, Law360 discusses three cases that were frozen in anticipation of the high court's decision.

  3. April 17, 2024

    Airplane Servicers Nod to Justices, Reiterate That Fueling Isn't Interstate Work

    Two companies that service airplanes alerted the Ninth Circuit to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision regarding the applicability of a worker exemption from the Federal Arbitration Act, saying the high court's ruling supports their contention that fuel pumping is not interstate work that would trigger the carveout.

  4. March 15, 2024

    Pumping Fuel Is Interstate Commerce, 9th Circ. Told

    A days-old Ninth Circuit decision underscores that pumping fuel into airplanes is directly related to interstate commerce, a fuel pumper told the appeals court in a separate case, urging it to keep his wage and hour suit out of arbitration.

  5. March 14, 2024

    Aviation Cos. Say 9th Circ. Ruling Kicks Wage Spat To Arb.

    Two aviation companies told the Ninth Circuit that a recent decision the court handed down highlights that workers must come in direct contact with interstate goods to be exempt from arbitration under federal law.

  6. January 05, 2024

    Calif. Forecast: 9th Circ. Weighs If Fueling Planes Arb-Exempt

    In the coming week, attorneys should watch for Ninth Circuit oral arguments dealing with the reach of the transportation worker exemption to federal arbitration requirements. Here's a look at that representative action and other labor and employment matters coming up in California.

  7. August 23, 2023

    Fueling Planes Is Interstate Work, Pumper Tells 9th Circ.

    Fueling cargo planes at Los Angeles International Airport is intertwined with interstate transportation, making a fuel pumper exempt from federal arbitration requirements, the pumper said in urging the Ninth Circuit to uphold a California federal court's decision to keep his wage and hour suit in court.

  8. April 18, 2023

    Fuel Pumpers Don't Do Interstate Work, Group Tells 9th Circ.

    Fuel pumpers have nothing to do with interstate commerce because they don't manage anything that crosses state borders, an airline trade group told the Ninth Circuit, saying a California federal court erred in saving a wage and hour suit from arbitration.