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lumax

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Here is the latest:

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the Kasher Arbitration
Award are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25,
at the Federal Courthouse in Seattle in Judge Robert S. Lasnik's
courtroom on the 15th floor. Attorneys for both the Association and the
Company will present argument on the pending motions. No witness
testimony will be taken. The hearing is open to the public.
 

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lumax said:
Here is the latest:

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the Kasher Arbitration
Award are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25,
at the Federal Courthouse in Seattle in Judge Robert S. Lasnik's
courtroom on the 15th floor. Attorneys for both the Association and the
Company will present argument on the pending motions. No witness
testimony will be taken. The hearing is open to the public.
Any idea how long the process is going to take? Is there any kind of timeline?

Thanks
 

mach none

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U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik today, Tuesday, October 25,
heard oral arguments from attorneys for the Association and Alaska
Airlines on motions related to the lawsuit that seeks to have the Kasher
arbitration award dismissed.

The hearing lasted about an hour and a half. At the conclusion, Judge
Lasnik told both parties that he expects to issue his written ruling no
later than next Monday. The Association will update you on Judge
Lasnik's ruling as soon as it becomes available.

I am not holding my breath, but strange things could happen.
 

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mach none said:
U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik today, Tuesday, October 25,
heard oral arguments from attorneys for the Association and Alaska
Airlines on motions related to the lawsuit that seeks to have the Kasher
arbitration award dismissed.

The hearing lasted about an hour and a half. At the conclusion, Judge
Lasnik told both parties that he expects to issue his written ruling no
later than next Monday. The Association will update you on Judge
Lasnik's ruling as soon as it becomes available.

I am not holding my breath, but strange things could happen.
Thanks for the info. When it comes down to a judge making a decision, you just never know. Long shot, but better than no shot I guess.
 

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mach none said:
Kasher was a judge.
Reading that, I get the impression that the fact that Kasher was a judge himself will set some sort of precedent with the District Court judge.
 

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Today, Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik
issued an order granting Alaska Airlines' motion to dismiss the ALPA
lawsuit seeking to vacate the Kasher arbitration award.
 

mach none

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I am not surprised. I thought the lawsuit smelled of anger and desperation. Our energies and resources would have been better used preparing for '07 and beyond.
 

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Though it was a long shot, it was certainly worth a try. We had nothing to lose. Now I guess we just get ready for 07 when they will certainly come after even more.
 

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I agree with Alaskaplt. It was absolutly worth the effort. We all knew it had a snowballs chance from the beginning. I however, like to fight back after being kicked in the balls. At a minimum, it showed unity and resolve to the A-holes that run this company. While ALPA national stands like deer in the headlights as decades worth of negotiated agreements and pensions of 50% of the membership goes down the toilet, at least the ALK MEC actually tried to DO SOMETHING after being so eggregiously F'ed. I'm proud of them for that. The Silence at national is deafening.
 
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