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American Airlines v. Wolens

Docket No.: 93-1286
Argued: November 1, 1994
Decided: January 18, 1995

Topics:

49 U.S.C. 1305, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Regulation, 9 U.S.C. 1, ADA, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, antitrust, preemption

PartyNames: AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC., Petitioner, v. Myron WOLENS et al.
Petitioner: American Airlines
Respondent: Wolens

Supreme Court Docket

American Airlines
v.
Wolens
513 U.S. 219 (1995)
Other Citations: 115 S.Ct. 817130 L.Ed.2d 715 (513 U.S. 2
Question:

Does the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 preempt a state-court suit, brought by participants in an airline's frequent flyer program, challenging the airline's retroactive changes in terms and conditions of the program?

American Airlines v. Wolens
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 01, 1994

Holding: affirmed in part and reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for American Airlines, 3 vote(s) against

American Airlines v. Wolens
Case Documents

1Opinion in American Airlines v. Wolens
2Opinion in American Airlines v. Wolens
Additional documents for this case are pending review.