AVIATION (AIRLINE DERULATION ACT & PREEMPTION) – Airline Deregulation Act preempted state common law claims of unjust enrichment and tortious interference, among others, in putative class action brought by skycaps at Boston Logan Airport against airlines that each introduced a $2 per bag fee for curbside service for departing passengers at airports (i.e., that the airlines, not the skycaps, received).

Brown v. United Airlines, Inc., No. 12-1543 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, July 10, 2013). Free copy of court-issued opinion available here.