WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a ruling that denied $333,000 to airport skycaps who claimed they were cheated out of tips when American Airlines started charging curbside baggage fees.

The court on Monday rejected an appeal from nine skycaps at Logan International Airport in Boston. They wanted the court to review a federal appeals court ruling that overturned a lower court decision in their favor.

The skycaps sued under a Massachusetts law aimed at preventing employers from keeping tips intended for workers. The 1st U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston held that the law was pre-empted by federal aviation law regulating airfares. The court also said that soon after institution of the baggage fee, American Airlines clearly indicated with signs that the $2 fee was not a tip.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (2)
  1. RJ OGuillory says:

    …gee, there’s a shock,….a corrupt Supreme Court Ruling by an extremely corrupted Supreme Court,…. in support of another corrupt court?,…connected power always wins out,…..they are all liars and thieves,…..why don’t those SC Justices take the morning off and go kidnap and torture someone,…..disgusting human beings all the way around,…

    ….I hope a natural calamity takes place in DC, an 9.0 earthquake or some such thing,…..and I hope the court is in progress that day and the entire, huge marble or stone building falls in on top of each of the”justices”,…..

    …perhaps some men making minimum wage and looking for tips can begin to dig the fat, corrupt bunch out of the rubble,….


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  2. tsal says:

    I have to re-read – it could not possibly be that the supreme court has found in favor of the big guy – the corporation – the monied…………..I must have read this incorrectly – not the most conservative supreme court in the history of our country.

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