GBDH wins preliminary approval of settlement with American Airlines for checked bag fee refunds.

July 20, 2018

On June 22, 2018, GBDH won preliminary approval of a proposed class action settlement in Bazerman v. American Airlines. Bazerman alleges that American Airlines has charged passengers to check bags that should have been free under American’s contract with customers. Under the settlement, eligible American Airlines passengers who submit a valid, timely claim will receive either a 75% refund or a full refund plus interest for incorrectly charged bag fees. Awards will range from $18.75 to $200 plus interest per bag. Class members must submit a claim by October 19, 2018 to receive a refund. The final approval hearing is set for December 17, 2018 in the District of Massachusetts. For more details about the settlement, please read the Notice of Proposed Settlement and Claim Form.

Benjamin Edelman is also counsel for Plaintiff.