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American Airlines Sued After Kicking Black Man Off Flight

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American Airlines Sued After Kicking Black Man Off Flight

Law360 (June 22, 2020, 10:33 PM EDT) — American Airlines has been hit with a race discrimination suit after a flight crew allegedly forced a Black man off a flight out of Los Angeles after he requested to switch seats, according to the complaint lodged in California federal court.

The five plaintiff passengers, including the man kicked off the plane, said in their complaint on Friday that the purported incident happened on American Airlines Flight 1931, which was set to depart from Los Angeles International Airport around 7:45 p.m. on May 31 and was headed to Phoenix. Passenger Elgin Banks, who is Black, said he was headed home after…

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