WHO GOT THE WORK?℠ - David R. Broderdorf of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has entered an appearance for Southwest Airlines in a pending lawsuit regarding the employment status of flight instructors. The complaint, filed Jan. 7 in Texas Northern District Court by Wick Phillips Gould & Martin and attorney William R. Wilder on behalf of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, objects to the airline’s classification of 12 full-time flight instructors as pilots subject to the same rates of pay and working conditions. The case, assigned to U.S. District Judge Ada Brown, is 3:22-cv-00046, Southwest Airlines Pilots Association v. Southwest Airlines Co. Read the complaint on Law.com Radar and check out the most recent edition of Law.com’s Who Got the Work?℠ column to find out which law firms and lawyers are being brought in to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.
BAD SEEDS - Leading seed suppliers including Corteva Agriscience, AgReliant Genetics and Winfield Solutions sued the operators of a shuttered ethanol plant Tuesday in Nebraska District Court for millions of dollars in damages arising from improper disposal of waste and bioproducts. The lawsuit accuses AltEn LLC, Mead Cattle Company and Green Disposal Mead of failing to properly manage byproducts from the ethanol manufacturing process resulting in environmental violations and waste water discharge. The lawsuit was filed by Crowell & Moring; Dorsey & Whitney; Barnes & Thornburg and Woods | Aitken LLP. Attorneys have not yet appeared for the defendants. The case is 8:22-cv-00070, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. et al v. AltEn, LLC et al. Stay up on the latest deals and litigation with the new Law.com Radar.