The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has rejected a class action filed against The Boeing Co. and Southwest Airlines Co. by airline ticket buyers affected by the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet.

After two catastrophic crashes of the MAX 8 aircraft, Southwest customers filed suit, Earl v. The Boeing Co., in July 2019 alleging they overpaid form MAX 8 tickets based on misrepresentations by Southwest and Boeing about the safety of the MAX series aircraft.

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