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US top court rules for airline in frequent flyer dispute

Published on Apr 2, 2014 11:12 PM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that an airline customer cannot sue after being thrown out of a frequent flyer program.

On a 9-0 vote, the court said Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg cannot pursue his claims against Northwest Airlines Corp, which ceased operations in 2010 after merging with Delta Air Lines Inc.

He claimed breach of contract under Minnesota state law.

The court held the federal Airline Deregulation Act barred Ginsberg's lawsuit.

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