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Joan Lukey Quoted in Law360 about 2022 Massachusetts Cases to Watch

Joan Lukey recently spoke to Law360 about the projected legal landscape for 2022 and a lawsuit seeking to enforce sick time rules against airlines. To read the full article, click here.

From the article:

The attorney general's lawsuit involving ExxonMobil, currently before the Supreme Judicial Court on appeal, and federal court litigation with a regional airline consortium will test how far the commonwealth's top legal office can push major industries to comply with state law.

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP's complex trial and appellate lead Joan Lukey said that Healey's defense to the lawsuit brought by Air Transport Association of America Inc. zeroes in on whether airlines are bound by state labor laws, like sick time requirements, that are more generous than what's provided by federal law.

"That is somewhat of an open question, but one or two courts in the last couple years have found in favor of other states that did that," Lukey said.

A two-week trial in the airline's case is planned for late September.