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Case Status:    ONGOING    
On or around 05/18/2020 (Date of last review)

Filing Date: February 19, 2020

According to the Complaint, Southwest Airlines Co operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the U.S. and near-international markets. Southwest is regulated by, among other government entities, the FAA, which is a sub-agency of the DOT that regulates civil aviation in the U.S. and its surrounding international waters.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, the Complaint alleges Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Southwest’s operations were non-compliant with government maintenance and safety regulations; (ii) the foregoing issues were exacerbated by Southwest’s undue influence over FAA officials and, consequently, lax regulatory oversight of the Company’s operations; (iii) all of the foregoing significantly increased the safety risks to passengers traveling on Southwest flights and heightened governmental scrutiny into the Company; and (iv) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On May 18, 2020, the Court issued an Order appointing Lead Plaintiff and Counsel.


Sector: Transportation
Industry: Airline
Headquarters: United States


Ticker Symbol: LUV
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: N.D. Texas
DOCKET #: 20-CV-00408
JUDGE: Hon. Ed Kinkeade
DATE FILED: 02/19/2020
CLASS PERIOD END: 06/25/2019
  1. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
  2. The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC (Dallas)
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