“The lawyer representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Atlas Air said he plans to file similar lawsuits against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and 18 major airlines over their COVID-19 vaccine mandates,” The Defender reported.
California attorney John Pierce alleges the mandates “imposed by these agencies on the airlines’ employees infringed on their constitutional, religious, and medical liberties.”
The lawyer representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Atlas Air said he plans to file similar lawsuits against the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation and 18 major airlines over their COVID-19 vaccine mandates.https://t.co/f5y7t7kfsl
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) May 26, 2022
18 Major Airlines, FAA, and DOT to Be Sued Over COVID Vaccine Mandates. First lawsuit against Atlas Air, largest cargo carrier with most 747s, has been filed. "we’re seeing many pilots are experiencing health conditions. Specifically, cardiac issues" https://t.co/NdHnJBCPTm
— Andrew Bostom, MD, MS (@andrewbostom) May 26, 2022
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Pierce filed the first lawsuit on behalf of the Atlas Air employees and U.S. Freedom Flyers (USFF), an advocacy group opposing airline vaccine and mask mandates.
The May 12th lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida included more than 100 plaintiffs, most of whom are unvaccinated pilots and flight attendants.
From The Defender:
According to the lawsuit:
“Fundamentally, this case is about whether Americans should be required to choose between their livelihoods and being coerced into taking an experimental, dangerous medical treatment.
“It is also about the safety of America’s airline industry. Should pilots — under federal regulation required to be among the healthiest workers in the United States — who have taken an experimental ‘vaccine’ that is now shown to have potentially deadly, long-term side effects, be allowed to fly massive aircraft in our skies? While those who have (smartly) refrained from such a course be forced out of their jobs?”
The next lawsuit will be filed against United Airlines, Pierce told The Epoch Times.
“We’ll be hitting basically all of them in sequence, and then we’ll be going after the FAA as well,” Pierce said, adding he believes the vaccine mandates and COVID-19 restrictions affecting the aviation industry will be “ruled unconstitutional” and discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Pierce outlined the firm’s next steps:
“It’s going to require a big fix, ultimately. And that’s probably going to require legislation and kind of getting all the stakeholders at the table, but the first step is civil litigation.
“So the [Atlas Air] complaint has been filed. We’re in the process of serving everyone. And then, we’ll likely be looking for some kind of injunctive relief here soon to make sure that all the COVID-related mandates stop immediately. And then we’ll proceed [with] litigation, motion, practice, and discovery and then onward to trial eventually.”
Pierce highlighted the importance of the legal cases as part of a broader struggle in favor of freedom and liberty.
“[These lawsuits are] absolutely crucial. It’s a very, very red line — If you get to the point where you have to choose between getting an experimental drug shot in your arm and your paycheck, that’s just un-American, it’s unconstitutional, it’s outrageous, it’s sickening.”
“If that’s not the hill to die on when it comes to liberty, that’s about as close as I can imagine it.”
While the FAA and DOT haven’t imposed their own COVID-19 jab mandates, these agencies may be violating federal regulations by allowing pilots who received the experimental shots to fly airplanes.
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