California Magistrate Judge Agrees To Transfer Southwest Background Check Suit

(June 16, 2016, 9:18 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal magistrate judge on June 2 granted a motion to transfer a class complaint accusing Southwest Airlines Co. of improperly acquiring background checks of applicants to a Texas federal court, finding that it is “the most convenient and appropriate venue” (Justin Lewis v. Southwest Airlines Co., No. 16-749, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72222).

(Order granting motion to transfer available. Document #43-160617-012R.)

Just shy of a week later, the same magistrate judge denied a request by the plaintiff, Justin Lewis,...
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