Case: Dirar v. Alaska Airlines, Inc.

2:22-cv-01076 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Aug. 2, 2022

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

Two Black Muslim men were removed from an Alaska Airlines flight after a fellow passenger raised complaints about one of the men, who had been  texting in Arabic. Represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the plaintiffs filed this case on August 2, 2022. The plaintiffs filed suit against Alaska Airlines in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. The plaintiffs alleged that Alaska Airlines discriminated against them in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and state law. The men sought injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, damages, and attorneys’ fees. The case was assigned to Judge Ricardo Martinez.


Alaska Airlines has yet to file an answer and no dispositive motions have been filed yet. This case is ongoing.

 

Summary Authors

Jordan Katz (8/24/2022)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/64863358/parties/dirar-v-alaska-airlines-inc/


Attorney for Plaintiff

Segura, Luis Fernando (Washington)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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2:22-cv-01076

Complaint

Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022

Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/64863358/dirar-v-alaska-airlines-inc/

Last updated March 7, 2024, 3:07 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against defendant(s) Alaska Airlines, Inc. with JURY DEMAND (Receipt # AWAWDC-7649939) Attorney Luis Fernando Segura added to party Abobakkr Dirar(pty:pla), Attorney Luis Fernando Segura added to party Mohamed Elamin(pty:pla), filed by Abobakkr Dirar, Mohamed Elamin. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Segura, Luis) (Entered: 08/02/2022)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022

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APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Gadeir Abbas FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar, Mohamed Elamin (Fee Paid) Receipt No. AWAWDC-7652222 (Segura, Luis) (Entered: 08/03/2022)

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

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APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Justin Sadowsky FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar, Mohamed Elamin (Fee Paid) Receipt No. AWAWDC-7652288 (Segura, Luis) (Entered: 08/03/2022)

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

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APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Lena Masri FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar, Mohamed Elamin (Fee Paid) Receipt No. AWAWDC-7652305 (Segura, Luis) (Entered: 08/03/2022)

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

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ORDER re 3 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Justin Sadowsky for Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar and Mohamed Elamin by Clerk Ravi Subramanian. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d). (JWC) (Entered: 08/03/2022)

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

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ORDER re 4 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Lena Masri for Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar and Mohamed Elamin by Clerk Ravi Subramanian. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d). (JWC) (Entered: 08/03/2022)

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

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ORDER re 2 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Gadeir Abbas for Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar and Mohamed Elamin by Clerk Ravi Subramanian. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d). (JWC) (Entered: 08/04/2022)

Aug. 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022

PACER

Judge Ricardo S. Martinez added. (RE)

Aug. 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022

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WAIVER OF SERVICE of Summons upon defendant Alaska Airlines Inc mailed on 8/2/2022 8/3/2022 (Segura, Luis) Modified on 8/5/2022 (SB). (Entered: 08/04/2022)

Aug. 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022

PACER

Add and Terminate Judges

Aug. 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022

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ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. Joint Status Report due by 9/22/2022, FRCP 26(f) Conference Deadline is 9/8/2022, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 9/15/2022. (LC) (Entered: 08/11/2022)

Aug. 11, 2022

Aug. 11, 2022

Clearinghouse
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Notice of Appearance

Aug. 18, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

PACER
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Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 18, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

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Praecipe-Other

Aug. 18, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 18, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

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Corporate Disclosure Statement

Sept. 21, 2022

Sept. 21, 2022

PACER
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Joint Status Report

Sept. 22, 2022

Sept. 22, 2022

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RSM Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (FORM)

Sept. 26, 2022

Sept. 26, 2022

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Answer to Complaint

Oct. 1, 2022

Oct. 1, 2022

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18

Notice of Appearance

Oct. 7, 2022

Oct. 7, 2022

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Notice of Appearance

Nov. 7, 2022

Nov. 7, 2022

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Application

Nov. 7, 2022

Nov. 7, 2022

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Nov. 7, 2022

Nov. 7, 2022

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Stipulated Motion

Nov. 9, 2022

Nov. 9, 2022

PACER
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ORDER granting Defendant's 22 Stipulated MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney. Geoff Grindeland of Seamark Law Group PLLC is granted leave to withdraw as co-counsel for Alaska Airlines, Inc. He is no longer counsel of record in this matter. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SB)

Nov. 9, 2022

Nov. 9, 2022

RECAP
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Withdraw as Attorney

Dec. 13, 2022

Dec. 13, 2022

PACER
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ORDER granting Plaintiffs' 24 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Luis F. Segura is allowed to withdraw from this matter and no longer represents Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SB)

Dec. 14, 2022

Dec. 14, 2022

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Notice of Change of Address/Change of Name

Jan. 30, 2023

Jan. 30, 2023

PACER
27

Notice of Change of Address/Change of Name

Jan. 30, 2023

Jan. 30, 2023

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Stipulation

Feb. 10, 2023

Feb. 10, 2023

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STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SB)

Feb. 21, 2023

Feb. 21, 2023

RECAP
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Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

PACER

Notice to PHV and Local Counsel Unable to Process Application

June 20, 2023

June 20, 2023

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

June 21, 2023

June 21, 2023

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Notice of Appearance

July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023

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33

Extension of Time-Other

July 28, 2023

July 28, 2023

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ORDER granting Plaintiffs' 33 Motion for Extension of Time. Dispositive motions due by 9/7/2023. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SB)

July 31, 2023

July 31, 2023

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Stipulated Motion

Aug. 1, 2023

Aug. 1, 2023

PACER
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ORDER granting Parties' 35 Stipulated MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney. Jay Gairson of Gairson Law, LLC is granted leave to withdraw as co-counsel for Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar and Mohamed Elamin. Plaintiffs Abobakkr Dirar and Mohamed Elamin continue to be represented by Alex Baron of CAIR-Washington and by Lena Masri, Gadeir Abbas, Justin Sadowsky, and Zanah Ghalawanji of CAIR National Legal Defense Fund. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SB)

Aug. 3, 2023

Aug. 3, 2023

RECAP
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Notice of Appearance

Aug. 3, 2023

Aug. 3, 2023

PACER
38

Notice of Appearance

Aug. 3, 2023

Aug. 3, 2023

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39

Application

Aug. 4, 2023

Aug. 4, 2023

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41

Summary Judgment

Aug. 21, 2023

Aug. 21, 2023

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42

Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel

Aug. 21, 2023

Aug. 21, 2023

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 21, 2023

Aug. 21, 2023

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43

Miscellaneous Relief

Aug. 25, 2023

Aug. 25, 2023

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ORDER granting Parties' 43 Stipulated Motion for Amended Briefing Schedule and New Trial Date. Trial is now set for 1/22/2024, in this matter. It is FURTHER ORDERED that related pretrial case schedule deadlines will be amended per the parties' stipulation. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SB)

Aug. 29, 2023

Aug. 29, 2023

RECAP
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RSM Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (FORM)

Aug. 31, 2023

Aug. 31, 2023

PACER

Set/Reset Motion Noting Date (Public)

Sept. 11, 2023

Sept. 11, 2023

PACER
46

Summary Judgment

Sept. 20, 2023

Sept. 20, 2023

PACER

Set/Reset Motion Noting Date (Public)

Sept. 28, 2023

Sept. 28, 2023

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47

Reply to Response to Motion

Oct. 20, 2023

Oct. 20, 2023

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48

Notice of Appearance

Oct. 24, 2023

Oct. 24, 2023

PACER
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ORDER denying Defendant's 41 Motion for Summary Judgment; and denying Plaintiffs' 46 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (KRA)

Nov. 1, 2023

Nov. 1, 2023

RECAP
50

Application

Nov. 3, 2023

Nov. 3, 2023

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Nov. 6, 2023

Nov. 6, 2023

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52

Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 10, 2023

Dec. 10, 2023

PACER
53

Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 10, 2023

Dec. 10, 2023

PACER

Notice to PHV and Local Counsel Unable to Process Application

Dec. 12, 2023

Dec. 12, 2023

PACER

Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 20, 2023

Dec. 20, 2023

PACER

Terminate Deadlines/Hearings

Dec. 22, 2023

Dec. 22, 2023

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RSM Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (FORM)

Jan. 5, 2024

Jan. 5, 2024

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Public Accommodations/Contracting

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 2, 2022

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two male, Black, Muslim, bearded, Middle Eastern, Sudan-born citizens of the United States who predominantly speak Arabic and some English with a pronounced Arabic accent.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Alaska Airlines, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

Facility Type(s):

Non-government for-profit

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General/Misc.:

Access to public accommodations - privately owned

Racial profiling

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Discrimination Basis:

Language discrimination

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Religion discrimination

Discrimination Area:

Disparate Treatment

Affected Language(s):

Arabic

Affected National Origin/Ethnicity(s):

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern

Affected Race(s):

Black