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)

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 Aug. 24, 2022, 7:47 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

PACER
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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

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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

PACER
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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

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

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Access to public accommodations - privately owned

Disparate Treatment

Racial profiling

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Discrimination-basis:

Language discrimination

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Religion discrimination

Race:

Black

Language:

Arabic

Type of Facility:

Non-government for-profit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern