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Bid to Bar Airline Drug Tests Fails

From United Press International

A federal judge today threw out a lawsuit against Continental Airlines by flight attendants challenging a drug-testing policy, saying sober, reliable flight crews are critical to public safety.

U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian dismissed the lawsuit by the Union of Flight Attendants Local 1 on technical legal grounds and did not rule on the merits of the drug-testing program itself. But he told the lawyers that he believes a drug-testing policy is appropriate for flight crews.


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