Chris Lange, FISM News
Atlas Air, on behalf of US Freedom Flyers (USFF) and Atlas employees, has sued all 18 major airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) over COVID-19 vaccine mandates it says violated their constitutional, medical, and religious liberties, the Epoch Times reported.
“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,” the lawsuit reads.
Included among the 100+ plaintiffs are unvaccinated pilots, flight attendants, and additional Atlas staff members.
“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 complaint continues.
Atlas Air is the world’s largest Boeing 747 aircraft operator and one of the airline industry’s leading cargo carrier companies.
The suit was filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida by John Pierce Law. The firm previously represented Trump 2016 campaign advisor George Papadopoulos in connection with the Trump-Russia collusion hoax being investigated by Special Counsel John Durham and also represents defendants charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
“So the 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 told The Epoch Times.
Pierce said his law firm is also preparing to file another lawsuit against United Airlines.
“We’ll be hitting basically all of them in sequence, and then we’ll be going after the FAA as well,” he said, adding that the firm’s goal is to secure a ruling that will essentially render vaccine and similar health mandates unconstitutional.
“And we’re going to get findings that there was discrimination under Title Seven. We’re going to get punitive damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress and things like that,” Pierce said.
Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates imposed on airlines by the Biden Administration resulted in thousands of flight cancellations last year that placed the industry, not to mention travelers, in turmoil.