Today we reached a Global Settlement with USAPA and the individual defendants in all outstanding litigation between East and West pilots. (Attached) We are pleased with the agreement and believe it represents the best, most realistic, and timely outcome possible for all parties. It is the result of intense mediated negotiations over the last several weeks.
A few steps are yet required and Judge Conrad’s approval is needed before the agreement becomes a final judgment, but there is a reasonably high probability that the necessary steps will be successfully completed soon. One of those steps is called a “Fairness Hearing” which will be held before Judge Conrad wherein he will determine whether or not the agreement is fair.
We are now in the process of preparing for the soon to be scheduled Fairness Hearing before the judge in order to convert this settlement into a final order. As such, all former US Airways pilots will be receiving various forms of notification of the process and the steps that will be taken to obtain Judge Conrad's approval of the settlement.
Remember, no money will change hands until Judge Conrad’s final order. In the meantime, Leonidas, LLC will continue making monthly payments to satisfy various financial obligations incurred on behalf of the former AWA pilots that have led us to this point. Though it is more likely than not that the settlement will be approved with little or no modification, it is not guaranteed so please continue your Push for Justice contributions so we can meet those obligations.
Thank you for your support,
The West Mediation Group