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Old 12-05-2008, 08:54 AM   #1  
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Default Mesa sues Aloha Airlines pilot

WAY TO GO MESA, and JO Thats why you guys are not respected and hated

Mesa airline inc. the Mainland parent of the Hawaii airline go!, is suing an Aloha Airlines pilot whom it claims has been active in online criticism of the company.
Mike Uslan, who flies for Aloha Airlines, is one of 11 defendants in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, where Mesa is based. The other 10 are identified only as John Does I-X.
The suit appears aimed at H.E.R.O., an organization whose name stands for "Hawaii's airline employees repelling Ornstein," a reference to Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein.
A Web site -- dontflygo.com -- operated by H.E.R.O. has posted editorials against Mesa and Ornstein, which founded go! last year.
Mesa's suit alleges that Uslan and his John Doe co-defendants have "caused injury and damages to Mesa" and "directed defamatory statements" at Mesa and its chief executive. It also accuses them of trademark infringement.
In its lawsuit, Mesa asks the court to enjoin Uslan and the other defendants from using the airline's trade names and service marks and "from making false and defamatory claims or statements about Mesa Airlines." It also asks the court to order Uslan to reveal the identities of the owners and content providers for the www.donflygo.com Web site. Finally, it asks the court to award punitive damages and attorneys' fees.
The Mesa lawsuit asserts that the Hawaii Web site comes under the jurisdiction of the Arizona court because its content is intended "to harm Mesa Airlines' finances and reputation in the state of Arizona."
This week, Uslan filed in a Honolulu court a motion for a protective order to limit the scope of subpoenas and depositions filed against him.
His lawyers assert in Uslan's filing that "the transparent purpose" of actions by Mesa attorneys "is to intimidate Uslan and others," adding that "Uslan is a resident of the state of Hawaii. Mesa obviously filed this lawsuit in the district court of Arizona to make it more expensive and difficult for him to defend himself."


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Old 12-05-2008, 08:59 AM   #2  
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I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Mesa air group sucks.
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You have to be careful with MAG-bashing...this is not the first time he's done this. It's only libel/slander if it is not true. Stick to the facts...there are plenty of those as it is.
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I think this is a very old article, about 2 years old.
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Be careful, they might sue you next. Unless of course we all take pay cuts and then talk badly about each other.
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WAY TO GO MESA, and JO Thats why you guys are not respected and hated

Mesa airline inc. the Mainland parent of the Hawaii airline go!, is suing an Aloha Airlines pilot whom it claims has been active in online criticism of the company.
Mike Uslan, who flies for Aloha Airlines, is one of 11 defendants in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, where Mesa is based. The other 10 are identified only as John Does I-X.
The suit appears aimed at H.E.R.O., an organization whose name stands for "Hawaii's airline employees repelling Ornstein," a reference to Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein.
A Web site -- dontflygo.com -- operated by H.E.R.O. has posted editorials against Mesa and Ornstein, which founded go! last year.
Mesa's suit alleges that Uslan and his John Doe co-defendants have "caused injury and damages to Mesa" and "directed defamatory statements" at Mesa and its chief executive. It also accuses them of trademark infringement.
In its lawsuit, Mesa asks the court to enjoin Uslan and the other defendants from using the airline's trade names and service marks and "from making false and defamatory claims or statements about Mesa Airlines." It also asks the court to order Uslan to reveal the identities of the owners and content providers for the www.donflygo.com Web site. Finally, it asks the court to award punitive damages and attorneys' fees.
The Mesa lawsuit asserts that the Hawaii Web site comes under the jurisdiction of the Arizona court because its content is intended "to harm Mesa Airlines' finances and reputation in the state of Arizona."
This week, Uslan filed in a Honolulu court a motion for a protective order to limit the scope of subpoenas and depositions filed against him.
His lawyers assert in Uslan's filing that "the transparent purpose" of actions by Mesa attorneys "is to intimidate Uslan and others," adding that "Uslan is a resident of the state of Hawaii. Mesa obviously filed this lawsuit in the district court of Arizona to make it more expensive and difficult for him to defend himself."


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Mesa sues Aloha Airlines pilot - Pacific Business News (Honolulu):
Dated March 1, 2007

Outstanding research, well done!
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:47 AM   #7  
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Well, if this article is almost two years old, what was the result? Did JO win the lawsuit? Or did justice prevail and send that rat packing?
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JO strikes me as the kid who didn't play well or get along with others in grade school. Now he is getting his revenge.
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[quote=flycrj200;512256]WAY TO GO MESA, and JO Thats why you guys are not respected and hated

Which "guys" do you mean? JO and Mike Lotz? The entire management team? The pilots? Everyone who works there?

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JO strikes me as the kid who didn't play well or get along with others in grade school. Now he is getting his revenge.

you mean he got his a** kicked every day in school and probably still wets his bed...
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