Old Nov 23, 00, 1:40 pm
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Northwest went back to court Wednesday to claim its mechanics were violating a temporary restraining order against slowdown tactics.

AND: US District Court Judge David Doty yesterday said he will consider holding the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and its members at Northwest Airlines in contempt of court for purposefully delaying flights through an illegal work slowdown.

Judge Doty said the mechanics' union must explain at a hearing next Wednesday why it should not be considered in violation of a temporary restraining order issued Monday after Northwest reported an unusually high number of maintenance-related flight cancellations.

Northwest attorney Tim Thornton said the situation has worsened since the temporary restraining order was issued by Doty and he vowed to pursue fines against the union that could top USD$100 million.

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