Northwest Airlines executives have been named in a class-action lawsuit filed by a New York firm alleging they engaged in insider trading prior to the carrier's Chapter 11 filing on Sept. 14. Defendants include CEO Doug Steenland, former CFO Bernard Han, Chairman Gary Wilson and former director Alfred Checchi, who were among stockholders who netted combined proceeds of approximately $30 million for trades conducted between April 21 and Sept. 14.

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