Class actions against certain airlines which allege a conspiracy to fix, increase, maintain ...

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    1. The law firms of Sutts, Strosberg LLP, Harrison Pensa LLP , Andrew Morganti and Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman are counsel in two proposed class actions against certain airlines which allege a conspiracy to fix, increase, maintain or stabilize the price for passenger airfares on flights between Canada and certain Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic destinations respectively.

    Trans-Pacific Action (note Trans-Atlantic action information in the above link)

    2. The action was commenced in Toronto, Ontario on July 31, 2009. It names the following defendant airlines: Air Canada, Air New Zealand Limited, All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd., Asiana Airlines Inc., Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Delta Air Lines Inc., Japan Airlines Corporation, Qantas Airways Limited, Singapore Airlines Limited and United Airlines.

    3. The action is brought on behalf of all persons who, during the period October 1, 2001 and August 1, 2007, paid air passenger fares which included surcharges for flights to or from Canada to Trans-Pacific destinations.

    4. The plaintiffs have reached a proposed settlement with the defendant Japan Airlines Limited (now Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.) (“JAL”) subject to approval by the court. JAL does not admit liability but has settled to avoid the cost and risk of a trial. JAL has agreed to pay $350,000 CDN, $100,000 CDN for notice and to provide co-operation to the plaintiffs in pursuing the action against the other defendant airlines. The settlement agreement may be reviewed here.

    5. The court certified the action as a class proceeding against JAL for settlement purposes only.

    6. You are a settlement class member if you paid for an air passenger ticket which included surcharges for flights between Canada and Trans-Pacific destinations in Asia or the South Pacific including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore or South Korea between October 1, 2001 and August 1, 2007, unless you opt out of the class action.

    ... more at the link above ...
     
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    Should this be true, a class action is in order.
     
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    Does this mean we can expect one in the US too?
     

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