Travel Agents' Antitrust Suit Doesn't Fly: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (October 3, 2009, 2:03 PM EDT) -- Despite a scathing dissent finding that the other judges went too far in applying heightened pleading standards, a federal appeals court has upheld a dismissal of a suit brought by travel agents accusing major airlines including Delta Airlines Inc., United Airlines and American Airlines Inc. of fixing commission prices.

A majority on a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion on Friday affirming the dismissal of the case by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
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