Antitrust Action Over United DC-SF Flights Nixed

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 5:01 PM EDT) -- United Air Lines Inc. has won the dismissal of a putative consumer class action alleging the airline used its monopoly power to enforce anti-competitive ticket purchasing rules on nonstop flights between Washington and San Francisco.

Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion for summary judgment Wednesday filed by United and its holding company UAL Corp., dismissing the more than three-year-old suit but sealing the opinion outlining his reasoning.

In 2007 Richard Dominguez filed a proposed consumer...
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