Judge Urges Dismissal Of Freight Price-Fixing Action

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 5:42 PM EST) -- A magistrate judge has recommended the dismissal of nearly all of a proposed class action accusing DHL Express USA Inc., Kuehne & Nagel Inc. and dozens of other companies of fixing prices in the international freight forwarding industry.

The plaintiffs lack standing to bring the suit because they do not claim they actually paid the allegedly fixed surcharges, Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York said in a 114-page report and recommendation issued Tuesday.

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