NZ Regulators Can Pursue Air Cargo Price-Fixing Claims

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A New Zealand court ruled last week that competition regulators may bring claims against eight airlines they accuse of fixing prices through excess fees for cargo shipments coming into the country from foreign destinations.

While both the Commerce Commission and the airlines agreed that New Zealand's courts could hear allegations of price-fixing concerning outbound air cargo, the airlines contended that competition concerning inbound cargo occurred at overseas ports of origin, putting any claims concerning such competition outside the agency's reach.

In a decision handed down on...
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