Ch. 11 Plan Should Trump Price-Fixing Suit: Northwest

Law360, New York (February 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Northwest Airlines Corp. asked a bankruptcy court on Thursday to block a proposed class action against it and other airlines over an alleged price-fixing scheme concerning passenger airline prices, saying that recent approval of its reorganization plan freed it from claims predating the approval.

The class action, Robert Casteel et al. v. Air New Zealand et al., was filed in December in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. It accuses the defendants of engaging in a “global conspiracy among airlines to fix,...
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