Airlines Settle Civil Litigation Over Price-Fixing Charges

Law360, New York (September 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Just days after Germany’s Lufthansa penned a deal to get off the hook in civil litigation over alleged price fixing in cargo shipping, three additional airlines followed suit to settle a barrage of class actions filed in the wake of global “dawn raids.”

In addition to Lufthansa, United, American and the United Kingdom's Virgin Atlantic Airways have all reached settlements that will release them from pending civil litigation.

Those three airlines were not part of the Justice Department’s investigation into 16 airlines suspected of price fixing,...
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