Flyers Ask Justices To Pass On Antitrust Filed-Rate Fight

By Matthew Perlman (February 13, 2018, 9:23 PM EST) -- Airline passengers have urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal from All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd., which is trying to escape multidistrict litigation over price-fixing allegations by pointing to federal pricing regulations, arguing the company is raising questions of fact.

The customers filed a brief in opposition on Friday to a petition from Nippon Airways and EVA Airways Corp. that asked the justices to overturn a Ninth Circuit decision finding the airlines could not use the filed-rate doctrine to dodge a putative class action alleging they colluded to fix the prices of certain fares and fuel surcharges on...

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