Airline Passengers Win Class Cert. In Price-Fixing Suit

By Matthew Perlman (August 9, 2018, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday certified two classes of All Nippon Airways passengers in multidistrict litigation alleging that major airlines conspired to fix the prices of long-distance trans-Pacific flights.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer issued an order certifying a class that purchased an estimated 1.1 million flights from the U.S. to Japan from ANA or Japan Airlines International Co. between Feb. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007. The passengers allege they paid an extra $94 million in overcharges for those flights thanks to the price-fixing scheme, according to the order.

The order also certified a class of passengers that purchased...

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