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Justices Urged To Review Checked-Bag Fee Collusion Claims

Law360 (November 9, 2018, 6:51 PM EST) -- A group of airline passengers has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review claims that Delta Air Lines Inc. and AirTran Airways Inc. colluded to tack on fees for first-checked bags, after the allegations were rejected by the Eleventh Circuit.

In a petition for certiorari filed Nov. 5, the passengers said the appellate judges departed from established rulings in similar cases by opening the door to companies floating potential price hikes to one another through earnings calls, an issue that came up because the passengers said it was mentioned in the airlines' own public statements to investors.

The passengers' group told...

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3410 Antitrust

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November 7, 2018

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