Pacific Shipping Antitrust MDL Dismissed

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Invoking the filed rate doctrine, a judge has ruled that the plaintiffs have failed to sufficiently plead a claim in the massive antitrust multidistrict litigation alleging a conspiracy among shipping companies to fix rates and eliminate competition in the market for freight services between the continental U.S., Hawaii and Guam.

Judge Thomas S. Zilly dismissed the case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Tuesday, but granted the plaintiffs 30 days to amend the complaint to allege claims that would not...
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