Judge OKs Price-Fixing Claims In Air Cargo MDL

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 3:22 PM EDT) -- Citing Twombly, a federal judge overseeing multidistrict antitrust litigation against a group of major airlines has kept alive the action's Sherman Act claims despite a magistrate judge's recommendation that they be tossed, saying the plaintiffs established plausible grounds to allege an agreement among the carriers to fix air cargo prices.

Judge John Gleeson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York said in his three-page ruling Friday that the guilty pleas of multiple defendants in parallel criminal cases lent further support to...
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