Antitrust Attys Divided On Contribution Protection

Law360, New York (February 5, 2010, 6:14 PM EST) -- The approval last fall of an $85 million settlement between Deutsche Lufthansa AG and plaintiffs accusing it and other airlines of price-fixing drew attention to a long-vexing issue in antitrust law — how to split liability among parties accused of collusion when one or more parties settle — and lawyers don't expect the issue to go away soon.

Lufthansa, the fourth-largest defendant in the consolidated class action, was the first defendant to reach a monetary settlement, and the deal could put the remaining defendants — which...
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