Class Claims Stay Grounded In BA Cartel Case

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 4:13 PM EST) -- An appeals court in London upheld a decision Thursday rebuffing two flower importers who sued British Airways PLC over an alleged price-fixing scheme in the air freight services industry from pursuing their claims on behalf of a class of freight-services customers.

A three-judge panel for the Court of Appeal dismissed Emerald Supplies Ltd. and Southern Glass House Produce Ltd.'s appeal of an April 2009 decision that granted BA's bid to strike the representative element of Emerald's claim.

There was nothing wrong with the challenged decision, and...
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