Airlines Duck Foreign Injury Claims In Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (May 9, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday nixed foreign injury claims in a multidistrict litigation accusing United Air Lines Inc., Continental Airlines Inc. and other major carriers of conspiring to fix prices on long-haul trans-Pacific flights.

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer partly denied part of the airlines' consolidated motion to dismiss antitrust claims under the Sherman Act, saying that there were underdeveloped facts regarding a doctrine concerning claims over rates filed with regulators. The judge granted part of the motion to dismiss claims arising out of flights...
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