Judge Tosses Oil Rig Flight Price-Fixing Action

Law360, San Diego (June 23, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Thursday threw out a putative class action accusing Bristow Group Inc. and other providers of offshore helicopter services in the Gulf of Mexico of fixing prices for flights to oil rigs.

U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis granted summary judgment to the defendants, finding that Superior Offshore International Inc.’s allegations that the defendants entered into an illegal agreement to fix prices in the offshore helicopter services market in the Gulf between 2001 and 2005 were unsubstantiated, and that a reasonable jury could...
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