Airlines Fight Carnival Bid For Cut Of $175M Price-Fixing Deal

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- British Airways PLC and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. asked the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to deny cruise company Carnival PLC’s attempt to join a $175 million antitrust class action settlement over alleged fuel surcharge price-fixing.

The airlines argued that a federal district court got it right when it found that Carnival did not qualify as a member of the U.K. settlement class because it was Carnival’s customers who bore the brunt of the airlines’ alleged malfeasance.

In a brief, Virgin Atlantic and BA repeated the lower...
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