Travel Agents Blown Off Course In Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (October 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed the antitrust claims of a group of travel agents, ruling the crew failed to meet the criteria needed to proceed with their allegations that the airlines conspired to limit their commissions.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Peter Economus sided with the airlines, ruling the travel agents had not overcome the pleading hurdle established by the Supreme Court's decision in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly.

“Plaintiffs’ amended complaint alleges that defendants took parallel actions to reduce or limit commissions paid to travel agents...
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