Mail Boxes Etc. Defends $30M Freight Price-Fixing Deals

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- Mail Boxes Etc. Inc. and others alleging collusion in the freight forwarding industry urged a New York federal judge Wednesday to brush off criticism over the inclusion of most favored nation clauses in class action settlements with Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co. Ltd. and Vantec Corp. totaling $30.6 million.

Mail Boxes Etc., Precision Associates Inc. and others countered critics of the settlements who claim the MFN clauses, a provision commonly used in business contracts, will hinder the remaining Japanese defendants' ability to resolve the litigation.

The Japanese companies...
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