Airline Price-Fixing Suit In Texas Furthers Jurisdictional Fight

By Jess Krochtengel (July 8, 2015, 3:58 PM EDT) -- American Airlines Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., Southwest Airlines Co. and United Airlines Inc. were hit Wednesday in Texas federal court with another putative class action accusing them of conspiring to fix airline ticket prices, furthering a jurisdictional fight over which court will end up overseeing the litigation.

The four airlines have been sued by putative classes at least a dozen times in the past week, after the U.S. Department of Justice last week confirmed it's investigating the carriers for possible violations of the Sherman Act by colluding to limit their passenger capacity to keep airfares high. The classes have also alleged...

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