US Firm Hits British Airways With Antitrust Suit In UK

Law360, New York (September 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. plaintiffs firm has launched a €1 billion action in the United Kingdom against British Airways PLC, accusing the airline of a seven-year conspiracy to fix fuel surcharge prices levied at its air freight customers.

Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC, which opened a London office in June 2007, filed a complaint in the U.K.'s High Court of Justice on behalf of freight companies Emerald Supplies Ltd. And Southern Glass House Producers Ltd.

The suit alleges that BA conspired with one or more major international...
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