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Accusations Fly Over Alleged Airline Price-Fixing

Law360 (June 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As low-fare airlines jockey for a piece of the European market, rumors of alleged price-fixing continue to plague an industry where the threat of increased competition might have led to illegal cartel behavior.

On Monday, published reports named Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic airlines as the rival that helped land British Airways in more hot water with regulatory authorities.

Last week, the airline revealed that the U.K. Office of Fair Trading and the U.S. Department of Justice were looking into alleged cartel activity related to the...
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