Airlines Tell 9th Circ. Gov’t Price Regs Bar Antitrust MDL

Law360, San Francisco (January 13, 2017, 11:39 PM EST) -- All Nippon Airways and EVA Airways argued at a Ninth Circuit hearing Friday that a lower court should have found multidistrict litigation accusing them of fixing rates for passenger fares on trans-Pacific flights is barred because industry prices are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The airlines say U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer should have granted them summary judgment to kill the litigation's remaining antitrust damages claims, which related to the fares and surcharges customers paid on transpacific flights, because the companies submitted the bulk...
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Case Title

Donald Wortman, et al v. All Nippon Airways


Case Number

15-15362

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

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3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

February 27, 2015


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Donald Wortman, et al v. China Airlines, et al


Case Number

15-15364

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

February 27, 2015

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