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Delta, AirTran Score Win In Bag-Fee MDL

Law360, New York (March 29, 2017, 4:22 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal court on Tuesday handed a victory to Delta Air Lines Inc. and AirTran Airways Inc. in long-running multidistrict litigation alleging that they colluded to institute a first-checked baggage fee, ruling that a close examination of all the facts in the case didn’t add up to a conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. in a 95-page ruling granted summary judgment to both Delta and AirTran, which was acquired by Southwest Airlines in 2014, in the class suit involving about 28 million passengers that accused the airlines of agreeing to impose first bag fees in violation of federal...

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