Justices Won't Review Airlines' $40M One-Size-Fits-All Deal

Law360, New York (December 4, 2017, 5:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a $39.5 million settlement in antitrust multidistrict litigation accusing Societe Air France, Japan Airlines and other airlines of fixing prices for transpacific flights, leaving untouched a deal that was challenged for purportedly having intraclass conflicts.

The high court denied a petition for certiorari from libertarian think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute seeking to undo a $39.5 million settlement reached between passengers and airlines such as Air France, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Vietnam Airlines Co. Ltd. The deal was meant to close out multidistrict litigation alleging the airlines...

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