Southwest Inks $15M Deal To Exit Airline Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, Washington (January 2, 2018, 5:22 PM EST) -- Southwest Airlines has reached a $15 million settlement in a multidistrict litigation in which Southwest and three other major U.S. airlines are accused of conspiring to limit domestic flight capacity and inflate fares, a group of travelers who sued the airlines told a D.C. federal judge on Friday.

In addition to forking over a $15 million cash payment to a group of travelers who say that in 2009, Southwest, American Airlines, Delta and United joined in an agreement to maintain high ticket prices, Southwest has promised to provide “significant cooperation” with the case against the three remaining airlines in the suit,...

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