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Antitrust Org Tells 11th Circ. Airline Fee Win Spurs Collusion

Law360, New York (September 11, 2017, 3:22 PM EDT) -- Antitrust advocates urged the Eleventh Circuit on Friday to overturn a lower court's decision that allowed Delta and AirTran to escape from a suit brought by passengers who alleged that the airlines colluded to institute a first-checked baggage fee, arguing that failing to do so could encourage other companies to exploit a legal gap.

The American Antitrust Institute filed an amicus brief supporting passengers who are seeking to undo U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr.'s summary judgment ruling in March. The institute argued that a...
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