Air Cargo Class Action to Proceed -- District Court Overrules Twombly Dismissal Recommendation

On August 21, 2009, Judge John Gleeson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York overruled a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss antitrust and other claims asserted in a multi-district putative class action against domestic and foreign airlines that provide airfreight-shipping services. See In Re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, 06-MD-1775 (JG) (VVP) (MDL No. 1775) (the “Opinion”). The Air Cargo case arises from investigations into the air cargo industry by competition authorities around the globe. Plaintiffs are direct and indirect domestic and foreign purchasers of airfreight shipping services who purportedly paid uncompetitive fees as a result of price-fixing carried out by, inter alia, the defendants’ concerted imposition of surcharges.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.