Class Members Eligible for the Air Cargo 4 Airfreight Shipping Services Settlement:
All persons or entities (but excluding Defendants, their parents, predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, as well as government entities) who purchased Airfreight Shipping Services for shipments to, from or within the United States directly from any of the Settling Defendants, any other Defendant, or from any of their parents, predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, or affiliates, at any time during the period January 1, 2000 up to and including September 11, 2006.
Air Cargo 4 Airfreight Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation Settlement Case History:
The lawsuit claims that the Defendants and certain of their employees conspired to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize prices of Airfreight Shipping Services by, among other things, coordinating surcharges (such as fuel and security surcharges) and by agreeing to eliminate or prevent discounting of surcharges. The lawsuit claims that, as a result, purchasers paid more for Airfreight Shipping Services than they otherwise would have paid. Settling Defendants have denied these claims and have asserted various defenses to the claims.
Under these Proposed Settlements, Singapore Airlines Limited and Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte, Ltd. (“Singapore Air”) has paid approximately $92 million (less the portion attributable to class members who settled with Singapore Air before the class settlement was reached); Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (“Cathay Pacific”) has paid $65 million; Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., (“Korean Air”) has paid $50 million, and will pay an additional $65 million in two installments; and China Airlines, Ltd. (“China Air”) has paid $30 million, and will pay an additional $60 million in two installments. Also, Singapore Air has agreed to pay up to $250,000, and China Air has agreed to pay an additional $200,000, toward the cost of notice and settlement administration. All the Settling Defendants have also agreed to certain cooperation in the case against the remaining Defendants. The Settling Defendants have asserted a number of defenses to Plaintiffs’ claims but have settled to avoid the cost and risk of a trial.
The Court has granted final approval to the following 17 settlements. The Lufthansa Settlement was an $85 million settlement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Cargo AG, and Swiss International Air Lines, Ltd. (“Lufthansa”). The Second Settlements include: an $87 million settlement with Société Air France (“Air France”), Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (“KLM”), and Martinair Holland N.V. (“Martinair”) (collectively “Air France/KLM”); a $12 million settlement with Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd. (“JAL”); a $5 million settlement with American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Corporation (“AA”); a $13.9 million settlement with Scandinavian Airlines System and SAS Cargo Group A/S (“SAS”); a $10.4 million settlement with All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (“ANA”); a $35.1 million settlement with Cargolux Airlines International S.A. (“Cargolux”); a $3.5 million settlement with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (“Thai”); and a $26.5 million settlement with Qantas Airways Limited (“Qantas”). The Third Settlements include: an $89.512 million settlement with British Airways Plc (“British Airways”); a $66 million settlement with Lan Airlines, S.A., Lan Cargo, S.A., and Aerolinhas Brasileiras, S.A. (“Lan/ABSA”); a $3.2 million settlement with Malaysia Airlines (“Malaysia”); a $3.29 million settlement with South African Airways Ltd. (“South African”); a $14 million settlement with Saudi Arabian Airlines, Ltd. (“Saudia”); a $7.833 million settlement with Emirates; a $15.8 million settlement with El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (“El Al”); a $7.5 million settlement with Air Canada and AC Cargo LP (“Air Canada”), and a settlement with Air New Zealand employee Salvatore Sanfilippo (“Sanfilippo”).
Who are the Air Cargo 4 Airfreight Shipping Settlement Defentants?
|Aerolinhas Brasileiras, S.A.
Air Canada and AC Cargo LP
Air China Cargo Company Ltd.
Air China Ltd.
Air Mauritius Ltd.
Airways Corp. of New Zealand Ltd.
Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A.
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
American Airlines, Inc.
Asiana Airlines, Inc.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
British Airways Plc
Cargolux Airlines International, S.A.
Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd.
China Airlines, Ltd.
DAS Air Ltd. (DAS Air Cargo)
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Ethiopian Airlines Corp.
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.
EVA Airways Corporation
|Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.
Kenya Airways Limited
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.
Korean Airlines Co., Ltd.
Lan Airlines, S.A.
Lan Cargo, S.A.
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Martinair Holland N.V.
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.
Polar Air Cargo, Inc.
Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc.
Qantas Airways Limited
SAS Cargo Group A/S
Saudi Arabian Airlines, Ltd.
Scandinavian Airlines System
Société Air France
Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE, Ltd.
Singapore Airlines, Ltd.
South African Airways Ltd.
Swiss International Air Lines, Ltd.
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
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