April 29, 2015 (Washington, DC) ---- Hausfeld, a global claimants’ law firm dedicated to handling complex litigation, announces that it has reached another settlement on behalf of the class in the Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Hausfeld attorneys serve as Co-Lead Counsel in the case.
EVA Airways, the most recent defendant to settle the litigation, has agreed to pay $99 million to direct purchasers of air cargo shipping services. In all, twenty-seven defendants have now settled for over one billion dollars:
|All Nippon Airways||10,400,000|
|South African Airways||3,290,000|
|El Al Israel Airlines||15,800,000|
|Nippon Cargo Airlines||36,350,000|
According to Brent Landau, Partner at Hausfeld, “We are proud of what we have accomplished in this case so far: obtaining over a billion dollars in compensation for the victims of this seven-year cartel.”
The case continues against the four airline defendants remaining in the case: Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, and Polar Air Cargo and its parent Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. In October 2014, the magistrate judge issued a 114-page opinion recommending certification of the class. Nearly half of the original defendants in the civil action brought by Hausfeld and other law firms have pled guilty to a conspiracy to fix the price of shipping goods by air to and from the United States. The plaintiffs allege that the cartel increased global shipping prices.
Hausfeld LLP attorneys working on this case are Michael Hausfeld, Brent Landau, Hilary Scherrer, and Melinda Coolidge.
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