The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania rules that the FTAIA mandated dismissal of a putative class action brought against foreign airlines in a civil litigation concerning the allegation of price fixing (Lufthansa / Air France / KLM / Alitalia)

U.S. Court Grounds Europe-Japan Air Travel Price-Fixing Case* On October 16, 2009, Judge Louis H. Pollak of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act of 1982, 15 U.S.C. § 6a ("FTAIA") mandated dismissal of a putative class action brought against foreign airlines Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, and Alitalia under the Sherman Act for allegedly conspiring to fix the price of Europe-to-Japan and Japan-to-Europe passenger air transportation. McLafferty v. Deutsche Lufthansa A.G., CV 08-1706 (E.D. Pa.,

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Dylan I. Ballard, The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania rules that the FTAIA mandated dismissal of a putative class action brought against foreign airlines in a civil litigation concerning the allegation of price fixing (Lufthansa / Air France / KLM / Alitalia), 16 October 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 66447

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