Hausfeld Announces $35 Million Settlement With Air New Zealand in Air Cargo Price Fixing Litigation

WASHINGTON, May 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

Air New Zealand Limited is the most recent airline to settle the litigation, having agreed to pay $35 million to direct purchasers of air cargo shipping services. Settlements with more than thirty defendants now top $1.2 billion:

DefendantSettlement Amount
Lufthansa 85,000,000 
Air France/KLM/Martinair 87,000,000 
American Airlines 5,000,000 
Japan Airlines 12,000,000 
SAS 13,930,000 
All Nippon Airways 10,400,000 
Cargolux 35,100,000 
Qantas 26,500,000 
Thai Airways 3,500,000 
British Airways 89,512,000 
Lan/ABSA 66,000,000 
Malaysia Airlines 3,200,000 
South African Airways 3,290,000 
Saudia 14,000,000 
Emirates 7,833,000 
El Al Israel Airlines 15,800,000 
Air Canada 7,500,000 
Korean Air 115,000,000 
Singapore Air 92,492,442 
Cathay Pacific 65,000,000 
China Airlines 90,000,000 
Nippon Cargo Airlines 36,350,000 
Asiana Airlines 55,000,000 
EVA Airways 99,000,000 
Polar Air Cargo/Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings 100,000,000 
Air China 50,000,000 
Air New Zealand 35,000,000 

According to Brent Landau, Partner at Hausfeld, “This settlement – along with the more than $1 billion in recoveries for victims of this worldwide cartel – demonstrates the importance of private enforcement of the antitrust laws.”

Hausfeld LLP attorneys working on this case include Michael Hausfeld, Brent Landau, Hilary Scherrer, and Melinda Coolidge.


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