FRS’s “Class Action of the Month” for June 2022 is Air Cargo Canada.
Airfreight shipping is one of the most efficient methods to transfer goods from location to location. Many businesses opt to use Airfreight Shipping Services as a means of shipping bulk product(s) or other precious cargo as fast as possible to their destination. However, these businesses may be unaware of an ongoing class action involving these shipping services. The Defendants below allegedly colluded to fix prices of these services. If your business purchased Airfreight Cargo Shipping Services from any of the Defendants for shipments within, to, or from Canada from January 1, 2000 through September 11, 2006, you may be eligible to participate in the approximately $16 MILLION (CDN)* in new funds recovered in class action settlements.
1) Asiana Airlines, Inc.; Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.; Cargolux Airlines
International S.A.; Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd.; Deutsche Lufthansa AG;
Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.; Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
N.V. (KLM); Korean Airlines Co., Ltd.; Lan Airlines, S.A. (Lan Chile); Lan
Cargo, S.A.; Lufthansa Cargo AG; Martinair Holland N.V.; Polar Air Cargo,
Inc.; Qantas Airways Limited; Royal Dutch Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines
System; Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE, Ltd.; Singapore Airlines, Ltd.; Société
Air France; and Swiss International Air Lines, Ltd. (collectively, the “First Round Settling
2) Air Canada and British Airways PLC (“British Airways”) (collectively, the
“Second Round Settling Defendants”).
Lawsuits were filed in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec alleging that the Defendants participated in an unlawful conspiracy to fix prices of Airfreight Shipping Services. Since then, the class has reached settlements with the Defendants in the total amount of $45.6 million (CDN).