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Settlements approved in Canadian air cargo price-fixing class actions


TORONTO, Ont.–Siskinds LLP released the following statement regarding the Canadian Air Cargo Shipping Services Class Action.

Siskinds, Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, and Liebman Legal Inc. have annouced the court approval of a protocol for the distribution of settlement funds in the Canadian Air Cargo Shipping Services Class Action. The class action alleges price-fixing in the market for air cargo shipping services on shipments to/from Canada (excluding to/from the United States) between January 2000 and September 2006.

Settlements totalling CDN$29.6 million have been reached in the litigation. The Ontario, British Columbia and Québec courts approved the settlements and a protocol for distribution of settlement funds. The class action is continuing against Air Canada and British Airways.

“We are proud of what we have recovered thus far on behalf of class members. The court-approved protocol we are announcing today is an invitation to eligible businesses and consumers to recover expenses that should not have been billed in the first place,” said Linda Visser of Siskinds LLP. “In concert with our colleagues in Vancouver and Montreal, we will continue to pursue the class action against Air Canada and British Airways.”