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Hausfeld Announces $90 Million Settlement With China Airlines in Air Cargo Price-Fixing Litigation

Hausfeld Announces $90 Million Settlement With China Airlines in Air Cargo Price-Fixing Litigation  Settlement Brings 2014 Recoveries to $362 Million, Total Recoveries to Nearly $850 Million; Seven Airlines Remain in the Case  WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hausfeld LLP, 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 before Judge Gleeson in the Eastern District of New York. Hausfeld LLP serves as Co-Lead Counsel in the case.  Taiwan-based China Airlines, the most recent defendant to bow out of the litigation, has agreed to pay $90 million to direct purchasers of air cargo shipping services. In all, twenty-four defendants have settled for nearly $850 million:                           Defendant                Settlement 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 Total                    $848,057,442.00  According to Michael Hausfeld, Chairman of Hausfeld LLP, "This settlement is an excellent result for the US class, which has now recovered over three quarters of a billion dollars in settlements from over twenty different airlines. We will continue our efforts to pursue recoveries both in the US and around the world."  The Plaintiffs' motion for class certification is fully briefed and pending decision. Still left in the case are defendants Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, EVA, Nippon Cargo Airlines, and Polar Air Cargo and its parent Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings.  Nearly half of the original defendants in the civil action brought by Hausfeld LLP 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.  For further information or to arrange interviews please contact:  Brent Landau 215-985-3273                                 NOTES TO EDITORS  About Hausfeld LLP  Hausfeld LLP is a global claimants' law firm providing litigation services in the areas of antitrust/competition law, human rights violations, product liability, civil rights, sports and entertainment, securities fraud, and consumer protection. In addition to its Washington DC headquarters, the firm has offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and London.  For further information please visit:  Hausfeld LLP logo  
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