This antitrust lawsuit claims that the defendant airlines conspired to fix and raise prices of airfreight shipping services by, among other things, coordinating surcharges (such as fuel and security surcharges) and by agreeing to eliminate or prevent discounting of surcharges. The lawsuit claims that, as a result, purchasers paid more for airfreight shipping services than they otherwise would have paid. To date, more than $900 million has been recovered for members of the class. The firm’s client, Benchmark Export Services, Inc. is one of six class representatives in this case. In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1775 (E.D.N.Y. 2006).
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