Elizabeth Cabraser has been named to the three-member Plaintiffs Executive Committee for the more than 100 class actions alleging that four major airlines conspired to fix the prices of domestic fares. The Committee will work with lead counsel Michael Hausfeld and Steve Williams to lead the litigation. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly asked both sides to submit a proposed filing schedule for the cases by February 25th, and ordered the new plaintiffs leadership team to create a “proposal for addressing the issue of managing plaintiffs’ fees and expenses in this litigation,” including how she could review costs.
The class actions, which were coordinated into an MDL on Oct. 13, allege that United Airlines Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., American Airlines Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. fixed prices for domestic airline tickets by limiting the seating capacity on flights. The cases allege antitrust violations under the federal Sherman Act.
Learn more about Lieff Cabraser’s work on behalf of consumers victimized by antitrust violations and other marketplace misconduct.