Settlements approved in Canadian air cargo price fixing class action

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Settlements reaching 29.6 million Canadian dollars ($22.5 million) have been approved for distribution as part of the Canadian Air Cargo Shipping Services Class Action.

Courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec approved the settlements and the protocol to distribute funds as part of the class action against alleged price-fixing in the air cargo shipping market on shipments to and from Canada between January 2000 and September 2006.

The class counsel consisted of law firms Siskinds, Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, and Liebman Legal.

Linda Visser of Siskinds says: “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.”

The class action is continuing against Air Canada and British Airways, and Visser says Siskinds will continue to pursue them.

Persons who purchased air cargo shipping services to and from Canada between January 2000 and September 2006 can apply for settlement money here until 11 May 2017: